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ISNS re-opening date to be determined

March 2, 2020

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尊敬的家长:

希望您和家人保持健康平安!我们知道疫情时期大家在很多方面遇到了挑战,再次感谢您的坚持和耐心。教师和工作人员正在全力以赴,确保学生在这段时间继续学业,老师们也在完善线上课程。尽管身处不同时区,老师已经增加并改进了实时互动,让更多的学生可以受益。学校继续与国际文凭组织保持联系,对于所有受疫情影响的学校,国际文凭组织及时地推迟了截止日期。

深圳市教育局上周发出通知,指示学校继续进行在线教学,疫情不结束,坚决不开学。并且在现有旅行限制措施的基础上,要求所有从中国境外返回深圳的人进行14天的自我隔离。随着最近的这些更新,很遗憾我校无法在3月23日复课。

待复课日期能够确定后,我校会尽可能提前三周通知大家。

如原计划,3月12-22日不安排在线教学。

3月23日,学校将恢复六至十二年级的在线课程。对于这些年龄较大的学生,在线教育将一直持续至复课。

对于幼儿园至五年级的学生,学校正在检视在线教学的有效性。高级领导团队已经讨论了一些可能的选择。不过,学校会等到复课日期确定后再最终决定实施哪种方案。最有可能的情况是复课后延长每日上学时间及提供免费的夏令营。一旦复课日期确定,学校就会发出相关信息。

收到官方通知后,学校会尽快安排复课。

希望您享受这些多出来的与孩子在一起的美好时光。这是一次难得的亲子机会。让我们继续捕捉属于家庭的珍贵时刻。

如果您有任何问题或建议,欢迎随时与我们联系。

谨致问候,

David Swanson

校长

Dear Parents,

 

We hope you and your family continue to remain healthy and happy during this unusual time.  We know it has been a challenge to cope with this situation on many levels and we would like to thank you once again for your ongoing perseverance and patience.  Our teachers and staff are fully committed to ensuring that your child remains on track with their academic work during this time.  Our teachers continue to refine and improve their online teaching and learning practices.  Despite the challenges of many time zones for both the students and ISNS staff alike, teachers have been increasing and improving their real-time interaction and student accessibility.  We continue to be in contact with the IB organization and they have been very helpful in extending deadlines for all schools affected by this situation.

Unfortunately, the Shenzhen Municipal Education Bureau issued a notice last week directing schools to continue with online learning and not re-open until this epidemic is over. They also mandated a 14-day self-quarantine for everyone returning to Shenzhen from outside of China on top of current travel restrictions. With these recent updates, ISNS will not be able to re-open on March 23.

We will do our best to notify the entire ISNS community three weeks prior to the date on which we plan to re-open our campus and resume face-to-face learning.

 Our planned break from online learning will still happen as currently scheduled from March 12-22.

 On March 23, we will resume online learning for MYP and DP students. We will continue the online education for our older students until they can return to campus. 

For EY and PYP students, we are currently examining the effectiveness of the online learning.  The senior leadership team has discussed a number of options for going forward.   We will wait, however, to make a final decision regarding which option to implement until the campus re-opening date is known. The most likely scenario will be the offering of free summer programs in addition to the extended school days to supplement the online learning.  More information will be sent out once a firm date for resuming face-to-face classes has been established.  

 We will resume face-to-face instruction as soon as possible after the government indicates that it is safe to do so.

We hope that you are enjoying the extra time with your child(ren). This time together is a rare opportunity. Let's continue to capture these precious moments as a family.  

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

 Best wishes,

David Swanson

ISNS Head of School