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ISNS Opening Date and important information

Feb. 4, 2020

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尊敬的家长和同学们:

我们真诚希望您和家人健康无恙。

目前看来,2月17日之前无法完全遏制冠状病毒的传播。因此,我校复课时间暂定推迟至3月2日,这个日期可能会根据整体情况和政府指示做进一步调整。学校会在当地及国际卫生官员确认病毒得到了控制并且可以安全复课后,才会重新开放校园。我们了解有些人目前身在境外,因此何时可以安全地搭飞机返回深圳也会在我们的考虑范围之内。

请知悉,从2月10日起直至复课,学生应该参加在线学习。老师们正在准备网络授课,网络授课在时间、内容和质量上会尽可能与课堂授课保持一致。网络课程将主要通过大家熟悉的平台开展,小学使用Seesaw,中学和高中使用OneNote (Office 365工具包的一部分)。如果您的孩子就读幼儿园或小学,请在2月10日要求或协助他们查看Seesaw。如果您的孩子已经读中学,请让他们从2月10日开始定期查看学校邮箱和OneNote。届时您亦可以通过电邮联系老师。与老师沟通的渠道包括Seesaw,Managebac以及电子邮件,邮件地址只需按以下格式输入教师的名字和姓氏:名.姓@isnsz.com,例如:david.swanson@isnsz.com

如果您对在线学习有任何疑问,第一联系人是孩子的老师。

如果老师不能解决问题,您可以联系主管协调员或校长:

幼儿园4岁班至二年级:Blessy Monica和Thomas Tucker

三至五年级:Jennifer Nicklas和Ashley Simpson

六至九年级:Ernie Boyd和Chris Irvin

十至十二年级:Brian Kelley和Patrick Boekhoud

特殊时期,如果您有任何特别的担心或建议,欢迎直接与我联系:校长:David Swanson

如果您需要图书馆资源或技术方面的支持,课程发展总监Addie Loy和技术集成团队会为您提供服务。

请家长及时更新预留在Managebac系统中的联系方式,以确保学校在必要时可以与您联系。如果您在登录ManageBac时遇到问题,可以通过ao@isnsz.com联系学务办公室。

等到复课日期确定以后,学校也会继续采取预防措施,例如:

1. 入校体温检测;

2. 入校手部消毒,日间勤洗手;

3. 限制家长和访客进入校园;

4. 每天消毒教室和学校设施;

5. 要求所有社区成员尽可能佩戴口罩;

6. 向学生传授适当的卫生知识。

同时,请家长与学生一起努力,帮助孩子在安全的环境中继续学习!

在家里,您可以培养孩子正确的洗手习惯,帮他们保护自己免受疾病侵袭。咳嗽或打喷嚏时捂住口鼻也很重要。

最后附上一个友情提示,如果您和家人的健康情况发生变化,请再次填写学校之前发送的健康问卷,链接在此。

谨致问候,

David Swanson

校长

Dear ISNS Parents and Students,

We sincerely hope that you and your family are staying healthy and enjoying your time together.

At this time, it appears as though the spread of the corona virus will not be completely contained by February 17th.  As such, ISNS will be postponing the opening of its campus until March 2nd. The opening date may be further adjusted depending on overall safety condition and direction from the government. Before we resume face-to-face learning on campus, we will ensure that local and international health officials have confirmed that the virus is contained and it is safe to come back together on campus for learning. We know that many of our community members have traveled outside of China and we want to be certain that it is safe for everyone to board an airplane to return as well.

Please note that beginning on February 10 and continuing until the ISNS campus re-opens, students are expected to engage in online learning. ISNS teachers are preparing to deliver lessons to students electronically that will be as close as possible to what would have been delivered in class in terms of time, content, and quality. These lessons will be delivered primarily through the familiar platforms of Seesaw for PYP and OneNote (part of the Office 365 tool package) for MYP and DP. If your child is in PYP, please ask or assist them with checking Seesaw on February 10. If your child is in MYP or DP please ask them to regularly check their school e-mail and OneNote starting on February 10. Your child's teacher will be available for you to contact via email at that time.  Our teachers can be contacted through Seesaw or Managebac or you can e-mail them directly.  Simply use their first name and last name in the following format: first.last@isnsz.com, for example: david.swanson@isnsz.com


If you have questions about the online learning, your child's teacher(s) is the first point of contact.

If the teacher cannot resolve the issue, you can contact the division coordinator or principal:

Lower PYP (K4-G2):  Blessy Monica and Thomas Tucker

Upper PYP (G3-G5):  Jennifer Nicklas and Ashley Simpson

MYP (G6-9):  Ernie Boyd and Chris Irvin

DP (G10-12):  Brian Kelley and Patrick Boekhoud


In this time of uncertainty you are welcome to contact me if you have any special concerns or suggestions: Head of School-David Swanson

Our Director of Program Development, Addie Loy, and Technology Integration Team are also available if you need support with library resources or technology.

Parents should always be sure their contact information is up-to-date on Managebac so that we can contact you if necessary. You may contact the Academic office at ao@isnsz.com if you have trouble logging in to ManageBac.


When our campus does re-open, we plan to continue to take safety measures, such as:

1 Screening for high temperatures upon entry

2 Sanitizing hands upon entry and frequent hand-washing throughout the day

3 Limiting parent and visitor access to campus

4 Daily sanitization of classroom and school facilities

5 Asking that all community members wear face masks when possible

6 Teaching students about appropriate hygiene 

In the mean time please work with your child to help them continue their learning and please stay safe!

At home you can help your children to protect themselves from illness by teaching them to wash their hands regularly. Covering their mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing is also important etiquette. 

Finally, a gentle reminder to please complete the health questionnaire that was sent earlier and is linked again here if your condition or circumstances change.


Best wishes,

David Swanson

Head of School