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Head of School: ISNS Update Feb. 11 2020

Feb. 11, 2020

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尊敬的家长:

我很高兴地向大家报告,截至目前我们学校社区中没有确诊或疑似新型冠状病毒肺炎的病例。所有的学生、家长、教师和工作人员都很健康。我们希望这种情况继续保持。

我相信整体局势会及时好转,很快大家就能回到学校。目前预计的复课日期是3月2日。学校正密切留意来自政府和教育局的通知,收到有关复课的最新消息会尽快通知大家。

疫情当前,我欣赏各位采取的冷静、理性的应对方法。媒体的大规模报道可能引起大家的恐慌。很幸运,我们受到的影响相对较小。

请放心,保证在线教学质量是我们未来几周的首要任务。目前的情况是暂时的,如果复课时间进一步推迟,我们将探索更多的可能性。不仅如此,我们还将确保各项重要任务和教学职能正常开展,诸如达到国际文凭组织的要求、如期开展评估、支持大学申请。我们正在与国际文凭组织合作,遵循他们的建议,以确保整个学校的教与学都继续保持国际文凭水准。

我们非常重视家长在学校社区的地位,并期待与您携手共进,教书育人。如果您有任何问题或疑虑,欢迎与我们联系。

向您和家人致以最美好的祝愿!

真诚地, David Swanson校长及学校领导团队

Dear Parents,

As of now I am happy to report that there are currently no confirmed nor suspected cases of the novel corona virus in our school community. All students, parents, teachers and staff are reportedly healthy. We certainly hope that this continues to be the case as we move forward.

I am confident that the overall situation will improve in good time and that we will be able to get back to school soon. We are currently still planning to re-open on our projected date of March 2nd. We are closely monitoring communication bulletins from the government and education bureau and will inform the ISNS community as soon as there are any updates from them that may impact the opening date of our campus. 

It is tempting to succumb to the campaign of fear that comes across through the media—yet, I appreciate the calm approach you have taken as a community to make the best of the current situation. 

Please rest assured that your child's education is our first priority over these next few weeks as we undertake teaching and learning online. The current situation is temporary and we will be exploring all possibilities should the school closure extend longer.  Additionally, we will ensure that all important tasks and vital functions such as meeting the IB requirements, carrying out assessments and supporting the submission of college applications, go on without setback. We are working with IB and following their recommendations to ensure that all of our teaching and learning throughout the school continues to meet their standards. 

We greatly value having you as part of the ISNS community and look forward to many happy and successful days and years to come together. As always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Best wishes to you and your family.

Sincerely,

David Swanson and the ISNS Leadership Team