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ISG Superintendent's Message

Dear Parents,

I am pleased to confirm our back to school plans for students.

In line with recent announcements from the authorities, all of our vaccinated Grade 7-12/Year 8-13 students will return to study on our campuses full time. Please note that your child must have received both doses of the vaccination to attend. Prior to attending school, students must provide a screenshot of their vaccination status as reflected in the Tawakkalna application, or a scan of their vaccination certificate. Further details on how to submit this information will be sent to you by your child’s school site.

Unfortunately, at this stage we are not permitted to allow students who are “immune by recovery”, or “immune by first dose” to attend campus.  We are also not currently permitted to accept students presenting a negative PCR test in place of vaccination proof.

All of our unvaccinated Grade 7-12/Year 8-13 students will receive virtual school support from their school site. We will re-evaluate our virtual offerings for these students as we approach October 30, 2021 and keep you fully informed of any planned changes.

We have submitted plans to the Ministry of Education to have all Pre-KG-Grade 6/FS1-Year 7 students return to campuses in a graduated form for assessment and support from August 23, 2021. This will begin with one day per week on campus and increase to full time. Your child’s school will be in touch soon with details for your child’s schedule.  

Please be assured that we are fully prepared to "fast track" to full-time on campus instruction for our lower grade levels, should the MOH meet their 70% immunization target earlier.

The ISG leadership team strongly feel that this is a program that will best support safe student learning at all grade levels and we look forward to welcoming your children back to our campuses.  In order to assist our school sites with on campus planning, we would appreciate your participation in this short survey.

There will be some logistical changes once your children return to school, which will be detailed in follow up communications from our school principals. Please note that these have been mandated by the ministries and will include temperature checks, all students wearing masks, providing their own transport to campus, bringing their own lunches and water, restricted parent access to campuses, etc. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s principal for further information.

 

Best wishes,
 

Dr. Michael P. Mack