COVID-19 Info & Updates

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COVID-19 Info & Updates

Updated: May 11, 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we have created a Dynamic Learning Plan, a flexible plan to ensure our student’s schooling can continue while keeping our students and staff safe. We are constantly reviewing our measures in line with developments and the regulations set out by the state of Hesse. 

 

Current Situation:

Scenario 2 of the Dynamic Learning Plan 

The incidence rate in Frankfurt has been below the 165 threshold for 5 consecutive days, we can therefore repoen the campus on May 17 (see details below). 

 

What this means for you:

From May 17, 2021

The Dynamic Learning Plan will switch to scenario 2 and school operations will be as follows:

KG-Grade 6

  • All on campus learning

Grade 7-10

  • Split into two groups (Blue and Gold) which alternate weekly between on campus and online learning
  • 17th May: Blue Group starts on campus / Gold Group starts online

Grade 11

  • All on campus learning

Exams

  • All end of year finals take place on campus

 

Weekly Plan:

May 17 - Term 3 Week 8

  • KG - Grade 6 - all on campus learning
  • Grade 7-10 - Blue Group on campus learning, Gold Group online learning
  • Grade 11 - all on campus learning

May 25 - Term 3 Week 9

  • KG - Grade 6 - all on campus learning
  • Grade 7-10 - Gold Group on campus learning, Blue Group online learning
  • Grade 11 - all on campus learning

May 31 - Term 3 Week 10

  • KG - Grade 6 - all on campus learning
  • Grade 7-10 - Blue Group on campus learning, Gold Group online learning
  • Grade 11 - all on campus learning

June 7 - Term 3 Week 11

  • KG - Grade 6 - all on campus learning
  • Grade 7-10 - Gold Group on campus learning, Blue Group online learning
  • Grade 11 - End of Year Finals on campus (schedules shared by coordinators)

June 14 - Term 3 Week 12

  • KG - Grade 6 - all on campus learning - End of Year Finals (schedules shared by coordinators)
  • Grade 7-10 - End of Year Finals on campus (schedules shared by coordinators)
  • Grade 11 - End of Year Finals on campus (schedules shared by coordinators)

June 21-June 24 - Term 3 Week 13

  • KG - Grade 6 - all on campus learning - End of Year Finals (schedules shared by coordinators)
  • Grade 7-10 - End of Year Finals on campus (schedules shared by coordinators)
  • Grade 11 - IA work 

June 25 - Last Day of School - School Closes at 11:00am

Detailed information about KG, Primary School, Middle School, High School, SLO and SV will be sent out by the respective coordinators.

For further details please see the Dynamic Learning Plan.

 

COVID-19 Testing:

The current testing procedure will continue to be in place for students on campus.

According to the government, proof of a negative test result twice per week will be a mandatory requirement for presence on campus and in emergency care. Parents can decide whether their child should take a COVID test at school or a so-called citizen test (Bürgertest) at one of the test sites outside the school. The Bürgertest should not be older than 72 hours. A self-test carried out at home is not sufficient as evidence. Students who wish to be tested on campus must return the consent form.

Parents will only be notified if their child tests positive. We will continue to follow the Case Review Flowchart for any confirmed positive tests. The definition of a confirmed COVID test is one that is confirmed by a doctor to reaffirm the positive rapid test done in the classroom. 

We continue to focus on making this a brief and gentle experience for our students and staff.

Students who do not provide the school with evidence of a negative test result and who do not make use of the COVID test offer in the school will not be able to be present on campus and will need to attend online lessons.

 

Next Steps:

Changes will be made in line with any new information or regulations provided by the state of Hessen. Our aim is to open the school to full time on campus learning for all students as soon as possible.

 

Downloads:

ISF COVID-19 Hygiene Plan

A detailed document inc. hygiene procedures, PPE, school safety measures, break and lunchtime rules, suspected COVID-19 case rules, school cleaning plan, travel restrictions and contacts.

ISF Infection Control Plan

A high-level overview of the measures we take to keep students and staff safe.

ISF COVID-19 Case Review Flowchart

What to do if your child is unwell

ISF COVID-19 Testing Consent Form

This form must be completed for each student to allow COVID-19 testing to take place at school.

ISF COVID-19 Self Testing Procedure

An explanation of how student self-testing will be carried out in school. 

ISF Certificate for Emergency Care

This form must be completed for each student coming on campus for emergency care.

 

Useful Links:

Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration:

List of districts and cities where the emergency brake rules are in effect (German)

Information about measures to fight the Corona virus in 12 languages, including English

Hessian Ministry of Culture:

Updates from the minsitry responsible for Education (German)

German Federal Ministry for Health:

Frequently Asked Questions (German)

Robert Koch Institute:

Daily Updates for Germany and the World from the German government’s central scientific institution in the field of biomedicine. English and German

World Health Oganization:

 


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