Updated: July 29, 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.
SCENARIO 1 - Start August 23, 2021
What this means for you:
From the first day of school on August 23, 2021
We are very happy to confirm, in accordance with the requirements of the state of Hesse, all schools will resume face-to-face instruction after the summer break on August 23, 2021. ISF school operations will be as follows:
Whole School: We have normal school opening, regular timetable, full schedule with all classes and lessons provided.
Under the rules specified by the HKM (Hessian Ministry of Culture), the follow school operations apply; Grades 1-13: Face-to-face lessons (under ISF Hygiene and Infection Plan) with compulsory COVID testing three times a week.
For more information on the school start regulations please read the following letter from the HKM, "Safe school and teaching operations after the summer holidays 2021", https://kultusministerium.hessen.de/schulsystem/umgang-mit-corona-an-schulen/fuer-eltern/elternbriefe/sicherer-schul-und-unterrichtsbetrieb-nach-den-sommerferien-2021-ab-3082021
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.
ISF Travel Regulations
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 - Infection Control Plan
A high-level overview of the measures we take to keep students and staff safe.
ISF - Covid case review flowchart
What to do if your child is unwell
Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration:
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 Organization: