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Covid-19 update Closure of School

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Board of Governors, together with the senior management of the school met on Friday 13th March 2020 and discussed the Preparedness and Emergency Operating Plan in the event of a confirmed case of Covid-19 in Seychelles.

Further to the confirmation by the Ministry of Health on 14th March, that there are two confirmed cases of Covid-19, the Board together with the senior management have had an emergency meeting today-15th March to discuss the course of action in line with our emergency operating plan.

The International School of Seychelles has taken the decision to be proactive and will close for the next 14 days with effect from Monday the 16th March 2020, in line with recommended WHO guidelines.

We acknowledge that the mandatory 14 days will end close to the Easter Break. The school will be monitoring the situation closely and will endeavor to keep you informed if there are any adverse developments. We will be taking further measures as we deem necessary for the safeguard of our whole school community.

Teaching and learning will continue as set out in the Emergency Operating Plan (attached below).

Over the next few days, the individual email-ID’s of ALL students in Y5 and above will be sent out to parents in order for your child/ren to access Google Classroom to continue with their learning.

For those, who are unfamiliar with Google Classrooms please visit the link below:

For parents with children from R1 to Y4, resources and assignments will be sent via email regularly.

The Board in consultation with the school management will determine what is the best course of action to take in relation to the students sitting for the external exams and communication to parents with students sitting external exams will be sent out shortly.

We would like to thank all our parents for their support and understanding despite the decision being implemented with such short notice that may leave some parents with some difficulty in making alternative arrangements for their children.

At this time, we would like to encourage all parents to remain calm, exercise caution and practice the recommended social distancing and avoid large gatherings.

Click to View/Download The Emergency Operation Plan at ISS

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

Priscille Chetty
International School Seychelles
Board of Governors