Following the global threat of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), International Community School began preparations for various exigencies ahead of the state mandated closure of schools, which gives exceptions for examination candidates.
On Friday, messages were sent out to parents on what learning will be like should school shut down ahead of scheduled end of term 2. Teachers and support staff then began preparations for online learning.
On the heels of the announcement of 6 recorded cases of Covid-19, the school sent home all non-candidates, in spite of strict enforcement of our contagious disease prevention protocols. Staff strength was reduced to only essential in order to reduce the number of persons coming into our campuses daily.
Years 6 and 9 who are due to write their Cambridge Checkpoint exams in April, Year 11 who will be writing IGCSE and Upper 6 students preparing for A’ Level examinations remain on campus until March 27 when term 2 ends.
On Monday, students were given text books, note books, assignments and work sheets to take home whilst staff prepared resources for the schools online portal, Ed-Admin and Google Classroom.
Faculty continues to work on our online portals in order to provide support for students who have been sent home. In the coming days, parents will receive a schedule as well as well-timed support tests, assignments and work sheets so students and parents are not overwhelmed with work.
We are proud of how devoted our faculty has been in setting up online resources for our students in spite of the challenging times.
We appreciate our wonderful parents for their support and of course our directors, principal and heads of schools for their leadership during this period.
We are indeed training tomorrow’s leaders today.
We would like to remind everybody to remain calm and continue to observe all preventive measures.
Let’s stay safe.