ISB Reopening Plan
The safety of our students, staff and community is our top priority and to this end ISB is ready for the safe reopening of campus on February 1st based on research and expert advice.
Our Director of Risk Management, in conjunction with our Crisis Management Team, has implemented a comprehensive and detailed action plan for the safe reopening of campus. This plan has been reviewed by safety consultants at Control Risks (Singapore) and Clearpath Emergency Planning Management (USA), as well as the US Embassy’s RSO office.
As we prepare to open the campus to learning, we continue to be guided by two principles:
- The health and safety of students, staff and our community are paramount, and
- The educational and social emotional needs of students are best provided in a face to face environment on campus.
Please read and review the procedures in each section below.
All procedures below are focused on campus opening February 1st, based on current regulations and government recommendations.
We will open school as normally as possible in the week of February 1st with all students in attendance.
Start and End Times will remain the same as the first semester. In order to promote physical distancing at the front of school during arrival and dismissal times, start and end times for students have been staggered. Please see the table below for details.
All procedures below are subject to change according to government directives.
- You will be required to complete the self declaration in the Powerschool ParentPortal (video tutorial here) that confirms no one in your household:
- has tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 21 days,
- has been exposed to a person infected with COVID-19 in the past 21 days,
- has travelled to high risk areas in the past 14 days,
- has a fever or other symptoms.
- The school should be notified of any changes after the self declaration has been completed.
- Please read all of the safety and procedural information listed below.
- Access to campus will initially be limited at first to students and staff.
- Parents and visitors may enter campus by appointment (click here) only during the initial opening phase. We will welcome parents back on campus as normal as soon as we can.
- Parents must take their children’s temperatures before sending them to school. Students must be symptom free with a temperature below 37.5C, without the use of symptomatic medication, for at least 48 hours prior to attending school. Examples of medication include anti-cough (anti-tussives), fever reducing medication, or medicine such as decongestants. (Please note, we will also be taking temperatures at school entrances and students with a temperature above 37.5°C will be taken to the isolation area for further screening).
- Montri bus monitors will also take the temperatures of students as they board the vans. Students must return home if they have a temperature of 37.5C or above.
- Children who are unwell must stay at home.
- All students must be in ISB uniform.
- All students must bring and wear a mask throughout their time on campus, including in hallways and in classrooms.
- All students must bring their ISB ID Cards (Elementary School students should have their wrist bands). All students must bring a water bottle labelled with their name.
- Students should not bring any toys to school.
- When moving around the campus every effort should be made to maintain 1-2 meters physical distance.
- Foot traffic will be directed in designated areas to reduce congestion. We encourage everyone to stay on the left side of all walkways.
- Physical contact should be avoided.
- All ID cards (Middle & High School students, adults) and wristbands (ES students) will be scanned at the turnstiles to ensure all required forms have been completed.
- Everyone entering campus will be checked that they are wearing a mask and have their temperature checked at scanners on each of the turnstiles. If the temperature scan is at or above 37.5°C, students, faculty or staff will go to secondary screening in a separate isolation area. Turnstiles without integrated mask/temperature scanners (e.g. at the zig zag) will be closed.
- Next will be hand sanitizer stations followed by the shoe disinfectant mats, which everyone must step on.
- If there is a queue, students, faculty and staff will line up on the designated 1-2 meter spaced “Physical Distancing” markers at the entrances to maintain proper spacing. ISB administration, staff, and security persons will be stationed in these areas to ensure proper queuing and spacing. Stickers with a honeycomb design have been installed at the front of school to indicate 1.5m physical distancing.
- Elementary School students must enter and exit through the Elementary School entrance.
- Early Childhood students will ordinarily enter through the Early Childhood entrance. However, due to the construction of the Early Childhood entrance, these students will use the main ES entrance for a short period of time.
- Middle & High School students must enter through the turnstiles next to the Business Office, HS Math Quad and Chevron Theatre.
- The entrances at the New Sport Center and Sarawanville are also equipped with turnstiles and will be open to students.
- In order to promote physical distancing at the front of school during arrival and dismissal times, start and end times for students have been staggered. Please see the table below for details.
- All ISB ES, MS and HS Season Two Athletics and Activities that were taking place before the winter break will restart on Monday the 1st of February and be extended. This is inclusive of ISB Varsity, Junior Varsity, U15, U13 and U11 and IASAS CC programs. Coaches will reach out with further details.
- The start of all programs offered through Panther Activities (pay-to-play) linked HERE will be postponed until the week of February 8th. Look for more details specific to each program from directors, coaches and coordinators.
- Physical Education classes will offer modified PE activities with 5 sq.m physical distancing.
- Dance Classes will follow 5 sq.m physical distancing.
- Choir students will wear masks and be physically distanced.
- Music classes will be physically distanced and masks will be worn when possible. There will be protective screens for students when playing brass and wind instruments.
- Field trips are postponed until further notice (with the exception of our own EWC campus).
- The MS will be in touch with rescheduled EWC dates for students.
Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures
- Access to campus will initially be limited to students and staff. Parents and visitors may enter campus by appointment only during the initial opening phase. We will welcome parents back on campus as normal as soon as we can.
Pick up locations – Alphabetical by Surname
Morning Drop Off:
- Supervision is available on campus beginning at 7:00am until 7:35am.
- PK and KG students will enter campus through the turnstiles at the Early Childhood entrance. However, due to construction, PK and KG students will enter through the ES main entrance for a short period of time. PK and KG teachers will communicate additional details with families about arrival procedures.
- G1-G5 students will enter campus through the turnstiles at the main ES entrance.
- Students can enter and exit campus through the Sarawanville entrance.
- PreK dismissal is at 1:10pm.
- KG-Grade 5 dismissal begins at 2:25pm.
- Parent Pick Up:
- PK and KG students will exit campus through the Early Childhood Entrance to meet parents. However, due to construction, PK and KG students will exit through the ES main entrance for a short period of time. PK and KG teachers will communicate additional details with families about arrival procedures.
- G1-G5: Students will pass through the ES turnstiles then meet parents along the front of the school next to the first letter of their last name, as indicated on the chart above (alphabetical by last name).
- Walkers and bikers will be dismissed first, followed by bus riding students, and then car pick up. In order to reduce congestion, we encourage students who live in Nichada to walk or bike.
- Students who take buses will be guided to their bus.
- MS students may only enter through the entrances next to the Business Office, Chevron, Sarawanville entrance, or through the Sports Complex gate. ID Cards will be required.
- Before classes start, MS students are able to wait in the cafeteria and must maintain a physical distance of 1-2 meters. Seating is prepared for this.
- MS Students will be able go upstairs and enter their first block classes between 7.25am and 7.35am.
- At dismissal time, students will exit campus by the Business Office or Chevron. Students must maintain 1-2 m physical distance as they move through the halls and exit campus.
- All MS students must proceed immediately to their bus, vehicle, bicycle or to the walking gate and exit campus, unless involved in an afterschool activity or club, in which case students need to move directly to their activity or wait in the cafeteria until the activity starts.
- If MS students are being collected by a parent or guardian, then the adult must wait at the front of school next to the corresponding first letter of their last name, as indicated on the chart below (alphabetical by surname).
- HS students may only enter through the entrances next to the Business Office and Chevron, Sarawanville entrance or through the Sports Complex gate. ID Cards will be required.
- Before classes start, HS students are able to go to the outdoor tent in the Chevron parking lot or the Library and must maintain a physical distance of 1-2 meters.
- Students will be able to enter their first period classes between 7.35am and 7.45am.
- At dismissal time, students will exit campus by the Business Office or Chevron and Sarawanville entrance. Students must maintain 1-2 m physical distance as they move through the halls and exit campus.
- All students must proceed immediately to their bus, vehicle, bicycle or to the walking gate and make their way home, unless involved in an afterschool activity or club, in which case students need to make their way to their activity.
- If HS students are being collected by a parent, then they can wait at the front of school next to the first letter of their last name, as indicated on the chart below (alphabetical by surname).
Expectations for our Community Members
- Students must sanitize hands when entering the campus and wash their hands frequently while on campus, including before entering classrooms or other rooms.
- Students must adhere to a 1-2 meter physical distance requirement.
- Students are to bring to school only the minimum supplies and materials that are needed.
- Students must wear a mask at all times (except in very specific instances).
- Parents who need to drop off and pick up their children must arrive at the assigned start time and dismissal times for their children – it is very important to keep to these times to maintain physical distancing and avoid congestion.
- Parents should drop off and pick up their children in the front of school.
- Parents, with an appointment, which can be made here, should bring a copy of the email confirming the appointment and proceed to the guard desk next to the Business Office.
- Thai Chana registration is posted at entrances and exits.
- Parents must wear a mask at all times.
- Complete self declaration statement.
- Teachers/IAs shall remain home if unwell or have a fever.
- Teachers/IAs must sanitize hands when entering the campus and wash their hands frequently while on campus, including before entering classrooms or other rooms.
- Teachers/IAs must adhere to a 1-2m physical distance requirement when interacting with adults.
- Teachers/IAs will adhere to a 1-2m physical distance as much as possible when interacting with students.
- Supervise students to make sure physical distancing is adhered to along with hand washing and wearing masks.
- Wear a mask at all times (except in specific instances).
- Ensure that students disinfect their desk and chair before leaving each classroom (Middle and High School).
- Ensure that shared instructional materials are disinfected after each use.
- Complete self declaration statement.
- Staff shall remain home if unwell or have a fever.
- Staff must sanitize hands when entering the campus and wash their hands frequently while on campus, including before entering classrooms or other rooms.
- Staff must adhere to a 1-2m physical distance requirement.
- Wear a mask at all times.
- All buses will be disinfected twice daily using disinfection cleaning guidelines and disinfection concentration recommendations for infectious disease outbreaks.
- Bus monitors have been trained in the use of the no-touch infrared temperature monitors and how to best and accurately take the temperature of the students.
- Middle seats in busses will remain empty to ensure physical distance.Each bus will be equipped with the following supplies:
- No-Touch infrared temperature monitor
- A bottle of Hand Sanitizer
- Disinfectant wipes
- Sick bags
- All regular bus service recipients will receive an email from Montri wth pick up and drop off time information.
- Should you have any questions specific to transportation, please contact the transportation team on 02-517-9203-5, or 02-906-0160-5.
- All ISB bus riders (students, faculty, staff, drivers, and monitors) must wear a mask while riding the bus.
- Everyone who rides ISB provided transportation should bring their own mask to wear.
- Bus monitors will take the temperature of all students as they board the buses. If the temperature scan is at or above 37.5°C, students, the students will be asked to remain at home.
- Students will sanitize hands with liquid hand gel.
- Students will sit with appropriate physical spacing.
- Students should sit in the same seat during both trips.
Facilities Procedures and Preparations
The campus will undergo a deep cleaning and disinfecting in preparation of re-opening.
- Upon the re-opening of the campus, all facilities and classrooms will be disinfected regularly by our Building and Grounds staff using their disinfection cleaning guidelines and disinfection concentration recommendation for infectious disease outbreaks.
- Cleaning staff will wipe and disinfect the following areas and surfaces throughout the day:
- Elevator buttons
- Bathrooms and sinks
- All cleaning staff will wear face masks and gloves during their normal working hours.
- Each individual classroom and all reception areas will have Liquid Hand Sanitizer available.
- In addition, cleaning protocols for classroom materials will be followed daily.
- Ensure that students disinfect their desk and chair before leaving each classroom.
Safety Video for Reopening
Please note that these protocols may be adjusted in at any time depending on the conditions and regulations in effect at that time. All procedures are subject to change according to government directives.