Dear Parents

Novel coronavirus  (COVID-19)  has affected people from many countries around the world.  It is a respiratory illness,  which means it affects the parts of your body you use to breathe:  your nose,  throat and lungs.  If  you’re  sick  with the novel  coronavirus (COVID-19),  your  symptoms  might  include:

  • fever
  • a cough
  • sore throat
  • fatigue
  • shortness of

Washing your hands often and properly means that you can prevent viruses from entering your body.  That means washing your hands when you’ve been out and about,  and before you eat  (and after you go to the washroom!).  Try to stay at least  1.5  metres away from people who are coughing or sneezing.  Even if they don’t have novel coronavirus  (COVID-19),  they might have germs you don’t want anyway!

At TIS:

  • We have cancelled all international trips until August 2020, when this decision will be
  • Expression Day and  Science  Fair scheduled for  21 March has been cancelled.  [Other  activities/events  will be  reviewed  on  an  individual  basis  and  any  changes will  be  notified  to  the  school  community  ahead  of  time in  the  TIS  Bulletin.]
  • Students and/or staff displaying symptoms will be sent home to seek medical attention and self-isolate for 14 days or until medical clearance has been
  • We request our international parents to review their plans for the April mid-semester This is especially important for our Grade 10 and 12 students who sit external exams in May. Returning from a country with confirmed cases of COVID-19 will require quarantining (self-isolation) elsewhere, and not at TIS for 14 days. For G12 students, this will result in missing initial exams that can only be re-scheduled for November.

For all parents, please avoid non-essential travel at this time. Self-report if you or your child has to travel to a country with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

  • Exeat requests for non-essential reasons will not be Parents, please consider the implications.
  • Any visitor to TIS who displays any of the COVID-19 symptoms will be refused

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are our greatest responsibility. We rely on everyone’s integrity to support us with this key responsibility. It is in the best interests of all our TIS family members and friends.

We will monitor the current situation and advise you of any changes to this action plan.

Reference

https://www.unicef.org/stories/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-what-parents-should-know