Director’s message 28

Confirmed Covid-19 Case – Student Update: 17:30

Dear ISO Parents, and Upper School Students,

I am writing to inform you that a student at ISO has tested positive for COVID-19. The High School student is well, and has taken an additional exam to verify the earlier result.

As written earlier “given our proximity to Winter Break, we have determined that we will transition the entire school to distance learning, effective Wednesday, December, 16th, and concluding when the Winter Break begins on December 18th.”

Therefore, tomorrow we will transition to online learning until the Holiday Break.

For students in Pre Kinder, Kindergarten and Grade 1, you may pick up work packets at the front gate of the school. They were put in place by our teachers today to help ensure uninterrupted educational service for your students.

As I am sure that you may have many questions, I will offer a parent information session virtually tomorrow at 15:00 at the following link:

Today, I saw our strong community in action. We know that in times of uncertainty the response must be swift and sure to avoid confusion and panic. Indeed our team acted quickly and responsibly; as we also understand that the chances of a person remaining calm and rational during challenging times are dramatically increased with proper preparation.

Please (if you have not already joined our) ISO WhatsApp Communication portal. Upper School Students are also invited to join this group, as quality communication and community involvement are the key ingredients to a successful home and school relationship.

Our overall goal remains to keep your children safe and the school open during the COVID-19 pandemic — providing uninterrupted educational services — whether they are in-person or temporarily online. We thank everybody in our community for your unwavering support in making that possible.

With our move to distance learning, we also want to recognize our departing families. One of these parents recently said to me when they informed me that they were being transferred, “when anyone asks me, I tell them that they don’t have to worry about the school. Their children will get an excellent education.”

Best wishes, educating our students is a team effort, and it was a pleasure to have you and your students on our team here at the International School of Ouagadougou. We wish you nothing but continued success at your new school and post.

Zoungrana family: Eddy (Grade 5)
Boly-Perreault Family: Naomi (Grade 3) Anais (Grade 6) Gaelle (Grade 8)
Kenyanjui family: Nadine (Grade 8)