Director’s message 44

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.” (H. Jackson Brown)

RE: ISO Reopening Plan: English. Arrival/Dismissal Procedures Video and Cheat Sheet

ISO Community, Prospective Parents, Partners and Friends, With clarity, communication, integrity and resilience at the core of this message, I, along with our faculty, assure you of the following:

  • Today, we were ready to resume classes here on our campus, from 08:00 – 15:15pm. Although, the rain has held up a few of our capital projects, we are moving forward, thanks to the generosity of many of the organizations that help sponsor, and support, us.

Please note that the reopening plans that are attached will help us, as a community, ensure a safe and appropriate learning environment for all of our learners. We will use this week to focus on new routines and procedures that will be implemented during this challenging time. One thing I learned, this summer, after my first vaccination, when I became COVID positive (4 days later) is that we cannot let our guard down!

Presently, one of our teachers — who gave me permission to announce that she is vaccinated — is delayed, as her PCR test was unfortunately positive. We expect her here on our school campus within the week (Fingers Crossed).

  • Our school has returned to our normal operational hours, from 08:00 – 15:15, with Pre-Kinder 3 starting at 09:30. Pre-Kinder 3 and Pre-Kinder 4 both dismiss at 13:30.

With our curriculum framework firmly in place, last year we secured our MSA re-accreditation, which in turn, allowed our faculty and staff to quickly transition and continue to initiate face-to-face instruction (albeit, with a mask!)

Although it has been deemed safe to return to campus, we know that nothing will be easy! As a community, we will keep learning new ways, which will help safeguard our ISO community. We are confident that our administrators, teachers, and parents will continue to work together to ensure that we can mitigate the impact of Coronavirus, so that we can remain “physically” at school, and get our kids at every level of learning back on track!

Looking forward to seeing our 163 students on campus again tomorrow, with 35 new faces joining our community this year!

Greetings from the school site.