International School of Ouagadougou Community,
RE: ONLINE VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAM CONTINUATION: October 4th:
Tomorrow, October 4th, the International School of Ouagadougou will continue with Virtual School Learning.
We are aware that the GoBF has declared that all schools in the country were permitted to open today. However, we are still receiving multiple reports of large gatherings of groups of people. The Educational Leadership Team, our Head of Security, and myself all feel these gatherings have the potential to affect access to and from the school tomorrow. This would be especially true for those members of our community who do not live near the school.
Today, our first day back from an eventful weekend, school was held virtually, allowing both students and parents to use our various virtual learning platforms that we first deployed during the 2020 Coronavirus Health Crisis. We will have another opportunity tomorrow to continue to “learn how to learn” using our distance learning protocols.
Tomorrow, we will also have our security team check the bus routes, and all the major roadways both in the morning and afternoon to make sure they are all accessible. This will allow us to make an informed decision of when it is safe and appropriate for our entire community to return to our school campus. Our hope, as always, is “sooner rather than later.”
For everybody’s security we must avoid significant traffic delays in accessing the school campus caused by ongoing political gatherings.
Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation, and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let me, or the rest of our Administrative Team, know.