May 8, Head of School Update

Well, this week, our campus finally became a school again! It was only for 3 days and it only involved Grades 10 and 12, but it was so pleasing to see students walking, talking, laughing, and interacting (with safe distance!)

On Monday May 11, we welcome back Grades 9 and 11. And, on May 18, we welcome back Grades 4-8.

I am sure are many questions within our community. Our goal within this blog post is to share information a few more pictures and images to help share our new normal. It is certainly different, but it’s already apparent that we can find creative ways to keep our spirit and community alive – and still continue to maintain safety as our top priority. We will be safe because we will do so together. Our sense of community has never been as important as it is now – when we must think even more about how our individual actions impact those around us. Thankfully, we’ve always had a conscientious community and we will continue to leverage that to end our year safely and successfully.

Return to Campus webpage

The most important resource for parents is our Parent Portal webpage: Return to Pudong Campus. On it, you will find videos, pictures, safety guidelines and procedures, and mandatory steps students/families must take to ensure a safe return-to-campus experience for everyone.

For those of you who were unable to attend last Monday’s Parent Webinar with Dr. Volpe and me, I am highlighting a few important pieces of information from that webinar. (These are also on the Return to Pudong Campus webpage.)

Returning To School Checklist

  1. There is a mandatory Online Form which needs to be filled out to share health information for the five days prior to a student’s start date. Here is a link to that form.

2. Each day, students will have to present the following information to be allowed on the school bus and to enter the campus.
– A Green Shanghai QR Health Code with “today’s” date on it.
– A completed Daily Student Health Card (which includes a morning temperature check)

See the images below for more information.

I am well aware that the rest of the year will not be as it was in January, and that many challenges still lie ahead. The school is different. The schedule and learning is different. On a fundamental level, our purpose is different. But I am reassured by all that I see in the last three days to know that our school will continue to be a place of learning and community.

I’m appreciative of the opportunity to play a part in the lives of our students’ in such an important part of their lives.

I wish each of you a restful weekend, and I look forward to seeing even more students back on campus next week.

Derek Luebbe
Head of School

Your Questions

During the webinar, if you have health, safety, or other general questions you’d like to us to address, we opened up an Online Question Form for parents to share their questions.

Please review our information materials and the Parent Portal. If you still have questions, we are re-sharing that link here to help us better address questions you or your child may have.

Please note: Do not expect a personal response. If you have a personal question about your child’s experience please write to your teacher or Principal.

Photos From Around the Campus

It was our Seniors last day before exams! Raz is smiling underneath her mask. I promise.

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