While school is tentatively scheduled to reopen 2nd March, based on current guidance from government authorities, we are also aware that the governing bodies in different cities have advised a 14-day self-quarantine period for people who are returning to the respective city.
In light of the fact that we cannot at this time give any certainty about when we will be able to open school as the unpredictability of the COVID-19 outbreak continues, it is clear that we should give some guidance for all staff, parents and students in our China schools. Accordingly, our aim is to give three weeks’ advance notice as far as possible before the date that our school will reopen. This three-week period gives our staff, parents and students a week to arrange for travel back to the city, followed by a 14-day self-quarantine period at home. The above provision is of course subject to further guidance by the authorities
In the meantime, online learning will continue and I am confident you will also see continued enhancement to the learning experience in the coming weeks.
We are greatly encouraged by the high engagement of your children and we want to thank you for the strong support you have shown during these first few weeks as we transition to a different learning experience.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 issue, DCI has had in place a planning team to support our schools in managing this fluid situation. They are working closely with our teachers to explore the different enhancements to online learning that we will roll out each week.
Thank you for being a great partner during this period.
While we are not able to predict when school can reopen, know that your community is here for you and working hard to enable your child’s learning.
Dulwich College International