SRIS reopened for 1 day per week after autumn break. Now we feel ready to move to a 2-days at school schedule. Grade 7 to 11 will have two days in school starting 23rd of November 2020. This will allow for better preparation before the term finals.
Safety measures working well
It filled us with joy to see our school filled with laughter and happy kids again. Despite kids running around and all kinds of activities going on in our school, we also observed that our students in all grades showed a deep understanding of the measures necessary by COVID-19.
We observe a high level of compliance from everyone. Even more important, when mistakes are observed every students responds cooperatively and full of understanding when teachers explain the correct handling of masks, hand washing and our internal traffic rules.
Two days per week at school
This positive experience gives us full confidence to increase the number of presence days for Grade 7 to 11. Currently we are planning the details of bringing our students back for offline classes on two days per week.
Grade 7 to 11 will have two days in school starting 23rd of November 2020. This will allow for better preparation before the term finals. Grade 1 to 6 are already fully back to school.
SRIS fully offline after winter break?
We are continuously monitoring the development of COVID infections in Kyrgyzstan and are hopeful that the current trend will allow us to go fully offline after the winter break in January.
However, considering the seriousness of SARS-2, we will continue with the small pods and strict hygiene measures for now. The safety of our students, their families and our teachers is paramount to us.
SRIS online teaching effective
The current effectiveness of our improved online program allows us to do that, without sacrificing your children’s education. The online lessons going fine and quality feedback has improved tremendously compared to last school year.
Term finals will be in house
We want to point out that our term finals will be conducted in house. The exam schedule is finished and will be published tomorrow.
Please see the post about the “first term finals exam schedule” for more details.