VISP is due to reopen on 6th September to students following our long holiday. Prior to closure for the holiday VISP had been operating with a mixture of face to face and distance learning as dictated by Ministry of Education in relation to the prevail outbreak conditions.
VISP will continue to adapt its approach this year in line with government regulations and guidelines.
Prior to opening on 6th September:
On the first day back:
Ongoing school policy changes:
Ongoing measures to ensuring a safe environment:
Contingency for future closure:
In the event of a further shutdown, all students will be issued with a paper pack of work, designed to cover 2 weeks of learning within 2 days of the closure. This will help facilitate students without internet access. This will also allow a few days for staff to set up the online platform and upload work.
Policy for dealing with a staff member or student who becomes sick with COVID-19 symptoms (approved by Public Health Commissioner):
Any staff or students who are sick are encouraged not to attend school. All rewards and incentives for good attendance will be removed and all will be urged to take a cautious approach. If in doubt, stay at home. Parents should inform the school of any absence and a record taken in order for us to begin to observe any pattern. A robust screening procedure will also be put in place.
Parents will also be notified and regularly reminded of the need to inform us if anyone in their household is suspected of COVID-19. If this happens we will seek advice from local health authorities.
If a student or staff member becomes ill during the day with any COVID symptoms the following steps will be observed: