On behalf of our whole school community we are delighted to welcome back our early years students to Léman next week. We are pleased to have passed all inspections from the CDC, Chengdu Education Bureau and Tianfu New Area Government officials relating to our preparedness and procedures for preventing the spread of viral infections.
As you are no doubt aware our procedures for prevention of the Covid-19 virus are very stringent, and rest assured our whole staff are on constant alert, and have received training in best practices of dealing with the virus. I would like to remind you of our procedures. Your child has their temperature checked 4 times a day as well as other symptom checks. They are instructed by their teachers in hygiene practices and social distancing. We request that you continue to check your child for any symptoms associated with the virus before bringing them to the bus stop in the morning. We also ask you send your child(ren) to school wearing a mask. If any student is found to have any symptoms such as runny nose, stuffy nose, dry cough, sore throat, diarrhea, or fever with a temperature of 37.3 or higher, then the bus monitor must follow the rules of the CDC and refuse entry to the bus for that student and any siblings. We will also inform the CDC and are obligated to provide them with all details. We ask your help in remaining at the bus stop until your child has been allowed to board. If a child develops symptoms during the day we must send them to isolation, and all parents in the grade level will be informed of all necessary details. We will not identify any child’s name except to the CDC. We also wish to remind you that the symptoms of Covid-19 are also symptomatic of many more minor and more common illnesses such as colds. If your child or a classmate is denied entry to the bus or sent home due to being symptomatic please remain calm. It is most probable that the student will have a different illness to the Covid-19 virus such as the common cold. However, you will be requested to take the child to the doctor, and provide a medical note clearing your child for return to school to our school nurse, Ms. Fuyang.
As a parent of a kindergarten pupil myself, I understand all the anxieties caused by the emergence of Covid-19 during these difficult times, both for parents and children. Our school staff are here to support any student, or indeed family member, with all the practical help and advice you may need, as China and the whole world move forward to a hopefully brighter and safer future. Returning to school is an important step for all of us, on the road back to normality. Our entire team are looking forward to seeing our youngest children again, and helping them make this step safely and successfully. I have attached advice on how you can help your children make the transition back to school - remember, we are here to help so please get in touch if you have any questions or queries.
The Virtual Kilimanjaro Climb, part of the Global Campus Expeditions, has been taking place for the month of May. Here at Léman, we’ve have students, teachers and families participate in this challenge alongside our NAE worldwide community. Congratulations to one of student teams ‘Ducks’ for being the first to complete this challenge of 93,000 steps and 1,900 floors. Thank you to Jasmine for sharing her experience.