Health and Safety
At this time of year there are a lot of coughs and colds in the community. It is a decision every parent faces regularly: whether or not to keep a sick child home from school. If your child is sick, of course they shouldn’t go to school. Sometimes the decision is clear: your child looks awful and you can’t imagine sitting them up, let alone sending them anywhere. However, sometimes children don’t look so bad and the decision is less obvious.
Please keep your child at home if they exhibit any of the following symptoms;
- A persistent cough, heavy cold symptoms, or another common but contagious illness.
- Your child has had any episode/s of vomiting/ diarrhoea in the previous 12-24 hours.
- They should remain at home for at least 24 hours from the last episode of vomiting and at least 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea.
- If they have a temperature greater than 37.7°C (99.8°F) when they first wake up in the morning. They can return to school when they have been fever free (without fever relieving medications) for at least 24 hours.
For the wellbeing of our school community, if your child is unwell or sick overnight or when they wake in the morning they should be kept at home until they are rested and symptom free for at least 24 hours (48 hours for Diarrhoea).
More information can be found in our Parent Handbook please click here or contact me email@example.com
Just a reminder that all children should wear a mask to and from school, and when not in the classroom (moving between classrooms, playtime, etc.). Please make sure the mask is named and that your child has a spare in their bag.
Children should be bringing a water bottle to school every day as part of their usual routine, but it is all the more important during the current coronavirus pandemic. Please make sure that your child brings their water bottle, with their name clearly on it, every day.
If for any reason your child is absent from school, we ask for you to inform the class teacher and email reception firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also inform the receptionists via telephone from 7:30am on the morning of absence. If your child usually takes the school bus, we would also ask for you to also inform Ms Trang, our bus manager, via email at Trang.Pham@bisvietnam.com
When calling reception please use the telephone number:
• Early Years and Infants (EY&I) – 028 3636 0055
The community choir rehearsals are back this week. Rehearsals are at 7am on Thursdays in the Secondary Theatre and at 1.15pm in the Junior Campus Multi-purpose room. All staff and parents welcome. Here is a link to the website with details of forthcoming performances and music we will sing.
WIthout doubt, one of the highlights of the year, for the whole BIS community, is International Week. This takes place in January and preparations are already well underway. Its success depends upon the support of our fabulous parent community, and we want every nation to be represented and celebrated during this time. This is where you come in. Find out more in the PTG Update.
Primary PTG Update: 23/10/2020
For more information about the PTG, to connect with us personally, or if you would like to support as a volunteer, please email us directly on email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support!
Primary PTG Coordinators
Secondary PTG Make-Up Demonstration
The PTG would like to invite you to join a Professional Make-Up Demonstration and a catch-up. Just in time for the festive season, Amina – an ex-model and professional make-up artist – will be there to share some hot tips on the most up-to-date styles.
Event Details: Professional Make-Up Demonstration and catch-up
Date: Friday 30th October
Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
Venue: Private residence in Thao Dien, address on registration.
Registration: 350,000vnd please pay at the Secondary Campus Reception before Tuesday 27th October 2020.
If you would like to visit the Secondary Campus in person to make payment, please email Katie Katie.Walsh@bisvietnam.com or Ms Nguyen Nguyen.Huynh@bisvietnam.com in advance so that we can help you.
For any other queries, please email the Secondary PTG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you.
Gayatri Singh and your PTG team
Collaboration, communication and community are three watchwords that are central to ensuring that BIS children have the best educational experience possible. This has been a focus in this week’s update, and I would like to draw your attention to another event that will be happening at the EY&I Campus on Thursday 5th November. In order to give you a deeper understanding of our specialist provision at BIS, we will be holding another ‘Specialists Open Classrooms’ morning. Please put that date in your diary - more details to follow next week.
Wishing you a relaxing and enjoyable weekend,
Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus