COVID-19 Updates
The COVID-19 Management Team (CMT) has learned that the Ministry of Education (MOE) did not review the school’s application this week, and the next date for our application to be considered is still unknown. For this reason, GIS will plan to remain with Continuous Learning for at least the next two weeks (through November 26).

 

We understand how disappointing this news may be for some of our families. Since we still believe the best option for our students and teachers is to be in person, we will continue to work toward that goal. As we receive pertinent information from the MOE, we will continue to pass it along to our families.
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What is the protocol if someone has symptoms during the school day?

 

Based on exposure risk and medical history, GIS will antigen test (ATK) for

 

Any 1 of the following:

  • Fever / chills / body aches
  • Sore throat / conjunctivitis
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Discoloration of fingers/toes
  • Shortness of breath
  • 2+ times diarrhea/vomiting

Any 2+ of the following:

  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sinus congestion
  • Fatigue

 

What if the on-campus ATK is negative?

Health Services will call parents and ask them to take the student home.

 

What if the on-campus ATK is positive?

Health Services will call parents. A nurse and parent(s) will accompany the student to the family’s preferred hospital to receive a PCR test. While waiting for the results, the student and family may isolate themselves at home.

 

In the event of a case in Elementary, Health Services will work with the classroom teacher to modify the schedule and limit exposure to other grades. In the event of a case in either Elementary or Secondary, Health Services will notify all parents via email. Parents may choose to pick up their students from school early.

 

What if the PCR is positive?

The GIS community will be notified of a positive COVID-19 case at the school. In the event of an Elementary case, the grade level will close for 14 days. In the event of a Secondary case, all of Secondary will close for 14 days. GIS will NOT test other students; however, the government may require additional testing. The government will require students who test positive to be isolated in a hospital for 14 days. Families would be responsible for their medical expenses.