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CAMPUS REOPENING PLAN FOR 2020
DUE TO COVID 19

PLAN OBJECTIVES:

To ensure the safety and health of all community members by providing education/information, timely and accurate communication and thoughtful decision making in managing the various factors resulting from the present Global Health Pandemic.

 

  • To provide leadership to faculty, staff, students and parents in meeting the needs of all community members.
  • To develop a multi-faceted plan for continuing learning at AISM regardless of the spread of the outbreak of infectious disease.

Introduction:

The AISM CAMPUS REOPENING PLAN is organized in four levels/scenarios of risk assessment. The reopen will guide when the school moves from Distance Learning to other education modalities.

Decision Making Sources:

The school will consult with professional Global Health Authorities and Liberia Ministry of Health to guide decisions.

Government of Liberia:

AISM will comply with all official directives from the Government of Liberia while continuing to support student learning.

NOTE: These protocols have been designed based on the most up-to-date research related to the Global Health Pandemic, and informed by best practices of schools around the world. The protocols will be reviewed and revised by the AISM Health & Safety Team on a bi-weekly basis.

CAMPUS REOPENING PLAN for 2020 Due to COVID-19
Updated July 17, 2020, 2020
Country Indicators | Campus Access

LEVEL 4 – Current Status

Risk: HIGH

DISTANCE LEARNING PROVIDED: CAMPUS CLOSED

  • Travel restrictions in place with no flights in or out of the country.
  • Liberia listed at CDC Level 3
  • Campus closed due to risk assessment protocol or government mandate.
  • Skeleton operations staff and a limited number of teachers on campus.
  • No students are allowed on campus without administrative approval.
  • Parents may pick up or drop off materials.
  • Virtual (online) learning implemented.
  • Majority of teachers and staff work from home (some teachers and staff may teach from outside Liberia).
  • Staff working on campus should practice physical distancing and wear a mask when
    interacting face-to-face with colleagues.

 

LEVEL 3

Risk: Moderate

DISTANCE LEARNING CONTINUES

  • Government decree school closures.
  • International travel ban lifted, flights resume in and out of the country.
  • Travel advisories allow for non-essential travel.
  • Liberia listed at CDC Level 2
  • Campus closed due to risk mitigation protocol or government mandate.
  • Skeleton operations staff and a limited number of teachers on campus.
  • Majority of teachers and staff work from home.
  • Staff on-campus practice physical distancing and wear a mask when interacting face-to-face with colleagues.
  • Teachers and staff who have left Liberia are asked to return as flights resume and to self-quarantine as prescribed by health authorities.

 

LEVEL 2

Risk: Reduced

CAMPUS REOPENS WITH RESTRICTIONS

  • Students allowed back on campus for limited programing.
  • Physical distancing measures in place.
  • Only students and AISM employees are given access to campus. Parents and other visitors will be considered as highlighted below.
  • Staff return to campus.
  • Faculty and students returning from abroad are to self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Any staff and student who’s physically unable to return to the campus will continue to engage in distance learning.

 

LEVEL 1

Risk: Low

CAMPUS RETURNS TO NORMAL OPERATION: Distance Learning Available.

  • Significantly reduced number of new cases; effective public health measures in place.
  • Face-to-Face classes resume, with online learning for students still abroad and by faculty in self-quarantine or unable to return to Liberia.
  • No after school activities and competitive sports.
  • Very few cases present in the country.
  • Effective public health measures in place.
  • Liberia listed at CDC Level 1
  • Visitors allowed on campus.
  • Physical distancing measures are revised as deemed appropriate, with online learning for students still abroad and by faculty in self-quarantine or unable to return to Liberia.
  • Any staff who is unable to return to Liberia due to restrictions in their home country will continue to engage in online learning.

 

WHO MAY ENTER THE SCHOOL CAMPUS & WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES: LEVEL II & LEVEL I

  • Any AISM student or staff member who is healthy and whose family shows no symptoms of the Coronavirus for 14 days is welcome back on Campus Instruction.
  • Everyone entering the AISM campus must wear a mask.
  • Everyone will have their temperature measured at the gate. Only those who do not have an elevated temperature over 38 will be allowed on campus.
  • Everyone entering the campus must wash their hands.
  • Upon entering campus, students will immediately go to their homeroom and follow disinfecting procedures.
  • When first reopening the school, parents should not come on campus but should drop off their child(ren) at the gate or car drop off area in front of the entrance.
  • Parents who wish to visit the office must have their temperature checked and follow disinfecting
    procedures.

WHO MAY NOT ENTER THE SCHOOL CAMPUS?

  • As always, if a child is sick with any illness, do NOT send him/her to school.
  • If there are ANY Global Health Pandemic symptoms within a family, NONE of the children in the family may attend school physically until they have Quarantined for 14 days, and have a negative test.
  • Lunches must either be brought to school by the students in the morning or dropped off at the gate. No drivers or parents will be allowed on campus to drop off lunches.

DISMISSAL PROCEDURES:

  • Dismissal waiting areas will be redesigned to ensure all students are able to maintain appropriate physical distancing.
  • All students must be picked up in front of the lobby by car. Parents, nannies, and drivers will not be able to walk on campus to pick up students.
  • There may be staggered times for dismissal in order to allow students and teachers to be appropriately distanced.

INCREASED SANITATION PROCEDURES:

  • A thorough professional cleaning of the campus will occur before the opening of the campus.
  • Railings, door handles, and sinks will be disinfected with higher frequency throughout the school day.
  • Desk surfaces will be cleaned twice a day, at lunchtime, and after dismissal.