Covid-19 Campus Reopening Playbook 2021-22

Dear AISL Community,

On behalf of the AISL Faculty/Staff and the Board of Directors,  I am pleased to present the AISL Campus Reopening Playbook 2021-22. This playbook reflects our best thinking to date about opening the school campus and returning to learning. This playbook also reflects AISL’s commitment to prioritize the health and safety of our students and faculty/staff. Since learning is inherently a social experience, we believe that students learn best when they have the opportunity to engage with their teachers and classmates in real time, in person, and on campus.

As we resume school amidst the global pandemic, we will continue to uphold the following principles:

  1. We will act with fidelity to our mission, vision, and core values. (e.g. strong commitment/preference to in-person learning).

  2. Establishing a safe and healthy learning environment on campus is our top priority.

  3. We have a shared responsibility to stay safe and mitigate the risk of community spread on campus by following recommended health and hygiene guidelines and protocols.

Building upon our learning and our success of effectively mitigating the transmission of the virus on campus last year, our intention is to resume in person learning for all students five days per week. Students and faculty/staff will continue to mask up (ages 5+), practice hand hygiene, and maintain physical distancing when on campus. We only plan to deliver a remote learning model for those under extraordinary circumstances, as outlined in the playbook. As we monitor the impact of the Delta Variant of Covid-19 in our school community, our decisions and actions will be informed by the following: 

  • Directives and guidance issued by the Lagos State Government.

  • Health and safety, hygiene, and contact tracing guidelines and protocols recommended by the CDC, WHO, and the NCDC.

  • Local Covid-19 infection data- trends in numbers of confirmed cases and rates of positive tests.

  • Confirmed and suspected cases in the AISL community.

  • Benchmarking campus reopening strategies with other international schools in Lagos and other international schools in the Association of International Schools in Africa.

  • Our ability to mitigate risk of community transmission/spread on campus.

This playbook is guided by the assumption that this global pandemic will remain part of our reality for an indeterminate amount of time. Consequently, AISL is prepared to be agile and nimble to the best of our abilities inline with our mission and beliefs, and we will respond appropriately to changing conditions in a timely manner.

We look forward to welcoming our students back to campus. Stay tuned for our ongoing communications and scheduled virtual meetings as we continue to respond to changing conditions.

Stay safe and healthy.

Best regards, 

Tom Pado
AISL Superintendent

 

Download - Covid 19 Campus Re-opening Playbook 2021-22