COVID-19 Information

2021/2022 school year

As EDB and CHP requirements change, if there are any revisions to the 2021/2022 school year, parents and staff will be notified via email and this page will be updated (as necessary).

Starting Tuesday, April 19, all our staff will return to campus. If you would like to contact us, please send us an email and the appropriate department will follow up as soon as possible:

This page was created on June 15, 2021 and reflects our guidelines and procedures as of that date. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Re-Opening Guidelines & Principles

Safety Measures:

Adherence to Centre for Health Protection guidelines will be upheld, and all possible measures will be taken to ensure the safety of our staff and students on campus.  Such measures will include:
 

  • Mandatory Completion of the Health, Travel, Quarantine Declaration Form prior to entry on campus
  • Mandatory wearing of masks on campus and school buses
  • Daily Temperature Checks for any person before entering the
  • campus
  • Hand sanitising upon arrival for all persons entering the campus and available in all classrooms as needed
  • Re-arrangement of class structure and schedule to limit the number of students on campus
  • Re-arrangement of classroom layout to allow social distancing between students in classes
  • No food or drinks will be available to students on campus. For hygiene reasons, water fountains will be shut off and students should bring a water bottle from home.  Students should also bring a small snack from home that will be eaten under the conditions as outlined under the ‘Lunch and Snacks’ section below.
  • Students must leave campus right after their last scheduled class of the day
  • Regular and thorough cleaning of all classrooms and staff and student common areas
  • A separate designated area is set up for students and staff who fall ill during the day.

While the school will take all possible measures to ensure the safety of staff and students on campus, it should be emphasized that parents and students also play a crucial role in monitoring their own health and students should be staying home should they feel unwell.

Dates for Class Resumption

  • Grade 1            : Monday, June 1, 2020
  • Grade 2            : Monday, June 1, 2020
  • Grade 3            : Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Grade 4            : Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Grade 5            : Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Grade 6            : Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Grade 7            : Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Grade 8            : Monday, May 25, 2020
  • *Grade 9          : Thursday, May 21, 2020
  • *Grade 10        : Friday, May 22, 2020
  • Grade 11          : Wednesday, May 20, 2020

*NOTE:  Grade 9 & 10 students will return to school to sit Ontario Exams only during the period May 21 – June 5

REMINDER:
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS IS THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020

Lower School (Grades 1-5)

Lower School (Grades 1-5)

  • All Lower School students Grades 1-6 will be seated in single rows with a “face-to-back” setting, 1.5m apart at all times. Teachers will teach students who are facing one direction.
  • Students may bring a snack from home.  Students should also bring a water bottle.  Water dispensers will be available for water refill.  For hygiene reasons, water fountains will be shut off and no food or drinks will be available to students on campus.  Students will eat their snack sitting at their forward facing desk, 1.5m apart, under strict teacher supervision.
  • Materials: To avoid sharing of materials, Lower School Students (Grades 1-6) are asked to bring their own supplies to school in a pencil case that is clearly named containing:
    • 3 (or more) pencils
    • 6 (or more) colouring pencils
    • 6 (or more) coloured markers
    • 1 sharpener
    • 1 eraser
    • 1 small pair of scissors
    • 1 glue stick
    • 1 ruler
    • 1 whiteboard marker
  • There will be no use of shared equipment in specialist lessons e.g. balls in PE, musical instruments, tools, visual art materials.
  • In the tower, there will be a one way system implemented on the stairs using two stairwells.
  • Use of the corridors by students will be controlled by staff in order to avoid congestion.
  • Use of the bathrooms by students will be controlled by staff in order to avoid congestion.

Grades 1 to 5:

  • Grades 1 & 2: On campus classes resume on: Monday, June 1,  2020
  • Grades 3 & 4: On campus classes resume on: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
  • Grades 5 & 6: On campus classes resume on: Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Students will attend school for a half-day only
    • Morning Schedule:        8am - 11am
    • Afternoon Schedule:     12noon - 3pm
  • Each homeroom will have half of their students in the morning and half in the afternoon to allow for easy distancing in classrooms and hallways (this means a maximum of 13 students per class)
Morning timetable Afternoon timetable
8:00 to 8:30 Period 1 11:50 - 12:20 Period 1
8:30 to 9:00 Period 2 12:20 - 12:50 Period 2
9:00 to 9:30 Period 3 12:50 - 1:20 Period 3
9:30 to 10:00 Period 4 1:20 - 1:50 Period 4
10:00 to 10:30 Period 5 1:50 - 2:20 Period 5
10:45 Busses Depart 2:35 Busses Depart
  • Homeroom teachers will divide students into morning or afternoon groups
  • Siblings will be kept together for the purpose of travel to school
  • Placement will be sent to parents
  • Parents are not obliged to send their child to school
  • Some streamlined online learning will continue to be posted weekly for Grades 1-6 but Zoom sessions will cease

Upper School (Grades 6-12)

Upper School (Grades 6-12)

  • Upper School Classroom furniture arrangement: Students will sit in a single row with "face-to-back" setting, and teachers will teach students who are facing one direction. Desks will be separated, maximizing the use of space in classrooms to ensure proper physical distancing among students.
  • Students may bring a snack from home. Students should also bring a bottle of water. Water dispensers will be available for water refil. For hygiene reasons, water fountains will be shut off and no food or drinks will be available to students on campus. Students may eat their snack as they move from one lesson to the next.

Grades 6, 7 & 8:

  • On campus classes resume on: Monday, May 25 2020
  • Students will attend school for a half-day only
    • Morning Schedule:    7:40am - 10:35am
    • Afternoon Schedule:  11:40 - 2:35pm
  • Each homeroom will have half of their students in the morning and half in the afternoon to allow for easy distancing in classrooms and hallways (this means a maximum of 13 students per class)
Morning timetable Afternoon timetable
7:40 to 7:55 Homeroom 11:35 - 11:50 Homeroom
8:00 to 8:35 Block 1 11:50 - 12:25 Block 1
8:40 to 9:15 Block 2 12:30 - 1:05 Block 2
9:20 to 9:55 Block 3 1:10 - 1:45 Block 3
10:00 to 10:35 Block 4 1:50 - 2:25 Block 4
10:45  Buses Depart  2:35  Buses Depart
  • Homeroom teachers will divide students into morning or afternoon groups
  • Placement will be sent to parents via email
  • Parents may request a change to the Principal only if they are hugely inconvenienced by the timing (i.e. no changes will be made because of friendship groups)
  • Parents are not obliged to send their child to school
  • Lessons will no longer be live streamed but student work will be posted online in the normal manner and students may work independently       

Grades 9 & 10:

  • Students in Grades 9-10 will be sitting exams on campus during the period May 21 to June 5.
  • Exams will take place in the school’s large gym to enable appropriate distancing and will follow the exam guidelines that the EDB issued for the HKDSE exams.
  • Exams for Grade 9 and 10 will be scheduled on alternate days, so the two grades will not be on campus at the same time.
  • All exams begin at 12noon at which time only half of the Grade 7s and Grade 8s are on campus (See Grade 7 & 8 Schedule) and Grade 11s have already exited the campus (See Grade 11 Schedule)

Grade 11:

  • On campus classes resume on: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
  • Students will attend a half-day schedule as outlined below until June 5.
  • Students will be spread across classrooms in the campus to allow distancing in classrooms as far as possible
Grade 11 Timetable
7:45 - 9:10 Block 1
9:20 - 10:45 Block 2
10:55 - 12:20 Block 3
12:30 Departure
2:00-3:15

TOK Class (online)

  • The Grade 11 schedule from June 8-11.  The schedule is a half-day schedule with sessions ending at 12:20.  The goal for these days is for students to complete their major IB Core projects independently under the supervision of their project supervisor.  Students will be spread around the campus to available classrooms in small groups (no larger than 10).

Campus Operations

Travel, Health Quarantine Declaration

All staff, students and visitors will be required to complete a Travel, Health, Quarantine Declaration before being allowed on campus.

Daily Temperature Record

  • Parents/Guardians should take their child’s temperature before going to school.  If a student has a fever (37.5o or higher) , he/she should not attend school and should consult a doctor promptly, apply for sick leave, stay at home and rest.
  • A ‘Student Health Passport’ containing a daily log sheet for parents to record and sign their child’s temperature will be given to students to bring back home on their first day back to classes.
  • For the first day back to class only, parents should write down their child’s temperature on a piece of paper and sign this and the student will need to bring this to school.
  • Parents/Guardians should record their child’s temperature and sign Student Health Passport daily.   Parents/Guardians should also take and record temperatures  during holiday.
  • The Student Health passport will be checked by the bus mom for any students taking the school bus.  Students who do not produce the passport will not be permitted to ride the bus.
  • The Student Health passport will be checked for all students upon arrival to the campus.  Students who do not produce the passport will not be permitted to enter the campus.

Campus Entry Points

All staff, students and authorised visitors must arrive at the campus via the designated entrances on the 9th Floor, 7th Floor or the LLAC and undergo relevant temperature and other checks.

No other entry points will be available for students or visitors.

Entering & Exiting the Classroom

Beginning of the day:

  • Students will bring all their belongings with them to the classroom 
  • Cubbies and lockers will not be in use
  • Students must use hand sanitizer upon entering the classroom

During the day:

  • Students must wash their hands effectively after using the toilet and use hand sanitizer upon re-entering the classroom
  • Each class will be assigned toilets/sinks to use and they must only use the facilities assigned.

End of the day:

  • Students sanitize their hands before walking out of the classroom
  • Students must take all belongings with them at the end of each day

Lunch and Snacks

  • No lunch service will be provided to students and no food or drinks will be available to students on campus.
  • For hygiene reasons, water fountains will be shut off and students should bring a water bottle from home.
  • Students should also bring a small snack from home that will be eaten under the conditions set for Upper and Lower School Students:
    • Lower School Students will eat their snack sitting at their forward-facing desk, 1.5m apart, under strict teacher supervision.
    • Upper School Students may eat their snack as they move from one lesson to the next.

School Bus Service

Modified school bus services will be provided that will be scheduled to align with the modified school schedule.  Kwoon Chong (KCM) will be in touch with parents directly to provide the updated schedule for those students who have registered for school bus services.  Any queries regarding bus services should be directed to KCM at cdnis@kcm.com.hk or via telephone 2979 8798

School Library

We need to complete this section based on discussions at SLT this week

School Fitness Room

The School Fitness Room will not be available for student use.

School Swimming Pool

The School Swimming Pool will remain closed and not available for use.

Health & Safety Guidelines

Sick Students

Students who show any signs of illness may not attend school.
Please do NOT send your child to school if he or she is showing any symptoms of illness which could be passed onto another child or adult. Such sympoms include but are not limited to

  • Fever (temperature of 37.5 degrees or higher)
  • Sore Throat
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Breathing Difficulty

If any member of the household has symptoms of Covid-19, or if any member of your household is under home quarantine , please do NOT send your child to school.

Students who show signs of illness or have a temperature of 37.5 C or higher will be sent home from school.  The School Nurse will call a parent to arrange immediate pick up of the sick child.

Sick Students will be taken and remain at a “Designated Area” outside the LLAC lobby and wait for parents/guardians to pick them up

Students who have developed a fever and/or respiratory symptoms will not be allowed to return to school until:

  • They have provided a medical certificate; and are
  • Fever-free and symptoms-free

CDNIS Fever Policy remains unchanged:

Students must be fever free (temperature below 37.5) without medication, and respiratory symptoms such as coughing and sneezing, for 48 hours (Pre Reception to Grade 2) or 24 hours (Grades 3-12) before returning to school.

Action Plan for handling students who fall ill during the school day:

Any student who develops a fever and/or respiratory symptoms during the course of the day must:

  • Let their teacher/supervisor know they are not feeling well and they would like to be excused to see the nurse.
  • Make their way to the closest nurse’s office with the least amount of traffic; use outdoor passageways where possible.
  • The Nurse will provide care and assessment to determine if the student needs to be sent home.
  • The Nurse will call the parents and appropriate Vice Principal/Principal if the student is confirmed to have fever and/or respiratory symptoms.
  • The Nurse will put on her personal protective equipment and escort the student to the “Designated Area” outside the LLAC entrance.
  • The Nurse will continue to accompany the student in the “Designated Area” until the parent/guardian arrives
  • Transportation pick-up should be arranged to collect the student at the front of the LLAC Lobby. Parents will be advised to bring their child to seek medical advice at the nearest hospital as soon as possible. The car should leave the site immediately after pick-up.
  • The Nurse will follow up with the parents on the student's condition.
  • The cleaning staff will work with the nurse to make sure all areas are disinfected according to the CHP Guidelines.
  • The student who has developed fever and/or respiratory symptoms will not be allowed to return to school until they have a medical clearance.

Maintaining a Safe Campus Environment

During the class suspension period, we have thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the campus. 

Hand sanitizer will be placed inside each building entry door.

Bannisters, door handles, light switches, elevator buttons etc. will be sanitized on a continuous basis throughout the day by the cleaning staff.

Toilets and sinks will be sanitized on a continuous basis throughout the day by the cleaning staff.

We have urged all staff members, as well as our services providers i.e.  bus drivers, bus moms, cleaning and catering staff, to step up precautionary measures to maintain personal hygiene and environmental hygiene of the school. 

We will request all staff and service providers who have contact with our students, to take their temperature before going to school.  If they have a fever, they must not return to school.   

Handwashing and Hand Sanitizing

Students will enter school via the 9/F or 7/F entrances, one at a time.  Each grade will have an assigned washroom to use and should only use the facilities assigned.
Students will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
Hand sanitizers are available in every classroom. Upon entering and exiting the classroom students will be asked to use hand sanitizer.

Classrooms and Use of Materials

Sanitizing of the classroom and materials will be done thoroughly on a daily basis by the cleaning staff.
Students will be required to bring their own materials to school to avoid sharing.  A list of suggested materials will be communicated to parents by the homeroom teachers.
Children’s personal toys must stay at home. iPads, laptops and mice are not to be shared and should be wiped before and after use.

Cooperation from Parents

Cooperation from parents and students are important for us to maintain a clean and safe environment.  We call on your support to step up environmental hygiene in the house, and on top of that, implement the following measures strictly:

  • To keep teachers informed of the health condition of students, please ensure you have completed the Health/Travel/Quarantine declaration form prior to your child returning to school for the first day of class resumption.
  • Parents/Guardians should take their child’s temperature before going to school.  If a student has a fever (37.5o or higher) , he/she should not attend school and should consult a doctor promptly, apply for sick leave, stay at home and rest.
  • Parents/Guardians should record their child’s temperature and sign on the 'Student Health passport' daily. Parents/Guardians should also complete the record sheet during holiday.
  • The  Student Health Passport will be checked by the bus mom for any students taking the school bus.  Students who do not produce the passport will not be permitted to ride the bus.
  • The Student Health passport will be checked for all students upon arrival to the campus. Students who do not produce the passport will not be permitted to enter the campus.
  • Pay attention to the health condition of your child.  He/She should stay away from school and see a doctor immediately if a symptom, especially fever, is detected.
  • To prevent infection, please remind your child that they must wear a mask to school and throughout their time on campus, as well as when taking the school bus. 
  • Parents and students are reminded to observe appropriate social distancing where possible.
  • You are requested to notify the School Nurse immediately in case of any of the following situations:
    • Your child has been confirmed with COVID-19; or
    • Your child has been classified as “close contact with an infected person” with COVID-19
      (In general close contact means having cared for, having lived with, or having had direct contact with respiratory secretions and body fluids of a confirmed patient)

Section A: Whole School

Please take a moment to read Dr. Camblin's updates:

April 2022

February 2022

The latest COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong has impacted many individuals, including children and their families. For your convenience, we have compiled the urgent and immediate consular assistance information relevant to many of our families. If you don't see your consulate information listed, please email the details to the school and we will amend accordingly.

Australian Consulate (24 hours)
Phone: +852 2827 8881 (in Hong Kong)
Phone: +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas)
Phone: 1300 555 135 (within Australia)
Website: LINK

British Consulate (24 hours)
Phone:  +852 2901 3000 (in Hong Kong)
Website: LINK

Canadian Consulate (24 hours)
Emergency Watch and Response Centre
Email: sos@international.gc.ca
Phone: +852 3719 4700 (in Hong Kong)
Phone: +1 613 996 8885 (from overseas)
Overseas registration: LINK
Website: LINK

Chinese Consulate
Phone: + 852 2106 6303
Website: LINK

French Consulate (24 hours)
Email: informations.hong-kong-cslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Phone:+852 9337 0595
Website: LINK

German Consulate (24 hours)
Phone: +852 2105 8788
Phone: +86 (0)10 8532 9202
(after-hours emergency)
WhatsApp: +852 6236 4608
(after-hours emergency)
Website: LINK

Indian Consulate (24 hours)
Email: consular.hongkong@mea.gov.in
Phone: +852 9077 1083
Website: LINK

Italian Consulate
Email: consolare.hongkong@esteri.it
Phone: +852 9131 5535
Overseas registration: LINK
Website: LINK

Japanese Consulate (24 hours)
Email: infojp@hn.mofa.go.jp
Phone: +852 2522 1184
(after hours the call will be transferred)
Website: LINK

Malaysian Consulate (24 hours)
Email: mwhongkong@kln.gov.my
Phone: +852 6900 6390
Website: LINK

New Zealand Consulate (24 hours)
Email: ons@mfat.govt.nz
Phone: +64 99 20 20 20 (outside New Zealand)
Phone: 0800 30 10 30 (within New Zealand)
Website: LINK

South Korean Consulate (24 hours)
Email: hkg-info@mofa.go.krf
Phone: +852 2529 4141
Website: LINK

Switzerland Consulate (24 hours)
Email: hongkong@eda.admin.ch
Email: helpline@eda.admin.ch
Phone: +852 3509 5000
Phone: +41 800 24-7-365
Phone: +41 58 465 33 33
Overseas registration: LINK
Website: LINK

United States of America Consulate
(24 hours)

Email: acshk@state.gov
Phone: +852 2523 9011
(after-hours emergency)
Phone: +852 2841 2211
Phone: 011-852-2523-9011 (within USA)
Overseas registration: LINK
Website: LINK

Please note that this page is current as of March 18, 2021. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Section B: Lower School

We are so excited to be able to welcome students back to campus. Please take a moment to familarize yourself with our back to school procedures.

Ensuring the health and safety of all members of the CDNIS community
As we return to on campus learning, we want to make sure that we work together to ensure the health and safety of all members of our community. Please take the time to read the following guidelines and protocols which students and parents will be expected to follow:

Prior to students coming to school each day:

  • Parents/Guardians must take their child’s temperature & RAT result each day before going to school and report this to the school via the Parent Portal.
  • If a student has a fever (37.5 or higher), they should not attend school.
  • Students should come to school with a properly fitted mask and have 2 spare masks with them. We encourage the use of high quality masks such as N95 type masks.

Please note that results of the RAT need to be submitted by 7:30am for Early Years AM classes and Prep to Grade 5, and at 11:00am for Early Years PM classes. It is important to note: students who have not submitted a negative RAT prior to arriving on campus will be sent home for the day. Parents will not be allowed to complete a RAT outside of the school campus if they forgot that morning, the child will be sent home and not permitted into the class for the day. Students who tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 3 months and who provided official notification to the school at that time do not need to complete a daily RAT test.

If you are asked to collect your child due to the absence of a RAT in our records please collect them at the LLAC as quickly as possible and have a sign with your child’s name and class clearly visible in the window. Early Years to Prep families will be asked to show their parent or guardian lanyard before we are able to hand the child over.

If your child has recently had COVID and you are able to provide proof, then it is likely that they may be exempt from taking the daily RAT. Please contact our school nurse for more information. Families who have had COVID but are not able to provide proof are expected to take a daily RAT.

At school, students will be expected to:

  • Keep their mask on at all times, covering both their nose and mouth, removing it only to drink water and to eat a snack
  • Eat their snack, with teachers’ permission while seated at a desk
  • Ensure proper hand sanitization

Teachers will:

  • Ensure good ventilation in their classroom
  • Remind students of expectations around masks
  • Provide structured opportunities for students to eat a snack in class

Please note that these guidelines are current as of April 25, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

The 2021/2022 Lower School schedules are as follows:

Early Years morning session:         7:50am-10:20am
Early Years afternoon session:       11:50am-2:20pm
Prep-Grade 5:                              7:50am-2:20pm

Homeroom teachers will share their specific class timetables with parents.

As EDB and CHP requirements may change before the end of the academic year, if there are any changes parents and staff will be notified via email and this page will be updated (as necessary). Parents may find the latest school calendar in the Parent Portal.

Please note that this page is current as of April 13, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

For the remainder of this academic year we are not able to offer a hot lunch service for the Lower School. Therefore, we are asking all students to bring a healthy packed lunch and snack to school each day. Teachers will be reviewing the lunch protocols with students on their first day back on campus. These include, proper hand washing before eating, only removing your mask when you are eating and there will be no talking while masks are removed.

Please note that this page is current as of April 13, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

The only difference for our students who are not returning to campus is that there will no longer be any remote lessons since we will be attending full day classes. Homeroom teachers will continue to share a weekly update which outlines the learning intentions for the week and the resources that we will be using in class so that families can independently follow the curriculum. We will also arrange a weekly social Zoom with the class so that students can stay connected with their peers. A grade level help desk will be organized each week so that students can ask questions and seek clarification on the work that is occurring in the classroom.

Please note that these guidelines are current as of April 13, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Questions? Please contact the following:

Section C: Upper School

We are so excited to be able to welcome students back to campus. Please take a moment to familarize yourself with our back to school procedures.

Ensuring the health and safety of all members of the CDNIS community
As we return to on campus learning, we want to make sure that we work together to ensure the health and safety of all members of our community. Please take the time to read the following guidelines and protocols which students and parents will be expected to follow:

Prior to students coming to school each day:

  • Parents/Guardians must take their child’s temperature & RAT result each day before going to school and report this to the school via the Parent Portal.
  • If a student has a fever (37.5 or higher), they should not attend school.
  • Students should come to school with a properly fitted mask and have 2 spare masks with them. We encourage the use of high quality masks such as N95 type masks.

Please note that results of the RAT tests for Upper School students will be reviewed at 8:30am each morning. Any student who has not completed their test prior to coming to school will be sent home for the day. It will not be possible for parents to have their child complete a test if results were not reported prior to the child’s arrival. We will contact parents and students will need to go home for the day. Students who tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 3 months and who provided official notification to the school at that time do not need to complete a daily RAT test.

If you are asked to collect your child due to the absence of a RAT in our records please collect them at the LLAC as quickly as possible.

If your child has recently had COVID and you are able to provide proof, then it is likely that they may be exempt from taking the daily RAT. Please contact our school nurse for more information. Families who have had COVID but are not able to provide proof are expected to take a daily RAT.

At school, students will be expected to:

  • Keep their mask on at all times, covering both their nose and mouth, removing it only to drink water and to eat a snack
  • Eat their snack, with teachers’ permission while seated at a desk
  • Ensure proper hand sanitization

Teachers will:

  • Ensure good ventilation in their classroom
  • Remind students of expectations around masks
  • Provide structured opportunities for students to eat a snack in class

Please note that these guidelines are current as of April 13, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Starting Tuesday, April 19, Upper School students will follow these schedules:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As EDB and CHP requirements may change before the end of the academic year, if there are any changes to the Upper School schedules, parents and staff will be notified via email and this page will be updated (as necessary). Parents may find the latest school calendar in the Parent Portal.

Please note that this page is current as of April 13, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

In order to accommodate a safe lunch routine at school we have made changes to student requirements regarding lunch. Please take the time to review these changes carefully

Grades 9-11 Students
Students in Grades 9-11 may bring lunch from home or purchase items in the 6/F cafeteria and the Maple Cafe. Students in Grades 9 and 10 will eat their lunch in the 6/F cafeteria, while Grade 11 students can enjoy a preview of senior privilege and choose to dine on the 3/F tables.

Transition Years Students
Students will alternate weekly between being required to bring a packed lunch from home and having the option to buy their lunch in the cafeteria.

  • When students are scheduled to eat in the 6/F cafeteria they will have the option to buy their lunch or to bring a packed lunch from home (or to buy a treat to add to their packed lunch).
  • When students are scheduled to eat in the 12/F cafeteria they will be required to bring a packed lunch from home and will not have access to purchase food. By the same token, they will not be permitted to purchase food in the 6/F cafeteria and take it up to the 12/F cafeteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transition Years students who would like to purchase breakfast from the Maple Cafe may do so before 8:45am. They are not permitted to buy any caffeinated beverages. The Maple Cafe is closed to students during morning recess and only students assigned to the 6/F cafeteria will be allowed to purchase food from the Maple Cafe.

Please note that this page is current as of April 13, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Once face-to-face learning resumes on Tuesday April 19, remote learning on Zoom will end. The school does not livestream lessons. Students who are not able to attend lessons on campus will have access to learning materials including lesson objectives and learning materials on Google Classroom. They are encouraged to work with these tools independently. Teachers will be available for questions by students via email and will continue to be available for weekly extra sessions using zoom if needed.  Absent students are accountable to submit all summative assessments.

Please note that these guidelines are current as of April 13, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Questions? Please contact the following:

Please note that this page is current as of January 11, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Section D: Timberwolves, ASAs & ECAs

Timberwolves
In line with EDB guidelines, Timberwolves sports for Upper School students have been suspended and the Athletics Department is offering a range of recreational sports before and after school. 
These sports are only open to Upper School students who have received 2+ Covid-19 vaccines and are 14+ days out. For further information, please contact the Athletics Department.

Fitness Centre
In line with government regulations, the Fitness Centre is open to qualified and those who have received
2+ Covid-19 vaccines and who are 14+ days out Upper School students and staff.

ASAs
Due to the limited amount of time between now and summer holiday, the school has decided not to offer an ASA programme. Refunds will be processed by the end of term. An extensive summer programme will be available and the details will be shared with parents in the coming weeks.

ECAs
In line with EDB guidelines, ECA's have been suspended pending further notice from the EDB.

Please note that this page is current as of April 25, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Section E: Health and Safety Measures for On-Campus Return

We wish to reassure you of our strict adherence to the Centre for Health Protection and EDB guidelines. All possible measures have been taken and will continue to be taken to ensure the safety of our staff and students on campus. The following protocols are applicable to all authorised entrants and have been in operation for some time:

  • Mandatory completion of the Visitor Health Declaration Form 48 hours of date of entry
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination (at least 2 doses and 14 days+ from 2nd dose. From May 31, visitors will need 3 doses and 14 days+ from 3rd dose)
  • Mandatory negative Covid-19 RAT taken the day of entering the campus
  • Mandatory use of the LeaveHomeSafe app when entering the campus
  • Mandatory wearing of masks on campus and school buses
  • Mandatory temperature check and hand sanitizing before entering the campus
  • Hand sanitizers and spare face masks are available in all classrooms, at the 9/F Reception, in the Nurses’ offices as well as L3, L6 and L11 playgrounds/gyms

 

Please note that these guidelines are current as of April 27, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

All staff, students and authorized visitors are required to complete a Health and Travel Declaration Form and show a negative RAT taken that day before being allowed on campus. Students under medical surveillance may attend school as usual provided all health guidelines are followed (i.e. checking temperature and observing for symptoms daily.) Parents or guardians must inform the school if the student is put under quarantine or medical surveillance. Staff and authorized visitors must also provide proof of vaccination and use the LeaveHomeSafe app when entering the campus.

Daily Temperature and RAT Record

Prior to students coming to school each day, the following steps must be followed:

  • Parents/Guardians must take their child’s temperature & RAT result before going to school and report this to the school via the Parent Portal. Failure to do so and your child will not be admitted on campus and will be sent home.
  • Students with a fever (37.5 or higher) or a positive RAT result cannot come to school.

Parent Volunteers

Parent volunteers play an important role in the success of various events at CDNIS. Unfortunately at this time, due to increased social distancing measures, we are unable to welcome parent volunteers to campus. Once we are able to welcome parent volunteers back to CDNIS, all parent volunteers must complete the necessary health and travel declaration forms, provide proof of vaccination and a negative RAT taken on the day. Once completed, staff will seek the necessary approvals and will notify parents accordingly. When on campus, parents are asked to wear their Parent ID or Visitor ID badge at all times.

Please note that these guidelines are current as of April 25, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Arrival and Departure
For reasons of safety and efficiency, with only exceptions for Early Years students, staff, and students with ambulatory issues, we are not be able to accommodate private vehicles (including taxi's, Uber's, etc) in the school's turnarounds, parking spaces and driveways. We strongly encourage students where possible to use Hong Kong's excellent, safe and efficient public transportation systems and/or the school bus. Parents may visit the KCM website to register.

Shuttle Bus from MTR
A free shuttle bus service for Prep to Grade 12 students operates between the Wong Chuk Hang MTR station (near Exit A2) and the school campus. The Lower School bus departs at 7:25am and the Upper School bus departs at 8:25am. Return service is also provided. Students who wish to take the free shuttle bus must pre-register via the KCM website.

Changing Buses
Students registered for the school bus service may switch buses to accomodate afterschool activities. KCM will accomodate afterschool bus changes for students in Prep to Grade 12. In order for students to switch buses, parents must fill in CDNIS 2021/2022 - Dismissal Bus Change Request Form at least 3-working days in advance. Each bus change requires one form. Further details can be found in this letter from KCM.

Health and Safety
All bus drivers and bus mothers have their temperature checked and take a RAT each morning. Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus and the bus mothers will limit physical contact. Take a moment to review KCM's protocols. Additional information can be found on KCM's website.

 

Please note that these guidelines are current as of April 13, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Sick Students
Students who show any signs of illness will not be permitted to attend school. Please do NOT send your child to school if he or she is showing any symptoms of illness which could be passed onto another child or adult. Such symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Fever (temperature of 37.5 degrees or higher)
  • Sore Throat
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Breathing Difficulty

If any member of the household has symptoms of Covid-19, or if any member of your household is under home quarantine, please do NOT send your child to school.

Students who show signs of illness or have a temperature of 37.5C or higher will be sent home from school. The school nurse will call a parent to arrange immediate pick up of the sick child.

Sick students will be taken and remain at a “Designated Area” outside the LLAC lobby and wait for parents/guardians to pick them up.

Students who have developed a fever and/or respiratory symptoms will not be allowed to return to school until:

  • Fever-free and symptoms-free.
  • The school reserves the right to ask you for a medical clearance before returning to campus.

CDNIS Fever Policy
Students must be fever free (temperature below 37.5C) without medication, and respiratory symptoms such as coughing and sneezing, for 48 hours (Early Years 1 to Grade 2) or 24 hours (Grades 3-12) before returning to school.

Action Plan for Students who Fall Ill During the School Day
Any student who develops a fever and/or respiratory symptoms during the course of the day must:

  • Let their teacher/supervisor know they are not feeling well and they would like to be excused to see the nurse.
  • Make their way to the closest nurse’s office with the least amount of traffic; use outdoor passageways where possible.
  • The nurse will provide care and assessment to determine if the student needs to be sent home.
  • The nurse will call the parents and appropriate Vice Principal/Principal if the student is confirmed to have fever and/or respiratory symptoms.
  • The nurse will put on her personal protective equipment and escort the student to the “Designated Area” outside the LLAC entrance.
  • The nurse will continue to accompany the student in the “Designated Area” until the parent/guardian arrives.
  • Transportation pick-up should be arranged to collect the student at the front of the LLAC Lobby. Parents will be advised to bring their child to seek medical advice at the nearest hospital as soon as possible. The car should leave the site immediately after pick-up.
  • The nurse will follow up with the parents on the student's condition.
  • The cleaning staff will work with the nurse to make sure all areas are disinfected according to the CHP Guidelines.
  • The school reserves the right to ask you for a medical clearance before returning to campus.

Maintaining a Safe Campus Environment
During the Spring Break, we have thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the campus.

Ahead of the resumption of face-to-face classes on campus on April 19, an external company specializing in deep cleaning disinfected the entire campus and all school buses. The products they use created a protective layer on all treated surfaces which repels over 100+ viruses and bacteria. It poses no risk to people. Learn more about Germagic here. Please do not send your child to school with any sanitizing wipes containing alcohol as these can reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.

  • Hand sanitizer will be placed inside each building entry door.
  • Bannisters, door handles, light switches, elevator buttons etc. will be sanitized on a continuous basis throughout the day by the cleaning staff.
  • Toilets and sinks will be sanitized on a continuous basis throughout the day by the cleaning staff.
  • We have urged all staff members, as well as our services providers i.e. bus drivers, bus moms, cleaning and catering staff, to step up precautionary measures to maintain personal hygiene and environmental hygiene of the school.
  • We will request all staff and service providers who have contact with our students, to take their temperature before going to school. If they have a fever, they must not return to school.

Handwashing and Hand Sanitizing

  • Students will enter school via the 9/F or 7/F entrances, one at a time. Each grade will have an assigned washroom to use and should only use the facilities assigned.
  • Students will be encouraged to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizers are available in every classroom. Upon entering and exiting the classroom students will be asked to use hand sanitizer.

Classrooms and Use of Materials

  • Sanitizing of the classroom and materials will be done thoroughly on a daily basis by the cleaning staff.
  • Students will be required to bring their own materials to school to avoid sharing. A list of suggested materials will be communicated to parents by the homeroom teachers.
  • Children’s personal toys must stay at home. iPads, laptops and mice are not to be shared and should be wiped before and after use.

Please note that these guidelines are current as of April 13, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Families who receive a compulsory testing notice must inform the school nurse immediately. If one or more tests are required, students must complete the first two tests in a series before returning to campus. The negative Covid-19 test result must be shared with the school nurse and then each case will be evaluated depending on the circumstances of the close contact before being allowed to return to campus.

Please note that this page is current as of January 11, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

The following work protocol has been in place with respect to our campus facilities:

  • Enhanced daily deep cleaning of classrooms and public spaces. This includes more regular cleaning of public spaces including banisters, door handles, lifts etc each hour
  • Use of 1:49 bleach concentration for cleaning, which is twice the minimum recommendation for schools of 1:99 bleach concentration. 1:49 is the minimum recommended standard for hospitals
  • Fumigation for the whole campus is done every week 
  • The whole campus was sprayed with a “Germagic” disinfecting spray approximately every 3 months
  • In line with the Government guidelines, the fitness room and pool have been closed to staff and students at present and a deep cleaning has taken place in these two areas, including the equipment
  • All rentals/use of our campus facilities have been cancelled as we look to restrict access to our campus
  • For hygiene reasons, water fountains have been shut off and students will need to bring a water bottle from home
  • Plastic dividers have been installed for the cafeteria tables to facilitate social distancing
  • A separate designated area is set up for students and staff who fall ill during the day
  • In the Level 12 cafeteria, ceiling fans and air purifiers have been installed and are in use, while the windows are opened to facilitate better air circulation. UV disinfecting light tubes were added during the redevelopment to clean the air coming into the L12 cafeteria.
  • In the Level 6 cafeteria, ceiling fans and air purifiers have been installed and are in use. UV disinfecting light tubes were added during the redevelopment to clean the air coming into the L6 cafeteria.

Please note that these guidelines are current as of April 25, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

  • Students who show signs of illness or have a temperature of 37.5 degrees or higher will be sent home from school. The school nurse will phone a parent to arrange immediate pick up of the sick child
  • Families who receive a compulsory testing notice must inform the school nurse immediately. If one or more tests are required, students must complete the first two tests in a series before returning to campus. The negative Covid-19 test result must be shared with the school nurse and then each case will be evaluated depending on the circumstances of the close contact before being allowed to return to campus.
  • A separate designated area is set up for students and staff who fall ill during the day

If a student develops a fever and/or respiratory symptoms during the course of the day they should:

  • Let their teachers know they are not feeling well and they would like to be excused to see the nurse.
  • Make their way to the closest nurse’s office with the least amount of traffic or outdoors if possible.
  • Nurse will provide care and assessment of the possibility the person has contracted the coronavirus.
  • Nurse will call the parents and the appropriate Principal or Vice Principal if confirmed of a suspected Covid-19 case.
  • Nurse will call LLAC to inform their team to help prepare the set-up. LLAC Team will call Fac-Man to prepare cleaners and to ask security to help with escorting parents and making sure the route to the “Designated Area” is clear. Once LLAC and Fac-Man are prepared, LLAC team will call the nurse to inform them they are ready.
  • Nurse will put on her personal protective equipment and prepare to escort the student to the “Designated Area”.
  • Nurse will remain with  the student in the “Designated Area” until transportation arrives.
  • Transportation pick-up should be collected in front of the LLAC Lobby. Parents will pick up their child outside of the school and be advised to seek medical help at the nearest hospital. The car should leave the site immediately after pick-up.
  • Nurse will follow-up with parents to find out if the student has tested positive for the coronavirus. Thereafter, we will await further instructions and advice from the Centre for Health Protection.

Please note that these guidelines are current as of January 11, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

School Bus Service
All bus drivers and bus mothers have their temperature checked and take a RAT each morning before going to work. Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus and the bus mothers will limit physical contact. Take a moment to review KCM's protocols. Additional information can be found on KCM's website.

Food Service Provider
All cafeteria staff have their temperature checked and take a RAT each morning before going to work. Hand sanitizer is available on all cafeteria tables and cafeteria staff will limit physical contact. Please take a moment to review Maxim's Cleaning and Preventative Measures.

Note:
Families who have outstanding lunch orders for January 17 to 28, can carry these credits forward to be used towards their child’s lunch order during Q4 from April 1. Please contact CDNIS Catering with your child’s name, student number and homeroom and Maxim's will follow up with you regarding the credit owing. Please note that no cash refunds are available.

For parents concerned about bus refunds, please be assured we are in contact with KCM, from whom you will be hearing from shortly.

 

Please note that these guidelines are current as of April 13, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

Online Learning Resources

Seesaw will be the platform used from EY1 to Grade 4, and Google Classroom will be used in Grade 5. Additional online resources may be used, but are to be approved by the PYP Coordinator and Lower School Leadership Team. Online resources and Zoom links for homeroom and specialist classes will be stored in a central location for families along with the necessary usernames and passwords.

Google Classroom is the primary remote learning tool used in the Upper School. Teachers will hold lessons on Zoom and links will be made available to students on an individual teacher’s Google Classroom page. To facilitate communication between students and teachers, all students in grades 6 to 12 will have access to Google Hangouts; this tool should be used for academic purposes only.

Please note that this page is current as of January 11, 2022. Changes to procedures will be made as needed.

We recognize that families and students may experience some challenges with technology during periods of online learning. We have assembled these resources at assist:
 
If you need additional support, please feel free to contact any one of the following departments: