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DOS Letter to HIS Families March 26, 2020

Dear HIS Families, 

Yesterday, we submitted our formal application for campus reopening to the Hangzhou Education Bureau (HEB).  The application details prevention and control measures that we have planned on reopening.  Once we receive feedback (and hopefully a campus opening date), we will make any modifications and communicate these to the HIS community.  Until we reopen, E-learning will resume on March 30 and continue until each grade level is allowed to return to campus.  

 HIS is closed from February 03 until further notice under the force majeure direction of the government

As mentioned last week, we will be conducting training with all staff and faculty on the approved protocols for prevention and control of COVID-19.  In a continuation of efforts to prepare our campuses for the eventual return of our faculty and students, we have contracted the services of a professional ventilation (HVAC) maintenance company to provide a thorough disinfection protocol on our campus. Their service will clean all air filters and diffusers, while utilizing an industry-leading sterile sanitizer, throughout the system. In addition, they installed ultraviolet disinfection lamps for air-conditioning systems and have tested that all systems are back online and operating. This process of disinfecting the ventilation systems is in line with the government requirements. It maintains our pledge meet and exceed measures needed to support a healthy and safe campus.

One of the requirements for arriving to school is for parents to check for flu-like symptoms and check the temperature of their child(ren) before going to school.  We therefore recommend parents to ensure they have acquired a thermometer (we recommend an infrared no-contact thermometer).  Students will need to have their temperatures read before boarding a school bus and before walking into school.   HIS has acquired enough infrared thermometers to take student temperatures twice daily (once on entering and once before lunch).

Again, specific reopening guidelines will be sent to all parents and will be posted at the following webpage:

As always, please let your child’s teacher know if you have any queries about his/her learning and contact your child’s Principal if you have questions about the E-learning platform.  We take all suggestions, concerns and questions seriously as they help us improve our support and implementation of E-learning for each individual student.








Warm Regards,

Jeffry R. Stubbs
Hangzhou International School