Jan 17 – Yrs 11-13 return to school room

As announced by the Minister of Education, students in Years 11, 12, and 13 will return to classes in school from Monday 17th January. Remaining year groups will continue classes online until TCI Government makes a further announcement.

No uniform

Students coming in to school on Monday may do so without the need of uniforms. We have arranged for the school canteen to be reopened, so seniors should come prepared to pay for any lunch requirements ordered from the canteen.

N95 Mask required

As we advised last week, we now require all students and staff to use a N95 or KN95 face mask, since other types of mask have been found to be less effective against the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus. N95/KN95 face masks are available across Providenciales; in the longer term, parents may wish to import sufficient stock of such masks for their child for the rest of the school year. We will insist that masks are worn correctly and that they may only be removed to eat or drink. We shall also be strictly reinforcing the other measures within our protocols, including social distancing and regular hand sanitisation. We sincerely hope that no parent will be required to take their child home for non-compliance with our Covid regulations. Thank you for ensuring that your child understands this completely.

Vaccination requirements

From Monday, we shall be surveying our students to update our record of their Covid vaccinations (1st, 2nd, and 3rd booster). It is imperative that we all work together to keep our students and staff safe and healthy and to keep our school open. In this regard, we encourage parents of those students who have not been vaccinated, or of those who are behind in their vaccinations, to see that their child receives the necessary jabs as soon as possible.

It is equally important that parents share information about their children’s health and about their family’s health with us. Quite simply, students who are unwell may not attend school until they are better and, in the case of Covid, have been certified negative by the Ministry of Health. Likewise, any child who has a member of their immediate household ill with Covid may not attend school until they have been officially released from quarantine by the Ministry of Health.

We do appreciate the challenges that these arrangements may cause as families re-adjust. Thank you immensely for your understanding and ongoing support of the school as we strive to do our best for your children.

With very best regards,

Anthony Wilkinson