Thank you all for your cooperation with wearing masks and our new lunch procedures. We are working hard to keep students, faculty, and staff safe, and your cooperation and support has made a BIG difference.
We are aware of this morning’s announcement from the CECC regarding people who travelled to tourist places during the recent holiday weekend. We contacted the CECC directly to ask specifically what that meant for teachers and students at KAS.
The guidance that we received today was that teachers and students who come to school after traveling to crowded places during the four-day holiday weekend should wear masks (as we are already requiring from everybody on campus), closely monitor their temperature and health, follow the social distancing recommendations, and notify the school and stay home if they feel unwell in any way at all. The school will excuse the absence of any student who would need to miss school under these circumstances, and full credit make-up work will be allowed.
As we see circumstances changing quickly world-wide, we are planning for the possibility of extended online learning. If circumstances required us to move to extended online learning, our goal would be to offer one of the best extended online learning programs in the world. Even though we are preparing for those circumstances, our sincere hope is to continue with classroom learning, and we remain confident in the many precautions we are taking to keep students and staff safe on campus. Likewise, we are grateful for the CECC’s diligent work in keeping us safe here in Taiwan.
Our Response Team continues meeting regularly. As circumstances evolve, we will continue to take appropriate action to keep students safe and well.
Dr. Ben Ploeger
Kaohsiung American School