Dear ISQ Parents,
On behalf of our teachers, staff, and leadership team, we hope your families are healthy and have been managing to adjust in the midst of this situation. Though none of us could have anticipated the unique situation we’re facing, I’m thankful and appreciate your adaptability and positive attitudes as we’ve begun HBL. We’re truly better together.
As we begin looking ahead to starting on-campus classes again in March, we’ve received a few questions from parents we thought would be helpful to share with everyone.
Why doesn't ISQ resume classes at the beginning of March?
A: Travel advisories have not been lifted, and at this stage, it is still not known definitively when the government will allow schools to meet. Furthermore, the health and safety of our students and staff is paramount and the trajectory of the situation is still not clear. We are committed to ensuring that we do not prematurely start school at the risk of our community.
In the meantime, we're confident our teachers, students, and parents can continue achieving quality learning together through our HBL initiative.
Why is there a travel week from March 1-8?
A: Currently the majority of our ISQ students and staff are outside of China. By providing a timeframe for students, their families, and our teachers to travel and transition back, this will enable both students and staff to not miss out on the delivery of HBL during this time.
Why do we need to keep the spring break?
A: The current situation of risk, uncertainty, and travel places additional and unwanted stress on the brain of our students. High stress can close off the pathways to thinking and memory centers. In order to promote and sustain deep learning, higher brain functioning and positive academic outcomes, breaks are necessary to be built-in.
Thank you for your continued trust and partnership through this uncharted journey. It’s an honour and privilege to be a part of your child’s learning and growth and we look forward to seeing your families soon.
Head of School