LIGHTHOUSE NEWS 09/11/2020

Calendar at a Glance

Date Event/Occasion
September 17 Secondary Meet the Teachers
September 26 HS SAT
October 1-6 National Day Holiday & Mid-Autumn Festival (No School)

Our calendar has been updated to include PSAT test dates (October 29 and November 11). Please follow the link below to view the entire calendar.

2020-2021 Calendar

Safe on Campus # 3

Dear Parents,

We are committed to keeping safe and healthy on campus. Please read through this week’s updates on what is happening at ISQ:

If your child is symptomatic

Every day, please make sure to check your child’s health and temperature before they go to school.

If your child has symptoms of COVID-19* or a fever of 37.3֯ C or higher, please keep your child at home, and contact your Divisional Assistant ( June Sun for ECC/Elementary or Sarah Cheng for Secondary) to let them know.

  • When children have a fever, they can only return to school 48 hours after the fever is gone.
  • When children have diarrhea or vomiting, they can only return to school 72 hours after symptoms have disappeared.

If you have any questions, please email them to nurse@isqchina.com.

*Symptoms of COVID-19 (according to the WHO and CDC) are: headache, fatigue, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, muscle aches or joint pains, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and new loss of taste or smell.

Parents on Campus

A welcome update to our parents on campus policy: current ISQ parents can visit teachers and staff at 3:15 PM on weekdays, by appointment only. Please email the relevant staff or teacher (or message ECC/ES teachers using ClassDojo) to schedule a meeting at least one day in advance.
Please note, when visiting ISQ, you will need to present your green clearance code on your phone, and go through our temperature screening.

Keeping our campus and buses sanitized

We are determined to provide a germ-free environment for our students and staff.
Each day, our campus and buses are carefully sanitized by our custodians. Door handles are cleaned twice daily; classrooms, including the floors, are disinfected daily; windows are kept open for ventilation; all public areas, including the bathrooms, the cafeteria, and the elevator, are daily cleansed and disinfected.

Our buses receive the same thorough treatment. Our bus drivers and TAs make sure to clean and disinfect our buses daily, keeping our community’s health paramount.


Secondary Meet the Teachers

Dear Secondary Parents,

We would like to invite you to join us on campus on Thursday, September 17th, for our Meet the Teachers event. This year, there will be a presentation by our Secondary Principal of Teaching and Learning, Mr. Chris Peek. Thereafter, there will be video presentations from teachers introducing themselves and their classes.

We will hold a Question and Answer time with the Principal. If you have any questions, please send them ahead of time to Sarah Cheng or through your grade WeChat groups. Specific questions can also be gathered for individual teachers, which can be responded to later by those teachers.

There will be an opportunity to mingle with on-campus teachers, including our Chinese Department, English Language Support Department, and members from the Secondary Division (in the COVE Café area on the second floor).

Details:
When: Thursday, September 17th
Where: ISQ campus
Time: 3:15 – 4:30 PM
What is necessary to get on campus:

  • A green Shandong Health Code emailed to Sarah Cheng (Sarah.Cheng@isqchina.com). Parents could serve us by collecting those together by grades, and sending them in all at once.
  • A temperature below 37.3 ֯ C upon arrival.

We are looking forward to meeting with you next week!

Sincerely,

Secondary Principal Team

High School Chemistry Class with Mrs. Shi

Gallium is a very safe metal with a relatively low melting point- about 30 degrees Celsius. It was exciting to hold a metal like this. One of the students even said it made him feel like a child again – getting it all over his hands. He took a long time to wash it off!

When burning your lab is not an option in real life, Chemistry students use Labster's science experiment program. Here they manage the problem in a simulation experiment.

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