The health prevention in Dongguan has been people’s major concern since March 11, 2022. The sudden challenge disrupted parents and students’ normal life and study. In accordance with requirements from Nancheng Education Management Center, all schools in the district suspended offline learning. ISD were well prepared for online learning, providing students with high quality online learning experience.
Additionally, ISD administrative team made quick response to prepare all required documents and strictly followed official notices and further instructions, making ISD to be one of the first batch of schools resuming offline classes. Working closely with Dongguan Education Bureau, Nancheng Education Management Center, Dongguan Public Security Bureau and Dongguan Disease Control and Prevention Center, ISD epidemic support team members have participated in five related meetings and four trainings since March 31.
On April 7, ISD received the latest official school reopening requirement that all returning teaching faculty, Secondary School students and their immediate family members must test three times in 3 days, and complete the 14-day tracing contacts record. ISD quickly reached out to parents to collect required information. With strong supports from parents, ISD worked out detailed plans to ensure SS students had a smooth and safe return to campus. Also, the supporting staff received notice to finish schoolwide disinfection twice in a week.
On April 10, ISD, together with Nancheng Education Management Center, reviewed its regulations and procedures including a comprehensive inspection covering epidemic prevention and control protocol, epidemic emergency response, NAT spot check guideline, school reopening procedures, and school entrance management. All these efforts paid off with the official approval for returning to campus.
ISD leadership and faculty staff were excited to welcome SS students back to campus on April 11, and implemented health prevention measures! On the first day of school reopening, the return rate of middle school students hit 95%, while the rate of high school students was nearly 90%! In addition, the rate of returning teaching faculty reached 80%. The return for SS students went smoothly, thanks to the understanding, supports and cooperation of everyone involved. ISD was thankful for the great efforts of every parent, student, teaching faculty and epidemic support team member. All ISD community will continue its commitment and courage to tide over difficulties.
While celebrating the return of SS students, ISD is active in cooperating with the official and making preparation for the EC and ES students return. ISD is looking forward to seeing all students resume face-to-face classes on campus soon!