Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu,
I pray this reaches you in the best of health and Iman. A newsletter was sent out on the 3rd of March informing parents of the precautionary measures we have taken as a school to prevent the contraction and spread of the novel COVID-19. I would like to inform our parents of the further measures we have taken and will be taking since our previous newsletter:
Teachers have allocated time in their lessons to raise awareness and explicitly teach our students about these measures.
We advise parents to adhere to the following recommendations:
There have been recent discussions around the possibility of school closure due to the novel COVID-19, with a few independent schools shutting operations as a reactive precautionary measure. I would like to inform our parents that we are doing our best as a College to protect our students and staff from contracting the virus. However, in the case of a student being identified with COVID-19 or a national mandate to lockdown all institutions for quarantine purposes, we have developed a range of measures to implement safe and effective home instruction.
Irfan College has created secure accounts for every student in K 11. These accounts provide safe and monitored access to a range of online resources including Google Classrooms, Google Hangouts, and other cloud-based learning platforms such Mathletics, HotMaths, Reading Eggs, among other platforms.
Our students in Years 7 11 are familiar with the method of access however years K 6 will require assistance from their families and we recommend utilising either a Desktop PC or Laptop.. Whilst devices such as tablets and phones are capable of connecting to our resources their overall functionality is limited and most tasks become difficult and time-consuming to complete.
As a College, we have decided to utilise the services of G Suite. This online platform will be used to deliver content, assign work, report and provide feedback, and monitor student participation. Staff will receive training over the next couple of weeks in regard to the operationalisation of the alternative modes of learning. Parents will be receiving further information about G Suite and range of platforms that it offers in the coming days and weeks.
In the meantime, however, we recommend the following if and where possible;
For further information, feel free to contact the College office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr Ali Arabaci