Dear Parents and Guardians,
Good afternoon from the International School of Riga.
We would like to express our gratitude for your continued effort and patience during these challenging times and inform you that due to the recent and significant increase of COVID-19 cases in Latvia the Latvian Ministry of Education has asked that all schools close physical campuses for Grades 7 – 12 for the week of October 26th to October 30th and move the learning to virtual formats.
ISR will comply with the virtual week from October 26th to the 30th, for Grades 7-12. Grade 6 will remain face-to-face at the Vesetas 3 campus, as will the Primary at the Kalnciema 118 campus. This to comply with the Ministry mandate that, “in order to reduce the spread of the virus and give epidemiologists time to observe fluctuations in the dynamics of the number of infections, the government decided that Grade 7-12 students will study remotely for one week from October 26 to 30 (the week after fall break)”.
To reiterate, at this time, the Primary will remain operating face-to-face at the Kalnciema 118 campus and Grade 6 at the Vesetas 3 campus.
We are aware of and regret the difficulties that this change will cause, but please be sure that ISR is committed to ensuring that your child(ren) will experience care, commitment, and high standard learning, even if it will be happening in a different format.
ISR has been diligent in its approach to COVID-19 management this year and will do all it can to maintain a face-to-face or blended learning (Plan A or Plan B models) as the teaching and learning delivery method of choice beginning November 2nd for Grades 7 – 12.
At this time, however, we fully support the efforts of Latvian governmental agencies in their efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus.
Please reach out to your ISR Division Principal(s) who will answer your individual questions and provide support to you as needed.