Dear Parents and Guardians of International School of Riga,
Hello and good afternoon.
As you have probably already read, Latvian governmental authorities are mandating that Gr 5 and 6 students begin studying virtually as of Monday, December 7th. ISR will adhere to the mandate and do our part to help the country in slowing the COVID-19 transmission rate. Grade 7-12 students will remain to study remotely.
This is not the news any one of us wanted to hear today, but it is where we find ourselves at the moment. The pandemic situation is real, and the responses seem to be fluid, not only in Riga and Latvia, but around Europe and the rest of the World.
Vaccines cannot come soon enough. It will be a wonderful day when we can finally put this virus and all that has come with it behind us. Until that time, we will do our part to help stem the tide and keep the community as safe as possible.
Our Grades 5 and 6 will shift to a virtual teaching and learning format beginning Monday, December 7th.
Knowing that this situation might occur, Grades 5 and 6 have been preparing for it for some time now. You will be contacted by the Division Principals who will offer specific details about how the online learning for Grades 5 and 6 will take place.
We are hoping that face-to-face learning is re-instituted for all grades as soon as the COVID-19 situation improves, but at this time, we simply do not have that information to pass on to you.
For Early Years to Grade 4, the face-to-face format will not change. They will carry on as they have been at Kalnciema 118. The only change at the Primary is that beginning January 4th, students from Grade 1 to Grade 4 must wear masks while at school.
Please reach out to your ISR Division Principal(s), who will answer your individual questions and provide support to you as needed.