The latest Latvian Ministry of Education guidelines and recommendations for educational institutions with respect to COVID-19 came out mid-August with updates published mid-September. In these guidelines and recommendations, the Ministry laid out the necessary measures for schools to implement in order to safely operate face-to-face. This information was widely anticipated and has allowed ISR to plan effectively with safety and student well-being foremost in mind. The International School of Riga is monitoring the COVID-19 situation at the national and international levels.
ISR has prepared a three-tiered approach to schooling and has in place a Plan A (face-to-face), a Plan B (blended/hybrid), or a Plan C (virtual or online) teaching and learning model.
Since the beginning of the school year 2021/2022, Plan A has been implemented and ISR has operated with a face-to-face teaching and learning model.
ISR has followed all guidelines for COVID-19 testing, physical distancing, and maintaining safe and secure campuses to the best of its abilities. How the school plans proceed relies heavily on how we come together as a school community in facing the realities and hardships of COVID-19. It also relies on the decisions made by the Latvian Authorities.
Please inform the school as early as possible when your child will be absent and the reason for the absence. Furthermore, if your child shows any signs of illness or has a temperature of 37.5c or above please keep your child at home and contact your family doctor as soon as possible.
If students are absent for 3 days or more it is necessary to provide a doctor’s note in order for them to come back to school.
If students in Primary and Secondary education return to school after an absence or do not fit into the educational institution’s testing schedule, they perform the COVID-19 test independently cooperating with E.Gulbja laboratory no later than 48 hours before arrival at school. If students test at E.Gulbja Laboratory, and state they are enrolled at the International School of Riga, there is to be no cost for the testing.
The International School of Riga Administration will remain vigilant with respect to future government regulation changes and will relate them to the community at the earliest.