*Last updated on Friday, October 22, 2021.
Parents will receive an email if their child was a close contact of an individual with a positive ART test. Under government rules, those children should take an ART test. There is no need to take more than one ART test. It is not mandatory to report the result of that ART test if it is negative. If the ART test is positive, they should follow the steps outlined below:
I am unwell
I am well but tested positive
I am a close contact
I am not sure what to do
October 15, 2021: COVID-19 Update: Return to School and Resumption of Co-Curricular Activities
September 24, 2021: COVID-19 Update—Distance Learning Announcement
August 27, 2021: School Calendar—Any Potential Changes?
July 30, 2021: COVID-19 Update—Start of School Information
May 20, 2021: COVID-19 Update—Last Week of School Information
- All school-related student and employee travel is suspended
- All field trips and interschool activities and athletics are suspended
- Co-curricular programs for all age groups will resume on Monday, October 18. The new government guidelines pertaining to sports and the performing arts are very specific (and in some cases quite restrictive); as such we will not be able to offer each and every program that was running prior to fall break. Divisional activities and athletics directors will be reaching out directly to families whose programs will be impacted. For more questions, please contact your child’s program director
*Last updated on Sunday, October 17, 2021
In order to keep our community safe and healthy, we each need to do our part. These checklists recommend several things one can do to help:
SAS Return-to-School Protocol
Any students, staff or faculty found to exhibit any COVID-19 related symptoms during the school day will be sent home. Individuals showing any symptoms from the below list (not exhaustive) will be asked to go home and must seek clearance from a doctor prior to their return to school. Parents are asked to collect their children promptly (if they are not taking a taxi home). Click here for more information on symptoms you should look out for and references.
If someone in your household is sick, click here for a guide to understanding who is able to come on campus.
Temperature and Health Declarations
- Daily temperature-taking with additional screening will resume for all students and staff. Students from second grade through twelfth grade are expected to bring their own thermometer to school
- Parents are expected to take their child's temperature at home before students depart for school, log it in the system and students can only attend school if their temperature is below 37.6ºC/99.7ºF
- Students and staff who are unwell or who have adult household members who have flu-like symptoms such as fever and cough will be required to stay home
- All middle and high school students and all elementary school students who will turn seven or older in 2021 should bring a token. Click here for our TraceTogether FAQ
Promoting General Good Hygiene Practices
- Face masks must be worn at all times—the use of face shields is only permitted for individuals with medical conditions or for students 12 years old or younger. Students must bring a spare mask in a resealable or ziploc bag, labeled with their name
- Elementary school students are encouraged to use their face shields while eating and drinking, and during recess
- Students must bring their own water bottles to school as water fountains will only allow for filling up water bottles
- Students will wash hands at regular intervals through the day
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of all classrooms and toilets
- Regular additional cleaning of all frequent touchpoints (for example: water coolers, handrails, lifts, doorknobs)
- Regular additional cleaning of other public spaces such as benches
- A COVID-19 cleaning and support pack in each classroom containing hand sanitizer, other cleaning materials, and support materials will be provided
- Full time trained medical staff on-site who will be able to assist any student with any symptoms or sickness
- Isolation areas to ensure safe collection of children that are determined to not be well
Masks and Face Shields
- Students and staff will be required to wear masks or face shields at all times
- Students are asked to bring their own mask or face shield
- Additional masks will be available in the nurse’s office in case of breakage or loss
- According to MOH, the groups which can wear face shields are as follows:
- Children 12 years old and below, who may have difficulty wearing and keeping face masks on for a prolonged period of time;
- Persons who have health conditions that may result in breathing or other medical difficulties when a mask is worn for a prolonged period of time;
- Persons who are speaking to a group in a classroom or lecture-style setting, where they largely remain at the spot from which they are speaking, and are able to maintain a safe distance away from any other persons.
Student Movement Across Campus
- Students will not move between divisions during the day
- Elementary students will have specific areas where they will be able to play during a shortened recess period
- A number of Safe Management Officers have been appointed to ensure compliance with the Ministry of Manpower guidance
- Where possible, staff will continue to work from home
- All student travel, both in Singapore and outside of Singapore, will be canceled
*Last updated on Friday, October 22, 2021.
- Entry to the campus will be restricted. During school day, the campus will remain closed until 7:30 a.m. to all students unless accompanied by a member of staff.
- Parents will be allowed on campus for pick up and drop off by car or walk-in only but cannot enter the main campus or buildings without an appointment.
- All visitors will be expected to have an appointment.
- SafeEntry will be in place for all adults and high school students entering the campus to assist the government with contact tracing.
- All adults entering campus will require a handphone. Those without a phone may proceed to division offices.
If a student/staff or a member of their household has been issued a Stay Home Notice (SHN), or Quarantine Order (QO) please complete this form.
- Cars will not be allowed onto campus until their designated times. All elementary school families are assigned car pick-up information and it is available on your Veracross homepage. Please print and fill out and place this pick-up information in the front dash of your car
- If you plan to drop off or pick up your child from outside the campus via car, please check out the drop-off and pick-up spots
- There will be no pick up or drop off outside our main gate in order to provide for safer traffic flow
- For off-campus pick ups, students will still not be released until their group is dismissed from campus based on the dismissal schedule
- There will be no pick up or drop off outside our main gate in order to provide for safer traffic flow.
- For off-campus pick ups, students will still not be released until their group is dismissed from campus based on the dismissal schedule.
- This video, a dismissal guide, and a complete overview of the dismissal schedule will help you understand the best way to navigate arrival and dismissal each day
*Last updated on Friday, September 10, 2021.
Our cafeterias will be open beginning on the first day of school. Outlined below is our dining plan for each division:
- In elementary school, parents will need to pre-order their child’s meal if they would like their child to eat school lunch. Fourth and fifth grade students will eat in the fourth to eighth grade cafeteria. Kindergarten to third grade students will use the K-3 cafeteria and their classrooms on a rotating basis
- In middle school, students will eat in the cafeteria and parents will need to pre-order their child’s meal if they would like their child to eat school lunch
- In high school, students may use SASCards, credit cards, NETS, or cash to purchase lunch in the cafeteria during their assigned lunch block. High school students will eat in their classrooms for the first two days of school and will then begin a rotation where they will be able to eat in designated areas across campus
Yeap Transport will comply with all LTA guidelines on COVID-19.
- There will be fixed allocated seating for students
- There will be fixed assigned seats for all riders to enable contact tracing where necessary. Siblings must sit together. Riders will be assigned seats with students in the same grades with lower grades seated toward the front and higher grade students seated toward the rear of the bus. Single riders will be assigned a seat according to their grade
- Bus seats are labeled in running number order. The bus monitor will show the students their assigned seats and the students must sit on assigned seats
- Students must wear masks whilst on the bus
- Drivers and monitors will undergo health checks including temperature checks twice daily
- Buses will be cleaned fully after every journey and equipped with full sanitizing equipment including *NEA approved disinfectant spray and cloth provided by the bus office to enable them to wipe down the bus before each trip.
- For detailed information on the school bus transport service COVID-19 provisions, please follow the Bus Crew Checklist
- For questions on school transport please contact Richard Hogan at email@example.com
*Last updated on Monday, July 26, 2021.
Do you have additional questions not mentioned in the FAQ below? Please share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 🆕How do I know How do I know if my child was in a class taught by one of the educators who had a positive ART result?
- 🆕Will my child receive a Health Risk Warning?
- 🆕Can my child come to school tomorrow?
- 🆕Does my child need to take an ART?
- 🆕Do the siblings of children who were notified by the school need to take ART tests?
- 🆕What if I was vaccinated overseas?
- 🆕What if I cannot access HealthHub to download the vaccination certificate?
- 🆕Is it safe to run after-school programs at school?
- 🆕What is the process for proving vaccination status if my child received their vaccination outside of Singapore?
- 🆕My child who is not yet 12 cannot currently be vaccinated; are they at risk?
- 🆕Can my unvaccinated child eat lunch in the student cafeteria?
- 🆕How will you make sure that employees are vaccinated?
- 🆕How do I find out if my child’s teachers are vaccinated?
- 🆕What is the school’s policy on having unvaccinated educators in the classroom before October 1?
- 🆕Are unvaccinated parents allowed on campus without having taken a test?
- Is it mandatory for SAS students to be vaccinated?
- Is it mandatory for SAS employees to be vaccinated?
- What is the school's policy on having unvaccinated educators in the classroom?
- Can I request for my child to be in a classroom with a vaccinated educator?
- If I register my child(ren) for vaccination through SAS will they be granted an appointment earlier than if we register them via the government website?
- If we already tried to register on the MOH website, but want to go through the school instead, can we retract our interest registration on MOH and submit through SAS instead?
- Can the class of 2021 graduates be included in this prioritized vaccine registration?
- Can parents come to campus?
- How will the school communicate with me during this time?
- How do we practice safe/social distancing?
- What happens if a faculty/staff/student tests positive for COVID-19?
- What does my child need to do to return to campus after being sick?
- Do I need to inform SAS if my workplace has a confirmed case?
- How do you define tiers of contact with confirmed cases?
- What is the procedure for a person who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus?
- What is the difference between being issued a quarantine order, being under a leave of absence, and being under a stay-home notice?
- What does 'close contact' mean?
- What happens if a household member is placed on a quarantine order (QO)?
- Is the leave of absence counted as an absence? This potentially impacts students who are in Singapore on a student visa.
- How is the school approaching the possibility of refunds? (tuition, bus, activities, etc.)
- How do I talk to my elementary school child about the coronavirus disease?
- What if a parent has not received emails related to COVID-19?
- Will information be translated to other languages?
- What will happen to students who exceed the 9-absence limit at the high school?
- I have heard that some schools cannot offer credit for school work that is done online? Is this true?
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Food Safety Agency Guidelines
- Ministry of Education FAQ (Singapore)
- Ministry of Health (Singapore)
- Ministry of Manpower
- World Health Organization (WHO)
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- For all non-essential or emergency communication please use the general feedback form.
- This is to allow key school departments to focus on plans and operations related to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have any medical concerns, please get medical advice immediately.
- For medical questions only, please contact the nurse's office at email@example.com.
- If you have any information that impacts the stay-home notice, quarantine order, or leave of absence, click here.
For all other questions contact Julia Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While all of us prefer being with our kids in person, distance learning has taught our students and teachers new skills and approaches. A key part of learning is to confront new challenges and work together to innovate and solve those challenges. Here you will find some frequently asked questions in the community along with resources parents can use to navigate distance learning in these difficult times.
*Last updated on Monday, Jul 20, 2020.
- SAS distance learning website
- Elementary school
- Middle school
- Elementary school
- Middle school
- A therapist’s advice for helping pre-teens in a coronavirus lockdown—qz.com
- Supporting teenagers and young adults during the Coronavirus crisis—Child Mind Institute
- That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief—Harvard Business Review