*Last updated on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
- Please complete the travel declaration form here if your travel plans have changed since February 21.
- Entry to campus is only allowed if you have your SASCard. Ensure that it is visible at all times.
- All side gates will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays. All weekend visitors must use the main gate.
- Every person who enters campus must have their temperature checked. If your temperature was not taken at the main gate, parents may proceed to the PTA or Booster Booth to have their temperature taken. Additional temperature screening, sanitizing, and enhanced cleaning measures are in place. Students must have their temperature checked at home and demonstrate that by showing their temperature screening slip.
- School-related trips will be reviewed 21 days before planned departure to determine the status of the trip.
- The following school activities are canceled until further notice:
- PTA International Fair 2020
- Recess and lunch breaks: staggered within the usual time slot.
- EAA: EAA activities will continue as scheduled.
February 21, 2020: Additional travel declaration required
February 18, 2020: Welcoming back our instructional assistant
February 12, 2020: Common questions SAS is receiving
February 9, 2020: Plan for conducting temperature screenings
February 7, 2020: Update on elevation of DORSCON level from yellow to orange and schoolwide measures in place
February 7, 2020: Contingency plans in the event of closure
February 5, 2020: New guidelines from the Ministry of Education (MOE) regarding large gatherings on campus
February 5, 2020: Suspension of large group activities and rescheduling/adjusting group sizes of some events
February 3, 2020 - English: Travel declaration
February 3, 2020 - Chinese
February 3, 2020 - High School: Cancelation of Interim Semester courses
February 1, 2020 - High School: Possible cancelation of Interim Semester trips
January 31, 2020: eNews letter encouraging community members to check website for updates
January 30, 202:0*: Information regarding infected cases *Edited to reflect the latest information as of Jan 30, 2020
January 29, 2020 - Early Learning Center: Additional guidelines
January 28, 2020: Travel declaration and FAQs regarding the outbreak
January 27, 2020 - English: Measures and guidelines issued today by the Singapore government for schools
January 27, 2020 - Chinese
January 27, 2020 - Japanese
January 27, 2020 - Korean
January 24, 2020: Announcement of the COVID-19 outbreak and guidelines set by Ministry of Health Singapore
At this time we will coordinate with the appropriate groups to reschedule or adjust the gathering sizes for the following community events where possible:
*Updated on February 25, 2020
|The following events and activities are canceled until further notice:
|The following events and activities have been reorganized accordingly:
|The following events and activities will proceed as scheduled:
The measures outlined below follow guidelines issued by the Singapore government for schools. In the interest of student and staff safety, we have implemented some additional measures based on consultations with medical professionals at International SOS, one of the leading international travel and health advisory firms. The DORSCON level was elevated from yellow to orange on February 7, 2020. We will now take the following additional steps:
Mandatory Temperature Checks
The first line of defence starts at home. Parents should take all of their family members’ temperature and keep their child at home if they are unwell.
You will only be allowed entry to campus if you have your SASCard. We have instructed our security team to adhere strictly to this policy. Please remember to bring your SASCard when you come to campus. If you do not have your SASCard you will need to visit the Eagle Stop office on Monday. We will enforce this policy beginning Tuesday, February 11. Unregistered visitors will not be allowed on campus.
Only vehicles with SAS decals will be allowed on campus. All taxis, Grab taxis and other rentals, and vehicles with no decals will need to drop off outside campus.
Entry on Weekends
All side gates will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays. All weekend visitors must use the main gate.
Athletics and Co-curricular Activities
All athletics and co-curricular activities will be limited to SAS students. Consistent with the new government requirements, there will be no visiting teams permitted on campus and there will be no more off-campus sports games or field trips until at least the end of spring break in March.
Entry RestrictionsSAS reserves the right to deny entry to campus if the answer is “Yes” to any of the below:
Enhanced Screening and Hygiene Procedures
SAS will be taking periodic temperature checks on students throughout the school. To keep our nurses’ focus on these measures, non-critical medical issues will be handled at the respective elementary, middle, and high school offices. SAS will provide masks to our health workers and sick children who are in the offices and waiting to be collected.
SAS custodians have been disinfecting all entry surfaces—door handles, door knobs, staircase railings, regularly three times a day.
Additionally, there will be hand sanitizers available in every classroom and public spaces such as libraries and cafeterias across campus. Educators will regularly remind students to wash their hands and use these sanitizers.
Leave of Absence (LOA)
These precautions also apply to all adults, including educators, kitchen staff, and visiting parents.
For students who need to be away from the classroom for any length of time we ask you to contact your teacher to receive the necessary instruction and assignments. We know that it is difficult to be away from school and we will work hard to support you during this interval away from school.
Lunch and Recess
In each of our divisions, we have created new structures to help us maintain smaller group sizes as we conduct our daily activities.
All student travel, both in Singapore and outside of Singapore, will be canceled until the end of March. We recognize this impacts IASAS and Cultural Convention in high school. We are working with the IASAS schools to coordinate potential virtual alternatives where possible. We will keep you informed as we learn more.
Do you have additional questions not mentioned in the FAQ below? Please share them with our community engagement director, Dr. Leigh Martin.
- How does the World Health Organization's declaration of COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern impact SAS?
- How do I talk to my elementary school child about the coronavirus disease?
- Is the leave of absence counted as an absence? This potentially impacts students who are in Singapore on a student visa.
- Can I send my child to school and request that they do not participate in world language, recess, and PE / swimming?
- Will we still hold the International Fair?
- How often are the buses disinfected?
- Why is SAS taking measures to suspend large group activities now?
- Is it safe to use the swimming pool?
- Who needs to complete the travel declaration form?
- What if families don’t submit the travel declaration?
- What about students who might be impacted by a travel issue but are scheduled for an IASAS trip or Interim Semester trip?
- Do the travel regulations also apply to Hong Kong and Macau?
- Is there advice for students, faculty, and staff with relatives who have come from China to spend CNY in Singapore? Some of them arrived after January 14.
- What is the procedure for a person who has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus?
- What is the procedure for a person who was in contact with someone who is now under quarantine?
- How does the school define 'close contact'?
- How will SAS update the community?
- What if a parent has not received emails related to COVID-19?
- Will information be translated to other languages?
- Do the outlined precautions also apply to extracurricular activity teachers, part-time employees, and coaches?
- Are Yeap bus drivers required to follow the same protocols as other SAS staff members?
- Will school employees be taking protective measures such as wearing masks and using hand sanitizers or alcohol-based soaps, especially in the cafeteria?
- Can the school mandate mask wearing? Why are they not?
- Will SAS host IASAS?
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Ministry of Education FAQ (Singapore)
- Ministry of Health (Singapore)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Wuhan Virus Updates
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