*Last updated on Friday, August 5, 2022
We are very happy to share the updated rules we received regarding the further easing of many of the safe management restrictions:
- Music and indoor PE classes will now be conducted without masks
- Students and educators will no longer be restricted to groups of five in our dining halls
- Students will be able to participate in field trips around Singapore
- There will no longer be a government-mandated limit to our group sizes in classrooms, recess, and sports
- There will be no continued contact tracing conducted by the school. If you have symptoms, please take an ART and inform those you were in contact with if you test positive. You may use the absence form to inform the school. After three days, please test again and if positive stay home until you test negative or day seven
- The government recently announced (see item 11) that preschool/pre-kindergarten schools should report Covid cases to families when a child tests positive for Covid-19. If your child tests positive for Covid-19, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will then share an email with all of the families in the impacted learning community without mentioning the name of the child
- Our mask policy has been updated to the following:
- Masks will continue to be required in fully enclosed air-conditioned venues (classrooms, libraries, offices, buses, etc.), except when eating
- Masks are optional in outdoor, not fully enclosed spaces like hallways and foyers, including during arrival and dismissal
- We have updated our “return to school protocols.” Please note that if your child feels ill we ask that you keep them home, even if they have a negative Covid-19 test
- It is not mandatory to report the result of that ART test if it is negative. If the ART/PCR test is positive, they should follow the steps outlined below and fill out the absence form to inform the school.
I am unwell
I am well but tested positive
I am a close contact
I am not sure what to do
Tuesday, April 26, 2022: Covid-19 Update—Easing of Safe Management Restrictions
February 11, 2022: Covid-19 Update—Campus Access, Close Contact Letters, Weekly ART Testing, and Access to Tennis Courts and Track
January 3, 2022: Covid-19 Update: Return-to-School
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
- There is no limit to the group size for mask-on activities (no more groups of five for mask-on activities)
- During mask-on activities safe distancing is no longer required
- Under the latest guidance from the Ministry of Education field trips are now permitted
*Last updated on Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Mask-Wearing Protocol on Campus
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SAS Return-to-School Protocol
- As noted in the recent guidance from the Ministry of Health, students and educators do not need to provide medical clearance to return to school after testing positive for Covid-19
- Any students, staff or faculty found to exhibit any COVID-19 related symptoms during the school day will be sent home. Click here for more information on symptoms you should look out for and references.
Temperature and Health Declarations
If you have symptoms, please take an ART and inform those you were in contact with if you test positive. You may use the absence form to inform the school. After three days, please test again and if positive stay home until you test negative or day seven
The government recently announced (see item 11) that preschool/pre-kindergarten schools should report Covid cases to families when a child tests positive for Covid-19. If your child tests positive for Covid-19, please email email@example.com and we will then share an email with all of the families in the impacted learning community without mentioning the name of the child.
- Please update your child’s vaccination status by clicking this link and entering the data into your child’s Veracross profile
- 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
*Last updated on Friday, August 5, 2022.
- We are excited to share that we are able to provide additional opportunities for parents to join us on campus. Please note that parents must be vaccinated in order to enter campus and must follow all safe management measures while on campus.
- In the table below you will find the complete list of opportunities for parents at this time:
Permitted Currently not permitted Parents may access campus after 3:30 p.m. on school days and all day on weekends to watch athletic events and performances Parents may not yet come to campus to socialize and hang out on campus (ex. cafe, library, playground, etc.) Parents may access campus to set up and host student activities on campus in school common spaces (ex. spirit day, booster bbq) Parents may not yet enter learning spaces with students during the school day Parents may access campus during the school day with a scheduled appointment to meet with educators Parents may access campus by invitation during the school day for an official school organized meeting/event Parents may use our track and tennis courts for recreation purposes.
- During school day, the campus will remain closed until 7:30 a.m. to all students unless accompanied by a member of staff
- For after-school pick up in elementary school and middle school, we will dismiss all walkers and bus riders at 3:00 p.m. and then car riders as close to 3:10 p.m. as possible
*Last updated on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
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
- Grab and Go snacks will re-open for middle school students to use during the break
- In high school, students may use SASCards, credit cards, NETS, or cash to purchase lunch in the cafeteria during their assigned lunch block
Yeap Transport will comply with all LTA guidelines on Covid-19.
- 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 Yeap Transport at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Last updated on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
Do you have additional questions not mentioned in the FAQ below? Please share them with us at email@example.com.
- 🆕Can parents come to campus?
- 🆕What if I was vaccinated overseas?
- 🆕What if I cannot access HealthHub to download the vaccination certificate?
- 🆕What is the process for proving vaccination status if my child received their vaccination outside of Singapore?
- 🆕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?
- What does my child need to do to return to campus after being sick?
- How do I talk to my elementary school child about Covid-19?
- Will information be translated to other languages?
- What will happen to students who exceed the 9-absence limit at the high school?
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
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