In light of the current COVID-19 global crisis, Arcadia School has taken a range of proactive decisions to ensure the safety and health of its whole community in line with regulatory guidance from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai Municipality (DM) and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). The following information provides guidance for parents and other community members on the school’s responses. This page will continue to be updated regularly.
SCHOOL SAFETY MEASURES
The entire school building has been fully internally sanitised by a professional and licensed cleaning company and will continue to be deep cleaned and sanitised in line with DHA and DM guidelines at the end of every day.
No external contractors or delivery groups may enter the premises between the hours of 7am and 5pm.
All AC Units have been fitted with UV bulbs to ensure that no harmful microbes are able to be passed within the systems.
Seven thermal imaging cameras have been installed across the two campuses to monitor temperatures of all members of the community on entrance.
HEPA filters have been installed in the AC units for all Medical Centre and Isolation Rooms.
A full raft of social distancing labels and directions have been added to both school campuses to help support and manage the reopening protocols.
The school population has been split across six separate floors on both campuses to allow classes to be distanced safely and cohorts to be segregated.
A dedicated Health and Safety Officer has been appointed to manage the COVID-19 protocols and to ensure the safety of students, teachers and parents at the school.
The school is providing a full online learning curriculum for students who have family members who have compromised immunity or are at high risk, to ensure coverage of curriculum objectives is achieved for all age groups. Class teachers and specialist teachers are providing remote learning through the school’s online systems as follows:
Foundation Stage 1 and 2: Tapestry
Years 1 to 5: SeeSaw
Years 6 and 7: Google Classroom
Live, interactive opportunities are provided for specific age groups, for identified classes and for assemblies, whenever appropriate, through the use of Zoom technology. This is utilised under strict safeguarding guidelines and these are also shared with parents. In support of minimising virus transmission risk, the school will be limiting stocks of paper, stationery or hard copy materials to students.
Ipads are provided to Years 1 and 2 students on a loan basis to support online learning from home. Parents are required to sign a contract for provision of this equipment.
PARENTS CARE PACKAGE
Further to the announcement from Arcadia's Chairman, Mohan Valrani, on Arcadia social media platforms, we now share the "Parent Care Package" instigated by your comments and requests at the recent 'Town Hall' meeting and approved by the Arcadia board.