Parents and Community Members

Parents are critical in keeping our school community safe. Please, consider the following:
  • Always check your child for COVID-19 symptoms, before sending them to school.
  • Never give your child medication that could mask/reduce a fever before sending them to school.
  • If your child has a fever and/or other COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them at home and contact the school to tell them why your child will be absent.
  • Make sure that your child has masks, their own water bottle, and possibly come with their own individual hand sanitizer.
Parents or visitors wishing to access the campus must have an appointment and will need to:
  • Wear a mask
  • Have your temperature checked
  • Receive a visitor’s badge
  • Check in with the front desk staff when you arrive
  • When leaving, make sure to sign out and return the visitor’s badge.

QSI Pápa thanks you for your support and efforts to reduce risk and keep our school community safe.

Classroom Procedures

Space Arrangement

Classrooms will be set up to allow for as much social distancing as possible.

Precautionary Routine

  • At the conclusion of each class, teachers will spray each student’s desk/workstation with approved disinfectant solution for students to disinfect their desk/workstation.
  • Elementary students will not need to wipe down their station unless this seems necessary between classes.

Student School Items and Resources

  • In order to reduce the amount of sharing items we ask that students:
    • Have their own personal water bottles
    • Use their own personal school items
  • Teachers should limit the sharing of non-essential classroom resources.

PE Class Protocols

  • Teachers should plan outdoor activities whenever possible.
  • Students should not leave any personal items in the changing rooms.
  • Teachers will avoid activities that require physical contact.
  • Sports equipment will be disinfected after each class.

Music Class Protocols

Teachers will decide whether students will remove their masks depending on the activity.

  • Students should not share equipment
  • Teachers will spray music stands and any other surfaces touched by the students with disinfectant for students to wipe down at the end of each class.
  • Teachers will spray and wipe down community equipment (percussion instruments, guitars, pianos, etc.) with disinfectant after each class.

Technology Class Protocols

  • Technology classes will move from class to class.

Library Class Protocols Our library will use a 48-hour rotation system to naturally disinfect books before they are placed back into circulation. This will be done using daily bins that are rotated and stored until the appropriate time.

Campus Procedures for COVID-19

QSI – International School of Pápa is planning to return to campus on August 27th and open our doors for a new school year. We look forward to seeing all returning students and families, while also welcoming a number of new students and families into the QSIP community.

Without any clear indication for how long we will need to make adjustments due to COVID-19, we may be in a situation where we are moving through a variety of risk levels. QSIP will continue to follow guidelines defined by the local government which may include social distancing limitations or campus closure. We will follow the government’s assessment of the risk level, but QSIP realizes that we will need to respond to a number of different health and safety scenarios.

We also understand that within our school community there are a wide range of perspectives and views concerning the seriousness of COVID-19, practical precautionary methods, and realistic procedures. QSIP will continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines published by the CDC, WHO, and the Ministry of Education, while also working closely with Quality Schools International, and the local air base.  

This document is meant to outline three different educational models as they pertain to the current known considerations. We recognize that we must remain flexible and that we may be in a situation requiring us to shift from one model to another. We understand that with each model, we will need to share many more important and specific details. As we understand that some government guidelines and health recommendations may change before August, we will plan to share more specific details as we approach the start of school.

We expect that the situation will continue to be fluid and may change throughout the school year. The school will need to be prepared to possibly shift between the three models below, depending on the circumstances.

Morning Routines & Procedures

ALL STAFF AND FACULTY

  • Take body temperature before leaving home
  • Arrive at school no later than 7:45
  • Wear protective masks throughout the day (apart from lunch, music, PE, and any other exceptions)
  • Temperature checked at front or back gate.
  • Use hand sanitizer in the lobby and if possible wash hands.
  • Open windows, if possible, in work areas.

ALL STUDENTS

  • Take body temperature before leaving home
  • Likely wear protective masks throughout the day or for parts of the day.
  • Avoid sitting in common areas.
  • Upon arrival to the school, should have their temperature checked.

INCREASED WASHING OF HANDS

Throughout the school day, there will be scheduled times for students to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer.


POSSIBILITY OF WEARING A MASK

The purpose of wearing a mask while at school is for two main reasons:

  1. Prevent the spread of droplets
  2. Reduce individuals touching their faces

Though the school does have emergency masks in supply, we ask that all individuals bring their own masks to school. The requirement of wearing a mask may be dependent on a students’ age level.

Potential Educational Models

POTENTIAL MODEL #1: REGULAR SCHEDULE

When the risk level is considered to be low, QSIP will operate our regular daily schedule with increased health and screening practices. In this scenario, we will have all students on campus at the same time.

POTENTIAL MODEL #2: ADAPTED SCHEDULE

If QSIP must abide by social distancing restrictions, or the school determines it is safer to maintain such restrictions, we would be able to open our campus but with stricter health measures. By reducing the number of students in classes and restricting the mixing of students across groups, we would not be able to have all students on campus at the same time.

POTENTIAL MODEL #3: ONLINE LEARNING

If Hungary determines that schools must close their campus, QSIP will return to providing educational services via online platforms and following the determined online plan. There have been some updates concerning this plan explained under the Educational Models tab.

When the risk level is considered to be low, QSIP will operate our regular daily schedule with increased health and screening practices. In this scenario, we will have all students on campus at the same time. Our plan is to return to this model after the first four weeks of school, beginning September 28. Below is the daily bell schedule that will be used for Model #1:

If QSIP must abide by social distancing restrictions, or the school determines it is safer to maintain such restrictions, we would be able to open our campus but with stricter health measures. By reducing the number of students in classes and restricting the mixing of students across groups, we would not be able to have all students on campus at the same time. In the Elementary, Middle School, and Secondary sections, most of our classes would need to be divided. Each section will use a hybrid model of learning. We will begin school on August 27 using this model, with the goal of switching to Model #1 after the first four weeks of school, beginning September 28.

Model #2

As it is more difficult for parents to accommodate for Preschool and Elementary students at home, QSIP is committed to having all preschool and elementary students attend school for the majority of the regular school day, dismissing at 14:00.

Students will attend their regular schedule, eat lunch in their homeroom, then participate in specials (PE, Art, Music, etc.) separate from the middle and secondary students who will arrive on campus after lunch. For this, we will utilize separate parts of campus including the gymnasium, the concert hall, the classroom connected to the concert hall, and outdoor classrooms (weather permitting).

Model #2

Middle School and Secondary students will have an on-site and off-site schedule.

This means that they will attend classes online for the first four periods of the day, following the regular schedule, then on-campus classes after lunch for the final four periods of the day, dismissing at 15:30 (or an optional dismissal at 2:00, explained below). As our older students are more independent, they can more easily navigate such a schedule and connect with the on-site classes from home while also meeting with their teachers face-to-face every other day.

Online and face-to-face classes will rotate daily. For example, Friday, August 28 students will attend periods 1-4 in the morning from home online, then periods 5-8 after lunch on campus. On Monday, August 31 students will attend periods 5-8 in the morning online, followed by periods 1-4 after lunch on campus. There is an option for middle and secondary students to leave campus at 2:00 and complete classes 4 and 8 (Language and PE) from home. All language courses will be through QVS (QSI Virtual School), or through specific national programs (Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian, for example) that many of our students take. The first PE unit will be a portfolio unit spanning these first four weeks of school (Model #2) that the students are also able to complete independently. However, we will have supervision for these courses on campus if the students wish to stay until 3:30. See the sample chart below for another example:

 StartEndMonTueWedThuFri
Home/Online8:209:051st5th1st5th1st
Home/Online9:079:522nd6th2nd6th2nd
Home/Online10:1010:553rd7th3rd7th3rd
Home/Online10:5711:424th8th4th8th4th
On Campus12:261:095th1st5th1st5th
On Campus1:111:566th2nd6th2nd6th
On Campus (or home)1:582:437th3rd7th3rd7th
On Campus (or home)2:453:308th4th8th4th8th
Model #2

Distance Learning Platforms and Communication System at QSIP
The following Online Platforms support both Distance Learning and faculty/student/family collaboration to ensure a quality student learning experience when planning and delivering remotely: 

Office 365 для аудиторів і бухгалтерів: можливості, що вражають

OFFICE 365 – all staff have email accounts through Office 365 along with a variety of tools to communicate and collaborate. Some tools, such as Teams will be used with students who are also issued school email accounts (10yo-S4).

Seesaw

SEESAW is a platform for student engagement that provides creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers can find or create activities to share with students and parents (PreK-11yo).

Zoom

ZOOM is a virtual classroom platform that may be used by all teachers. This is very easy for students and parents to access, as the classroom teacher simply sends a link via email for individuals to join the meeting/class (PreK-S4).

NEARPOD is a platform of engaging media and formative assessments that make every lesson interactive (PreK-S4).

Model #3

The Middle School and Secondary program will follow the regular school schedule, meeting with their teachers online the same times as they meet when on-campus.

Model #3