Policy, Guidelines, & Resources

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The ISS learning statement, “Learning at the core of all we do”, is at the heart of any move to distance learning. We define distance learning as any learning that allows instructor, students, and content to be located in different locations so that instruction and learning occur independent of place and potentially time. The purpose of this Handbook is to describe the expectations, procedures, and supports that will be implemented in the case of school closure as a result of our Emergency Response Plan and in accordance with an official mandate. These guidelines address both short and long-term closure scenarios. The primary goal is to maintain as much continuity of learning as is possible.

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The policy and guidelines apply to the following situations: 

  • Short (1-2 school days) or long-term closure (more than 2 school days) where all faculty, staff, and students are not able to be on campus. 
  • Short or long-long term absence of faculty and/or students, who are not ill, due to emergency circumstances. 

From the date of closure or absence, faculty and students will have two working days to prepare for implementation. 

In the event of any school closure, the International School of Stuttgart will provide distance learning education for its students. The continuity of learning will be aligned with the school’s Vision, Mission and Philosophy, as well as through the PYP, MYP and Diploma program expectations of the International Baccalaureate.