Re-Entry to ISS
Sindelfingen Middle Years
How will it work?
Students not present in the school building will continue to be offered Distance Learning.
During their time on campus, students will follow their normal timetables. There will be some adjustments concerning lunch and break times, in order to coordinate facilities usage with our primary classes.
The main classrooms planned for our students will be, according to the weekly rotation
- Grade 6: Design Room
- Grade 7: Apartment 2
- Grade 8: Music/Cafeteria
- Grade 9: Apartment 4
- Grade 10: Apartment 3
Coming & Going
Students will enter and exit using the side entrance at the front of the building which leads upstairs to the apartments.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many children will be in each class?
Depending upon the size of the classroom and in accordance to regulations set out by the state, there will be anywhere from 4 – 16 students in a room.
How many children will be on campus?
In the Primary area of the school, half of the student body will be present. In the MY area of the school, approximately half of the student body will be present.
Which staff will work with my child?
All MY staff that can be present at school, will be.
Is this regular school?
We will hold classes according to the normal MY timetable. There will be some fluctuations concerning breaks times and lunch times to coincide with times when the PY students will also be using various facilities. The expectation is that physical education classes will be held on the playground, or students will go outside on a run or walk with their teachers, perhaps using the track and field at the SVB if it is open.
Is the school providing food and drinks?
Your child should come to school with a morning snack, lunch and drinks. Utensils and containers should be in a bag that the children can take home with them at the end of each day. Students may access drinking water during the day to refill their bottles. They may not drink directly from the fountains. All desks must be wiped down before and after each meal. Grade 9 & 10 students will not go off campus.
Which hygiene measures will be in place?
Local required health regulations will be kept. The staff will take every reasonable effort to ensure the children keep to a safe distance from each other. Regular hand washing will be mandatory. The wearing of masks is – in line with local regulations – not compulsory, though we will have masks available in school. When students are moving around the school building, masks will be strongly encouraged for all students aged 6 and above. Should it not be possible, due to extraordinary circumstances, to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres, a mask and gloves must be worn. Students will be provided with masks and gloves as required. In addition, disinfectant wipes will be available for students to clean their own working space at regular intervals.
What clothing is appropriate?
The children will spend time outside in the fresh air so we ask that you make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions.
What else should I bring?
Students bring all supplies needed for their regular classes. These must be kept in a bag at their seats. Their jackets will hang on the backs of their chairs. Students may not use their lockers or the locker area nor may the share equipment with each other.
How will students get to school?
Travel to school is the individual responsibility of students and parents. Please be reminded of the requirement to cover nose and mouth on public transport. Below are conditions for entering the school building which should be considered when planning your journey to school.
Which entrance will I use?
The side entrance leading up to the apartments will be the only entry point into school for MY students. Students should wait outside on the ramp and steps leading to this door, maintaining safe distance, until they are admitted to the school by a member of staff. Please do not arrive before the appointed time. No other entrance is to be used to ensure health boundaries are kept. Entrance time will be 8:05. Do not arrive at school earlier than this, nor later than 8:10. Take the S-1 train from Stuttgart direction which arrives at 7:57. Take the S-1 train from the Herrenberg direction which arrives at 8:02.
At the end of the day, students leave the building promptly to either take public transport or to be picked up. No students may stay in the building after school. Parents need to be on time for pick up.
Parents may not enter the school building.
How will classrooms be cleaned?
As mentioned, ISS will try and make sure that all hygiene and health standards and advisories are kept. In addition, classrooms and other areas, such as the toilets and corridors used by children, will be thoroughly cleaned.
Who should I contact if I need help or support?
Please call the school office 0703 1-685 978 0 between 8:10 and 15:30 (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri) and 8:10 and 12:30 (Wed). Please ensure that your contact details in Veracross are up-to-date with contact details where we can reach you during the day.
What if my child has an existing health condition?
Parents should follow local authority advice regarding students who are in risk groups. If a child is in a risk group, they should not attend school. This must be clearly communicated to the school.
Is attendance compulsory?
Parents should clearly review the hygiene documentation. During this phase, parents maintain the right to decide they do not wish for their child to attend school. This must be clearly communicated to the school.
Students who cannot be physically present will need to attend classes via Teams and follow along with the rest of their classmates.
What should I do if my child feels unwell?
During the Coronavirus period it is even more important that you keep your child home when she/he is not feeling well, running a fever (above 37, 5°C), having a cough, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. You should inform the school office. No-one is to enter the building if s/he is infectious / infected or has been in contact with an infected person.
Your child would only be able to return to school after being symptom-free for 48 hours. Please note this increased time period which applies throughout the current situation.