ISB Campus COVID-19 Safety and Operations 2022-2023
We are thrilled to welcome back our students for the 2022-2023 school year!
It's been a long road. For the past two years, ISB has prioritized educational continuity while taking all necessary measures to provide a safe and healthy environment. As a school, we worked hard to implement a series of health and safety protocols that allowed us to keep our doors open and offer uninterrupted in-person learning. We strongly believe that students benefit most from daily interaction with their teachers and peers.
As the pandemic evolves, our twin commitments to uninterrupted learning and to the health and safety of our community stand firm. In this spirit, our school will continue to update safety measures based on data and guidance from a range of authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD). As always, we will notify you of any protocol changes as they arise.
Please review these protocols carefully.
Can my student be tested at an external testing facility instead of an at-home test?
Yes. Testing sites can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-covid-19-test
Will students be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine?
Per the Enrollment Agreement, the School requires all eligible students to receive COVID-19 shots before the first day of school. There will be exemptions for those who (1) have a medical condition that makes it unsafe for them to receive the vaccine; or (2) have sincerely held religious beliefs which are in opposition to receiving the vaccine. Families requesting exemptions should contact the Head of School.
Will students be required to have a COVID-19 booster shot?
The School requires all students to receive the primary series vaccination before the first day of school. We strongly recommend and encourage students to receive booster shots if eligible, but we do not require it at this time.
Will the School monitor the vaccine status of students?
Yes. We kindly ask that you provide a copy of COVID-19 vaccination proof (CDC card, for instance, or Pass Sanitaire) by emailing it to the School Nurse.
Will ISB Faculty & Staff be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine?
The School requires all faculty, staff, and coaches to be fully vaccinated, including booster shots as applicable.
Will a Magnus App daily attestation be required again this year?
No. Instead, we kindly ask that you screen your students at home before coming to School in the mornings. This helps us create the safest possible environment for your students and our Faculty & Staff. If your child is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, do not send them to School, and please inform our nurse. When feeling sick, it is critical to stay home and to seek testing and care as appropriate.
- For questions about the program, teaching and learning, and schedules, please contact ISB Division Directors:
- For questions about COVID protocols, please contact the Chief Financial Officer/COVID Response Officer: Isabelle Praud
- For health-related questions, please contact the ISB Nurse (TPS to Grade 12): Maeve Glynn Hermida
- For questions about buses, lunches, traffic, and auxiliary services, please contact: Karen Sturla Avogadri
- For questions about Admissions, please contact Admissions Director: Lucy Pelham
- For questions about garderie, study hall and extracurricular activities, please contact:
Page updated Saturday, August 20th.