We have just been informed this evening that members of our community may have come into contact with people who have subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. We have therefore taken the decision to temporarily close the VERSO campus from tomorrow, Wednesday 7th April until Monday 19th April. This is a precautionary measure to keep our community safe. We will also use this opportunity to undertake a comprehensive and thorough deep clean of the campus this week.
We are grateful that the people involved informed us quickly, and we wish to thank them for their cooperation. We have asked all concerned members to undergo a COVID-19 test and to inform the school of the results immediately. We do believe the risk is slight, but under the circumstances we feel it is necessary to be cautious. Please be assured we are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to keep the community informed of further developments in the coming days.
Our Learning Designers are prepared and ready to reactivate our remote learning procedures for the start of the school day tomorrow. They will be in contact with you directly with all necessary information. Unfortunately, all on-campus activities are now cancelled until we resume school after the Songkran break.
We do expect a number of families not to see this email, given the time and understand that some students will arrive at school tomorrow. However, under the circumstances we will need to ask them to return home. If you can assist us by sharing this information with other families, that would be much appreciated.
In the meantime, for your own safety and that of our community, we ask that you all continue to follow safety measures of wearing masks in public places, frequently washing your hands and maintaining physical distancing.
We are all saddened that our last week before Songkran has been disrupted by such a sudden upsurge in Covid cases, but as I am sure you will understand we must take all necessary precautions to ensure we keep everyone as safe as possible. We will keep you updated.
As always, thank you for your understanding and support .
Founding Head of School
Cameron Fox is the Founding Head of School @ VERSO International School