Dear Berkeley Parents, 


Per Ministry guidelines and following our scheduled summer break, Berkeley will be reopening on August 3rd for the 2020/21 school year.

In order to meet the ministry's criteria for health and safety please see below the following guidelines for all the Berkeley community to follow.

General Reopening Procedures and Guidelines for August 2020


Safe Distancing:

  • All public spaces have been marked for safe distancing

  • Hallway traffic is marked one-way, and staircases marked up only and down only wherever possible

  • Classrooms organized to maintain safest possible distancing

  • Lounges and canteens arranged for safe distancing

  • Playgrounds and recess scheduled to minimize crowding and contact between classes


Cleaning and Hygiene:

  • Hand sanitizer available in every classroom and public space

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols for all shared spaces, with hourly disinfection of commonly used spaces, including bathrooms.

  • Routine hand washing and sanitizing during transitions

  • All students must bring their own water bottles


Teaching and Learning:

  • Lessons designed to maintain distancing

  • Students not to share materials

  • All materials used disinfected between uses

  • For PE, no contact sports and changing times staggered to avoid congestion


Lunch and Extra-curricular activities:

  • Canteen and eating areas organized to provide safe distancing during lunch and snack times

  • Kindergarten served in classrooms

  • Elementary and Secondary canteen service, no self-service, cutlery pre wrapped for hygiene and safety

  • All extra-curricular activities and sports cancelled until further notice


Pick-up, Drop-off, Schedule:

  • Designed to minimize transitions and contact

  • Staggered drop off: Elementary and Secondary 7:30, Kindergarten 8:00

  • Staggered pick up: Elementary and Secondary 2:45, Kindergarten 3:15

  • Students are not allowed to stay after school - please pick up your child promptly


Health and Safety Guidelines:

  • Temperature and health checks for all students and staff before entering school

  • Anyone with a fever or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed on campus

  • All campus visitors must log in using Thai-Chana App or sign-in sheet

  • Everyone on campus must wear a mask at all times

  • Only students and staff allowed on campus without a scheduled appointment

Community Expectations for Reopening August 2020


Student Expectations:

  • Follow a 1-2 meter physical distancing guideline at all times

  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently throughout the day

  • Wear a mask throughout the day

  • Bring only necessary items to school


Parent Expectations:

  • Keep your student home if unwell

  • Drop off and pick up your students promptly at the assigned time

  • Only enter campus with an appointment and at the agreed time

  • Parents with appointments should sign into school at the guard desk or using the Thai Chana App

  • Wear masks at all times while on campus


Teacher and Staff Expectations:

  • Stay home if unwell

  • Follow a 1-2 meter physical distancing guideline at all times

  • Wash or sanitize hands frequently throughout the day

  • Supervise students to ensure safe distancing guidelines and other policies are being followed

  • Wear a mask throughout the day

  • Ensure that shared materials are not reused before being disinfected


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