Dear UWC East Africa Community Members,
Over the weekend the Senior Management of the School have been in conversations about the worsening health situation in our community.
We have also tried to take on board the advice from parents and other stakeholders and consider this advice in the light of recommendations from our Medical Professionals in both Arusha and Moshi.
Classes will continue to operate under the conditions described in our weekly UWC East Africa Campus Health Protocol Bulletin. This is posted on our website. An updated version appears at the base of this message. However, we are writing to you now because we recognise the need for greater care and vigilance to avoid unnecessary infections.
To that end we have decided to implement the following additional measures:
- There will be no mixed gatherings of students from different sections of the School. In other words we will not host whole school assemblies and the Seocndary assembly will now be either an MYP assembly or a DP assembly.
- Outdoor Pursuits will still go ahead but will be considered on a trip by trip basis. For all trips the students will travel in Campus specific buses and sleep in Campus specific tents.
- Masks. Recognising increased incidence of infections in Moshi and Arusha we have asked all staff to wear masks whenever the are interacting with parents or visitors.
- Day students from P1 upwards are urged to walk unaccompanied from the car park thereby limiting movement of adults through the Campuses. We understand that there may be times when a parent needs to see the teacher but we ask that this is reserved for emergencies or appointments.
- Primary students are not required to wear masks. Secondary students need not wear masks unless their social distancing space is compromised. Therefore Secondary students should carry a mask and be prepred to wear it should this situation arise.
- Teachers are not required to wear masks but may choose to do so. Teachers are encouraged to adopt strategies to minimise close proximity with students such as teaching from the front or teaching outdoors.
- Where classes do mix – such as Primary Reading buddies, these activities should take place outdoors.
These measures constitute the actions we can take to make our campus a safer place for all. An action we can ALL take nevertheless is to STAY AT HOME WITH THE FAMILY if you are showing symptoms. Please carry out our Daily Screening Checklist https://www.uwcea.org/wp-content/docs/Screening_Checklist.pdf on our website to assess whether you are healthy enough to come to School.
We will continue to keep you informed. Please feel free to contact me or the Heads of Campus if you have any questions.
Anna Marsden (Director)
Bob Cofer (Head of Moshi Campus)
Phil Bowen (Head of Arusha Campus)