Following the procedures and guidelines set by the Ministry of Education, fully vaccinated students from Years 10 and 11 were welcomed back to school on 3rd January, while Years 7 to 9 students on 17th January following a strict and organised safety protocol from the directives given by the Ministry of Health. In addition, all students underwent a COVID-19 swab test screening using the Antigen Rapid Test (ART) before they got into their classrooms, and this test will carry on weekly.
An Extensive sanitation of the school was conducted before the opening and as students were dropped-off by their parents in the designated areas, they lined up and waited to get their temperature checked and hands sanitised one by one. Their respective class teachers reinforced messages about social distancing and hand-washing, while the school staff and students are still required to wear mask in school and abide by personal hygiene measures. After five months of Home-based learning in 2021, Sarjanians were eager to see their friends, teachers, and classmates as they greeted each other cheerfully. We all look forward to a safe and wonderful school year.
With the commencement of physical learning nationwide as part of the phased re-opening strategy for schools in the Early Endemic Phase, we have welcomed students of Kindergarten 2 and Kindergarten 1 for a face-to-face learning on 17th January, Monday and 20th January, Thursday respectively. At present, Kindergarten 2 is scheduled to attend from Monday to Wednesday, while Kindergarten 1 will be attending on Thursday and Saturday – both at 30 percent capacity while the rest of the student population continues with Virtual Classes to avoid overcrowding.
For the safety and well-being of all our students and the entire SMSS community, strict safety adherence as issued by Ministry of Health will be complied. After temperature and BruHealth code check at the premise, parents of returning students will be required to administer an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) on their child. This test will be done weekly to ensure a safe learning environment at SMSS.