Campus Reopening Hub

We are delighted to welcome our students back to campus. In this Campus Reopening Hub, you will find all of the necessary information to help prepare your family for a safe return to campus.

Our initial planning documents cover the first few weeks of reopening. During this period we will carefully review our systems, with a view to how we may expand our provision on campus, for which we will share further details in due course. 

Our priority at this time is to keep our community safe as we learn to ‘live with Covid’. We have carried out a comprehensive review of our safety measures to make sure all of our community are kept as safe as possible. 
 

key guidelines

Bubble approach: We will only allow a small number of students in school at once to begin with, to ensure that we are able to socially distance properly and create safe ‘bubbles’ of students and staff. We will review carefully how we might manage this going forward in order for us to expand access to the campus over time for more students. 

Online learning: If your child’s year group is not scheduled to be on campus, they will have access to online learning in the same way they did during school closure.

Hands, Face, Space: We will be emphasising the importance of washing or sanitising hands, wearing masks at all times (except during PE/when eating) and maintaining social distancing in lessons and when moving around the school. 

Track & Trace: We kindly ask for your cooperation with keeping an accurate log of all students’ activity out of school daily, including transport to and from campus and in the evening   This is a legal requirement so either you (for Lower School parents) or your child (in Upper School) will be asked to write this in your child’s Communications Diaries/Reading Records (LS) or dedicated document shared by their tutor every day.

Coming to school is optional at this point and we will be providing a hybrid, blended approach (with access to online learning remaining) to ensure that no child is left behind. 

ATK Tests and Health Form: There are a number of requirements regarding ATK testing, completing Thai Save Thai health forms and vaccination that must be adhered to. These are set out in the 'Prior to Arrival on Campus' section below.

It is our requirement that students are tested twice weekly. Please see the testing schedule below to see when your child will need to be tested.

Parents/carers will ONLY be allowed through security if they can show their MoPH Vaccination Certificate or similar official certificate from other countries. Any unvaccinated parent who would like to pass security will be asked to show a negative ATK test taken in the preceding 24 hours.

Parents/carers will NOT be allowed in the school buildings at any time, with the exception of those with children in Early Years and Years 1-2. 

98% of staff are fully vaccinated. We have extensive control measures in place to keep any risk to a minimum. Vaccination is not currently a legal requirement so I am sure you will understand that we cannot discuss staff personal medical matters.

After school activities/academies and private music lessons will continue online. We hope to be able to recommence a limited programme of activities onsite at the beginning of November. 

Uniforms: We are aware that not all students will have the correct uniforms for their first day. If your child does not have the correct uniform, can we please ask to send them to school in their PE kit or navy/white/black clothing that closely matches the Harrow uniform until your child can visit the Uniform Shop. Thanks!


Prior to arrival on campus

tHAI SAVE THAI Health FORM

Before every day that your child comes to school :

Between 6am and 6pm on the day before your child comes into school: parents must complete the Thai Save Thai Health Form HERE.
 

ATK Testing

Our medical team have developed a testing process which provides us with a robust system of testing, ensuring that we are able to comply with the Government guidance and, also, surpass this by sampling a large proportion of our students.  This will help in ensuring effective levels of health monitoring and surveillance across our campus

Every student who has returned to campus was ATK tested and we will now implement regular retesting. This is required in order to detect any cases of Covid-19 after the incubation period has passed (approximately 72hrs). 

To ensure effective levels of health monitoring and surveillance across our campus all students must: 

  • Retest every 72hrs in order to enter the School (Please see the testing schedule below)
  • Upload the results of the test to the Parent Portal between 6am-6pm the day before they are in school
  • If a negative test has been entered into the portal, the student and parent will receive a School pass (tick) with the appropriate dates of permissible entry. 

If your child has not yet come back to school parents must also complete the ATK test procedure and submit it HERE between 6am and 6pm the day before their child's first day back.

Please note that students or parents arriving at school without having completed an ATK test will not be provided tests by the school, nor will the students be allowed to enter the campus. Please test your child before they come to school. We will have registers of those with and without School Passes as a back up.

Every day that your child comes into school:

Before leaving home: parents should check their child's temperature. If this is above 37.5 degrees, or if they are showing other signs and symptoms of illness, your child should not come to school, and parents must inform the relevant administrative office.

On arrival at school: parents must ensure that the emailed School Pass is ready to be shown to the guards upon entry to school at the Clock Tower/ Infant Entrance Gate /EYC. Any parents wishing to accompany their child through security must also be ready to show their vaccination certificate or a recent ATK test. We would be grateful if parents who are not accompanying their child through security do not leave their cars during drop off and pick up.

Students in Upper School can use their mobile device to show the email School Pass to our staff.

Health Form and ATK Test

*Please log in with your parent portal login details. 

If you have any problems logging in, please contact our ICT Services technical support (02 503 7222 Ext 1185, 1256).

Once you arrive, the following measures will be in place: 

  • Arrival and departure times will be staggered, with different entrance/exit points for students. Please click here for drop-off and pick up details for Lower School and here for Upper school. Please ensure your child is dropped off and collected promptly within the appropriate time windows.
  • Everyone wishing to enter the campus will be temperature checked upon arrival
  • Nurses will be on hand to check for respiratory disorders
  • There will be social distancing measures in place and shoe-cleansing stations 
  • There will be hand sanitisers strategically positioned at the entrance
  • Everyone entering the campus will be required to wear a mask
  • If you need to meet or speak with the class teacher, this will have to be arranged separately via email and conducted through Zoom

Other facilities

The Kopse Café will be closed to reduce the risk of groups congregating. 

The School Shop will be open,  Mon- Fri 7am - 4pm, with social distancing measures in place:

  • Parents must book their visit online using our portal
  • Customers need to clean hands with alcohol and measure temperature on entry.  Face masks must be worn
  • Extensive social distancing measures are in place between customers and staff: customers may not touch clothing on display (they will be presented by staff as requested); clear social distancing markings are in place; dividers are in place for safety at the checkout counter
  • School retail staff wear full PPE, are fully vaccinated and ATK test regularly 
  • Customers may try on our samples and used samples will be immediately separated for sterilisation.
  • Customers are not permitted to return goods during the pandemic to minimize transmission
  • School shop staff will sanitise touch points after every customer visit
Harrow Bangkok School Shop

You can find out specific Phase and Year Group information by clicking on the buttons below. Having read that information, if you have further questions about the reopening and return to school:

For Upper School students please contact your child’s tutor directly. 

For Lower School please contact our Lower School admin team at lowerschool@harrowschool.ac.th.

LS Reopening
US Reopening

We have also been busy implementing a range of measures for ensuring a safe and healthy campus and we are ready to welcome students back safely. You can read all about our control measures HERE.

Stay Safe

 

The school will follow all government regulations and put in place a wide range of safety measures but inevitably we cannot guarantee that there will never be any cases of Covid on campus nor can any reasonable and practical safety measures ever fully eliminate any possibility of infection. Whilst we will always do our best to keep our students, staff and visitors safe, the school is therefore unfortunately unable to accept any liability should any person contract Covid while attending the school.