COVID-19: IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please check this page regularly for the latest information on our learning programs and school activities

Return to Campus

We are very excited to welcome all classes back to campus for the start of the 2020/21 school year! To ensure the health and well-being of our students and teachers, we are implementing the following protective measures:

  • Staggered arrival, break and pick-up times (see the section below for specific information on your child’s school form)
  • Fixed seating plans in classes; separation of classes and school forms as much as possible
  • One-way walking systems in all corridors and stairways; individual use of restrooms
  • Regular ventilation and disinfection of classrooms
  • Corona testing for all teachers and staff
  • EVERYONE who enters our school campus (students, teachers and staff) is to wear a face mask at all times and keep a distance of 1.5 meters from others

Admissions

Our Admissions Office continues to be available Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm to answer any inquiries and discuss enrollment at Cologne International School:

  • By email: Admissions@if-koeln.de
  • By phone: +49 (0)221-310634-0
  • By video chats or calls via Skype or Google Meet

To best protect the school community, we urge you to comply with the following measures:

– After returning from a risk area or hotspot or having contact with an infected person, either submit a negative corona test or undergo a 14-day quarantine before entering the school premises.

– Children with illness symptoms are not to be sent to school. If children show cold-like symptoms at school, they have to be sent home for at least 24 hours. We must report any infection symptoms that may be related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus directly to the health department of the city of Cologne.

We are constantly evaluating the situation and considering all of our options. Our students’ health, happiness and ability to learn remain our absolute priority.

Bilingual Primary

– The entire Bilingual Primary School, including the School Administration, will remain in the A-building; the Shared Services Team (e.g. Admissions) has moved to the E-building.
– Primary students are to use the main entrance (at the sports hall) for arrival and pick-up:
Grade 1/2 arrival is from 7:50-8:00am; pick-up Mon, Wed and Thu at 3:20pm, Tue and Fr at 2:35pm
Grade 3/4 arrival is 8:00-8:10am; pick-up Mon, Wed and Thu at 3:30pm, Tue and Fr at 2:45pm
– Sports lessons, including Tai Chi and Kung Fu, will take place outside – please make sure your children are dressed appropriately (sun caps, rain gear).
– Singing and wind instrumental lessons will be temporarily replaced by an alternative music program.
– Please contact the Primary Leadership Team with any questions or concerns you may have:
primary.management@if-koeln.de

International Secondary

– The entire International Secondary School, including the School Administration, will be located in the E-building; the Shared Services Team (e.g. Admissions) has moved to the E-building as well.
– At normal arrival and leaving times, all ISS students are to use the 180 entrance, located halfway down the side of the E-building, before the main entrance. Students entering or leaving at other times are to use the main entrance.
Arrival: 7:55-8:05am
Pick-up: 2:45/3:30pm
– Breaks will be in the park across the street from the school, supervised by homeroom teachers.
– Sports will take place outside.
– Singing, wind instruments and band classes will temporarily be replaced by an alternative music program.
– Please contact Mr. Shaun Roberts, the International Secondary Principal, with any questions or concerns you may have: shaun.roberts@if-koeln.de

Gymnasium bilingual +

– The entire Gymnasium bilingual +, including the School Administration, will be located in the B-building; the Shared Services Team (e.g. Admissions) has moved to the E-building.
– All Gymnasium students are to enter and exit the campus through the fire brigade gate on Neue Sandkaul, next to Vincerola.
Arrival: 8:00-8:15am (any late arrivals are to use the main entrance)
Pick-up: 2:45/3:30pm (any late leavers are to use the main entrance)
– Sports will take place outside.
– Singing, wind instruments and band classes will temporarily be replaced by an alternative music program.
– Please contact the Gymnasium Leadership Team with any questions or concerns you may have: management.gym@if-koeln.de

* All students must have a protective face mask, which is to be worn on the entire campus. 

* Our school kiosk will remain closed; hot lunch is being provided for those students who have pre-registered for this – more information and registration links can be found HERE. All other food and drinks needed during the day must be brought from home. Food, drink and work materials may not be shared between children.

* Parents are not allowed on the school grounds – please drop-off and pick-up children at the relevant entrance, adhering to social distancing standards.

* Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our School Leadership Team or Management at any time:  leadership.team@if-koeln.de.

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