COVID-19: IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

School-Wide Protective Measures

We are overjoyed to welcome all of our students back to campus for daily on-site learning as of Monday 31 May. Please refer to the section below for more detailed information about the learning programs in each school form. We will continue to uphold the highest standard of protective and hygienic measures for all on-site learning and supervision.

  • EVERYONE (students, teachers and staff) who comes within 150 meters of and/or enters our school campus is to wear a face mask (medical or FFP2) at all times and keep a distance of 1.5 meters from others, whenever possible
  • 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 (every 20 minutes for a minimum of 5 minutes) and disinfection of classrooms
  • Regular COVID-19 testing for all on-site students, teachers and staff
  • Upholding our school-wide hygiene plan

Admissions

Our Admissions Office is available Monday-Friday to answer any inquiries and discuss enrollment at Cologne International School. Due to the ongoing Corona protective measures, we are now able to hold on-campus appointments and give school tours after 4:00pm. However, we still cannot invite prospective students to visit our classes. As soon as the situation changes, we will update our policy here. In the meantime, our Admissions and Leadership Teams continue to be available via e-mail, telephone and video calls. Please contact us to make a virtual appointment:

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

  • Please continue to pay close attention to possible signs of illness in your child and only send him/her to school if s/he has been completely symptom-free for at least 24 hours.
  •  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.
  • Please keep your children at home even if a family member shows signs of illness or it is suspected that a family member has had contact with a person infected with Covid-19.

Please feel free to contact our School Leadership Team with any questions you may have.

Bilingual Primary

– Primary students are to use the main entrance (at the sports hall) for arrival and pick-up:
Grade 1/2 arrival is at 7:45-7:50am; pick-up Mon, Wed and Thu at 3:20pm, Tue and Fr at 2:35pm
Grade 3/4 arrival is 7:55-8:00am; pick-up Mon, Wed and Thu at 3:30pm, Tue and Fr at 2:45pm
– We are once again offering Spanish lessons and “Read and Play” after school until 4:15pm; all students must register to join these programs.
– If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Primary School Leadership Team: primary.management@if-koeln.de.

International Secondary

– All ISS students are to use the 180 entrance (located halfway down the side of the E-building, before the main entrance) for arrival and pick-up:
Arrival: 7:55-8:05am
Pick-up: 2:45/3:30pm
– Students entering or leaving the campus at other times are to use the main entrance.
– Corona testing will take place in Homeroom at 8:05am on the respective days.
– If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Shaun Roberts, the International Secondary School Principal: shaun.roberts@if-koeln.de.

Gymnasium bilingual +

– 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
Pick-up: 2:45/3:30pm
– Students entering or leaving the campus at other times are to use the main entrance.
– The timetables and room planning for each class can be viewed in WebUntis.
– If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Gymnasium School Leadership Team: management.gym@if-koeln.de.

Test and Mask Requirements

– Twice-weekly Corona testing is now mandatory for participation in on-site learning. All students will be tested at school, or can otherwise submit a negative corona “Bürgertest” from within the past 48 hours before lessons begin.
– All students must wear a medical or FFP2 mask for the entirety of their stay on campus; primary school children may wear cloth masks.

Food and Materials

– Any student who has not registered to receive school meals must bring all food and drinks needed during the day from home.
– Food, drink and work materials may not be shared between children.

Further Information

– 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.