COVID-19: Important Information

Please check this page regularly for updates on your child’s continued learning and further important information

Remote Learning

  • Our remote learning program has started and we are pleased that we have received positive feedback from the parent representatives of all three school forms.
  • Please bear in mind that this is a learning opportunity for all of us, if you have any comments or questions about your child’s remote learning program, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Emergency Care

  • As of Wednesday, 18 March, our school buildings will be closed. All of our teachers and staff will be working from home.
  • We can only offer emergency care for school children in grades 1 to 6 for “personnel of critical infrastructures”, as defined by the state of NRW.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us via telephone or email. We would also be able to arrange a video conference.

Admissions

  • Our Admissions Office is still available Monday through Friday from 10:00am-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

Bilingual Primary

  • Your children will receive tasks and activities from their teachers Mondays-Fridays.
  • Our teachers are striving to have daily live contact with each child.
  • Please direct all questions that do not specifically relate to the learning material of individual teachers to the Primary Leadership Team, who can be reached in the following ways:
    • By email at: primary.management@if-koeln.de
    • By phone Mon-Fri, 9:00am-3:00pm: 0221-310634-300
    • Via Google Meet (video, audio, chat) Mon-Fri, 4:00-6:00pm

International Secondary

  • We are striving to maintain our regular teaching and learning schedule.
  • Teachers are available during their scheduled lesson times and office hours.
  • We are using ManageBac for the following:
    • Assigning students tasks
    • Students submitting their tasks
    • Giving students feedback
  • Please direct all questions that do not specifically relate to the learning material of individual teachers to Mr. Shaun Robert, International Secondary Principal, who can be reached in the following ways:

Gymnasium bilingual +

  • Teachers are generally available Monday-Friday from 10:00am-2:00pm, in addition to individually arranged tutoring times.
  • Teachers are assigning and assessing work via Google Drive or Google Classroom. Students may submit their work on the respective platform or via e-mail.
  • Please direct all questions that do not specifically relate to the learning materials of individual teachers to the Gymnasium Leadership Team, who can be reached in the following ways:
    • By email at: management.gym@if-koeln.de
    • By phone on Wednesdays from 9:00am-3:00pm: 0221-310634-0
    • Via Google Meet (video, audio, chat)

* Please keep in mind that we all still need to uphold our data protection policy. Do not take photos or record live meetings of anyone, unless you have received explicit permission from those involved. Thank you for your understanding.

Exams

  • The NRW Ministry of Education is currently working on the organization of Abitur exams, in the case schools can not reopen by 20 April. We will communicate any new developments with you as soon as possible.
  • We are in close contact with the International Baccalaureate Organization, which provides the IB Diploma, and Cambridge International, which is responsible for operating the IGCSE exams, in order to be able to implement appropriate adjustments to the exam procedures as quickly as possible.

Camps & Off-Campus Activities

  • Due to the regulations of the state government, we are need to cancel the spring holiday camps.
  • Unfortunately, all activities scheduled to take place off-campus through the end of the 2019/20 school year must also be cancelled, this includes field trips, swimming lessons and overnight class trips.

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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