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20 Mar 2020:

College to Re-open for Term 2 with Enhanced Precautionary Measures


1. We warmly welcome our YIJCians back to College for Term 2! In light of the evolving worldwide COVID-19 situation and the rise in imported cases into Singapore recently, the College has instituted enhanced precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff. These are highlighted below:
A. Issuance of Leave of Absence for all overseas travel during March Holidays
B. Advisory on Stay Home Notice (SHN) and Leave of Absence (LOA)
C. Enhanced Hygiene and Precautionary Measures in College

A. Issuance of Leave of Absence for all overseas travel during March Holidays
2. The Ministry of Education (MOE) had earlier advised students, parents and staff to review their travel plans and refrain from travel overseas, in line with Ministry of Health’s (MOH) travel advisories.
3. MOH announced on 18 Mar that a 14-day Stay Home Notice (SHN) will be issued to returning Singapore Residents, Long Term Pass holders and short term visitors from all countries, with effect from 20 March 2359hrs.
4. To further protect the education system, MOE will implement additional precautionary measures over and above MOH's measures. As some have travelled overseas during the March school holidays, the College will issue a 14-day Leave of Absence (LOA) to students and staff who have been out of Singapore on or after 14 Mar, which is the start of the March school holidays. Day zero of the 14 days will commence from the date of their return to Singapore.
5. This means that affected students and staff must stay away from school for the duration of their SHN or LOA. This will take effect from 20 March. This would better ensure our College remains a safe environment for our students and staff.
6. Students on LOA, as well as those who have to stay away from school due to quarantine orders or SHN, will all be supported via home-based learning, to enable them to continue with their learning. 
7. To ensure that our College continues to be a healthy and safe environment for all, we seek the cooperation of students who have travelled to inform the school immediately.  
8. The school will also conduct a mandatory scan of the actual travels during the March school holidays for all students and staff. Students should expect to receive a phone call/text message from their Civics Tutor (CT) on Sun 22 Mar, as part of this measure.

B.  Advisory on Stay-Home Notice and Leave of Absence
SHN
9. As announced in MOH’s travel advisories, students returning to Singapore from their travels to affected areas might be issued with a SHN by the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), depending on the date and time of their return. The SHN period will commence from the day of return to Singapore and will last for 14 days thereafter . 
10. Students issued with the SHN are required to remain in their place of residence at all times for the duration of their SHN.
11. For students placed under SHN, the school will implement measures to monitor their well-being and ensure that they comply with SHN requirements. Students who do not comply with the SHN will face disciplinary actions, as they put the well-being of the wider community at risk. The College will also consider further penalties for egregious and/or repeat offenders, including expulsion.

LOA
12. All students who have travelled, but who have not been issued an SHN, will be issued an LOA by the College.
13. Such students are to abide by the following throughout the duration of their LOA:
i) To remain in their place of residence as much as possible.
ii) To minimise visitors to their residence, and maintain a record of persons that your child comes into close contact with.
iii) To avoid going to crowded places and attending social gatherings.
iv) Students on LOA may leave their place of residence to purchase daily necessities or to attend to important personal matters. However, they should minimise their time spent in public spaces and contact with other individuals, and return to their place of residence as quickly as possible. If necessary, they may opt for home delivery services or enlist the assistance of others for their daily necessities.

C. Enhanced Hygiene and Precautionary Measures in College
14. The College has undergone thorough cleaning during the March Holidays. Besides cleaning all frequently used contact points, attention is given to the cleaning of washrooms, ensuring hand soap is always replenished and making sure sanitary fittings such as water taps are in good working condition. 
15. The College will also implement the following additional precautionary measures when school reopens: 
i) All Co-Curricular Activities and after-school programmes have been suspended until further notice
ii) Deferment of the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation
iii) Reduced lecture group sizes and assigned seating arrangements in Lecture Theatres
iv) Designated areas for break and lunch 
v) Wipe-down routine in lecture theatres, classrooms and designated eating venues
16. These supplement earlier precautionary measures, such as suspension of large group and communal activities and staggering of break times. The National School Games will continue to be suspended until the end of June holidays.

Parents as Partners 
17. We understand that there would be families affected by the new LOA requirement. We seek the support and understanding of parents to comply with the LOA in order to ensure the well-being of all students and staff when they return to school. 
18. In this regard, we continue to seek your support to encourage your child to practise good personal hygiene and be socially responsible. If your child is unwell, he/she should see the doctor promptly and remain at home until the end of the medical leave. If your child is under SHN or LOA, or has travelled to affected areas in MOH travel advisories but were not issued SHN by ICA, please inform the college and we will follow up with you for the details.
19. If a member of your household has been issued with an HQO/LOA/SHN and you think that this could impact the well-being of your child and the College stakeholders, please also update the College.
20. Rest assured that if your child has to stay away from College due to quarantine orders, SHN or LOA, the College will provide support in the form of home-based learning, to enable affected students to continue with their learning. You may also approach the College for clarifications should you have any.
21. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the College might need to engage you regularly for updates on developing scenarios and their impact on your child’s teaching and learning programmes. We seek your support to stay logged-in to Parents Gateway (PG) in order to receive new notifications and updates. 
22. For enquiries, please contact the General Office at 62579873 or email the College at yijc@moe.edu.sg. Visit www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19 for updates on the COVID-19 local situation. 
23. Thank you for partnering with us in helping us make our College a safe and healthy place for your child and fellow YIJCians to learn.

Yours sincerely,
 
Mr Michael de Silva
Principal
16 Mar 2020:

MOE: Travel advisory against all non-essential travel abroad


With immediate effect, Singaporeans are advised to defer all non-essential travel abroad. This advisory will apply for 30 days, and will be reviewed thereafter. This is to reduce the risk of Singaporeans contracting COVID-19 while overseas during this global pandemic. 

Singapore has also increased border restrictions to more countries, including all ASEAN countries, Japan, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, with a 14-day Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) for arrivals from 16 Mar 11.59 pm, with exemption of those travelling into Singapore from Malaysia via sea or land. Click to access MOH’s press release for more information.

You are advised to review your travel plans during the March school holidays, and check the MOH website for the latest measures as well as list of countries that are subject to SHN requirements. 

Thank you and stay safe.
12 Mar 2020:

Updates on the Term 2 Programmes


This announcement serves to update parents on the Term 2 Programmes.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and is expected to persist, the College has explored various arrangements to further minimise disruptions to teaching and learning, including school programmes such as CCAs and Subject Time. To ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and students as the March term break approaches, we need parents to take note of the following: 
A. Reminder to declare your child’s March term break travels
B. Approved CCA training sessions and consultations during the March term break
C. Term 2 Teaching & Learning arrangements

A communication letter has been sent to parents via Parents Gateway on Thu 12 Mar. 

For JC1 parents, please click here to read more.

For JC2 parents, please click here to read more.

Please refer to the section tabs in the box on the right to view your child’s timetable from Mon 16 Mar.

21 Feb 2020:

Updates on the Modified Teaching & Learning Programmes from Mon 24 Feb


This announcement serves to update parents on the College’s Modified Teaching & Learning Programmes.

A communication letter has been sent to parents via Parents Gateway on Fri 21 Feb. 

For JC1 parents, please click here to read more.

For JC2 parents, please click here to read more.

Please refer to the section tabs in the box on the right to view your child’s timetable.

14 Feb 2020:

Modified Teaching & Learning Programmes from Mon 17 Feb


In line with the College’s precautionary measures against the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019), we have modified our teaching and learning programmes from Mon 17 Feb to reduce the congregation of students in large numbers. 

A communication letter has been sent to parents via Parents Gateway on Fri 14 Feb. 

For JC1 parents, please click here to read more.

For JC2 parents, please click here to read more.

Please refer to the section tabs in the box on the right to view your child’s timetable.