As we approach the end of the year 2020, I would like to share with you some important information.
On Wednesday, November 25, we welcomed a team from the security services of the French Embassy in China. The objective was to carry out a security diagnostic in order to possibly implement improvement actions. In a city where the level of security is already high, this visit concluded that the security measures currently implemented at LFIP are adapted to the various risks identified.
Concerning road safety problems in front of the school, parking and traffic, I would like to remind you that these are not legally the responsibility of LFIP. Our repeated requests to the competent Chinese authorities to improve traffic conditions in front of the school have gone unanswered. As a result, we have taken the initiative to make the area around the school safer: lighting in the forecourt, installation of the drop-off area, a crosswalk with two school staff members to make the street crossing safer, and speed bumps. However, the latter had to be removed, on the orders of the Chinese police, because the LFIP is not competent to carry out modifications on the public highway.
On the question of the wooden facade of the LFIP, we are awaiting the report of a complementary expertise that should allow us, in consultation with the AEFE and the diplomatic post, to resolve the identified defects in a sustainable manner.
On the question of air quality in the establishment, I would remind you that LFIP is equipped with a centralized air treatment system with anti-pollution filters. The readings from the fifteen sensors installed throughout the facility allow air quality to be monitored. The data is available in real time on the LFIP site.
Finally, I would like to emphasize that compliance with the health protocol remains a top priority at LFIP in the current pandemic context:
- Wearing a mask remains mandatory from the CP, on the bus, during classes and during recess. Your child must have a spare surgical mask for the day each day. It is also recommended that he or she have a pollution mask in accordance with the pollution protocol.
- If a student or staff member has a fever (temperature greater than or equal to 37.3°C) or flu-like symptoms, he or she does not report to the school and the administration must be informed immediately. In case of false declaration, the student’s family or staff will be held responsible by the Chinese authorities. The school’s health department must regularly monitor the student’s health status and inform the Chinese health department and the Chaoyang and Beijing Education Commission in real time if the result is positive for COVID-19.
- Important: In case of symptoms, the family is asked to keep the student under observation at home. For cases of fever (temperature greater than or equal to 37.3°C) or flu-like symptoms, the student should be confined for 48 hours after the fever and/or symptoms have disappeared. For cases of diarrhea or vomiting, remain confined for 72 hours after symptoms disappear. It is reminded that if symptoms persist, it is advisable to consult a physician. In all cases, the primary secretary firstname.lastname@example.org or the school life (secondary) email@example.com and the health service firstname.lastname@example.org should be informed immediately of the pupil’s absence.
- Finally, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must immediately inform the school.
We all remain at your disposal and wish you an excellent holiday season.