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School Measures for Covid19

26 June 2020

9 June 2020
Expanded Surveillance Testing for COVID-19 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope that your child is adjusting well to Term 3. 

Since 2 Jun, the government has expanded surveillance testing for COVID-19. We would like to share MOH’s guidelines and what it means for our students.

Parents/guardians should accompany their children who are unwell, with respiratory symptoms like cough, sore throat and runny nose, to see a doctor and be assessed for Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI). If diagnosed with ARI:

- Students (13 years and above) will be prioritised for COVID-19 testing and referred for testing at a polyclinic, designated GP clinic participating in the Swab-and-Send-Home initiative or Regional Screening Centre set up by HPB. 

- Students (12 years and below) will be assessed by the doctor as to whether a test is required, as younger children may require different clinical considerations than older children. Those who do not require a test will be issued a 5-day MC and should stay home. If he/she is still unwell at the end of 5 days, he/she should return to the same doctor for follow-up assessment and may be referred to KKH/NUH for a test.

Student pass with NRIC/FIN number is required for testing.

Please note that there may be exceptions, depending on the professional judgement of the doctor. 

Testing will also apply to school staff, complementing the other safe management measures put in place in our schools to safeguard student well-being. For more details, please refer to the MOE FAQs.

Stay safe and healthy

The FAQs on the MOE Website will also be updated to share more information on COVID-19 Swab 

1 June 2020

5 May 2020

Dear parents,
MOE has issued a press release on MOE partnering with Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) to provide school meal subsidies to the primary and secondary school students under MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) during the extended circuit breaker (CB) period from 5 May to 1 June 2020.  The meal provision will also be extended to eligible MOE Independent School Bursary (ISB) students who receive meal subsidies in school during school term. Each primary school student will receive $60 and each secondary school student will receive $120

27 April 2020 - Thank you for standing by your teens and supporting schools through the HBL period! 

With the upcoming holidays, your teens will be spending more time at home. This presents you with the opportunity to deepen your relationship with your teens and bond more as a family. By making small changes to what you say and do, you can relate better to your teenager, and equip them with the much needed support and positive attitude needed for life.

This issue of Parent Kit provides you with tips on how you can frame your conversations with your teenagers positively, and things you can do to guide your teenagers to become mentally and emotionally resilient. It also suggests ways in which your family (your teens included) can bond while showing care for each other. 

#SGunited #wearebehindyou #SGunited


13 April 2020 - MOE had earlier suspended the use of all video conferencing (VC) platforms following the recent security breaches on the VC platform Zoom, until the security issues are ironed out.

MOE will now centrally manage teachers’ Zoom accounts. This enables MOE to enforce standardised security settings consistently across all teachers using the platform. These default settings will enhance security and restrict the use of Zoom’s functionalities, while allowing Live Lessons to still take place. For example, the use of passwords will now be mandatory for all lessons, while screen sharing, screen annotation and whiteboarding will be disabled and locked centrally.  

In addition, teachers are now required to comply with protocols and practices to ensure the safe use of VC platforms such as verifying the identity of individual students before admitting them into the lesson. Teachers must confirm their compliance with these measures before they are allowed to resume using them for teaching,

We will allow for progressive resumption of VC platforms as these are good tools for motivating students to learn. As long as individual teachers have put these additional measures in place and familiarised themselves with the security protocols as required, they can resume the use of VC platforms for HBL.

These multiple levels of security are intended to ensure a safe teaching and learning environment for our students and teachers.

Click on the link and read more about MOE Covid19 

8 Apr 2020 - 
In line with the Multi-Ministry Taskforce’s latest efforts to further enhance safe distancing measures, schools will step up their safe distancing measures. From 8 April 2020, all MOE schools will shift to full Home-Based Learning (HBL) till 4 May 2020
Click here to read more
Purpose of School supported Home-Based Learning
Home-based learning guide

7 Apr 2020 - Do click the links below to read the latest updates on
Letter to Parents (Parent Kit)
HBL Resource Kit (Part 2)

3 Apr 2020 - As MOE has announced that there will be no Mid-Year Examination as part of the national COVID-19 measures, the EL Mid-Year Oral Examination for Sec 4 students on 6 and 7 April 2020 will be cancelled. Secondary 4 students will receive more details from their EL teachers next Monday and Tuesday.

2 Apr 2020 -      Letter to Parents for HBL and Staggered Dismissal Timings

27 Mar 2020 -    go.gov.sg/moe-hbl

24 Mar 2020 -    Letter to Parents Social Responsibility (updated)

23 Mar 2020 -    Schools reopen after March school holidays

23 Mar 2020 -    MOE: Press Release on returning Singapore Residents and visitor from all countries

15 Mar 2020 -    MOE: Travel Advisory against all non-essential travel aboard

10 Feb 2020 -    Precautionary Measures for 2019 - NCO 

29 Jan 2020 -    Read more about enhanced school measures for novel coronavirus