Dwight School Seoul COVID-19 Update
April 2, 2020
Dear Dwight Families,
I hope you have been enjoying the warm weather during the break. It has been a difficult time for the world, with regard to COVID-19. Although the daily number of positive cases in Korea have declined significantly, we are still in a time that calls for caution especially when speaking to the safety of our children. As announced by the MoE, public schools in Korea are moving to online learning in an attempt to reduce numbers of people who are coming into contact with each other. We, therefore, will continue to follow their guidance.
Officially, I am waiting on the Seoul Ministry of Education (SMOE) to send a letter to foreign schools which should arrive by Friday. In the meantime, teachers have been informed that they should prepare for an additional four weeks of online learning. Given the fact that national holidays take place from April 30th until May 5th, we will now expect to return to school on May 6th. There may be changes to our return date after the (SMOE) responds. The possibility of a staggered entry for different grades are likely if our return happens sooner than April 20th. I will communicate any change to the above information as soon as it is known.
In closing, Dwight Seoul remains strong. We are continuing to work hard to support our school community, and we are also taking this time to assist the greater community by guiding other schools around the world that have just started to implement e-learning. Your continued support and patience has meant everything to our staff and teachers. I hope everyone enjoys the last few days of Spring Break.
Kevin Skeoch MA
Head of School
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