COVID-19 and Learning


Last updated:
18 September 2020

Welcome to the 2020-21 academic year! ISP will be fully open for all students from Nursery to Grade 12, in compliance with the health, hygiene and safety guidelines defined by the French government. Additional physical distancing and movement control measures will also be enacted to ensure the highest levels of safety for students and staff.

This webpage will be updated regularly so that you have the most recent information about learning and COVID-19 at the International School of Paris. Please bookmark this page for easy reference.We look forward to seeing you in the new school year!

Please also visit the page: Managing Possible / Positive COVID-19 Cases at ISP
Please also visit the page: Resources for Staying Safe and Informed



Coming to School Each Day

  • Students and staff can only attend school if they are at full health. The school nurses will be monitoring everyone carefully - anyone who is unwell will be immediately sent home. Please consult your family doctor about any specific medical conditions and the safety of returning to school in September.
  • Families have a duty to take their child(ren)'s temperature daily. Staff should also take their temperature, as well as monitor the temperature of their family members. Temperatures must be below 37.8 degrees to enter school
  • All materials brought to school by both students and stuff must be cleaned thoroughly. This includes, but is not limited to: bags, cutlery, stationary, books and electronic devices. 
  • Primary School students can enter Gate 2 starting at 8:30. Parents must remain on the sidewalk, outside the gate. An exception is made for the parents of Early Learners and Kindergartners, who may accompany their children onto the Ranelagh campus and into classrooms. 




Online / Home Learning

An Online / Home Learning programme will be used to support families...

From September 1st, attending school at all grade levels is mandatory for students in France.

Our priority is always face-to-face learning on campuses. A modified Online / Home Learning programme will be used to support fully enrolled families who have not arrived back into Paris this school year, and those students who are in official quarantine.

Families meeting the criteria above must register for this program through the School Principals. You will find their contact details below.

In the event of a positive COVID-19 case/es in the school community, a homeroom, grade level, campus or the whole school may be closed for a set period of time, as established by the French health authorities.
During any such closure period, we will continue to actively support and guide learning and wellbeing through our Online / Home Learning website. This Model 2 Online / Home Learning (Partly or Fully Closed) will remain in place and will be available only during the established closure period and / or any required extension.
School principals will communicate to all groups involved in this blended or full closure. Questions can be directed to leaders and key staff. You will find their contact details below

Learning Scenarios

  School Status Conditions Description Online Provision

In Person
(fully open)
ISP plans to be open unless closed by the French authorities Face-to-face, in school learning Only for students outside of France or in official quarantine


Blended The French authorities limit class sizes and / or the number of students that can attend school In school and online / home learning rotations For groups of students who are learning from home on a rotation system


(physically closed)
The French authorities officially close schools in Paris, or in some areas of the city ISP's fully online / home learning model For all students at all grades, 5 days a week




Learn more about the different scenarios:



Visitor Protocols

Parents and caregivers will not be permitted to enter the school campuses freely. An exception is in place for parents of Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten students at arrival and departure times, only.

Campus entry and face-to-face meetings will be by appointment only. When meetings are set, campus reception areas or designated meeting rooms will be used.

Special events and gatherings, including parent workshops, will be organised according to the most up-to-date health and hygiene protocols. Events requiring limited collaboration will be arranged virtually, through the Zoom platform.



Who to Contact?

COVID-19 related contact information and links.

COVID-19 Contacts Infographic

General questions contact information.

General Contact Infographic



Contact Us

Please contact for any medical questions, or to report a suspected case of COVID-19.

Please contact our school leaders for questions related to teaching, learning or individual students.

Ranelagh Campus

Jason Taylor, Primary School Principal

Elisabeth Mailhac, Vice Principal Student Wellbeing
Cortambert Campus Amy Bowley, Secondary School Assistant Principal
Jo Pakulska, Vice Principal Student Wellbeing
Beethoven Campus Damian Kerr, Secondary School Principal
Jo Pakulska, Vice Principal Student Wellbeing



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