13/03/2020 - Canadá - British Columbia - Langley - COVID 19 y Spring Break [EN]

Carta de Mark Leiper, responsable del programa internacional de Langley (British Columbia)

Dear Agents,

I am writing to provide ISP students and their families an update related to Spring Break travel.

In yesterday’s (March 12) provincial update, the provincial health officer advised against all non-essential travel outside Canada, including the United States. It is advised if you do travel outside of Canada, then you must self-isolate and stay away from school or work for 14 days upon return.

The Langley School District and ISP takes direction from the provincial health office. This means ISP is advising all ISP students to avoid travel outside of Canada over Spring Break. Any ISP student who does not adhere to this directive will have to selfisolate for 14 days upon their return, but may not have a homestay family willing to be their caregiver during that time.

Any ISP student who does not adhere to this directive may have to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return, and plan an alternative accommodation and caregiver, for example a family friend or a family member who has travelled back with them from their home country and plan to stay at a hotel.

Please note, as per our International Program Agreement, international students must reside with a responsible adult age 25 or older. International students are not permitted to stay by themselves or stay at a commercial accommodation such as a hotel or Air B&B. This applies to all international students in district homestay or in a private homestay arrangement.

With the global situation rapidly changing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the ISP and Langley School District are taking the necessary precautions to keep our students, staff, and school communities safe.

We understand this is disappointing news and poses a challenge for many students and their families. We appreciate your cooperation in following these travel measures.

 

Mark Leiper
District Principal
International Student Program
Langley , BC