Virtual Learning Program

Virtual Learning Program

Understand how ISC delivers education remotely to our students in the event of an extended campus closure.

Campus Reopening Plan

ISC expects to reopen its campus for the start of the 2020/2021 School Year.
Please click here to read the draft version of our Reopening Plan (Phase 1).

ISC’s Virtual Learning Program (VLP)

Here you will find information on how ISC’s Virtual Learning Program continues to provide an effective education for students in the event of an extended campus closure.

Learn more on this page about the approach and the channels the school will use for
communication, technology resources, and guidelines on how you can support your children’s
learning during challenging circumstances.

VLPs per Division

Elementary School

For information on ISC's VLP for Kinder to Grade 5:

Middle & High School

For information on ISC's VLP for Grades 6 to 12:

Parent and Student Roles

Learning virtually demands that parents think differently about how to support their children. Establishing routines, creating learning spaces, and monitoring their learning are some of the challenges.

Check the parents’ and students’ roles and responsibilities below and make sure to read the full Virtual Learning Program policy (also available in French and Japanese).

Parent/Adult Caregiver Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide support for your children by adhering to the 10 Guidelines for ISC’s parent(s)/adult caregiver(s)
  • Establish routines and expectations
  • Define the physical space for your child’s study
  • Monitor communications from your children’s teachers
  • Begin and end each day with a check-in
  • Take an active role in helping your children process their learning
  • Establish times for quiet and reflection
  • Encourage physical activity and/or exercise
  • Remain mindful of your child’s stress levels
  • Monitor how much time your child is spending online
  • Keep your children social, but set rules around their social media interactions

Student Roles and Responsibilities

  • Establish daily routines for engaging in the learning experiences (e.g. 8:00 am start)
  • Identify a comfortable, quiet space in your home where you can work effectively and successfully
  • Regularly monitor online platforms (Unified Classroom, Gmail, GSuite, etc) to check for announcements and feedback from your teachers
  • Complete assignments with integrity and academic honesty, doing your best work
  • Do your best to meet timelines, commitments, and due dates
  • Communicate proactively with your teachers if you cannot meet deadlines or require additional support
  • Collaborate and support your ISC peers in their learning
  • Comply with ISC’s Technology User Agreement, including expectations for online etiquette
  • Proactively seek out and communicate with other adults at ISC as different needs arise

Online Wildcat Wellness

Keep Your Family Healthy!

Online classes and booklets inspire and help students, parents, and employees to be at their physical, mental, and emotional best – especially while learning and working from home.

Coronavirus - ISC Updates

Make sure to check ISC’s Coronavirus page daily to keep up to date with the school operation level and communications on the subject.

Thank you, families!

All ISC employees came together to recognize and appreciate parents’ and students’ hard work during our Virtual Learning Program. Enjoy!

Resources & Essential Links

For communication purposes, ISC uses Zoom Meetings,
a video conferencing tool that allows parents, students, and school personnel to meet online.

To access students’ grades and communication, go to
PowerSchool & Unified Classroom.

Frequent Questions

Still having questions about Virtual Learning Program?

ISC will continue to use the same channels it employs for normal day-to-day communications with the parent(s)/adult caregiver(s), students, and faculty/staff. All of these systems are remotely accessible and will function in an emergency situation.
Yes, ISC’s systems are already built on cloud-based systems, including Unified Classroom/PowerSchool and Google Suite. These systems will continue to work from anywhere in the world, even during an emergency. ISC’s data is not physically hosted on the school’s network, which means we can continue to use our systems during a crisis, even if buildings are damaged or our campus is inaccessible. Finally, each of our primary systems has multiple administrators, so they can be managed remotely (from anywhere, online) by more than one person, in the event that a system administrator is out of contact or unavailable.
MS and HS students bring their devices home every night. Grades 3 to 5 students have access to Chromebooks at ISC. In the event of a campus closure, teachers will attempt to ensure grades 3 to 5 students have access to a device. In addition, most of our technology tools are not device specific, which means students will be able to access learning through parental devices, tablets, phones, etc in the event that they cannot access their school device.
  • 20+ minutes Emergent Literacy Activities, Games & Challenges focused on language development, vocabulary, comprehension, and phonological awareness.
  • 20+ minutes Emergent Numeracy Activities, Games & Challenges focused on counting, sorting, and patterning.
  • 20+ minutes Holistically-Focused Activities, Games & Challenges to support cognitive, physical, and social emotional development.
  • Flex Learning Extended time offers opportunities to explore and develop new skills
    • Pursue sustained or extended projects
    • Learning new board game or skill
    • Practicing mindfulness/yoga/breathing exercises
    • Exploring a new interest or passion

8am – 9am Planning/Assessment/Feedback
9 am video overview of the day ready, expected tasks assigned according to letter day (checklist) – product focus

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Science/Social Studies
  • Portuguese
  • PE/Music/Art
  • EAL

9am – 12pm Teacher available for conferencing, online face to face feedback
12pm – 1pm Lunch
1pm – 2pm PLC/Team Planning
2pm – 4pm Planning – Assessment – Feedback

  • 8:45h (A,C,E Days): Advisory Check In
    Videoconference with your teacher
  • 9:00h: Daily Learning Check
    Students check the learning teachers published for the day
  • 10:00h: Block 1
    Learning presented until 11:00h
  • 11:00h: Block 2
    Learning presented until 12:00h
  • 12:00h: Lunch
    Eat a healthy meal with the family!
  • 13:00h: Block 3
    Learning presented until 14:00h
  • 14:00h: Block 4
    Learning presented until 15:00h
  • 9:00h: Daily Learning Check
    Students check the learning teachers published for the day
  • 10:00h: Block 1
    Learning presented until 11:00h
  • 11:00h: Block 2
    Learning presented until 12:00h
  • 12:00h: Lunch
    Eat a healthy meal with the family!
  • 13:00h: Block 3
    Learning presented until 14:00h
  • 14:00h: Block 4
    Learning presented until 15:00h

For specific questions, please refer to the following contacts:

For questions about a course, assignment, or resource:
Contact the relevant teacher.

For a technology-related issue:
Contact Tech Assistance at

For a personal, academic, or social-emotional concern:
Contact your divisional counselor:

Pamela Sarria

ECC & Elementary School Counselor

Daniela Ferreira

Middle & High School Counselor

For other issues related to virtual learning:
Contact your divisional principal or associate principal:

Luciana Kuzma

ECC Principal

Kelly Hannon

Elementary School Principal

Sarah Donaldson

Elementary School Associate Principal | K-8 Literacy Coach

Daniel Weintraub

Middle School Principal

Megan Shafer

High School Associate Principal

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