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Upper School Independent Learning Guide

Dear parents, families, and members of our HQIS community,

HQIS, Shanghai, and the entire global community are collectively focused on health and safety as we navigate the coronavirus outbreak. 

One of our roles as a community is to stay as safe as possible and to continue to develop our students as life-long learners.   

For this reason, HQIS is launching an ongoing e-learning curriculum in place of in-class learning until the time that we can open our classroom doors again as usual.

By Monday morning the 3rd of February you will receive the Week 1 learning materials from all subject teachers via our official learning platform ManageBac. (Login address: If you forgot your password for ManageBac, we have included the guide to find your password at the end of this letter. You will also receive email notifications of the tasks. Please check your spam box if you do not see any message.) 

The challenge of the quarantine on the continuity of our HQIS students’ learning also presents an opportunity for our students to actively take on the role of inquiry-oriented learners during their time outside of the classroom. To help your student in their learning you can participate by asking questions about assigned work, collaborating with your student as they engage in the e-learning assignments, and encouraging your student to complete their work in a meaningful and thorough way.

Learning Support: All the commotion and change in routine can be distressing for your student. We recommend making the home-learning experience during the coronavirus quarantine as pleasant and stress-free as possible by following these tips:

  • Take the time with your student to answer any questions they may have regarding the events in the world,   explaining facts in ways they will understand.

  • Limit exposure to media regarding the corona virus, and avoid sensationalism.

  • Assure your student that they are safe with you and acknowledge the fact that it’s normal to feel anxious sometimes.

  • Stick to your normal routines as much as possible. Stability and routines are key to controlling anxiety while increasing confidence levels and retention in learning.

Kind regards,

The HQIS Leadership Team

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