COVID-19 Measurements & Announcements

Dear Parents,

This page has been created for you to reach the school’s Covid-19 measurements and guidelines all in one place.

A control guide on “Improving Hygiene Conditions and Infection Prevention in Educational Institutions” has been sent to our school by the Ministry of Education. Within this context, “MEF Schools Pandemic Process Management Booklet” has been prepared by the school’s Pandemic Committee.

Please click on the booklet to know how we manage the pandemic process, what measurements and guidelines we have put in place.

Our school will practice these guidelines across its campuses meticulously. We expect our community members to read the booklet carefully and follow the specified guidelines.

The procedures below are according to the Ministry of Education “Covid Practices in Schools” Guide.

Protocols:

First Covid Case:

  • Teachers, students or family members who show symptoms or recieve a covid positive test result must:
  • Inform administrators and our health unit immediately
  • Share the covid test results with our health unit 
  • Students and Teachers who are considered “in contact” are monitored for 14 days. 
  • Temperatures are taken, symptoms checked twice a day and results are recorded. 
  • Anyone who has a high temperature or shows any of the symptoms during the 14-days of monitoring is asked to go to hospital for a PCR test. If the result is negative, they may continue education. 
The health unit manages the isolation and quarantine process according to the “close contact” and “in contact” algorithms. If there is a covid positive case, our school community will be informed

Second Covid Case Within the Monitored Group:

  • If a monitored student becomes covid positive:
  • All other students in the class are considered “close contact”. 
  • As this is the 2nd covid positive case in the same classroom (during the last 10 days), all students will be sent home for online learning.
  • If a monitored teacher becomes covid positive and they have not been in contact with an outside source
  • Teachers who have been in contact with this teacher, may continue teaching face-to-face
  • They are considered “in contact” and are monitored for 14 days.
  • Temperatures are taken, symptoms checked twice a day and results are recorded. 
  • All other students in the class are considered “close contact”. 
  • As this is the 2nd covid positive case in the same classroom (during the last 10 days), all students will be sent home for online learning.
  • If a monitored teacher becomes covid positive from an outside source
  • Those who have been in contact with this teacher are considered ‘in contact’
  • They will be monitored for 14 days. 
  • Temperatures are taken, symptoms checked twice a day and results are recorded.
Anyone who has a high temperature or shows any of the symptoms during the 14-days of monitoring is asked to go to hospital for a PCR test. If the result is negative, they may continue education. 

School Bus:

  • If a covid positive teacher/student uses a school bus, other teachers/students who sit next to, in front of, and behind this person, are considered “in contact”.  They may continue their education with 14 day monitoring.
Anyone on campus who shows any symptoms (fever, cough, etc.) during school hours, must visit the Health Unit. The Health Unit team, which consists of a full time school doctor and nurse, are available to carry out examinations and analyse results. In case of a suspected case of Covid, the person will be taken to the isolation room and referred to the hospital for a Covid test.

Protocols if a FAMILY MEMBER is COVID-19 Positive: 

Parents or staff members must inform the school on the day that a family member is tested and isolate their family until they receive the test result. They will not be allowed to school until they provide negative test results. 

In order for our students to make more effective use of the school’s outdoor spaces during the Covid-19 measurements and beyond, we arranged the entry and exit to our school differently for this school year. Therefore, the entrances to and exits from the campus will be made through the MEF Schools main gate. Please see the sketch below that shows the campus traffic entry and exit.

The HES (Hayat Eve Sığar) code implemented by the Ministry of Health indicates whether there is a risk of COVID-19 using measurements.

The aim of the HES code is to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 during the time spent in places such as in government offices and on public transportation. Those persons with COVID-19 or in contact with infected persons are identified through the HES code, which ensures that the necessary measures are taken.

In order to prevent the risk of COVID-19 on our campuses, HES codes will be utilized at school entrances as of 5 October 2020. In order to protect the health of our students and staff, those who do not have a HES code will not be able to enter the campuses. To this end, all of our staff and parents who enter our campuses must obtain their HES codes by October 05, 2020.

Please kindly be informed that parent visits to schools have been limited by the Ministry of Education. If you need to go to the school, remember to make an appointment and make sure that you have your HES code.

How to obtain a HES Code?

1.Via SMS:

Write HES, then leave a space and respectively continue writing your ID number, last 4 digits of your ID’s Serial Number or your birth Year (e.g.1982) and duration (e.g. 30 days) and send it to 2023. Please remember to put spaces between each information.

E.g.: HES XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XX

2.Via Mobile Application:

Go to the HES application main page first and then the “HES KODU OLUSTURMA” page next.

Start producing your HES Code by clicking on the “Yeni Kod Ekle” button under the section of “HES KODU OLUSTUR”. After pressing the “Yeni Kod Ekle” button, select the duration for HES Code on the screen that appears and the name if required.

3.Via e-devlet web site:

Please visit the e-devlet web site.

Primary Morning Pickup and Afternoon Collection Information

ECC Morning

Pedestrian students are met at the top gate by a teacher from 08:00-18:15, They then walk to the ECC for 08:20. 

Students arriving by car should park in the bottom car park between 08:00-18:15 and be walked up to the ECC playground by 08:20, where they can say goodbye to their carers and be handed over to the teacher on duty.

Students arriving by bus will be walked to the ECC playground by an adult.

ECC Afternoon

Pedestrian students will be taken by a teacher to the top gate. Parents should aim to arrive for pick up between 2.55 and 3.10pm.

Students departing by car will be walked down by a teacher to the red and white barrier by the bottom car park between 2.55 and 3.10pm  Parents or carers collecting their children should park their cars in the car park and wait behind the red and white barrier.

Students on the bus will be walked by a teacher to the bus for a 15:10 departure.

G1-5 Morning 

Students arriving on foot should enter the top gate from 08:00 – 08:20 and walk directly to their homerooms.

Students arriving by car should be dropped off in the bottom car park from 08:00 – 08:20 and walk directly to their homerooms.

Students on the bus will arrive between 08:00-08:20 and walk directly to their homerooms.

G1-5 Afternoon

Students departing on foot will meet Ms Pelin outside of reception at 15:05 and together walk to the top gate at 15:10.

Students departing by car will be walked down by a teacher to the red and white barrier by the bottom car park between 15:05 – 15:10. Parents or carers collecting their children should park their cars in the car park and wait behind the red and white barrier.

Please note: Adults require a HES code and proof of vaccination or a recent PCR test to enter the campus.

Secondary Morning Pickup and Afternoon Collection Information

Gr. 6 – Gr. 12 – Morning 

Students arriving on foot should enter at the top gate from 08:00 – 08:20 and walk directly to their homerooms.

Students arriving by car should be dropped off in the bottom car park from 08:00 – 08:20 and walk directly to their homerooms.

Students on the bus will arrive between 08:00-08:20 and walk directly to their homerooms.

Gr. 6 – Gr. 12 – Afternoon

Students departing on foot will walk to the top gate between 15:05 – 15:10.

Students departing by car will walk down to the red and white barrier by the bottom car park at between 15:05 – 15:10. Parents or carers collecting their children should park their cars in the car park and wait behind the red and white barrier.

Please note: Adults require a HES code and proof of vaccination or a recent PCR test to enter the campus.

Secondary Morning Pickup and Afternoon Collection Information

Gr. 6 – Gr. 12 – Morning 

Students arriving on foot should enter at the top gate from 08:00 – 08:20 and walk directly to their homerooms.

Students arriving by car should be dropped off in the bottom car park from 08:00 – 08:20 and walk directly to their homerooms.

Students on the bus will arrive between 08:00-08:20 and walk directly to their homerooms.

Gr. 6 – Gr. 12 – Afternoon

Students departing on foot will walk to the top gate at 15:15.

Students departing by car will walk down to the red and white barrier by the bottom car park at 15:10.  Parents or carers collecting their children should park their cars in the car park and wait behind the red and white barrier.

Please note: Adults require a HES code and proof of vaccination or a recent PCR test to enter the campus.

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