As everyone has noticed, the air quality in Shanghai has been progressively worse lately and I wanted to take a minute to let you know how the school monitors the air quality index and our school policies to deal with it.
We encourage staff and students to wear masks as necessary for their health. While we do not recommend any one brand, we do recognize certain masks are better as they also include filters. If you prefer for your child not to participate in outdoor play when the index is above 150, please send a note to the teacher. In regards to school closure, LAS will follow the recommendations of the Shanghai Education Commission or the Shanghai government.
At LAS we monitor the air quality by using the APP for China air quality. Twice a day, we check the website, once in the morning and once after lunch. The administrative team uses green, yellow, orange and red colored cards to post the most current information at the front and back door. When the index is between 151 and 200, children with bronchitis, asthma, nasal inflammation or at parents requests will not join long or intense outdoor activities. They will stay inside. When the index is 201 or higher, all LAS staff and students will be advised to not participate in outdoor physical activity.
LAS Administration is dedicated to maintaining an open channel of information to all staff and families. Our goal at Livingston American School is to serve our students, families and staff to the best of our ability. Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
Faustina Martinez M.A. Ed
Livingston American School