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School closes through mid-April

School closes through mid-April

John Towfighi and Isabelle Lhuilier March 14, 2020

The school building has been closed from March 16 to at least April 17 and all students will be moving to the Distance Learning Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The community was informed of...

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all winter ISSTs have been canceled. ASL hosted a swimming tournament with two visiting schools March 12.

ASL place second in replacement ISST swimming tournament

Cameron Spurr, News Editor: Print March 14, 2020

After swimming ISSTs were canceled Feb. 26 due to COVID-19 concerns from the host school, The British School of Brussels, the athletics department set out to plan a replacement tournament at ASL.  The...

Students on last years ecology trip hike in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park South Africa. This years trip was canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

Annual Ecology trip to South Africa canceled

Lucas Romualdo, News Editor: Online March 12, 2020

The annual Ecology class trip to the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park in South Africa has been canceled. The trip was scheduled to occur over two weeks, beginning March 20. The first week of the trip would have...

Carolina Cardini (22), Owen Humphries (22) and Adil Farooq (21) discuss potential improvements to a circuit board.

Robotics trip canceled over coronavirus fears

Lucas Romualdo, News Editor: Online March 9, 2020

Due to concerns over the recent coronavirus outbreak, the Robotics trip to the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in Orlando, Florida has been canceled.  The trip was set to leave March 10, but the...

James Costello (17) competes in the 100m breastroke at the ASL vs. Cobham swim meet in March 1. ASL will host a replacement meet for ISSTs March 12.

Replacement ISST tournaments for swim, rugby planned

Michael Flaherty, Sports Editor: Online March 4, 2020

In place of ISSTs next week, there will be a swimming meet held at ASL on Thursday, March 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The schools that are participating will be ASL, ACS Cobham, ACS Hillingdon, Frankfurt...

The COVID-19 outbreak has drastically affected peoples daily lives, the economy and society. Self-isolation has proven to be the worlds general approach to combat the spread of the virus. However, each country has taken different levels to enforce these measures. To earn the right to have freedom in countries like the U.S. during these times, society must take initiative and self-isolate responsibly. 

Administration takes proactive approach to combat threat of COVID-19

Isabelle Lhuilier, Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Print March 3, 2020

Since returning from February break, the school has increased concern regarding the recent COVID-19 outbreak. By Feb. 29 a total of 32 trips were canceled and March 2 the annual Global Festival was postponed...

The Coronavirus has taken the world by storm in previous months. In order to best combat the spread of the disease, global leaders must work together, be transparent with information and follow advice from experts.

Coronavirus necessitates global cooperation

Sal Cerrell, Opinion Editor: Online March 2, 2020

As the ongoing coronavirus outbreak has all but dominated public discourse since its worldwide emergence in January, the true extent of the threat it poses has become direly more clear. An analysis conducted...

Students, parents, teachers and guests participate in the 2018 Global Festival. The biennial event was originally planned to occur again March 22, 2020, but was postponed to Oct. 4. The change was a result of concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Global Festival postponed over coronavirus fears

Lucas Romualdo, News Editor: Online March 2, 2020

The biennial Global Festival, originally scheduled to occur March 22, has been postponed due to concerns around the recent coronavirus outbreak until Oct. 4. Head of School Robin Appleby said that the...

Grade 12 graduation will take place at Central Hall Westminster with extra COVID-19 regulations and will be available to watch over livestream. Grade 12 students may only invite two guests and will be seated on the ground floor rather than the stage.

Alternatives, Music Tour canceled over fear of coronavirus

Isabelle Lhuilier and Lucas Romualdo February 28, 2020

Due to concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the annual Alternatives trips and Music Tour have been canceled. The school community was notified of this development by email Feb. 28.  The...

Grade 12 graduation will take place at Central Hall Westminster with extra COVID-19 regulations and will be available to watch over livestream. Grade 12 students may only invite two guests and will be seated on the ground floor rather than the stage.

All ISSTs canceled due to Coronavirus concern

Isabelle Lhuilier, Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Print February 28, 2020

All winter ISST tournaments have been canceled following concerns surrounding the recent COVID-19 outbreak. On Feb 26, it was announced that varsity swimming and varsity boys basketball ISSTs were to be...

The Model UN Club meets Feb. 27 after their trip was cancelled. The Model UN conference was originally scheduled to occur in Dubai, but was cancelled due to concern around the coronavirus outbreak.

MUN trip to Dubai canceled due to COVID-19

Mia George, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

The Model United Nations trip to Dubai has been canceled primarily due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The trip was supposed to occur Feb. 26-30.  Eric Henrikson (‘21), co-president...

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