Campus Return Updates

Latest Updates

Last updated on January 12, 2022. This page will be updated as updates become available.

  • On January 17, 2022, JIS will resume with full on-campus learning for all students
  • An on-campus Covid testing facility was established.
  • On September 6, JIS students returned for on-campus learning

Our Guiding Principles

Through our resilience and the strong partnership between the home and school, we have been able to overcome the many challenges that this year has presented. As we prepare to reopen campus, there are many factors that will determine what a safe return looks like. The following principles will guide us as we make these decisions.

  • The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community members is paramount.
  • The mandates and guidelines set forth by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Indonesian government.
  • The ability to offer a strong educational program that is grounded in the JIS mission and values in accordance with the best health and safety practices.
  • The information and advice from trusted health officials, reliable scientific medical organizations, and consultation with international schools around the world and in our region.
  • The feedback and needs of our community.

Community Responsibility

We are all excited about the prospects of returning to school for in-classroom learning, to reconnect with friends and teachers after months of engaging with them through a computer screen.

However, it is of utmost importance that when we do resume on-campus activities, we do so with stringent health and safety measures in place to ensure the well-being of all JIS Dragons. To make this happen, we will need your help and the cooperation of our entire community, not just when you are on campus but when you are off campus as well.

Health & Safety Measures

The Delta Variant

The Delta variant is more contagious than the other virus strains. Unvaccinated people are at risk. The strain may come on quite quickly and have different symptoms than the first strains of COVID-19. A runny nose, sore throat, headaches, and chills/fever are more typical in the Delta variant.

COVID-19 Symptoms

You are COVID symptomatic if you experience any of the following
We rely on everyone's sense of responsibility to stay at home if they experience COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Aches and pains
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Red eyes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Rash
  • Runny nose
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

Any students, staff, or faculty found to exhibit any COVID-19-related symptoms during the school day will be sent to the Nurse’s Office. At that time, the parents will be called (for students), and an antigen test will be done. Individuals showing any symptoms from the above list (not exhaustive) or who test positive from the antigen test will be asked to go home and must seek clearance from a doctor prior to their return to school, which may include further COVID-19 testing. Parents are asked to collect their children as soon as possible from the Nurse's Office under the direction of the nurse.

Any student, staff, or faculty member who has any symptoms of COVID-19 or is ill must stay home and will not be permitted to come to campus. If anyone in your household is sick, we ask that students remain home until it is known if COVID-19 is present in the household. If an individual in the home has COVID-19, we ask that the student stays home according to our quarantine policies.

Medical Support and Covid Testing Site

A full-time, trained medical staff is available on-site to assist students with any symptoms or sickness. Both the Cilandak and Pattimura campuses will have Covid testing sites operated by Royal Progress Health. Royal Progress Health is a certified and registered Covid-19 lab (no.C.174).  Having a Covid testing site on campus will help the school to quickly and reliably ensure that anyone who displays Covid symptoms gets tested. Testing someone when they develop symptoms is key to keeping the community safe. A fast response is key to effective tracking and tracing when there is a positive case. 

Cleaning & Sanitization

Food & Drinks

Please note that the cafeteria will not be accessible and there will be no lunch periods when we first return to on-campus learning. You will be notified if and when there is a change.