Welcome students back to school from May 4th 2020


Dear AES Parents,


The People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City number 1221/KH-GDĐT-VP have approved the staged opening of schools after the school closure period from 4 May 2020.

School will commence again for Grade 9 and Grade 12 ONLY on 4 May, 2020 

Grades 6,  7, 8, 10 and 11 (secondary) and Grades 4 and 5 (elementary) will return on 8 May 2020.

Grades 1, 2 and 3 will return on 11 May 2020.

If there are any changes to these dates we will inform you by email.


Online Video Conferencing

LearningNormal online video conferencing classes will occur for those Grades waiting to return to school.

There may be changes to this information as we manage our return to school procedures next week.


Bus Transport

The school bus operation may have to be modified to enable us to meet the MOH and HCMC DOET student transport directions.  Again, we will keep you informed about our bus transport arrangements.


Cafeteria and Meal Arrangements

We have made adjustments to the seating plan in the cafeteria for students’ meals.

Grades 1-5 will have their lunch delivered to their classrooms to avoid congestion and comply with social distancing rules in the cafeteria.

Social distancing in the cafeteria will be strictly applied.



The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the HCMC DOET have given strict protocols to be followed for the opening of schools.

  1. School gates open at 7.30am.   No access to school grounds before that time.
  2. No parents are allowed in the school grounds.
  3. Car drop off at Gate 1.
  4. Motorbike drop off at Gate 3..
  5. Please drop off your children and move on after dropping off your child. No gathering or groups of parents allowed outside of the school.
  6. All students who travel to school by bus will be dropped off at Gate 1.
  7. Students will be screened for body temperature before entering school. During school, students will be checked every two (2) hours. Their temperatures will be recorded.
  8. If students have over 37.5 degrees,  they will be placed in the school isolation room and their condition / symptoms monitored by the school nurse.      We will inform parents if this action is taken and ask for cooperation to take them home and  doctor.
  9. We are required to report all cases of fever / symptoms to the HCMC MOH.
  10. Parents are to supply a face mask for each student.    Some spare masks should also be placed in the student’s bag in case a face mask is lost.
  11. Students are required to wear their face masks at all times. 
  12. Students are required to bring their own alcohol-based hand sanitizer.   The school will have hand sanitizer in every classroom.   Encouraging students to have their own is a healthy habit.
  13. Students are to bring and use their own water bottle clearly labeled with their names. Water refill stations are available in every classroom.
  14. We have made adjustments to students’ seating plans in classrooms to meet the social distancing requirements.
  15. We have two (2) isolation rooms. If needed,  our School Nurse, Nurse Xuan, has MOH, DOET and CISS protocols for the management of any student who may fall ill while at school. A priority in this protocol is communication with parents.


After School Playground Use.

The playground will not be available for use after school. School will be closed after 4:30pm. Please arrange your time to pick up your children before 4.30pm.  No parents can wait in the school grounds.  Please keep social distancing rules outside of school.   No gathering. Parents should be wearing a mask.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this period of COVID school closure.   We appreciate your understanding.


Albert Einstein School