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CAISL Community Information Page

Last updated May 29th, 4:30p.m.

This information page was created to consolidate in one page all the relevant information for parents during this period. We will update it regularly as new data is received about this rapidly changing situation.


CAISL is currently closed due to Government mandate to close all schools in Portugal.    Class@home (with the Learning Management System Moodle) started on Monday, March 16th.

Communications from the Director

May 27th - 17th Notice

  • What does "close contact" mean?
  • End-of-year Book/Laptop/Uniform Return
  • Situation in Portugal and Students on Campus

May 20th - 16th Notice

  • Library Instructions to pick up and return books and end-of-the-year procedures to return laptops and uniforms.
  • Banco Alimentar
  • Situation in Portugal and Students on Campus

May 13th - 15th Notice

  • Situation in Portugal
  • Students on Campus
  • What'sApp

May 6th - 14th Notice

  • New general measures in Portugal and the reopening of the Economy
  • May 18th and June 1st
  • New travel survey for May through June

April 29 - 13th Notice

  • What we know and don't know about the current situation
  • Message to the CAISL Community from the Board of Trustees
  • Data privacy important message

April 22 - 12th Notice

  • Current State of Emergency
  • Optimism and Pessimism
  • New Travel Survey

April 15 - 11th Notice/Spring Break

  • Information about Student Insurance
  • the "Lisbon Project"
  • Address to the latest Government Announcement regarding the remainder of the school year

April 8 - 10th Notice/Spring Break

  • Launch of the memory wall
  • Travel restrictions over the Spring break
  • Reason for the use of "Teams"

April 1 - 9th Notice/3rd week of Class@home

  • Expectations regarding parents from Class@home
  • Spring Break and expectations regarding teachers
  • Financial considerations at this point

March 25 - 8th Notice/ 2nd week of Class@home

  • Current situation and when it will change
  • Self-Isolation ideas from Middle Schoolers
  • Reminders

March 17 - 7th Notice

  • 1st week of Class@home
  • Travel questionnaire
  • Article regarding the psychological impact of isolation

March 13 - 6th Notice

  • Government mandate to close all schools
  • Importance of Self-Isolation
  • Access to School Personnel or to campus

March 12 - 5th Notice

  • Introduction of Class@home
  • Why is Class@home being introduced before school's shutdown
  • How long will it last

March 11 - 4th Notice

  • What happens if the school has to cancel classes
  • Why is CAISL not planning to close
  • Can children wear masks at school
  • Can children stay at home

March 4 - 3rd Notice

  • Implementation of self checks in the protocol
  • Introduction of the "infodemic" concept
  • Cancellation of further events
  • Travel advisory

February 27 - 2nd notice

  • Protocol determining who should not come to school
  • Further cancellation of events
  • Several resources including categories and contagion regions

February 25 - 1st notice

  • Return to classes after Carnival Break
  • Cancellation of RoboMed

Specific Elementary Information

First page of the PDF file: Virtual_School_-_EC_ElementaryR

Specific Secondary Information

First page of the PDF file: Virtual_School_-_Secondary_Presentation

All-school information

Learn about our community during these troubled times - CAISL is connected!

  • For members within our community, please login here.
  • For members outside of our community, follow this link. Due to privacy reasons, we cannot grant access to the photos, but you can still browse through comments.

  • Middle Schoolers put together some focus time guides. Listen to them below:

CAISL Logo altered to reflect the separation during COVID

Useful Links

If you or your child develops any of the symptoms (there is even the most minimal fever or if a cough develops), you are advised to call 808 24 24 24 (SNS24) for advice and to report your condition. (You will hear an options menu in Portuguese. Click "1 "and we have been assured that you will get a person who can speak English.) Also, please let us know (

PhD students at the Champalimaud Foundation decided to create an online document to centralize information and keep updating the measures the Portuguese Government is implementing - translated to English. Please note this is not an official document, it is a volunteering service from PhD students. Thank you to them for this service! In their words: “As a big disclaimer, we are trying to be as accurate as we can - if you are following the measures, let us know if we have made any mistakes, and or if you want to help, just drop us an email and we'll add you to the team that edits the document.