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CAISL Community Information Page

Last updated May 20, 9:00a.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 back to school. All grades are currently having classes on campus. 

Communications from the Director

May 19 - Director's Updates

  • Easing of Bubbles and the results
  • Invitation for Board of trustees-Parent Open Forum
  • Questions regarding bubbles for next year.
  • A poem of hope from the Washington Post.

May 12 - Director's Updates

  • Recess and PE and introduction of After-school activities
  • Calendar Adjustment and Parent-Director Open Forum
  • PSG Poetry Blog

May 5 - Director's Updates

  • Pandemic History in Portugal and where we were a year ago.
  • Testing on campus for students in 10, 11 and 12th Grades
  • Questions about the re-start of after-school Activities and regarding what next year will look like.

April 28 - Director's Updates

  • Return of Bubble
  • Calendar Change
  • Questions about vaccination

April 21 - Director's Updates

  • Specialists/Elective classes resume
  • How to register for "Partnering with Parents to Improve Student Achievement in Math K-12"
  • Different kinds of COVID testing

April 14 - Director's Updates

  • Virus Status Report
  • Questions about wearing masks in 1st and 2nd grades and after-school activities.
  • COVID testing and vaccination

April 8 - Director's Updates

  • Returning to campus after the Spring Break
  • Addressing a recent travel abroad.
  • List of destination countries requiring quarantine after return

March 24 - Director's Updates

  • Return to campus and masks for 1st and 2nd graders
  • Reporting absences and what are excused absences
  • Questions over bubble mixing and doing our part

March 17 - Director's Updates

  • A year after
  • Covid testing and masks for 1st and 2nd grades
  • Travel over Spring Break and Reminders

March 12 - Director's Updates

  • Deconfinement Plan announced by the Government
  • CAISL's Plan

March 10 - Director's Updates

  • No school for March 11 and 12
  • State of emergency
  • Memory wall and reminders

March 3 - Director's Updates

  • Phone disruption
  • State of Emergency and what can come next
  • Wearing a mask
  • Zoom Fatigue

February 24 - Director's Updates

  • One year after the first edition of the Director's "Watching COVID-19"
  • State of Emergency and follow up of Vaccination Plan in Portugal
  • Memory Wall
  • Why read Literature

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School Year 2020-2021

Learn any new information about this school year:

During the school year 2019-2020

Learn about our community during last year - CAISL was always 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:

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.