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CAISL Community Information Page

Last updated September 22, 11:43p.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 students are back for the 2020-2021 school year.

Only  CAISL students and employees, and employees of our outsourced companies will be allowed to enter the school buildings. No visits allowed on campus.

Communications from the Director

October 7th - Director's Updates

  • Upcoming events adapted to current health measures
  • Health safety measures in layers

September 30th - Director's Updates

  • Travel outside of Portugal
  • CAISL covid-19 flowchart

September 23rd - Director's Updates

  • Heading into Fall and Winter
  • Infection Rates
  • Keeping up with Precautionary absences

September 16th - Director's Updates

  • Rumor (and Emotion) Control
  • Calendar changes approved by the Board of Trustees
  • Thank you to Parents

September 9th - Director's Updates

  • Calendar changes under consideration and half day turning into a full day
  • Breaking Bubbles
  • Open Houses

September 2nd - Welcome Back

  • Welcome Back to returning families
  • Arrival and Departure challenges and how to overcome.
  • CAISL steps at Virus Mitigation

August 26th - Start of the School Year

  • Details regarding the essentials for the start of the school year.

August 11th - Student Laptop pick-up & more on School Start

  • Laptop pick-up for students between Grades 3 and 12
  • "Bubble" class placement

August 4th - A Look Ahead to September 2020

  • an early plan for classes' start safely on campus

June 17th - 20th and FINAL Notice of the 19/20 School Year

  • Thank you to Parents
  • Situation in Portugal
  • Closing the 2019-2020 School Year
  • Starting the 2020-2021 School Year

(To access previous notices, please go to the parent portal)

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:

School Logo showing changes due to 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.