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Last updated April 8th, 8:05pm

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 Ms. Curtis

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 Information For Elementary Students

Specific Information for Secondary Students

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:

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.

Here are a few links from different reliable sources to keep up to date:

Center for Disease Control

Health Ministry site

European Center for Disease Prevention and Control

World Health Organization

CAISL is a student-centered educational community in which we challenge ourselves and each other to do our best and to make positive contributions to our diverse and ever-changing world.

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