According to the authorities, mask use is mandatory at all times by students, faculty, and staff, with the exception of outdoor recess/ lunch and during Physical Education classes. The use of masks is also mandatory on the buses as well.
Unless there is a directive from local authorities that physical attendance is optional for students, all students must attend classes on campus and regular attendance policies apply. Should there be a special health circumstance, appropriate documentation must be presented to the school administration.
ACS Athens follows the directives of the National Public Health Organization in regards to travel restrictions and quarantine time frames. As of January 8th and until January 21st, all those traveling from abroad must quarantine for 7 days; individuals traveling from the United Kingdom must also do a mandatory test at the end of their 7 day quarantine period. For families that have traveled during the holidays (prior to January 8th), ACS Athens strongly recommends but does not require that students stay home from school a minimum of 5 days after travel outside of Greece and within Greece.
Parents will not be allowed on campus without a prior appointment and only if their physical presence is necessary.
All campus visitors (vaccinated or not) must present a document with a negative test result dated up to six days prior to their visit (according to the official directives, individuals must do one self-test per week).
Visitors (including parents) must complete a form before entering the campus. In case of emergency walk-ins, the form will be given to the visitors by the receptionist.
Masks and physical distancing are mandatory.
The cafeteria will provide a small variety of box lunches that will be available to our students and staff ONLY by pre-order and pre-payment. Payments on site will not be available and there will not be use of the cafeteria as an eating area. Additional vending machines with snacks and water will also be available around campus. More detailed information will be provided at later time.
Alternative eating areas have been determined around campus, by grade, for Middle School and Academy students. Elementary students will eat in their classrooms.
To view the protocol please click here.
During the first few days of school, and regularly after that, our teachers and health personnel will provide specific instructions to all of our students. Visual materials will also be available throughout the campus.
Our daily cleaning services schedule of the entire campus has increased, including the cleaning of commonly used surfaces and shared spaces. Hand sanitizer stations will be placed around the campus; all those entering the campus will be asked to sanitize their hands and all students will be guided to practice hand sanitizing and other hygiene habits throughout the day.
Athletics and all our co-curricular activities are a fundamental component of the holistic education at ACS Athens. Once clearance is provided by the authorities, sports, recreational activities & co-curricular activities will take place with all necessary safety precautions. The competitive sports program will be on hold until further notice.
The Tennis Academy Program operates according to the authorities' protocols & guidelines.