During the burning season (typically February-April), Health Services, Physical Education & Athletics Departments will monitor the Air Quality Index (AQI). The AQI can be found on the GIS Parent Portal, Staff Portal or using the AirVisual app.
Health Services will check the AQI at 9:00am and 1:00pm and will send all-staff email if >100, including instructions based on the AQI Procedure Chart. Decisions impacting afternoon activities as well as after school activities (including athletics) will be made by 1:30 p.m. Parents will be notified via established communication channels (ie Facebook).
Reducing Student Exposure
Decisions for limiting activities, in order to reduce a student’s exposure to harmful air pollution, will be based on individual student risk factors such as age and pre-existing medical conditions, as well as the type of activity involved. Elementary students with asthma are highly encouraged to keep a rescue inhaler in the nurse’s office. Secondary students are highly encouraged to keep an inhaler on them during the burning season.
Masks are available to purchase for 50baht each at the front desk.
Possible Symptoms of Exposure to Harmful Air Pollution
- Coughing / sore throat
- Burning / painful or red eyes
- Vomiting or nausea