Virtual Learning @ISF

Follow and share examples of Virtual Learning at ISF at #isfvirtuallearning

Welcome to Virtual Learning at the International School of Florence

At times, events beyond our control may force a closure of the school. For situations such as these, ISF has established school-wide virtual learning protocols to allow students to continue their learning remotely.

On this web site, you will find Virtual Learning Guides and home learning resources for Parents and Students, guides and resources for Teachers and Administrators, and information about Health and Wellbeing and Safety during a school closure.

Please see our Help and Contacts info box below.

For updates from our school leaders, visit our VL Podcasts site. This will be updated/re-activated should we enter into another school lockdown.

And don't miss our school-wide community VL activities! This will be re-activated should we lockdown again.


The following people should be able to advise you in the first instance (underlined text is hyperlinked)

Email addresses for staff are so Toby Dean is:

Upper School Junior School

Topic Contact

Questions about subject or lesson content Email the teacher concerned in the first instance, the Learning Leader for broader subject related questions, and the Form Tutor for more general questions or issues related to learning and wellbeing

For JS: Please contact the Class Teacher or the specialist subject teacher

Questions about the IBDP (Grades 11 &12) Jason Blackstone

Further questions about teaching and learning Clare Kelly, Vice Principal for Learning, US

Nicky Shamash, Vice Principal for Learning, JS

Questions about the wellbeing of any student Toby Dean, Vice Principal for Student Wellbeing, US

Kelly Jo Dean, Vice Principal for Student Wellbeing, JS

Technical issue with a device and general troubleshooting

Riccardo Biagiotti, IT Specialist and Data Manager (US and JS)

Questions about the Virtual Learning Framework

and digital learning tools Riccardo Biagiotti, IT Specialist and Data Manager (US and JS)

Questions about health concerns Sofia Gori, School Nurse (US and JS)

Questions about access to the school site

& facilities; COVID-19 Coordinator (testing, updates

on travel, school closures) Ylenia Di Rossi, Facilities Manager (JS and US)

Admissions and enrolment Patrisha Lauria or Olivia Monti

Giorgio Aguilar

For student absence (e.g. through illness or technical issues)

For Upper School Parents should email or contact Upper School Reception

For Junior School please contact Junior School Reception

Questions about school life in general Junior School Principal, Emma Homerlein

Upper School Principal, Phil Whitehead

HEAD of SCHOOL, Simon Murray (appointments through Patrisha Lauria, PA to Head)

General school information International School of Florence official website

This site is maintained by The Tech Team at ISF, and draws from the generosity of resources and learnings not only from our own ISF community, but from school leaders and educators around the world who are also living and working through the Coronavirus crisis. We would specifically like to acknowledge the examples shared by the The International School of Kuala Lumpur, the Yokohama International School, and the many resources and tips shared by members of the International Schools Information Technology Leaders Facebook Group and MAIS Virtual Schools Group.