LATEST GOINGS ON AT THE SCHOOL...
Two months ago we closed our school and immediately proceeded with online learning. During this time I have not received any information regarding anybody becoming infected or ill in our school community. Some of our grades and teachers have returned to school today and I hope it stays that way.
Please be aware that in case of any of your family members becoming infected with coronavirus you must inform the school. We will do everything to keep our pupils and staff safe and healthy, and we count on your cooperation and responsible safe behaviour.
Thank you for your help and support!
I have missed the laughter, joy and vivacity of children and I look forward to seeing at least some of this again on Monday, after two months away. Of course our school life will not be the same as before, we will all have to follow the preventative measures as the danger of coronavirus is still present.
We will be airing our classrooms and facilities at all times, and if possible, the pupils will also spend a lot of time outside. It could be quite cold in the coming days so they should wear warm clothes (layers), which they can take off if it gets warmer.
The pupils should also bring their own bottles of water to use during lessons, so as to avoid some common points of possible infection.
They should bring all their materials (notebooks, folders, books) to school, where they will use and keep them until the end of the school year.
Upon arrival at school the pupils will store their shoes under a ledge in the corridor in front of their classrooms and bring their (extra) clothes to their area in the classroom. They will not use/share their lockers again this school year.
Please bring and pick up your child to/at the designated area punctually at the time their group meets/parts to avoid crowding.
Dear parents of year 4 – 7 pupils
During the current situation regarding health and safety and the gradual opening of schools, we are facing various challenges – including organisational ones. We would like to ask you to think carefully about whether you will be able to provide your child, who is studying from home, with a hot meal at home during distance learning.
Although we are currently unable to provide you with more specific information, please let us know, by filling in the application form (link here), whether you would like an organised school lunch for your home-schooled child (according to the School Meals Agreement).
We will do our best, within the current legislation, rules, instructions and recommendations, to organise the preparation of school lunches for pupils who will remain at home for the time being. Therefore, we need to know whether to register your child for lunch during online learning.
We suggest that when deciding whether your child needs a hot lunch, first think about protecting their health and the increased risk of coming to school, as well as the fact that we at school are obliged to follow very strict instructions to reduce the possibility of infection with the COVID-19 virus.
The deadline for registration is very short, Monday, May 18, 10:00, so we thank you for your understanding.
School counselling service and school administration
Today, the parents of pupils who will return to school on Monday will get detailed information about the organisation of lessons specific for their group. We have put great effort into preparing the conditions and processes in our school to ensure safety and the smooth running of the programmes.
Grades 4 to 8 will continue with the online learning process. I would like to ask all parents to encourage their children to continue working responsibly, as the end of the school year is approaching very quickly. This is especially important for the pupils who need to improve their grades and to whom teachers for individual support have been appointed – they should take advantage of this privilege and cooperate with them regularly. Parents will be sent the projected grades for the MYP students today.
Next week, grade 8 parents and pupils will get instructions about their return to school. Also, a few students from grades 6 & 7 will be asked to come to school and finish their work, as well as to be assessed.
Enjoy the weekend, but do not forget the prevention measures. The danger of the virus is not over yet.