UPDATE 12th MARCH
COVID-19: closure of school buildings
You will by now have received the information that the school buildings will be closed from Monday 16 March 2020 for two weeks as a precautionary measure in light of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
As your Parents’ Association, we have been in regular contact with the school management and — through Interparents — with the Office of the Secretary General in order to encourage them to prepare and respond as well as possible to this situation. Communication has not always been timely but we know that there has been much activity going on behind the scenes. We hope and trust that our School will be able to manage this challenge and we will keep working with the management to ensure that parents’ concerns are addressed.
As regards the Association’s périscolaire activities, we will be obliged to cancel or postpone most group activities scheduled to take place in the school buildings during the period of their closure. Where possible, we aim to continue activities such as private music lessons and language classes through remote tuition online. In both cases, the périscolaire activities team will be in contact with you individually about your child’s activity.
These are challenging times. We are all working our hardest, balancing the risks and trying to find the solution that best serves the common good. Your understanding, cooperation and solidarity are of great value in achieving this.
Thank you in advance.
UPDATE FROM 12th MARCH
COVID-19: partial suspension of périscolaire activities
The Parents’ Association is closely following developments concerning Coronavirus/COVID-19. With regard to the périscolaire activities, we are complying with the recommendations of the European Schools and the Luxembourg Ministry of Health (www.sante.lu/coronavirus).
Following the notification from the Office of the Secretary General of the European Schools this afternoon that the Grand Est region of France is now considered a risk area and that pupils and staff resident in this area should stay at home for 14 days, we are obliged to suspend a number of périscolaire activities due to the unavailability of the monitors responsible. If your child’s activity is concerned, you will already have received a notification to this effect.
The other périscolaire activities continue until further notice.
During this difficult time in which circumstances are constantly changing, we ask you to have patience and understanding with our staff. We will let you know as soon as any new development has an impact on our programme.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.