Update Coronavirus 15 july 2020
Because our schools are subject to the rules and regulations of the Dutch government, I would like to notify you of the travel advice issued by the Dutch authorities. With the global pandemic, people are asked to exercise extreme caution when booking their holidays this summer.
I strongly advise against going on holiday to a country for which the Dutch government has issued a red or orange travel advice. This is any country for which there is a “negative” travel advice. If you do decide to take the risk to travel to one of these countries, I would like to ask you to pay attention to possible consequences.
If you do travel to a country that is considered a red or orange country, you may well be required to quarantine for two weeks upon your return. This is of importance for your planning, because we would like to see all children back at the start of the next school year.
Taking a holiday in a country with a yellow or green classification is a much safer option. Please be aware, however, that the country classifications and travel advice can change at any time, so it is prudent to plan your return to the Netherlands well in advance of the start of the academic year, just in case a quarantine order becomes applicable, or a border is unexpectedly closed. The decision to travel is, of course, your own responsibility.
Our last week of term has started. I want to thank you for the extra efforts and for your help in realising home learning during this school year. On behalf of the management I would like to wish you safe and enjoyable holidays!
Hans van der Vlugt
Executive director HSV
Update Coronavirus 7 june 2020
As of June 8, 2020, the following rules apply from the cabinet decision
1. All students will go to school from June 8, 2020.
2. It is not necessary to keep a distance of 1.5 meters between students.
3. As far as possible 1.5 meters should be kept between staff and student
4. 1.5 meters should be kept between staff members, unless nearby
contact before work is necessary.
5. Parent (s) / caregiver (s) do not enter the schoolyard or the school.
6. The school ensures that students often wash their hands.
7. Playing outside is preferably done only with the same group or class.
Poster precautions taken by our school
Update Coronavirus 24 april 2020
The government has decided to gradually reopen all primary schools according to the RIVM guidelines.
Unfortunately, the children will not be able to fully return to school for quite some time.
All parents receive more specific organisational information about the reopening per location from the heads of school.
General letter reopen all primary schools.
Update Coronavirus 1 april 2020
On Tuesday 31 March 2020 , the government decided to extend the closure of all primary schools to April 28.
Update Coronavirus 16 march 2020
Dear parents and carers,
Partly due to the request of the Dutch Federation of Medical Specialists, the government has again consulted the educational organisations this afternoon about whether schools should close because of the coronavirus. Until now, only in our Nassaulaan location, some classes have been given a 14 day time out as a precaution because of a parent of 3 children who has been tested positive.
The government has decided this afternoon to close all primary schools from Monday March 16th till April 6th to limit potential health risks to children, their families and staff.
The teachers have already worked on digital or physical teaching materials that children can use at home and will continue to do so in the near future. You will be informed by the teacher or the head of school about the support the school can give. We will ask you to pick up or return work at school and also to support your child in working from home. We ask for your understanding. If picking up and returning work cannot be organised by you, please get in touch so we can see if another solution can be found.
If you work in vital jobs as healthcare, police or fire brigade and you or family members or acquaintances cannot find a solution to take care of your child, please let us know. At this moment we are not certain which solution we can find for this, but we will do our best to organise this as soon as possible.
Update Coronavirus 13 march 2020
The HSV management has decided to cancel all school trips/excursions as a precaution related to the Corona virus starting tomorrow for at least 4 weeks.
If parents already paid for a cancelled trip we will refund unless the trip can take place on another date. According to Dutch law the school will stay open until GGD and local authorities decide differently. If there is a known infection of child, parent (s) or staff, these persons will not be permitted access to the school.
We will apply the following policy to new – yet unregistered – students who come from risk areas or who have been in contact with people who have this virus. The parents of these students will be informed that admission to the school only takes place after two weeks have elapsed and no symptoms of the disease have occurred to them or their children”
In response to questions about the developing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have been monitoring advice from various leading health organisations. We now inform you that the school will follow the instructions of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment): www.rivm.nl
We refer you in particular to the webpage: https://www.rivm.nl/nieuws/actuele-informatie-over-coronavirus
This webpage indicates how to act if you suspect you have been in contact with the virus; namely by contacting your general practitioner (huisarts) by telephone. Please read this page and follow the advice strictly.
The RIVM website is also available in English https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus
The school is closely following the situation and will keep you informed of further developments.
To be clear students are just expected at school on Monday after the break unless you have been told otherwise by a medical professional. If your child or anyone in your family shows symptoms within two weeks of returning home from a country/region with coronavirus parents/carers should contact their GP and inform the Head of School and Director of the International Department.
If there is a known infection of child, parent (s) or staff, these persons will not be permitted access to the school. Directors will immediately report this to the board and advice will be sought from GGD Haaglanden. Necessary information will be communicated to parents
The text below was taken from RVIM website on 28th February. This is being checked at least on a daily basis.
Contact your family doctor or the local GGD by phone if you: Have a fever with respiratory problems (coughing or shortness of breath)
And for the past two weeks have been in a country/region with widespread spread of the coronavirus:
- China (including Hong Kong and Macao)
- South Korea
- Italy: the provinces of Lombardy, Veneto, Emiglia Romangna and Piedmont.
Or have had contact with a novel coronavirus patient in the last two weeks. The GP consults with the Municipal Public Health Service (GGD) if it is necessary to be examined for the novel coronavirus.
HSV School Leadership