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