16 March 2020
Dear ISD parents,
Following yesterday’s communication with regard to the school closure from 16 March – 6 April 2020, we would like to provide you with an update.
Today, our staff met to discuss and implement the distance learning provisions for our students. The following platforms support us in our digital teaching and learning methods. These platforms also enable us to communicate with students and parents and, at the same time, provide stimulating distance learning experiences.
From Tuesday 17 March, Distance Learning will be available at the:
- We will use SeeSaw to assign work, communicate with parents and students and give feedback to students.
- Parents will receive instructions on how to set this up via Social Schools and a login code via the Class Teacher.
- We will use ManageBac to assign work, communicate with students (and parents) and give feedback to students.
- GoogleDrive will be used to communicate directly with our students via Google Chat and Google Meet.
- Teachers will be available for support and to answer questions during their normal class hours.
Detailed information on the organization and the delivery of digital learning will be communicated through our website and our regular communication platforms.
Distance Learning requires access to a laptop or tablet.
Primary students, please inform our Head of School, Sander Raaphorst via email email@example.com if you do not have access to a device.
Secondary students will all have access through their MacBook.
Reception of Students / Childcare
Schools have the responsibility to offer childcare for parents who both work in a vital sector. The socially vital sectors are broader than just care and emergency services. These vital services also include energy, water companies, and food supply. On the website: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/cruciale-beroepsgroepen, you will find an overview of the crucial occupational groups during the COVID-19 outbreak. If both parents have a profession in a vital sector, please report this directly to leadership of the school. (see below)
Of course, children, parents and/or staff with mild complaints should stay at home, even if they work in a vital sector.
Current information on the School Website / Other Platforms
We will keep you informed. We ask you, therefore, to check your email on a regular basis. We will continue to update our website with the latest information and developments.
This is an unprecedented situation that we, as a school, and you, as parents, find ourselves in. The school greatly appreciates all the support and help that you can offer your children during this time. Please be assured that the education of your children is our priority.
Thank you for your understanding.
Sander Raaphorst – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaap Mos – email@example.com