Coronavirus outbreak: the latest information for parents and students
UPDATE 25 June: At the coronavirus press conference of Wednesday, 24 June, Prime Minister Rutte announced the following:
From 1st July 2020:
Children in Primary schools do not need to follow to the 1.5-metre distance rule when socialising with each other and adults.
Children in Secondary schools do not need to follow to the 1.5-metre distance rule when socialising with each other. They do need to adhere to this rule when it comes to adults, such as teaching staff at school.
At ISD Secondary we will continue with our blended learning programme until the summer break. After the summer holidays we will resume our normal lesson schedule at school.
UPDATE 4 June 2020
Primary schools are reopening fully from 8 June 2020. The updated protocol (dated 4 June 2020) for the full primary school opening can be downloaded here.
Secondary schools have partially re-opened on 2 June, respecting the 1.5 meter guideline between students and students and teachers. Until at least until 19 June we will continue our successful home school programme and will be providing 2 days of on-site schooling per week. The Return to School protocol can be downloaded here.
Our home learning programme is designed to support the continuity of education of our students.
While we can no longer instruct our students face-to-face, we have learned that our existing focus on technology tools and independent learning allows us now to continue to provide our students with an effective alternative learning environment.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation and support in this process. Please continue to ensure your children’s readiness and attendance for their online work and that all etiquette requirements are followed properly. Please be assured that we are all here to answer questions and to provide assistance.
Information on the Novel Coronavirus
The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and we understand the current situation may be extra difficult for families living in a foreign country. The RIVM serves as an excellent resource where you can find all the latest information, insights and most frequently asked questions and answers: https://www.rivm.nl/en/novel-coronavirus-covid-19
- The RIVM can also be contacted by telephone:
Questions about the novel coronavirus? Please contact 0800-1351 or
+31 (0)20 205 1351 (this number can be reached from abroad)
Available daily from 8:00 a.m. until 20:00 p.m.