COVID-19

So far this year has been quite challenging, but we made sure to take the best out of it in order to provide the safest and most healthy environment. During the COVID-19 pandemic we are following all instructions of the Ministry of Health. In this regard the school made all the necessary investment in materials, resources and a highly qualified team and is ready to provide effective learning in a face-to-face or virtual learning environment.

Measures in brief:

  • Daily health checks when entering school - all entrances are equipped with thermal cameras, and we have a fully trained medical team, as well as a suitable isolation area to care for anyone who shows symptoms.
  • Where necessary access routes have been modified to enable physical distancing and a flow that minimizes close contact.
  • All staff, teachers, parents and students have to wear protective masks in the common areas of the School.
  • Exceptions to the requirement to wear a face mask are allowed for students from preschool groups.
  • Across the facility areas there are informational posters displayed about the hygiene rules.
  • The school facilities are reinforced with daily cleaning procedures and installed hand sanitizers.
In order to make our environment safer we prepared a couple of mandatory measures and we do rely on everyone’s assistance to observe them daily:

PARENTS RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Check every morning their child’s temperature before going to school. If the temperature is higher than 37.3 degrees and/or have other symptoms, the student must stay at home. 
  • Prepare every day at least 2 masks appropriate for the age of the student.
  • Provide to the child a bottle for water.
  • In case the child does not have a protectivе mask (or loses it) and/or bottle for water, such will be provided by the School right after the lack is discovered. The parents / guardians should pay its value afterwards.


TRANSPORTATION

  • School Bus – The busses will be disinfected before and after each course. All students will be checked for their temperature before boarding the bus. If the temperature is higher than 37.3 degrees and/or have other symptoms, the students are not going to be allowed to enter the bus. All students and staff must wear a mask / shield for the duration of the bus ride. 
  • Transport provided by the parents – we strongly recommend to avoid the use of public transport, if that is possible.

ARRIVING AT SCHOOL

  • The arrival of the organised transportation is done according to the schedule of the carrier. Students are not allowed to change busses. Masks must be worn all the time during the ride. Students are directed along the marked route towards entrance A where they will have their temperature checked.
  • Parents/ guardians who use personal transport: In order to prevent congestion, the entrances for access to the School are differentiated according to the age group of the students. We expect parents/ guardians to strictly adhere to the separation in order to facilitate the access regime. 

    Students from preparatory group, I, II, III, IV grade (Primary stage) – entrance at Reception B.

    Students from V – XII group (Lower Secondary and High school) – entrance at Reception A.

    From the moment of leaving the vehicle, parents/ guardians and students should put on their personal protective equipment. Parents/ guardians are not allowed to enter the school building.

    Crowding in the school yard is forbidden. Parents/ guardians should leave the area as soon as possible whilst keeping distance.

    All parents must leave the school area as quick as possible, in order to prevent a large group of people. 

    IMPORTANT:All school entrances are equipped with thermal cameras to monitor the body temperature of all the students, teachers and staff. The system monitoring the body temperature is checked by the receptionist. All students and visitors must go through this medical filter before entering the school facility. If the red light appears on the screen during the filter, the student will be isolated in a special room for 15 minutes where his temperature will be measured by means of a termometer. If the temperature is still above 37,3 degrees, it will be checked again after 15 minutes, and i it’s still high, the student has to go home.


SCHOOL DAY

Primary and Secondary students will be separated. 

  • Primary students will use Floors 1 and 2 with the Main staircase. 
  • Secondary students will use Floors 3 and 4 with the Emergency staircase.  
  • Wearing personal protective equipment (masks). Wearing a mask is mandatory, unless explicitly stated.
  • Exceptions to the requirement to wear a face mask are allowed for students from preschool groups.

    Additional safety measures include:

    • Each classroom has warm water, soap and hand sanitizer.  
    • The classrooms are continuously ventilated through the air conditioning system with filtered and tempered air.
    • Hand sanitizers are provided everywhere around the school facility. 
    • Very well equipped restrooms (non-touch systems). Disinfection after each break.  
    • The library is separated in two sections for Primary and Secondary students. 
    • The yard will be divided into different areas for use. 
    • Regular hand washing will be encouraged for students and staff. 
    • All staff is well prepared for safe work in this situation.  
    • In case of direct communication with somebody, all teachers must wear a mask/shield and keep social distance.  
    • Teachers are encouraged to deliver their lessons in school’s outdoor playgrounds. 
    • The communication with parents will be mostly online, for individual meetings we will follow all the instructions of the Ministry of Health. 
    • Specific measures for protection during extracurricular activities.  

SCHOOL CANTEEN

  • We are following all the instructions of BABH and the Ministry of Health.
  • Different entrance and exit from the canteen are ensured. 
  • All of the food is displayed behind a protection barrier. 
  • All meals will be passed to the student by the service personnel.
  • Students sit only in their designated areas and seats in order to keep distance. 
  • Students from different stages of education will not be mixed.
  • The morning snack at 10.00 and the afternoon snack at 15.30 will be delivered on the floor where the classroom of the students is located.

    END OF THE SCHOOL DAY

    The School day ends at 15:30. In case if the students are not enrolled in extracurricular activities, they should be taken according to the following schedule:

    • From 15:40 to 15:50 – for PG, 1st and 2nd grade, Reception B
    • From 15:50 to 16:00 – for 3rd and 4th grade, Reception B
    • From 15:30 - 5th -12th grade, Reception A

      GOING HOME AFTER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

      • At 16:45 ends the 1st period of Extracurricular activities. The respective parents/ guardians/ authorized persons should take the students by 17:00 and leave the School from:

        Reception B for Primary School (Preparatory group, Grade 1, 2, 3 and 4)

        Reception A for Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary School (Grade 5 to Grade 12)

      • At 17:45 ends the 2nd period of Extracurricular activities. The students have to leave the school until 18:00 through the exits described above – reception A and reception B.

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