Dear parents and legal guardians,
Here are the outcomes of the management meeting held on Thursday 12th of March:
Preschool (Lions, Nursery, Reception) - Preschool will remain in operation until at least Friday 13/March. Tomorrow on Friday 13/3 the situation will be reviewed again and information will be provided to all preschool parents. We believe that the ordered closure of the primary and lower secondary is already a strong burden imposed upon parents.
Primary & Lower Secondary (Y1 - Y11) - we have confirmed the fact that the directive issued by the Health Ministry is also applicable to all foreign schools in the Czech Republic providing compulsory school education according to the article 38. Act no. 561/2004 Col. Therefore the primary and lower secondary schools must remain closed as ordered by national authorities.
Part-time Flexi Schooling - from Monday 16/March we have decided to re-open the part-time flexi-schooling program for all students who are registered for individual subjects. From Monday these students may again come to school to study and review progress with Ms Monika our flexi-schooling coordinator. In addition, we will be able to offer some extra hours on our side to support the progress in this programme. Monika will be in touch with you to discuss your needs.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR PARENTS/CARERS
It is possible to apply for state financial support if you as a parent must stay at home with a child who is younger than 10 years old due to closure of the child's educational setting. There is an electronic version of the relevant application form that can be accessed here: Application form. If you want to apply for this support, please, fill in the form electronically and send, ideally in .pdf format directly to email@example.com. We will then place an electronic signature on the form and send it back to you. Alternatively, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and agree pick up time to collect paper version of this application.
TUITION FEES REIMBURSEMENT
Since the closure of the school has been ordered by the national authorities we are currently investigating financial impacts on the school from the business and HR point of view. We have not been able to gather all the information from all relevant sources and government offices. As soon as we are clear about the course of action we will inform you without delay. Currently, we must put children first and we are working hard together with our teachers to see how we can support their education.
DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM IN PRIMARY/LOWER SECONDARY
As we do not know for how long the directive will be in action we want to continue developing a distance learning program for all students. At the moment all class teacher and subject teachers have been asked to continue assigning work via emails to all learners. It has been decided today that we want to develop this further and organize one-on-one Skype sessions between class or subject teachers and learners. We will work on the technical as well as the learning details today, tomorrow and over the weekend. On Monday 16/March there will be a staff meeting to finalize details about this program and all parents will be informed about the outcomes afterwards.
All new and official information about the situation will be sent from my email only and placed on the school website.
They will gain perfect knowledge of English.
Your child will become a global citizen with wide understanding of local and international topics.
We put a strong emphasis on the development on subject specific skills rather than on acquisition of knowledge.
Emphasis on skills development (not just memorising).
Individual approach; school’s ability to motivate for improvement.
Your child will be excited to come to school.