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Our COVID-19 Measures

On this page you can find out all the latest information about the measures that we have put in place to protect our community from COVID-19.

Covid Measures

These measures have been developed based on the directives and guidance of:

  • The Dutch National Institute for Public Health (RIVM).

  • The Public Health Department (GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond)

  • NAISR’s Senior Leadership Team, including Ms. Kim van Sickle, our school nurse.

  • Best practice shared by our 68 Nord Anglia sister schools.


 

Last updated: 1 September 2020, 8:00am (we recommend refreshing your page to check for updates):

  • School year began with 100% with face-to-face classroom learning (following orientation).

  • People travelling from specified countries listed below must self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival in the Netherlands (even if without symptoms or if tested negative for COVID-19).

  • Masks are not required, but may be used (to be provided by parents).

  • Teachers to keep 1.5m distance from students

Our commitment to providing a quality learning experience for all our students is at the heart of every decision we make. As we prepare to re-open our school for the new academic school year 2020-2021, we are implementing a number of protocols that will enable our students to safely access their learning on campus. Our planning is based on two interconnected priorities that we have for the coming school year:

1. To ensure the health and safety or our students, our faculty, our staff, and our community.

2. To ensure continuity of learning for our students as they pursue growth and learning goals in the next year.

Based on local government and global best practice guidelines, our health and safety initiatives will be focused on four key principles: Screen, Clean, Hygiene, Distance. We will need your help and cooperation in making sure these measures are effective for the safety and wellbeing of our entire community.


 
The measures in place:
Screen
  • RIVM protocols and directions from the GGD will be followed.

  • Community education on self-monitoring of possible COVID 19 symptoms.

  • Students or staff with any of the following complaints must stay home:

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Sore throat

    • Coughing

    • Temperature of 38 degrees or above

    • Chills

    • Shortness of breath

    • Loss of taste or smell

  • If any member of the household has any of these complaints and a temperature of 38 degrees or above, the student or staff member must stay home.

  • Students G1-12 or staff members who develop any of the above listed complaints while at school must go home. Students must wait in the infirmary. Parents must be called for immediate pick up.

  • Staff members, or staff household members with corona like complaints must arrange for COVID testing if symptoms remain after 24 hours. The human resource department or the nursing office must be notified when test results are received. How to get a COVID test

  • Students and staff may return to school when they are complaint free for 48 hours or have received a negative COVID test result.

  • Students or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 must stay at home for at least 7 days after the start of the complaints. Students or staff members may return to school after a minimum of 7 days and have been symptom free for 48 hours. RIVM Protocol COVID Positive

  • If someone in the students or staff members' household has tested positive for COVID-19 they must stay at home for 14 days and follow the guidance of the RIVM and GGD. RIVM Protocol COVID Positive Household

  • Students and staff members with known seasonal allergies with symptoms similar to corona related complaints may come to school. Parents must inform the school if this applies to their child.

Clean
  • Minimise use of shared supplies.

  • Adherence to recommended guidelines for proper cleaning of our facility.

  • Enhanced sanitation procedures implemented.

  • Disinfection protocols for high use areas scheduled through the school day and each evening.

  • All classrooms and shared spaces will have cleaning supplies. 

  • Desks and tables in PK1-5 classrooms will be cleaned prior to snack time and before lunch for PK1-2.

  • Cafeteria tables will be cleaned before each group of students.

  • Manipulatives will be cleaned when shared between classrooms.

  • Shared IT devices will be cleaned after use.

  • Intensive cleaning after school hours.

Hygiene
  • Frequent handwashing with soap and water or use of alcohol hand gel for students, staff, and visitors. Mandatory hand hygiene times:

    • Entering the building 

    • Leaving the building and campus

    • Before eating

    • After using the toilet

  • No shaking of hands.

  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.

  • Doors will remain open as much as possible (reduce high touch surfaces & ventilation).

  • No sharing of food. In class birthday celebrations excluded.

  • Water fountains may not be used.

  • Face masks will be worn when physical distancing protocols can not be maintained.

Distance
  • Social distancing signage and visual cues placed throughout campus.

  • Protective screens installed at the front office.

  • One-way foot traffic around the campus to minimize congregating.

  • Parent and visitor management protocols in place.

  • Elementary teachers maintain 1.5m distance from students as much as possible.

  • Secondary teachers must maintain 1.5m distance from students.

  • All staff must maintain 1.5m between other staff, community members, and visitors.

  • Distance does not need to be kept between students.

Need to know:
Building Use
  • Gym and changing rooms are open.

  • Cafeteria is open for cold and warm meals. K-12 students will eat lunch in the cafeteria. PK students eat in the classroom.

  • Library is open. Book return procedure to be followed.

  • Classrooms will be arranged to facilitate required physical distancing protocols.

  • Playground may be used by K-12 students. Early childhood playground will be used for PK students.

  • Student lockers may be used.

  • Staff lounge is open. Physical distance of 1.5m must be maintained.

  • Front office may be visited by students and staff. Distancing protocols must be followed.

  • Students may use all student designated toilets.

Excursions & After School Activities
  • There will be no school trips or swimming for the first 4 weeks after school opening (middle of September).

  • School trips and elementary swimming will be reassessed throughout the school year.

  • All after school activities will be reassessed after the school has been open for 4 weeks (middle of September).

Transportation
  • School transportation is available and buses have resumed their normal schedule.

  • Students in G6-12 will be required to wear a face mask while on the bus.

  • All drivers will wear a face mask when students are on the bus.

Our Virtual School Experience

We opened the school at the start of the academic year with full classroom learning.

Whilst we believe that the measures outlined above will minimise the probability of any classroom closure, should this happen again we are well-prepared with the Virtual School Experience. 

We take pride in delivering an outstanding education to every student, tailored to their individual learning needs and inspired by the global best practice even in challenging circumstances.

 

We are ready and equipped to continue inspiring the students with innovative lessons, unique learning opportunities and high-quality teaching as part of our blended learning approach. Striking the right balance between on and offline learning time allows students to make the most of personalised learning from home, no matter what year group they are in.

You can read more about the Virtual School Experience here