Following the guidance from the Ministry of Education and after consultation with the School Board, we have decided to plan the reopening of the school premises from Monday 18th May. We expect this date to be confirmed next week and will then notify parents.
This news comes after Prime Minister Janez Janša announced a gradual easing of measures starting with the lifting of a ban on inter-municipal travel on Thursday 30th April. This will enable our families who live further away from school the opportunity to travel and to attend lessons.
To assist with the smooth reopening of the school, we propose to move the scheduled block break from the week beginning Monday 18th May to a week earlier, starting Monday 11th May.
This will in turn allow:
- The necessary time for our admin, support and auxiliary staff to prepare for the full reopening of the school.
- The staff time to prepare on site/classrooms for the return of students.
- The full implementation of safety and hygiene measures as sent out by the ministry.
- The calendar will therefore be amended, and the block will start earlier but finish at the same time at the end of the academic year.
With health and safety at the forefront of our planning, we will maintain our own internal restrictions to minimize all risk including health guidance to families, removing scheduled trips/visits to public areas and to avoid assemblies and gatherings in school. We will update you on these developments at regular intervals.
May I take this opportunity to sincerely thank all parents for their support during this challenging time. I am sure that all families will welcome the opportunity to come back to school as soon as possible.