Dear Parents,

We are delighted to announce that our Year 10-12 students will start to return to school from Monday 8th March following the latest guidance.

All teachers will be required to wear masks in the classroom.

At BISL, we are following the guidance to test all teachers (showing a negative test) before they teach on site and will continue to do so on a regular weekly basis or until guidance changes.

We are also happy to announce that extended supervision will be available from Monday 8th March as follows:

  • Years 2 – 6: until 3:40pm
  • Early Years – Year 1: until 4:30pm

Staggered Start Overview

As always, here at the British International School of Ljubljana, we will begin safely with a staggered start. This will be reviewed daily.

Staggered start March

Monday 8th March

Year 12 transition from online learning back into the building for face-to-face lessons.

Tuesday 9th March

Year 11 transition from online learning back into the building for face-to-face lessons.

Wednesday 10th March

Year 10 transition from online learning back into the building for face-to-face lessons.

Health and Safety Guidance / School Procedures

  • Ongoing daily clean
  • Declaration Form for students will be needed upon return before entering the building
  • Extra resources for hygiene (sprays, wipes, gels, hand sanitisers, masks etc.)
  • Daily temperature checks for staff
  • All teachers will be required to wear masks in the classroom.
  • At BISL, we are following the guidance to test all teachers (showing a negative test) before they teach on site and then weekly checks.
  • Coronavirus Prevention guidance posters displayed around school
  • Smaller classes where necessary
  • Lunches and snacks will be served in classes (Students will not gather in the canteen/Assembly Hall).
  • No other after school activities will be organised or external teachers used.
  • Meetings and events continue to be held online
  • Daily Review of all procedures by the Leadership Team

Safety is our number one priority. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will follow guidance from the Ministry of Health, WHO, as well as Orbital Education.

Mask Guidance

Please see our mask guidance for all staff and students from the NIJZ.

Mask guidance March 8

Drop off and Pick up Reminders

  • Drop off is from 7.15am and pick up starts at 2.45pm.
  • Use the normal drop off zone outside the main entrance.
  • Stay in your car as staff will assist to keep this as safe, efficient and quick as possible.
  • If collecting students on foot, please use the walkways indicated by the cones.
  • Name signs have been distributed for parents to display inside the windscreen to help staff with pick up of students at the end of the day.
  • Please avoid parking up and reversing into traffic. The drop off procedure is there for the safety of all students.
  • The area directly in front of the main entrance should be kept clear at all times.

Extended Supervision

We are delighted to be able to offer extended supervision from Monday 8th March for our students in Early Years through to Year 6 as follows:

  • Years 2 – 6: until 3:40pm
  • Early Years – Year 1: until 4:30pm

Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone for joining my Coffee Morning today, it was lovely to see so many of you, albeit virtually for now.

As promised, please find my slides shared with parents this morning here, and I will include various points discussed in the meeting in more detail in my next weekly Update from the Principal (on the 12th March).

My next Coffee Morning is scheduled for Friday, 9th April. For now, this is scheduled as a virtual event, but should guidance allow, we will look at hosting this face to face when possible.

World Book Day Celebrations

It was wonderful to see World Book Day celebrated throughout the school this week. For a roundup of all the activities, read our World Book Day celebration article.

Communication

If you have any specific questions about the learning in your child's year group, please contact the Class Teacher/Form Tutor first.

For general school operation questions:

Reception

Ivo Čičak - reception@britishschool.si

If you have any further questions that have not been addressed during this time, please feel free to contact the staff below:

Primary

Katarina Železinger - katarina.zelezinger@britishschool.si

Secondary

Stephanie Andronikos - stephanie.andronikos@britishschool.si

Principal

Paul Walton - paul.walton@britishschool.si

Urgent Communication

All urgent updates continue to be sent via email.

Please monitor your emails for future updates as this continues to be the best way to send out clear and consistent communication to all parents. Check that you are receiving emails, have enough space in your email folder, that they do not go to your 'junk' folder and if you are unsure, please contact reception@britishschool.si to check your contact email and phone number on record. If you change any contact details, please inform the school immediately.

We are delighted with this news, and look forward to having all of our students safely back in the building soon.

Kind regards,

Paul Walton

Principal

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