We have successfully mastered the first two weeks of classroom training. We are proud of our students and teachers that the new school day is going so well under the difficult conditions! Today we would like to give you a brief overview of the school's future activities with a view to the new school year. Some of the information has already been sent to you in detailed form by the respective teachers.
The parents of the future grades 10 and 11 have been comprehensively informed in writing about the transition from grade 9 to grade 10 and from class 10 to the qualification phase respectively. Unfortunately, the information evening planned for this purpose could not take place due to COVID-19.
Grades7 and 8 were informed about the upcoming choice of subjects. Deadline for registration is June 17th for Classes 7 and June 22nd for Classes 8, please do not forget!
For the parents of the current grades 4, the transition to the 5th grade was described in detail during a virtual parents' evening. In addition, the parents of classes 4a and 4b could clarify their remaining questions during a zoom meeting. The digital meeting between parents and teachers worked wonderfully. Many thanks to all involved participants for the smooth process and the positive comments!
As a reminder, we would like to point out the briefing on 08.06. and the following classroom training on 09.06. to 12.06. for grades 9 and 10.
On 08.06. the very youngest members of the iDSB community will start again, because the BVS will be allowed to start again.
In the primary school, the past few weeks of attendance lessons have been very satisfactory. The protective measures were fully guaranteed and the children seemed satisfied and visibly enjoyed their time at school. Parallel to this, distance learning continued as usual. All in all, the plans for face-to-face and distance learning have proven to be successful and stand for a certain security and reliability.
According to the Belgian Security Council, loosened security measures will apply to the primary school from 02.06. and we will therefore open the school to all primary school classes from 15.06. For the week from 08.06. to 12.06. the grade 3 will come to the school in addition to the 1st and 2nd grades. The exact times will be sent to you in a separate information.
The new relaxed safety regulations stipulate that the classes will not be mixed with each other. This also applies to the break areas. However, the rules on the distance between classes will no longer apply. Teachers are allowed to change groups, but are still bound by the distance rules including mask. Emergency care for primary school children will be offered as planned between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. by appointment.
For you as parents the following changes will result:
The opening and the changed planning from 15.06. will now be implemented extremely quickly for all participants. For comments from your side and further questions we would like to invite our primary school parents to a zoom meeting on Friday, 05.06. at 5 pm.
The security measures loosened by the Belgian authorities also affect parts of the secondary school. The 5th and 6th grades may be taught in classroom instruction again from 15.06 onwards. In order to guarantee the safety and hygiene measures, we will provide you with detailed information on the start of the school and the course of the lessons of the respective classes during the coming week.
We are slowly looking forward to welcoming all the students one by one to the school and finally to seeing them again! To all students and kids, who will come to school after the holidays, have a good start!
We wish you and your families a relaxing and sunny holiday. Stay healthy,
Yours School Management at iDSB
Thank you for all the positive feedback you sent us over the last few days!
From your Bilingual Pre-School (BVS): "A great thank you to the BVS-teachers on behalf of all the parents of the Bilingual Pre-School! The kids are enjoying the letters they receive from their teachers and the material really helps to keep them engaged!"
From our Primary School:
" I am very happy with the way everything has worked out so far. We are well provided for with the material - my compliments to the teachers!"
"So far, in my opinion the school has been doing a great job and I am curious about what will happen next week. We really appreciate that the teachers keep it serious but also playful and with a great positive attitude."
From our Secondary School:
"The Virtual Classroom is great. My compliments to the school!"
"The first week of homeschooling worked out really well. Our daughter was hard at work and happy to be able to do something meaningful. A great thank you to all teachers!"