The Parents’ Association is here to help parents and support the school in any way that we can during this difficult time. We felt it would be helpful to establish this post with links to verified resources regarding COVID-19 and with tips for coping during the school closure. We plan to continue to update this post with more information we feel would be useful as we work through this time together.
We understand that some of you are keen to find out if the school’s current closure will result in a partial refund of the additional services to which you subscribed, such as minibus transfers to school, the canteen and child care.
We are happy to do what we can to help when parents have questions or concerns about service providers, but for subscription and contract-related queries please make direct contact with the service provider first, and please be as patient and as understanding as you can while providers assess their situations.
In the meantime, we are all trying to adjust to distance learning. Please let us know if you are experiencing more than minor issues with the school assignments. The feedback we have so far is that the teachers are doing well in keeping the children busy with relevant school work.
We are in contact with the other European Schools via Interparents, and they have shared some tips with us. They recommend establishing a daily routine with children, and to get the day started in the morning. They remind us to be sure have breaks and have fun together! Perhaps playing board games or activities together. They also recommend a bit of exercise and fresh air daily. We will post more tips in the coming days for how to keep the balance and stay engaged. If you have good tips to give to other parents, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.