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COVID Coronavirus Updates

As soon as our Leadership Team receives final directives about the start of the school year from the NRW Ministry of Education, we will inform our community of the procedures and regulations in place for school.

Updates will be posted here as soon as they are available.

 
Health and Safety on Campus

Health and Safety on Campus

  • A student with a cold, a temperature, or any sign of illness must not enter the school campus.
  • A student living in the same household as someone with Covid-19 symptoms must not enter the school campus.
  • A student with any of the following conditions should contact their doctor for guidance on risk associaited with COVID exposure:
    • Cardiovascular diseases requiring therapy (e.g. coronary heart disease, high blood pressure)
    • Lung diseases (e.g. COPD, bronchial asthma)
    • Chronic liver disease
    • Kidney disease
    • Oncological diseases
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Weakened immune system (e.g. due to a disease that is associated with an immune deficiency or by taking medication that can influence and reduce the immune defence, such as cortisone)

General Rules

  • To be updated

Entering and Exiting the Campus

  • To be updated

In the Buildings

  • To be updated

Classrooms

  • To be updated

Break Times

  • To be updated

Food

  • To be updated

Media Centre

  • To be updated
Public Transport Travel Rules and Guidelines

Public Transport Travel Rules and Guidelines

Currently, masks are compulsory when travelling via public transport. 

Please consider whether you really have to use the OPNV/ public transport or whether you can safely travel to school on foot or by bicycle.

Try to avoid crowds when entering and leaving the bus, train or tram and make sure that you keep your distance even at bus, train and tram stops. If separate boarding and alighting is not possible, the following applies: first let the passengers alight with sufficient distance and then board. It there are several students entering at one time please take your seats in an orderly fashion - start at the rear of the vehicle and sit on the window seats all the way to the front.

  • If possible, leave at least one seat free between passengers.
  • When using public transport, do not board when the maximum capacity has been reached. If it is not possible to sit in a seat without being directly next to another traveller, please wait for the next bus, train or tram.
  • Take your seat before the vehicle departs and do not leave your seat until you have reached your destination to avoid unnecessary contact with handrails and handles.
  • Please follow the instructions of the operating personnel such as the driver or ticket collector.
  • Do not eat or drink anything on public transport.

Someone in my family feels sick: What do I need to do?

 

* Stay at home if someone in your household has a fever above 37.5C and / or present flu-like or even mild cold-like symptoms.
 Symptoms may include a cough, malaise, sore throat, shortness of breath, sometimes also stuffy nose, vomiting/ diarrhea, according to the Robert-Koch-Institut (RKI)

* Advice from the German Ministry of Health focuses on limiting the exposure of sick people to everyone else.

* If you have concerns, first telephone your family doctor and arrange an appointment to be tested.

* Do not just visit a doctor's practice or go to the emergency room.

* There is a hotline for Bonn residents open 8:00 - 20:00 for those concerned or needing advice. This can be reached by calling tel 0228-7175

* People are asked to ONLY dial 110 or 112 in real emergencies outside of business hours.

 

How to talk to my child about the virus

 

Our Counselling Team provided staff with guidance notes. You too may find these helpful in your discussions:

 

How to protect yourself, your family and your friends from getting sick​

  • Wash your hands often using soap and water. Good hand-washing techniques are:
     >>  Wash for at least 20 seconds (about the length of the “ABC song” or “Happy Birthday” twice)
     >>  Wash after using the bathroom and before eating
     >>  When you wash your hands, rub them well with soap and try to get between your fingers and all the way to your wrist
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow.
  • Blow your nose into a tissue, and throw it away immediately. Then wash your hands.
  • Avoid touching your face. Don’t pick your nose. Don’t touch your mouth. Don’t rub your eyes. These are places where germs enter the body.
  • It is very important to remember that this virus can affect anyone at any age.
  • Don’t forget there are a lot of helpers out there working to protect you. It is not your job to worry.

When answering questions, please remember:

  1. Provide ONLY verified facts.
    a. Tell the truth (don’t ignore or minimize it).
    b. Use brief and simple explanations for younger children.
    Try to strike an appropriate balance between the need for taking precautions and facts that may be alarming
    This is a serious issue but it’s not something to panic about)
    c. Expect to repeat facts.
    d. Do not give details that students do not ask for.
    e. Avoid sensationalizing or speculating.
    f. Remember that some students may be more worried about this, so please be sensitive to this fact and remind others as well.
  2. Allow students to ask questions - Let student questions guide the information shared.
  3. Let them know what is a rumor, and dispel rumors.
  4. Tell them you will give one of three responses:
    i. The facts
    ii. “I don’t know”
    iii. “Talk to your parents”
  5. Balance the information with reassurance about what is being done to keep them safe.
  6. Remember to contact the Counsellors in case a student needs more support

Notes Adapted from School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREP a RE Model, by S. E. Brock et al., 2009, Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.

Information about the virus adapted from: NPR.org

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