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School Reopening Plan

We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school. We have planned carefully for this to ensure that we are meeting the health, safety and wellbeing requirements that we need to. 

Our plan for the 2020-2021 school year will be guided by the following principles:

  • Protect the health and safety of our students and staff
  • Follow the guidelines set out by the Belgian authorities for schools
  • Offer the highest quality educational experiences for our students and their families
  • Support social-emotional wellness for all members of our community
  • Provide clear, frequent, and timely communication
  • Continue to follow best practices and use the most up-to-date data / information available when making decisions especially around health & safety

COVID-19 compliance, travelling and testing

The Belgian authorities regularly update their advice to citizens moving in and out of the country. All BEPS employees, parents and students are required to follow the health and travel advice and restrictions published by the Belgian Foreign Affairs Ministry. 

From 1st August, all persons entering Belgium must complete an identification form (Passenger Locator Form). You can find this form here

If your child is returning from a country or region designated as a Red Zone, testing and a mandatory period of quarantine are required. Students and teachers who are required to quarantine should provide a Quarantine certificate from their doctor stating when they can return to school. 

Similarly, if your child is returning from an Orange Zone, you should contact your family doctor to check if testing and a period of quarantine is recommended. However, all parents are strongly encouraged to be extra vigilant and not send their children to school if any symptoms occur.

Health & Safety Measures at BEPS

Reopening scenarios at BEPS International School:

These colour coded pandemic levels are specifically linked to schools and not to the colour coded travel regions mentioned above. At this moment, schools have been informed that the school year 2020-2021 will start at the Yellow level.

Yellow- Low Risk
 


School Access:

  • Enhanced entry & dismissal procedures
  • Drop off by car allowed
  • Limited access for parents & visitors

Use of masks:

  • Students in Secondary School
  • Staff, parents, contractors

Learning:

  • Open 5 days for all students

Trips:

  • Allowed following strict guidelines

School events: 

  • Allowed following strict guidelines

Lunch: 

  • TCO & Box Bunny

Bus:

  • Contact the bus company

After School Clubs:

  • Will take place following the enhanced school health & safety measures

Garderie:

  • Will take place following the enhanced school health & safety measures
     

Orange - Systematic Spreading


School Access:

  • Enhanced entry & dismissal procedures
  • Drop off by car allowed
  • Limited access for parents & visitors

Use of masks:

  • Students in Secondary School
  • Staff, parents, contractors

Learning:

  • Open 5 days for all students

Trips:

  • Not allowed

School events: 

  • Dependent upon event

Lunch: 

  • TCO & Box Bunny

Bus:

  • Contact the bus company

After School Clubs:

  • Will take place following the enhanced school health & safety measures

Garderie:

  • Will take place following the enhanced school health & safety measures
     

 

Red - Major Outbreak
 


School Access:

  • Enhanced entry & dismissal procedures
  • No access for parents, & visitors

Use of masks:

  • Students in Secondary School
  • Staff, parents, contractors

Learning:

  • Primary - Open 5 days for all students
  • Secondary -  open 5 days for all students (BEPS context allows us to follow the safe physical  distance regulations)

Trips:

  • Not allowed

School events: 

  • Not allowed

Lunch: 

  • Lunch from home

Bus:

  • Contact the bus company

After School Clubs:

  • No clubs

Garderie:

  • No Garderie