The school regularly informs us about the development of the health situation due to COVID-19. It is in this context that an information meeting took place yesterday Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 5 p.m. with the Coronavirus Monitoring Committee (High School Management and Diplomatic Post) and the representatives of the parents-teachers associations UPEL and APE.
You will therefore find below a report as detailed as possible of this meeting as well as answers to the multiple questions that we have received and relayed on your behalf.
If you have any other questions, please send to email@example.com for the next information meeting.
The school, within the Monitoring Committee, is working on the evaluation of the continuation of the school closing measure and Ms. Rapp will continue to regularly inform the families, especially focussing on the educational measures in place.
1) Several schools of the AEFE network are now closed all over the world, it’s a general movement. We are far from an exceptional measure taken in Austria.
2) The committee also follows the decisions communicated by the Austrian authorities:
AGES – Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety
Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
World Health Organization (WHO):
3) La direction veille à bien communiquer avec les parents d’élèves sur les mesures prises sur la continuité pédagogique avec les professeurs en contact constant avec les élèves.
Question which is settled on a case by case basis. Please write an email to the administration.
Mr. Bender explains that the information is frozen. Information on class councils has been sent to Pronote.
Ms. Morvan replied that she had already received this question and replied to the parents concerned. In general, all of this is very new and is taking place, so we have to wait a bit.
(As of Wednesday March 11th, English homework was sent. This is also in place for the homework of the main teacher for some classes).
The embassy and the school are very involved in these measures and everything is carefully thought out.
The monitoring committee is contacting the Austrian authorities to make an image for March 17 to see if there are other cases and to prepare based on the information obtained.
Mr. Bender has exchanged with parents concerned. It is the teacher’s choice whether or not to use this tool. But parents are free to register to accompany their children with this tool should they wish to.
Mr. Bender has exchanged with the families involved.
In general, all of this is very new and is taking place, so we have to wait a bit.
For the canteen, yes – see above. For the shuttle, contact the APE.
Ms. Rapp received two calls from health officials Friday, March 6. The first call was made at 11:51 am to inform him that two children from the same family were being held in confinement.
At 12.05 p.m., a second call from the health authorities confirmed the positive results of COViD-19.
So the school was not informed until Friday noon.
Following a call from the health authorities, Mrs Rapp took the decision, in consultation with the Austrian authorities, to close the entire lycée.
Ms. Morvan prepared with Ms. Rapp an explanatory email for the requesting families. This email was sent to a few requesting families but those sent so far went unanswered.
It depends on the results of the tests and the situation being very evolving, we cannot say. Mr. Wielander (German coordinator for the Bildungsdirektion) explained that if the Austrian authorities decide to close the establishments, the school will have to follow this directive.
What to do if in doubt? The advice given is as follows:
Call the health hotline 1450 (German and English).
For general care, consult an emergency care clinic or go to the emergency department of one of the Austrian general hospitals.