Below, you will find some guidelines and instructions for the 22-23 academic year that are intended to contribute greatly to the well-being and health of all members of our Community after two difficult and uncertain years.

During the past two academic years, we have developed strict health and safety protocols that have allowed us fully cater to the needs of each student, guaranteeing the quality of services and learning.

For this 22-23 academic year, the protocols have been adapted to the current situation in which we find ourselves, in which the recovery from the pandemic allows us to make this framework more flexible and return to a previous situation, always carefully following the guidelines provided by both state and regional authorities, as well as keeping an eye on the global context

As you know, SEK International Schools already have flexible and open learning spaces that have aided the work of our students in classrooms

On the other hand, SEK continues to implement its Future Learning Model, that, for the past two years, optimises the use of our digital ecosystem and the schools physical spaces, offering personalised learning experiences, through inquiry-based and project-based learning that promote meaningful and self-led learning and the development of skills. All these initiatives contribute to the development of the SEK Profile in our students.

 

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Health and Safety Guidelines 22- 23

1 General health and safety guidelines

Students who test positive for COVID-19 should stay home until symptom pass. They can return to school when they no longer have symptoms and if possible, with a negative lateral flow test. Symptoms include dry cough, fever, body ache, sore throat, shortness of breath, general tiredness and other symptoms of a cold, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of taste and smell.

If a member of the Educational Community shows symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 or have a temperature of 37.5º or higher, during school hours:

  1. They will be transferred to the school infirmary, they will don a surgical mask if they are not already wearing one.
  2. Their temperature will be taken with an infrared non-contact thermometer.
  3. They will be asked to clean their hands with soap and water, or they will be offered hand sanitizer.
  4. The patient will be isolated in room set aside for that purpose.
  5. A medical examination / assessment appropriate to the symptoms will be done.
  6. In the case of a student, a member of the medical service will call the father, mother or legal guardian to organise their immediate collection.
  7. In the case of teachers, they must return home immediately and contact their doctor.
  8. If patients show serious symptoms, the school will call the emergency services.

If it is confirmed that a person who has been at the School has COVID-19, the School must be informed immediately to notify all the people with whom they have had contact, and to be able to adopt the appropriate measures.

If your child’s illness is not caused by COVID-19, they can return to school after 24 hours without symptoms and 48 hours have passed without fever, and without the use of fever control medications (paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.). This is the most effective way to prevent infections and allows the person to recover, and the immune system to regain strength.

As you know, sometimes a child may want to go to school despite being sick. PLEASE DO NOT send your children to school if they have shown any symptoms of the coronavirus and that could spread to other children or adults.

Please remind your children of the importance of:

  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water.
  • Sneezing and coughing into their forearm if they don’t have tissues.
  • Washing their hands with soap or hand sanitizer after using tissues

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2. Use of face masks at school

As of today, there is no obligation to wear face masks on school grounds (neither outdoors nor indoors).

On school coach services, the use of face masks is mandatory for students from year 1 of Primary and recommended for students under 6.

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3. Arrival, departure and visits to School

Depending on the School’s infrastructure, arrivals and departures may be staggered, or at the same time through different entrances.

Students:

  • Students may only be on school grounds during school hours.
  • Students may enter the school at the time indicated (not before), or through the assigned door, in the event that the School has several entrances.
  • Students who arrive late must enter through the main door of the school. They must sign in at reception and then go to their class.

Families:

  • Parents should arrive at school at the appropriate time according to the assigned time/ entrance.
  • If students are unable to attend school parents should notify the school and explain the reasons behind nonattendance as soon as possible.
  • Whenever possible, tutorial meetings, academic consultations and other administrative procedures may continue to be carried out electronically.

Teaching and non-teaching staff:

  • Teachers and non-teaching staff will enter the school via the assigned door.

Visits:

  • Visits to the School must be previously arranged with the School Secretary. Access to the school space will be restricted to the instructions set by the school.
  • If possible, the consultation and / or attention required will be carried out electronically.
  • Visitors must leave their personal contact information at the School Secretary.
  • Deliveries of goods will be made through a different door or after school hours, whenever possible.

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4. School´s medical service

  • The medical service at school will only be available to those students who need attention due to accidents, injuries or serious illness and those who may need to go home due to illness or injury. Students will not be allowed to go to the infirmary for unjustified and unnecessary reasons.
  • All schools have a specially assigned isolation room for any student who presents symptoms of COVID-19 for them to wait until their parents come to pick them up.
  • It is important that all families update their child’s medical information, as well as emergency contact details, including two mobile phone numbers
  • Protocol for the School Medical Service

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5. School transport 

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OUR LEARNING SCENARIOS

In the 2022-23 academic year SEK Education Group will welcome our students back to school in a thoughtful, caring and supportive manner, enabling all students to continue to develop their individual potential, based on our enduring core principles and values.

We understand this has been a time of uncertainty for all families and that adapting to the new learning arrangements will require flexibility and patience from families, students, teachers and school leaders.

Our staff have continued to work tirelessly at all times to ensure students receive the best possible education.

In our scenario planning, we are guided by the following principles:

Learning: ensure the highest quality of learning for our students
Wellbeing: ensure social, emotional, physical, and learning wellbeing of our community

Community: maintain our sense of community spirit and belonging

Based on these principles, in this forthcoming academic year 22-23, the learning scenario will continue to be face-to-face, allowing the online model in the following cases:

  • Illness with medical justification
  • International family relocation
  • Student visa process
  • Any sporting or cultural event in which students take part with the knowledge and authorisation of the school or by request of the school.

Below, to remind us all of the great work and efforts of all the community (school, students and families) you can find information that explains the learning scenarios that were implemented over the past two years, under different conditions and official regulations, in order to maintain a high-quality education for your children.

Face-to-face learning scenario

 

Hybrid Learning Scenario

 

Full distance learning model

 

Parent Workshops 21-22

Program 22-23 coming soon

 

How to regulate stress and emotions

Miguel Ángel Pérez Nieto

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The effects of positive education on children’s neuro-development

Cecilia Inéis Theirs Rodríguez

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Cibersecurity for users and family

Manuel Valero Scassi

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SEK Educational Focus: Importance of the environment and use of materials in the Early Childhood learning process

Concepción García-Hernán Ordoñez

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How to help our children to use screens and take part in online activity in a healthy and safe way

Laura Cuesta Cano

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How can we help our children to develop their social-emotional and attentional skills to grow and learn in a framework of wellbeing and empathy?

Marián de la Morena and Javier Antoranz Rivero

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Positive discipline

María Provencio

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Adaptation of minors to the new situation

Pilar Marín

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Managing our emotions in times of uncertainty

Ruth Castillo Gualda

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Family life: family leisure activities

Pilar Jiménez Martínez

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Teaching responsibility: routines and limits

Elena T. López Cobeñas

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The first strength in learning

Christopher Charleson and Daniela Kemeny

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Curiosity, the first strength in learning

Teresa Viejo

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Grandparents in children’s education: responsibilities and limits

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Early childhood education in SEK schools: educational innovation based on inquiry, play, multilingualism, exploration and symbolic expression.

Isabel Morales Jareño – Pilar Ester Mariñoso – Bruno García Tardón

27 may

17:30 – 18:30

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Early childhood education: a stage with its own identity.

Sara Sánchez Ruiz

3 june

17:30 – 18:30

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Significant moments of cognitive and socio-emotional development in the early childhood stage

Cecilia Theirs Rodríguez

10 june

17:30 – 18:30

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Preparing for the incorporation or re-incorporation of early childhood students after COVID-19 into classrooms: a new challenge.

Laura Herrero Pérez

17 june

17:30 – 18:30

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Neuroeducation: Active Teaching

Eva Teba Fernández

29 April

17:00 – 18:00

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How to set rules and limits on the use of screens: from problematic use to responsible use

Laura Cuesta

5 may

17:00 – 18:00

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A new reality: online education

Joaquín Rodríguez – Noelia Cava – Fran Tejeria

14 may

17:00 – 18:00

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The importance of physical exercise

Teresa García Pastor – César Gallo Salazar

28 may

17:00 – 18:00

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Advice from the SEK Department of Psychology and Counselling


How we face uncertainty at school

Sara Rabadán

Emotional welcome plan

Sofía Gigliani

Back to school for the little ones

Miriam Marchante

Validate emotions in the midst of uncertainty

Rosa Mª Martínez

Internalising new social norms

Rosa Mª Martínez

 

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Testimonials from families and teachers