20 July 2020

In response to official announcements on the start of the 2020-21 school year, SEK Education Group immediately established a Reopening Committee to develop protocols intended to ensure the health and safety of all students and teachers who return to school, according to guidelines of the Spanish and regional authorities, and best practices worldwide. In particular, in order to learn from their experience over recent months and having reopened schools in June, we engaged with schools and organisations in countries such as Denmark, Switzerland and China, where schools have already reopened.

We continue to prepare for the reopening process, with a special focus on health and safety measures. As you know, SEK Schools already have flexible and open learning spaces that greatly facilitate the return of our students into classrooms.

Please find below the protocols that have been created by the Reopening Committee, which comprised of medical services, teaching representatives and experts in safety, with the goal of ensuring the wellbeing, learning, health and safety of all members of our community in this process of school reopening. Please keep in mind that these protocols are being continually updated according to the information that the authorities are releasing. For this reason, we suggest you check this website often to keep informed about the latest updates.

On the other hand, SEK is also working on the design of the Future Learning Model, that, starting next September, optimises the use of our digital ecosystem and the schools physical spaces, offering personalised learning experiences, through active methodologies that promote meaningful learning and the development of skills.

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Health and Safety Protocols

1. General health and safety guidelines

These guidelines are intended to ensure the health and safety of all those who return to school, according to the instructions of the national and regional authorities, and best practices at the international level.

The school recommends that all staff, students and family members be aware of the documentation on COVID-19 from the Spanish authorities and the WHO, especially if they have been in contact with a confirmed case of the coronavirus.

Please keep in mind that families returning to Spain must remain in quarantine for 14 days and cannot attend school during this period.

Students who have symptoms or have been in contact with people affected by COVID-19, will not be able to attend school. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, 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, and dermatological lesions similar to chilblains.

Families will sign a consent form for their children’s school attendance if they meet a series of requirements that guarantee their well-being, as well as the possibility of taking their temperature if they have symptoms.

If your child has possible COVID-19 symptoms, please contact the doctor. The doctor should assess and determine the actions to be taken, including possible isolation measures.

If a student at school shows any symptoms of COVID-19 or has a temperature of 37.7 ºC (100 F) or higher, they will be asked to be collected by parents immediately. A member of the medical service will call the parents to arrange for their immediate pickup of the student.

If it is confirmed that a person who has been to the school has COVID-19, the school should be informed so that everyone with whom this person has had contact can be notified.

Your child can return to school when the doctor indicates she/he is free from infection (which will take at least 72 hours after showing NO symptoms of the coronavirus).

If your child’s illness is not caused by COVID-19, you can return to school after 72 hours have passed without fever, and without the use of fever control medications (for example, acetaminophen or 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.

Many times, 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 it could spread to other children or adults.

Additionally, if a family member is a confirmed as having COVID-19, that person should be isolated as far as possible and avoid any physical contact with other members of the family, according to the instructions of the Spanish authorities.

  • In your child’s school pencil case, in addition to other instructions you will receive from the school regarding the necessary material, please include a spare face masks for the week (to be left at school, as they are used you will be notified by teachers so you can provide more), a package of disposable tissues, disinfectant wipes and a small bottle of hand sanitizing gel that can be used in specific cases or as a back-up personal hygiene measure. We also ask you to disinfect the backpack and wash the school uniform every day at the end of the day.

Please remind your children of the importance of:

  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water.
  • Sneezing and coughing into their forearm if there are no tissues available.
  • Washing hands or using alcohol gel after using disposable tissues.

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2. General cleaning procedures

  • Alcohol sanitizer gel will be available at the entrance of each building.
  • Cleaning will be carried out daily in all the School spaces following strict protocols. Special attention will be paid to the elements that have been used during the day and to the spaces with the highest student traffic.
  • Areas that are commonly used and frequent touchpoints such as doorknobs, tables, furniture, handrails, floors, telephones, hangers and other items with similar characteristics will be continuously sanitised throughout the day by cleaning staff.
  • Bathrooms will also be cleaned and disinfected three times a day.
  • Virucide disinfectants that have been authorised and approved by the Spanish Ministry of Health will be used. When using these products, the instructions on the label will be followed at all times.
  • There will be a cleaning and disinfection of the shared workstations, at each shift change, with special attention paid to furniture and other elements susceptible to handling, particularly those used by more than one person.
  • After each cleaning, the materials used and the protective equipment used will be disposed of in a safe way, followed by hand washing.
  • Bathrooms will have hand soap, paper dispenser and pedal bins. Once inside, users will wash their hands, use the toilet and wash their hands again.
  • The bins will be kept clean and regularly emptied, in order to avoid any accidental contact.
  • The cleaning staff will wear clothing exclusively for their role and will be washed daily at 60-90ºC
  • Adequate respiratory protection equipment (masks) will be made available to cleaning staff in situations in which it is not possible to guarantee the safety distance.

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3. Arrival and departure procedure

The following procedures are in place to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and hygiene.

In general:

  • Students may only stay on school grounds during school hours.
  • Students will not be able to enter the school before the corresponding time.
  • Students will enter school at their assigned entrance, one at a time, observing social-distancing for the entire school day, including at home time.

Arrival and departure:

  • Depending on the school infrastructure, arrival and departure will be at staggered times, or at the same time, but through different doors

Signage and information materials:

  • At the school entry and exit points, for each pavilion, bathrooms and the dining hall, there will be sufficient space for social distancing and guiding markings.
  • In corridors and staircases, there will be clear direction and area markings.

Students:

  • Students may enter the school at the assigned staggered entry time or through the specific door in the event that the school has several entrances.
  • Students should enter the school without their parents. For students from 0-6 years old, a member of staff will collect them at the entrance and lead them to class. Over seven-year-olds will walk to their class.
  • Students should wash their hands before entering class or cleanse them with disinfectant gel (there will be dispensers in several points around school).
  • Students should bring only the materials that the school provides for them and that are required for their classes (play kit for the little ones and a bottle of water for all students)
  • Students who are late should enter through the front door of the school. They should sign in at reception and then go to their class.
  • If a student who is late needs assistance, their teacher will be called to have this student collected at the front door.

Families:

  • Parents should arrive at school at the appropriate time according to the assigned time/ entrance.
  • It is essential that parents respect and promote social distancing.
  • Parents should leave their children at the assigned door and not enter the school.
  • Parents should follow these guidelines when picking up their children at the end of the day.

Teachers and non-teaching staff

  • Teachers and non-teaching staff will enter the school through the assigned door, respect and promote social distancing throughout the school day. In addition, they will maintain the necessary hand hygiene upon entering each building, setting an example for students.
  • When working in the same room, including the teachers’ lounge, the required social distance guidelines will be followed and hands should be washed before entering and after leaving.
  • Only one person will be allowed in the lift at any given time (adult or student). Hands will need to be disinfected before entering and after exiting the lifts.

Other procedures

  • There will be a digital agenda to facilitate communication.
  • There may be a requirement for temperature control measures for access to the school (thermal cameras or non-contact thermometers).

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4. Classroom arrangements

  • The classroom arrangement of desks/tables will follow social distance and safety regulations, with groups of a maximum of 25 students. Students who require moderate or high levels of teaching support in their learning will attend classes with their support teacher, if they so require.
  • Students should use the same desk and chair every day. The desk/tables and chairs will be labelled with the names of the students.
  • We will locate the students in the classrooms with the largest surface area to meet the social distance requirements.
  • Teachers will be assigned groups of students according to the largest classroom available, with assistants and auxiliaries where appropriate.
  • We will minimize the number of people with whom a student comes into contact, as well as ensuring the social distance of two meters. We will keep students within their class cluster for lessons, breaks and lunch.

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5. Entering and leaving the classroom

Beginning of the day:

  • Students will bring all their belongings to the classroom, including all their clothes and backpacks.
  • Before removing items from their backpacks, students should wash their hands for 20 seconds in the assigned bathroom. There will be gel dispensers at the entrance of each class, as well as explanatory posters on hygiene and cleaning measures.
  • Once they have washed their hands, they enter the classroom placing their backpacks under the chair, and extra clothing on the back of their assigned chair.

During the day:

  • Students must wash their hands regularly, but especially before they enter the classroom; this is at the beginning of the day, after break, after PE, after using the toilet, or any other time they enter the room.
  • Students must wash their hands when they leave the classroom; this is at the end of the day, before going to break, before going to PE, before going to the toilet or any other time they leave the room.
  • Each class will have an assigned toilet area, and each student should always use the same cubicle. If possible, a bathroom will be assigned for each student. In the case of EY students, the assistants will be in charge of managing the use of the bathrooms and changing rooms by the children
  • On the days of PE, the students will go to school in sports clothes, avoiding the use of the changing rooms. The pool will not be open until further notice.

End of the day:

  • Students will put on their coats and backpacks outside of the classroom.
  • Students will wash their hands before being taken to the designated gate for leaving the school.

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6. Hygiene procedures in the classroom

The classrooms will be supplied with:

  • Hand sanitizers.
  • Disinfectant hand wipes.
  • Paper towels.
  • Litter bins with lid and foot pedal.
  • Masks for teachers and students.
  • No personal materials should be brought to school, except for a pencil case that should stay at school. Nor can material from the school be taken home, except when deemed appropriate by teachers.
  • The school cleaning teams will clean each classroom and the materials that are used daily.
  • Tablets, laptops, and computer mice should not be shared, and should be cleaned before and after each use. The teachers will show how to clean and with what product.
  • Weather permitting, doors shall remain open to avoid contact with door handles or knobs.
  • Weather permitting, windows will be kept open. In any case, the classrooms will be ventilated several times every day, at the beginning of the day, at the end and between lessons.
  • Textiles: Preventively, textiles will be removed from classrooms (rugs, cushions, etc.)
  • Textiles such as bibs, sheets, etc. will be washed daily at 60ºC.
  • Baby bouncers or other areas with textiles will be protected with a textile that can be washed daily at 60ºC or with a disposable if they exist on the market.Baby bouncers or other areas with textiles will be protected with a textile that can be washed daily at 60ºC or with a disposable if they exist on the market.
  • Temporarily remove any games or materials that are difficult to keep clean.
  • Reduce the presence of elements in the classrooms so that the highest degree of disinfection can be maintained in the student’s environment.
  • Define a “dirty area” for EY and Primary to keep the games or materials that have been used during the day and in this way the cleaning team will be able to disinfect them correctly. Whenever possible, the dirty area will be located outside the classrooms, or as far away from the students as possible.

Libraries and books in classrooms:

  • Primary classroom libraries will remain closed, but a small collection of books will be available. Once read, the book should be put away for cleaning. Teachers will have a box of books for use during the day.

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7. 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 medical room 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.
  • Accompanying students will not be allowed to enter the nurse´s/doctor´s room.
  • It is important that all families update their child’s medical information, as well as emergency contact details through MySEK, including two mobile phone numbers.

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8. Meals service

  • Younger children may eat snack and lunch in a specially designated classroom, observing the strictest health and safety measures.
  • The Catergest catering staff will serve the food to the younger students.
  • All students and staff wash their hands before eating snack or lunch.
  • Students sit in their designated spot in room for lunch. This should be at a two-meter distance from others in the classroom.
  • Snack and lunch will be supervised by the teacher.
  • Meals will be eaten by turns and staff should use the provided disinfectant to thoroughly clean the tables after students have eaten.
  • The doors of the dining rooms will remain open at all times to maintain air circulation.
  •  Methacrylate panels will in place where the food is served.
  • At the entrance of the dining room, plastic gloves will be offered for students and staff
  • Students will go to the self-service area to pick up the tray, the cutlery, the napkin and the glass wearing gloves.
  • There will be containers to dispose of the gloves before sitting down to eat.
  • Salad buffets will temporarily not be available (the salad will be served by the catering staff).
  • Bread and fruit will be served by the catering staff, to reduce handling by students.
  • The dining room will have fountains with water to avoid contact with the hands, both for filling glasses and for individual bottles. Jars for water will be removed.
  • At all times, entrance and exit flows of the dining room will be created, with social distance to access the service areas and deposit trays (identifiers will be on the floor).
  • There will be signs and posters indicating the hygiene measures that are applied that the students and teachers must respect.

Catergest indications for food safety:

  • Catergest complies with the strictest compliance with all Food Safety protocols (HACCP) that are regularly audited.
  • All staff are trained in good food handling and hygiene practices.
  • Catergest staff uniforms are exclusively used in the workplace. They are washed daily at 60ºC.
  • Catergest uses temperatures over 70º for cooking.
  •  Catergest maintains the cold chains in its food preparation processes.
  • Food consumed raw without heat treatment (for example, lettuce, tomato, fruit, etc.) are sanitized with food bleach, as described in food safety protocols.
  • The dishes, cutlery and glassware are disinfected by mechanical methods (washing trains, dishwashers, etc.) exceeding 80ºC in the rinse.
  • All Catergest staff will use personal protective equipment (PPE).

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9. Movement around campus

  • All movement of students around and within the buildings is to be supervised/coordinated by teachers.
  • Students must adhere to the two-meter social-distancing regulation at all times.
  • Students must wash their hands, for a minimum of 20 seconds, before moving to another area in the school.
  • Students must keep to the right when moving up and down the stairs and through the corridors.
  • Banisters must only be used if necessary, when moving up and down the stairs.
  • Stairs must be taken one step at a time.
  • Students must remain five steps apart on the stairs.
  • Cold water fountains around the campus for drinking should not be used, students should bring their own water bottle with them to school, which may be re-filled in the school dining room.
  • Students remain in the same classroom during the day, with the exception of outdoor lessons, PE and breaks.
  • PE classes will preferably take place outside.

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10. Use of bathrooms

  • Students should only use the assigned toilets and washing areas.
  • Bathrooms should be used one student at a time unless they can maintain two-meter distance and use separate sinks and toilet cubicles.
  • The bathrooms are fitted with hand soap, paper towel dispensers and wastebaskets with lid and pedal, which will be cleaned frequently.
  •  Toilet lids should be closed before flushing.
  • Students should wash their hands after using the toilet, for a minimum of 20 seconds and dry their hands using only paper towels for at least 20 seconds. Hot-air dryers should not be used.

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11. Breaks

  • A revised break schedule will be created to provide outdoor play for all students and limit the number of students in the play areas at one time.
  • The number of staff on duty for every break will require a maximum teacher/student ratio of 1:15.
  • Students must maintain a two-meter distance when playing, respecting the new health and safety instructions.
  • Students must play only with their designated group of friends from their class.
  • Football or any ball play is not permitted during this time.
  • Students will not have access to toys and bikes in the play areas.
  • All play area equipment must be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant spray before and after break times.

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12. School transport measures

Before the service:

  • Coaches will be cleaned daily, with special attention paid to access handrails, ladders, floors, seats, armrests, etc.
  • Throughout the journey the driver will wear both a mask and gloves and should remain in the cabin whenever possible. Whenever possible, passengers will maintain the correct distance from each other, both inside and outside the passenger compartment.
  • Auxiliary personnel (guides, school supervisors, etc.) will use masks and gloves. They will show students to their assigned seat, which will always be the same.  They will have basic disinfection products at their disposal.
  • According to current regulations, the use of masks is mandatory for all transport users. Users will board and alight through the back door of the coach (except in an emergency, the front door will not open). There will be a hand sanitizer dispenser for users at the back entrance.
  • The passenger compartment will be ventilated regularly at the stopping points. Air conditioning or heating will be avoided.

The following measures will be followed in the school transportation service:

  • Orderly queues when getting on and off coaches, respecting the safety distance.
  • Temperature taking before boarding the coach by all users
  • Cleaning of hands with hand sanitizer gel before getting on the coach by all users
  • Mandatory use of surgical masks for all people travelling on the coach, according to the instructions of the authorities regarding the use by children of different ages

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Key Principles of the School Year 20-21

In planning the start of the school year, we are guided by some key principles:

  1. The School will open for all students and offering all its services, following the usual school timetable and calendar, complying with all school organisation and social distancing measures set forth by the public health and education authorities. The School’s versatile learning spaces facilitate this work and will be fitted with all the necessary technology.
  2. The School will boast the necessary human and digital resources to shift to distance learning, with an innovative and quality educational system, if lockdown is reimposed.
  3. The School will pay special attention to the psychological and social support of its entire Community.
  4. The School will be able to attend virtually to the students that require it for medical or transfer reasons.
  5. The School will prioritise the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, families, and staff, having in place all the necessary hygiene and disinfection protocols and resources.
  6. The School will ensure that hygiene and sanitisation measures are implemented in line with scientific research and official regulations. These will be clearly communicated, effectively implemented, and diligently enforced.
  7. The School will promote practices and policies to reduce the risk of virus transmission and ensure an agile response when facing rapidly changing circumstances.

COVID FREE CERTIFICATE

SEK International Schools have obtained the COVID FREE certificate following an exhaustive external audit that has analysed the health and safety measures and work health and safety standards that guarantee the safety of our Educational Community, in compliance with national and international education standards.

The certification includes the standards regarding hygiene action protocols, staff training, cleaning and maintenance of facilities and work spaces, selection and provision of cleaning and disinfection material, selection, provision and use of PPE, student welcome to school procedures, entry and exit of students, teachers and professionals, distribution of students and employees in centres or signage in schools.

Q&A

1. How is the reopening of the School going to be managed next September?

SEK Schools have strict health and safety protocols in place (see this section) for reopening. These protocols follow all the guidelines issued by the health authorities, both national and regional, and are updated following current regulations.

The School has obtained the COVID Free certificate that certifies the preparation of the School carried out by the Reopening Committee (see this section).

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2. Will the reopening of the School be in phases?

To guarantee the best attention to each of our students, as well as correctly explaining the health and safety protocols and the new School organisation, the School will reopen on consecutive days. You will receive the exact dates for each stage, which can also be checked with the School Secretary.

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3.- What measures does the School have in mind for the first days of the new school year?

The first week of term the School will hold informative sessions and workshops to ensure the correct implementation of all safety and hygiene measures. It will also bolster the psychological and pastoral care provided by the Department of Psychology and Counselling. Leading up to the reopening, all School staff are being given adequate training according to the School’s protocols and the COVID Free certification.

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4.- Is it necessary to sign a Declaration of Responsibility?

It is essential to sign the Declaration of Responsibility before the start of the school year, and to ensure its compliance.

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5.- Will the School reopen with all its services?

The School will resume all its activities, always following the health and safety protocols.

Catergest, the company providing school meals, has rigorous hygiene processes and has implemented in the canteen and self-service areas all the necessary measures to guarantee safety.

The school transport service will be provided following guidelines from the health authorities regarding public transport. Students must wear a face mask at all times.

In the final week of August, you will receive information regarding Extracurricular Activities. The offer has been designed according to health guidelines and combines face-to-face and other online activities.

Schools that have boarding facilities have also adopted the necessary measures to ensure the health of their

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6.- What happens if my child has to self-isolate, or is a member of a vulnerable group and has to shield at home?

The School will ensure the continuity of academic activity, online and blended, for all students who cannot attend school in person.

If for medical reasons it is advisable for your child to stay at home, we would appreciate if you let us know as soon as possible.

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7.- What will be the school’s response be in the event of lockdown being reinstated?

The School is prepared to ensure, immediately, the continuity of the academic process remotely. To this end we have bolstered the school’s endowment of technology and the tools on the MySEK platform, designing a model that allows increasing the digitization of teaching activity without interruptions.

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8.- I think my child might need emotional support, who can I turn to?

Our guidance and counselling services, together with the school’s medical services, have redoubled efforts to carry out the psychological and emotional monitoring of students and teachers who need it. The SEK workshops for parents (see this section) also feature relevant content to help face the current health crisis.

Likewise, the University Camilo José Cela Department of Psychology has created a range of webinars called the Wellness Classroom that you will find in this same section. We will soon be launching a new platform of resources and tools to serve our entire Community.

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9.- I have a medical question I need to be answering before the start of the school year about my child, who can I address it to?

You may address any medical questions to Dr Yolanda Requena (yolanda.requena@sek.es), head of the SEK medical services. Once term starts, you may address questions to the school medical service.

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10.- I think that my child, or someone in our circle, may be infected with COVID-19, what should I do?

In accordance with the Declaration of Responsibility signed by all the families of the School, your child must refrain from going to school and you must inform us immediately. Likewise, you must follow the guidelines issued by the authorities https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/documentos/20200325_Decalogo_como_actuar_COVID19.pdf

You can also consult all the information and recommendations from the public health authorities (WHO, Spanish Ministry of Health and regional health ministries) that we keep constantly updated in this same section.

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11.- In the present economic climate, what relief does the School offer?

We understand that some families are experiencing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus crisis. Which is why, SEK has expanded its scholarship and relief scheme for schooling for the 2020-21 academic year.

This relief is granted on a case by case basis. Please do not hesitate to consult with the Corporate Management Department about your particular case (gestioncorporativa@sek.es). We are at your full disposal to minimize, as far as possible, the effects of this situation.

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12.- Are the events planned for the third term of the 19-20 academic year going to take place?

The academic (secondary school graduations) and religious celebrations (first communions and confirmations) planned for the last term of last school year that were postponed will take place in the months of September and October, according to the calendar that you will have already received. For more information on this please check with the school secretary.

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13.- Have the SUMMER SEK ’20 camps and courses taken place in person at the School?

Summer camps and courses have been held on school grounds, with the necessary health and safety measures. These measures have been very effective. This experience, with a limited number of students, has allowed us to perfect organisational and hygiene procedures and protocols.

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14.- I want to visit the School, is it possible?

Yes, it is possible to visit the School with a prior appointment. It is also possible to take a virtual tour accompanied by the School’s admissions advisor. You only need to sign up here: https://www.sek.es/solicitar-informacion/. We will be delighted to assist you.

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15.- We are abroad and we do not know when we will be able to return to Spain, is it possible to enrol my child in the School?

Yes, it is possible. Admissions can be done online, and the School will remotely ensure the academic monitoring of the student.

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16.- In the event of a new lockdown, or if my child’s situation requires it, how is distance learning provided?

Distance learning is taught through the MySEK platform and it can be done in two modes: asynchronous and synchronous.

1. Learning experiences at the student’s own pace (asynchronous)

  • The teacher uploads and provides resources for students to explore and learn. These resources can be a pre-recorded lesson / presentation, videos and other materials such as case studies, guided exploration, previous questions …
  • Discussion or debate forums, through the Microsoft Teams platform, where students can participate in asynchronous discussions (forum-type discussion in response to prompts) to share ideas and, synchronously or asynchronously, collaborate on ongoing projects.
  • For individual assignments that the educator wants to collect, give feedback and / or mark, assignments are created in ManageBac.
  • Through Teams, any meeting, whole classes or small groups can be recorded, and the recording shared through a link. Doing so can allow all students to access and refer back to what they learnt.

2. Real-time learning experiences (synchronous)

  • Real-time streaming of teacher-led presentations, consultations and discussions, with the whole group or in small groups.
  • eachers or students can schedule meetings for small groups, for example to carry out collaborative work in small groups, support meetings or receive feedback by the teacher with a student, or a small group of students.

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17.- What tools are used for online lessons?

Through MySEK, teachers and students have access to the tools they need. Some of these tools include:

Early Childhood and year 1 and 2 Primary teachers use the SEK Blogosphere and the MySEK Kids Digital Agenda, to post videos, suggestions for learning activities and other information.

  • Teachers in the rest of the stages use Microsoft Teams to facilitate discussions and meetings, and to share resources online.
  • Teachers also use ManageBac to set tasks related to IB programmes, sharing specific learning objectives and the resources necessary for their completion.
  • Online or distance learning, in a virtual learning environment such as the SEK Blogosphere, ManageBac, Teams and Blink Learning, presents an opportunity to continue with the following initiatives that are already part of the SEK teaching method:
  • Promote blended learning and flipped learning.
  • Promote self-directed learning, that is, encouraging students to take responsibility for their learning according to their personal pace.
  • Allow more personalised learning.
  • Promote learning based on skill development.
  • Allow students to explore a wide range of resources according to their needs.
  • Cultivate peer learning in an online environment.
  • Support the development of self-management skills both among students and teachers and mentors.
  • Collaborate with other people in the development and co-creation of digital resources.
  • Create a portfolio of shared digital resources for the professional training of each teacher and that of their peers.

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18.- How is the security of online platforms ensured for students?

The SEK Internal Regulations also apply within the framework of distance learning. This applies to all interactions in the digital environment: online lessons via videoconference, messages or emails, communications in other applications and platforms.

In addition to the Internal Regulations that are common to all SEK Schools, each School has its own coexistence and behaviour policies.

Likewise, in line with its Child Protection policies, SEK has developed a special guide that contains mandatory measures to ensure the protection of students in the digital environment.

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Parent’s Informative Sessions

(In Spanish)

 

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

 

Special Parents’ Informative Sessions – Nursery


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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Others


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

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A new reality: online education

Joaquín Rodríguez – Noelia Cava – Fran Tejeria

14 may

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The importance of physical exercise

Teresa García Pastor – César Gallo Salazar

28 may

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ARTICLES BY UCJC EXPERTS

(In Spanish)

Así son las nuevas recomendaciones sobre el uso del remdesivir para tratar la COVID-19 – The Conversation

Francisco López-Muñoz

Profesor Titular de Farmacología y Vicerrector de Investigación y Ciencia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

La escuela rural no teme la vuelta a clase tras el confinamiento – The Conversation

Montserrat Magro Gutiérrez

Doctoranda en Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad Camilo José Cela

Así será la “nueva normalidad” de los juegos de azar en España

Laura Cuesta Cano

Responsable de Comunicación y Contenidos Digitales en Servicio PAD. Profesora, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

Qué es el remdesvir, el primer fármaco autorizado contra la COVID-19 que Trump quiere acaparar – The Conversation

Francisco López-Muñoz

Profesor Titular de Farmacología y Vicerrector de Investigación y Ciencia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

La Universidad, aceleradora del conocimiento interrdisciplinar en la era pos-COVID-19 – The Conversation

Emilio Lora-Tamayo

Rector de la Universidad Camilo José Cela, Universidad Camilo José Cela

COVID-19: Por qué es bueno colocar “bocabajo” a los pacientes con distrés respiratorio

Jesús Amores Ampuero

Profesor Asociado de Enfermería: Fisiología y Fisiopatología. Enfermero de la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid., Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

La nueva normalidad en el cine: menos rodajes y más caros – The Conversation

Piluca Baquero Navarro

Directora Grado en Cine y Ficción audiovisual Universidad Camilo José Cela, Universidad Camilo José Cela

La dexamentasona es prometedora contra la COVID-19, pero solo para pacientes muy concretos – The Conversation

Francisco López-Muñoz

Profesor Titular de Farmacología y Vicerrector de Investigación y Ciencia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

El ocio virtual durantee el confinamiento: de los conciertos en solitario a las cañass por zoom – The Conversation

Santiago Sánchez Regadera

Profesor de Protocolo y Organización de Eventos, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

Globalización fianciera, fragmentación política – The Conversation

Juan Díez Nicolás

Catedrático Emérito de Sociologia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

El lado oscuro de la hidroxicloroquina, el “antídoto” de Trump frente a la COVID-19 – The Conversation

Francisco López-Muñoz

Profesor Titular de Farmacología y Vicerrector de Investigación y Ciencia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

La melatonina, guardián del cerebro frente al coronavirus – The Conversation

Francisco López-Muñoz

Profesor Titular de Farmacología y Vicerrector de Investigación y Ciencia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

El protocolo sostenible, clave para sobrevivir a la pandemia – The Conversation

Santiago Sánchez Regadera

Profesor de Protocolo y Organización de Eventos, Universidad Camilo José Cela

Las nuevas audiencias en tiempos de coronavirus – The Conversation

Jorge Galardo-Camacho

Director del Grado en Comunicación. Profesor e investigador, Universidad Camilo José Cela

Aprender a fracasar será imprescindible después de la crisis

Ricardo Cortines Barcena

Profesor de Filosofía del Derecho, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

Desescalada, movilidad y consumo: ¿serán las bicicletas el nuevo papel higiénico? – The Conversation

Rafael Villa Martínez

Profesor de Ciencias del Transporte y Logística, Universidad Camilo José Cela

El peligro de medicalizar las respuestas emocionales tras el estado de alarma – The Conversation

Francisco López-Muñoz

Profesor Titular de Farmacología y Vicerrector de Investigación y Ciencia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

¿Es la melatonina una panacea terapéutica?

Francisco López-Muñoz

Profesor Titular de Farmacología y Vicerrector de Investigación y Ciencia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

Descubrimientos educativos sorprendentes durante la pandemia – The Conversation

María Antonia Casanova

Profesora de la Universidad Camilo José Cela

Videojuegos para una crisis – The Conversation

Rafael Conde Melguizo

Director del grado en Artes Digitales, Universidad Camilo José Cela

Por qué es tan importante que los alumnos de Infantil vuelvan a la escuela – The Conversation

Montserrat Magro Gutiérrez

Doctoranda en Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

¿Afecta el estado de confinamiento prolongado a la visión? – The Conversation

Francisco López-Muñoz

Profesor Titular de Farmacología y Vicerrector de Investigación y Ciencia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

¿Seremos capaces de gestionar los cambios inducidos sobre la educación en estas semanas? – The Conversation

Francisco López Rupérez

Director de la Cátedra de Políticas Educativas, Universidad Camilo José Cela

¿Son fiables las estadísticas publicadas sobre la COVID-19? – The Conversation

Juan Díez Nicolás

Catedrático Emérito de Sociologia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

La COVID-19 obliga a reinventar las cadenas de suministro globales – The Conversation

Rafael Villa Martínez

Profesor de Ciencias del Transporte y Logística, Universidad Camilo José Cela

¿Cómo se recuperarán las horas no trabajadas por el permiso retribuido recuperable? – The Conversation

Laura Sanz Martín

Profesora de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

Cómo gestionar el uso abusivo de las pantallas durante el confinamiento – The Conversation

Laura Cuesta Cano

Responsable de Comunicación y Contenidos Digitales en Servicio PAD. Profesora, Universidad Camilo José Cela

Empleadas de hogar y de cuidados: ¿importa su situación laboral en esta crisis? – The Conversation

Laura Sanz Martín

Profesora de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social, Universidad Camilo José Cela

El coronavirus se propaga en Tik Tok para hacernos el aislamiento más liviano – The Conversation

Laura Cuesta Cano

Responsable de Comunicación y Contenidos Digitales en Servicio PAD. Profesora, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

¿Son fiables las estadísticas sobre el COVID-19? – The Conversation (10 de abril)

Juan Díez Nicolás

Catedrático Emérito de Sociologia, Universidad Camilo José Cela

Estado de la Unión Europea durante el COVID-19 – The Conversation (8 de abril)

Juan R. Cuadrado-Roura

Catedrático de Economía Aplicada. Director del Doctorado en CC. Jurídicas y Económicas, Universidad Camilo José Cela

Cambios en las cadenas de suministro globales – The Conversation (6 de abril)

Rafael Villa Martínez

Profesor de Ciencias del Transporte y Logística, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

Cómo recuperar las horas no trabajadas – The Conversation (2 de abril)

Laura Sanz Martín

Profesora de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social, Universidad Camilo José Cela

La educación inclusiva durante el COVID-19 – The Conversation (28 de marzo)

María Antonia Casanova

Profesora de la Universidad Camilo José Cela

Gestionar el uso abusivo de pantallas – The Conversation  (25 de marzo)

Laura Cuesta Cano

Responsable de Comunicación y Contenidos Digitales en Servicio PAD. Profesora, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

Situación laboral de empleadas del hogar – The Conversation (23 de marzo)

Laura Sanz Martín

Profesora de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social, Universidad Camilo José Cela

Uso de la aplicación Tik Tok durante el COVID-19 – The Conversation (16 de marzo)

Laura Cuesta Cano

Responsable de Comunicación y Contenidos Digitales en Servicio PAD. Profesora, Universidad Camilo José Cela

 

Circulars

Acknowledgements

 

SEK-Alborán

 

Teachers encouraging students

 

Students thanking teachers

   

SEK-Catalunya

 

Student thanking teachers

   

SEK-Ciudalcampo

 

Doctors missing the students

 

Students thanking teachers

 

Teachers encouraging students

 

Teachers missing their students

   

 

Students thanking teachers (2)

   

SEK-Dublin

 

Teachers encouraging students

   

SEK-El Castillo

 

SEK-El Castillo students send their best wishes to those affected by COVID-19

 

The maintenance team thank students

   

SEK-Santa Isabel

 

Students encouraging us to stay at home

 

Students thanking teachers

 

Thanks for healthcare workers

   

Testimonials from families and teachers