04. August 2020

Start of fall term 2020 – to students

Dear students

The school office at Skólavörðuholt is now open from 8:00 to 15:00 from Monday to Friday.  From Monday the 10th of August, the school counsellors and the school psychologist will be present at Skólavörðuholt.  We however encourage you, in light of the COVID situation in the society, to use e-mail, web chat and the phone, rather than coming to the school building when possible.  If you need to see a counsellor or the school psychologist in our building we ask you to make an appointment in advance.

In light of recent COVID developments and stricter limitations we ask you to:

  • Respect the 2 meter rule in our school buildings
  • Not to come to our school buildings if:
    • you have been abroad recently and are still under the hygiene measures
    • if you are in quarantine or isolation
    • if you have a cold or other symptoms of COVID

You can read more about the current restrictions in place in Iceland here.

The school staff now works diligently to prepare the school operations for the fall term.  Like before, we follow the instructions from the Directorate of Health and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management and we expect that the development of COVID during the next days and weeks will impact how teaching will be implemented.  We will send further information as the beginning of school (19th of August – classes start on the 20th) draws closer.

We hope to see you all in one way or another during the latter part of August.  We care about your and our staffs’ health and safety and all our work is done in light of that.  We expect there will be a change in how we implement the schools opening ceremonies on the 19th of August but we will send further information on that as the day draws closer.

In the end we encourage you install the COVID tracing app C-19 on your smartphone.  We would also like to point out that on the website www.covid.is you will find information about restrictions in Iceland, measures to avoid infection etc. in 11 languages; Arabian, Deutch, English, Español, Farsi, Francais, Kurdish, Lietuviškai, Polish, Thai and Icelandic of course.

Best regards, Hildur principal and Guðrún Randalín assistant principal