We will continue to update our community and add updates as needed. We also recommend visiting the following government and global organization websites to keep up to date:
- RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment)
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Latest updates from the Dutch government:
On Tuesday, March 31, schools expect to receive further guidance from the Dutch government about the current measures and school closures timeline. ASH will continue to provide only online learning until the Dutch authorities announce that schools in the Netherlands should re-open, and we will resume classes on campus only in concert with guidelines for public health. For now, our Virtual Learning Environment remains active through April 6, pending further government guidance
We’re All in This Together
We know governments are changing their guidance, travel restrictions, and border situations regularly, and you may be following this news about your home country. This can cause additional stress beyond simply safeguarding one’s health. Changing travel restrictions can create a sense of urgency and indecision. This is normal. Try to remember that COVID-19 is now a global pandemic, which calls for a different response than fleeing a localized natural disaster, for example. Staying put, staying unified, and bolstering your confidence and resilience is crucial. One sure way to make yourself feel better is to do something good for someone else. Humans are wired in such a way this will help lift your own spirits too.
Following this evening’s announcement from the Dutch Government that all schools and daycares will be closed starting March 16 through April 6, tomorrow will no longer be a preparatory school day, as initially planned. Buses will not run to collect and return your child. There will be no after-school activities, athletics and private tutoring. TeddyKids, CrocoClub and the cafeteria will also be closed.
We have a well-planned strategy for online learning and we will all collaborate to make this a positive, strong learning experience as we build resilience together. Thank you for your ongoing support.
THE ASH MISSION
We build a better world as we become better human beings, hear and value every voice, keep every promise, and celebrate every achievement.
THE ASH VISION
We are determined to create a school where everyone is confident and able to take control of their own learning, and the world is our classroom.