Upper secondary schools and adult education
Lund Municipality is monitoring the developments and situation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We have collected information here, based on the current situation, that applies to high schools and adult education.
Transition to remote education at Lund municipality's upper secondary schools
On the 3rd of December 2020, the Public Health Agency decided on a new recommendation for upper secondary schools, as a measure to reduce the transmission of covid-19. The recommendation means that upper secondary schools will switch to remote education for the period 7th of December 2020 - 6th of January 2021. This recommendation has now been extended and will apply until the 24th of January 2021.
Students and guardians are encouraged to access school information in vklass.
The purpose is to further reduce crowding in society and on public transportation. The recommendation on remote education opens up more opportunities than last spring. The upper secondary schools will be able to make important exceptions to make it easier for students.
Examples of exceptions are:
- practical exercises
- national tests
- students enrolled in the introductory programs, including language introduction
- students who are otherwise vulnerable during remote education
School lunch for students studying remotely
During spring this year, upper secondary school students who studied on a remote basis were able to pick up packed lunches from selected elementary schools.
The Education Administration is investigating whether the same method can be applied again. However, packed lunches before the Christmas holidays will not be possible. As during the spring, there is a solution for packed lunches for a small group of students who would otherwise be without lunch.
The municipal adult education center, the native language center, and the international elementary school
The Municipal Adult Education Center will run additional courses on a remote basis from 23 November. Depending on the structure of the course and the needs of students it will be determined what parts of the course can be done on site.
Based on the current state of transmission in Skåne, Infection Control Skåne have recommended that all high schools switch to remote education.
The schools should also avoid gathering students from different classes in the same classroom and prevent mixing students from different schools to reduce the transmission of covid-19.
The Native Language Center’s teaching of the subject for native languages in preschool and elementary school will be transferred to remote education starting Monday 11 January.
However, this does not include study assistance in native languages. As previously decided, native language education for upper secondary school students is already taking place remotely.
MYP year levels 3-5 at the International Elementary School (ISLK) will also switch to remote education.
These decisions are applicable until January 24, 2021.
Lunch boxes for upper secondary school students studying on remote basis
From 18 January, all upper secondary school students who live in Lund and study at a municipal upper secondary school in Lund are able to order lunch boxes.
To be able to collect a lunch box, it must be ordered no later than 14:00 on the weekday before picking up.
Choose a meal from the lunch menu, vegetarian food and pork-free food are available, as well as special dietary meals.
The lunch box is picked up between 11:00-13:00 at the selected school's delivery point. You must adhere to the time you have specified as the pick-up time when ordering. There will be signs at the school to ensure everyone can find their way.
Plan your pick up carefully and keep distance in the queue. Remember to bring a bag for transporting the lunch box.
The lunch box can be picked up at the delivery point at the following schools:
- Svaleboskolan (Veberöd)
- Nyvångskolan (Dalby)
- Killebäckskolan (S Sandby)
- Prästängskolan (Stångby)
What do you need to think about as a student?
Despite all the preventative measures put in place to avoid crowding, it is important that you continue to follow the general advice and restrictions both when studying remotely or on school premises.
Keep a distance from others, in the schoolyard, the canteen, and on all school premises where possible.
During breaks, stay outdoors as much as possible.
Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water.
You can use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water.
Try to avoid touching your face or eyes. Cough into your elbow.
Stay home if you are unwell and displaying symptoms.
If you have become unwell during the day, go home.
How do I know if I should stay home?
On the Public Health Agency's website, there is always updated information on what applies in case of covid-19 symptoms.
What does the school do?
Each school takes several measures to reduce the risk of transmission. As each schools' premises look different, preventive measures can vary between schools. These include cleaning and measures to increase the flow of people in the canteen and other places where crowding can occur. There are good opportunities for washing hands with access to soap and water and, if necessary, hand sanitizer.
The schools have put in place preventive measures by offering opportunities for students to pick up their meals and eat them in a place other than the canteen, temporary tents for food serving to reduce crowding in the canteen, extended opening hours, dialogue with Skånetrafiken to implement measures to reduce crowding in public transportation, as well as efforts to increase the number of available premises.
Travel to and from school
To reduce the transmission of covid-19 in public transportation, the recommendation is to avoid rush hour traffic. The possibilities for this can vary depending on where you live.
We encourage everyone who can to ride their bike, their moped or walk to school, travel by car or ride with the family to relieve public transportation. We will also open schools earlier in the morning so students can catch an earlier bus or train if possible.
Absence and sick leave are reported as usual in Skola24.