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COVID-19 INFORMATION - 2021-2022

Last update: 10th September 2021 

By September 10th

  • Please note that it is of utmost importance that the Declaration of Responsibility is signed by all families and that the agreement is complied with.Before sending your son/daughter to school each day:
    • Ensure that they do not have a raised temperature (without having administered medication to reduce the temperature).
    • Do not send your son/daughter to school if they have a temperature of above 37.5º.

     

Ensure that your son/daughter does not have any of the following symptoms:

  • 14 years old or under:
    Fever
    Cough
    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    Sore throat
    Congestion or runny nose
    Vomiting or diarrhoea
    Headache
    Discomfort
    Muscle or body aches14 years old onwards:
    Fever or chills
    Cough
    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    Sore throat
    Loss of taste or smell
    Vomiting or diarrhoea
    Headache
    Discomfort
    Muscle or body aches

Masks

  • All students, (including those in Nursery, Reception and Year 1) must wear a mask to enter and leave school.
  • Children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 will not wear a mask during the school day.
  • All other students and staff must wear a mask throughout the day, unless eating, drinking or during P.E. classes.
  • Parents or accompanying adults of Nursery, Reception and Year 1 students must wear a mask to enter and leave school.
  • Parents must:
    • ensure that their son/daughter has at least 2 maskswhich comply with the requirements stated in the Declaration of Responsibility;
    • ensure that their son/daughter has an extra mask in a paper bag.

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All students should have a named cloth bag (preferably with an elastic strap which the child can put on their arm whilst eating) or a small cloth body bag/’riñonera’.

Possible cases of covid

  • Updated official instructions have been sent to all schools from the Generalitat regarding action to be taken in the case of a student or member of staff displaying possible symptoms of COVID- 19.
  • These instructions will be followed rigorously and any pupil or staff member displaying symptoms will be seen by the school nurse, immediately isolated in an allocated isolation area, and sent home at the earliest opportunity.
  • Strict cleaning and disinfection procedures will be followed in the isolation area.
  • We ask for parental cooperation, as it will be very important that a student with symptoms is collected as soon as possible and the school is kept informed of ongoing symptoms and test results if a test is carried out.

Confirmed cases of covid

  • The following official procedure, published on the 9th September 2021, will be followed in the case of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Oak House community.

Individual hygiene

  • All students will be trained on and reminded of, proper hand hygiene and health-related protocols.
  • Pupils and staff will be reminded of correct hand and respiratory hygiene and rules for social distancing.
  • Hand gel dispensers have been installed in each classroom.
  • Students and staff will disinfect their hands upon entry and exit from the class.
  • Early Years students will be supervised whilst washing their hands at regular intervals during the day and supervised when using the toilet to ensure that they do not mix with a child in another class.

 

Cleaning, disinfection and ventilation policy and procedures

  • A comprehensive procedure is in place and staff have received training on cleaning procedures and policies.
  • Thorough cleaning of all areas will take place at the end of each day and toilets will be cleaned and disinfected regularly throughout the day.
  • All teaching spaces have adequate ventilation and windows will be opened as much as possible during the day.
  • All rooms will also be fully ventilated at break times and lunch times.
  • Students who use shared specialist areas, such as the laboratories or the art studio, will disinfect their own table and chair at the end of the class, supervised by the teacher.
  • Teachers and students will clean and disinfect individual workspaces after use.

Travelling to and from school

  • We strongly encourage students to travel to school on foot, or on public transport, thus avoiding congestion near the school.

School transport

  • Pupils who travel on school transport will wear face masks and will be allocated specified seats as directed by those adults responsible for the vehicles.
  • Full details regarding health guarding and organisational measures will be supplied by Autocares Mesa, to parents who use the service.

Entry gates

  • Students and staff will enter via 4 gates
  • All students will follow a designated route directly to their waiting area, thus avoiding contact with students from a different section of the school.
  • Parents with than one child should drop-off older students first, if they enter via different gates.
  • Social distancing of at least 1.5 metres should be maintained by parents and students, whist waiting to enter the school. 

Entry times and gates

All students and parents entering the school MUST wear a mask and follow the designated routes to the waiting areas or classrooms.


08.00 – 09.30
   Nursery – Sant Pere Claver (Primary/EYs gate- lower gate).
08.00 – 09.00   Reception – Sant Pere Claver (Primary/EYs gate- lower gate).
Children may be accompanied directly to their class by one parent, who must wear a mask and must follow the designated route to the classroom.

08.00 – 09.00   Year 1 Sant Pere Claver (Primary/EYs gate – lower gate).
Children may be accompanied directly to their shared area by one parent, who must wear a mask and must follow the designated route to the classroom.

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 parents must:
– wear a mask both whilst waiting to enter school and on school premises,
– leave their child at the classroom door and not enter the classroom,
– drop-off their child as quickly as possible and leave the school premises immediately afterwards, avoiding contact with other parents or students.

08.00 – 09.00     Years 2 & 3 (unaccompanied) – Sant Pere Claver (Primary gate- lower gate).
Children will wait in the porch area until 08.30, when Year 3 children will go to the roof. They will enter the building in their class groups at 08.55. Masks are obligatory.

08.00 – 09.00   Years 4 to 7 – Sant Pere Claver 12 (main gate – top gate)

08.15 – 09.00   Years 4 to 7 – Santíssima Trinitat del Mont (Dining room gate) if permission is requested from Nicki Taylor
Children will wait in the outdoor court areas from 08.00-08.50.

Years 4 + 5 – Court A (Pista A)
Years 6 + 7 – Court B (Pista B)

Students enter class at 08.50

Students in different stable groups (classes) are now allowed to mix when outdoors and wearing masks.

08.00 – 09.00    1º & 2º ESO – Santissima Trinidad del Mont (dining room gate)

Students will wait on Court C (pista C) until 08.50, when they will enter the secondary building in their class groups via the door near the dining rooms.

07.45 – 09.00    Bachillerato & IB – Santissima Trinidad del Mont (dining room gate) following the designated route to their classroom.

07.45-08.00       3º & 4º ESO – Passatge Torras y Bages.

08.45-09.00      Students will go directly to class, via the main entrance into the secondary building.

08.30-09.00       Students using school transport –  Passatge Torras I Bages

EXIT

We ask that parents respect social distancing guidelines and wear masks whilst gathering and waiting outside to collect their children.

16.20 – 17.00   Nursery, Reception & Year 1 (Sant Pere Claver – Primary/EYs gate)
Children will be collected at the classroom entrance by a parent, authorised adult or elder sibling in ESO/Bach/IB, following the same route and procedure as at drop-off time.

It is essential that parents and children leave the school grounds immediately after collection and avoid contact with other parents and students. Parents must not allow their children to play in the Early Years playground at the end of the day.

16.30 – 17.00    Years 2 & 3 (Sant Pere Claver – Primary/EYs gate
Children will be collected at the gate by a parent, authorised adult or older sibling from Year 6 upwards. Parents should leave the gate area as quickly as possible after collecting their child.

16.30-17.00   Years 4 to 7 (Sant Pere Claver – main gate)
Pupils will be collected at the gate by a parent, authorised adult or older sibling.

If weather conditions are poor, students will wait in their classroom and be sent to the gate once their parent has arrived.

Permission to leave unaccompanied

  • Parents of students in Year 4 to 2º ESO may give permission for their son/daughter to leave school unaccompanied. If this permission is given the student is issued with a photo identity card and will leave the school grounds unaccompanied at the end of the school day.
  • If requested, students in Year 4 to Year 7 with a photo identity card (carnet de salida), may leave via the gate in Santíssima Trinitat del Mont at 16.30.

17.00 – 17.15     ESO students (Santissima Trinidad – dining room gate)

17.00 – 17.30     Bachillerato- IB students who finish class at 17.00 (Santissima Trinidad – dining room gate)

  • Bachillerato and IB students may leave school after their last class of the day IF BEFORE 17.00, via the Main Gate in Sant Pedro Claver.

 

Please note that until further notice, after school supervision will only be provided until 17.00, due to the COVID- 19 restrictions. Therefore, all children MUST be collected by the stated times.

 

Collection of siblings

  • If parents give permission, students in Years 6 & 7 may collect younger siblings in Years 2 – 5.
  • Nursery, Reception and Year 1 children may only be collected by siblings in ESO, with their parents’ permission.

Dining room

  • The lunch rota has been modified to ensure that adequate social distancing can take place and that the area can be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between sittings.

Lunch times

11.45       Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2
12.30       Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
13.20       Year 7, 1º ESO, 2º ESO
14.15       3º ESO, 4º ESO, Bachillerato, IB

  • Each student will have an allocated seat in the dining room.
  • Students will sit in their tutor groups with a distance of at least 1.5m between class groups.
  • Trays and cutlery will be placed at each student’s table space, rather than being collected by the individual student and water will be in individual glasses, rather than a communal jug.
  • Students will wait in their seats before collecting their food, except Early Years children who are served and will queue in small groups, thus ensuring that social distance is maintained.
  • Masks will be worn at all times, unless eating or drinking.

Break times

  • Each year group will have an allocated space to be used at break times.
  • Students in the same year group will be allowed to mix and will wear masks at breaktimes.
  • Students must not share snacks and ALL STUDENTS MUST BRING A FULL WATER BOTTLE TO SCHOOL, as water fountains will not be in use.
  • Vending machines in ESO and Bachillerato-IB will not be in use until covid regulations are lifted.

*Additional details regarding teaching and learning will be sent per section.

Nursery, Reception and Year 1

  • Children will not be expected to social distance and will share materials within their class group.
  • There will be no contact between class groups during the day as the children will not wear masks.
  • Nursery children will have their midday sleep in the primary gym, on individual beds and with distance maintained between class groups.
  • The number of adults in contact with each group will be kept to a minimum and adults in contact with the children will wear masks.
  • Each class will have an allocated teaching assistant.
  • Children will not wear masks during the day.

 

Year 2 to Year 7

  • All Physical Education lessons will continue to take place outdoors.
  • On the days that they have PE, children should come to school in PE kit, which will be worn throughout the day. The changing rooms in the gym will not be used.
  • Students and teachers will wear masks throughout the day.
  • The number of teachers in contact with the class group will be kept to a minimum.

ESO to Bachillerato-IB

  • The majority of lessons will continue to be taught in the tutor room, to reduce the movement of students during the day.
  • Art, music, drama and science lessons will continue to be taught in specialist areas, with cleaning procedures in place between class groups.
  • All physical education lessons will continue to take place outdoors. Students will not wear masks for PE.
  • On the day that they have PE, students will remain in PE kit throughout the day and changing rooms will not be used.
  • Students and teachers will wear masks throughout the day.
  • The number of teachers in contact with the class group will be kept to a minimum.
  • Limited use of the lockers will avoid congestion in the corridors.
  • The majority of their school materials will be kept in each student’s desk and bag within the classroom.

Swimming

  • Swimming lessons will take place in Years 1 to 1º Bachillerato as from Monday 13th September.
  • Comprehensive safety and hygiene measures will be in place
  • Staggered entry to the changing rooms will ensure social distancing.
  • Teaching methodology will be adapted to ensure that students maintain social distance both in and out of the water.

Oak House Anywhere

Should there be a school, local or regional outbreak of Covid which necessitates the closure of part or whole of the school, our online provision will immediately substitute the physical educational environment with a virtual one, consisting of live online lessons, the use of the Frog digital learning platform in Primary, the Early Years blog and SeeSaw, Google Classroom and ManageBac.

On-line learning can be requested on an individual basis under the following circumstances only:

  • A student is in quarantine because they are a close contact of a positive case of COVID
  • A student is COVID positive
  • A student has COVID symptoms and is awaiting test results
  • A student has a medical condition which prevents them attending school for a prolonged period of time (permission requested from the HOS).

On-line provision must be requested via the tutor and will be provided for the following school day.

  • The majority of meetings between parents and tutors/coordinators/senior leaders will continue to also be held via Google Meet.
  • Teaching staff can be contacted via email.
  • Administration staff can be contacted via email or telephone.
  • Monthly virtual Q&A sessions will be held with Alison Wylie (Early Years – Coffee with Alison.
  • Curriculum information sessions will be held virtually throughout the year.

Dates:

Tuesday 14th September 14.00 – Year 1
Tuesday 14th September 15.00 – 1st ESO
Wednesday 15th September 14.00 – Year 2
Wednesday 15th September 15.00 – Bachillerato
Thursday 16th September 14.00 – Year 3
Thursday 16th September 15.00 – 3rd ESO
Monday 20th September 14.00 – Year 4
Monday 20th September 15.00 – 2nd ESO
Tuesday 21st September 14.00 – Year 5
Tuesday 21st September 15.00 – 4th ESO
Wednesday 22nd September 14.00 – Year 6
Wednesday 22nd September 15.00 – IB
Thursday 23rdSeptember 14.00 – Year 7
Tuesday 28th September 14.00 – Reception
Wednesday 29th September 14.00 – Nursery

  • Extra-curricular activities will begin in October and registration open since the 29th September.
  • Full details of safety and hygiene protocols for each school club published also in clickedu. (music, cultural, sports).

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION - 2020-2021

Headteacher's messages

04th September 2020 - Welcome

Dear Families,

We hope that you have all managed to find some time to relax and recharge your batteries during the summer months, despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. We are very much looking forward to seeing our students in person on September 14th and once more hearing the familiar sounds of children and young people at Oak House, after so many months of mostly virtual interactions.

Significant preparations have been taking place  to ensure that we are able to welcome all our students and staff into a safe and comfortable environment. for the 2020-2021 school year. These preparations have been made in accordance with the latest local government guidance and prioritise three key areas:

·        the physical health and safety of our community;
·        the emotional and social wellbeing of our students and staff;
·        our students’ learning.

In addition to the measures put in place in the school, we also respectfully request  full cooperation from our families. In order to help us to ensure that Oak House School is as safe an environment as possible, we ask families to make every effort to uphold the agreements set forth in the Declaration of Responsibility which will be signed by all families: to follow the guidelines and procedures in all areas; and to reduce the level of risk of infection within their family’s daily life, as much as possible. We also recommend that families organise the testing of their son/daughters before the 14th September. The class tutor will be collecting the test results of each student in his/her class.

In order to keep our families fully updated, we have set up a School Reopening section on our website, where you will find information regarding guidelines and procedures in the following areas (see guidelines);
  • Health and Safety measures
  • Hygiene, cleaning, disinfecting and ventilation
  • Entry, exit and movement of people
  • Lunch and break time
  • Teaching and learning
  • Communication with families
  • Extra-curricular activities

Further information will be added to the Reopening website next week and parents will be informed of any additions or changes, as they occur.

My thanks are one more extended to all staff members for their dedication and commitment to the students and their families during the period of school closure, and I can assure you that the Oak House team is energised and ready to do our very best to make the school year 2020-2021, a positive and fulfilling experience for all of our families and students. Of course, we will need to be creative and resourceful to adapt to the new situation as it evolves.

Our overriding aim is to focus on the huge amount of learning which has taken place during the pandemic and to do our best to BUILD BACK STRONGER.

Regards,

Julie Harris
Headteacher

08th September 2020 - PCR tests

Dear Parents,

As part of our health guarding procedure, we will be providing PCR tests for Oak House staff during the latter part of this week. The results will be available before the 14th September, and any member of staff who tests positive for COVID-19, will not attend the school during the required quarantine period.

We continue to strongly recommend that all students are tested at the beginning of the school year and the recommended measures taken in the case of a positive test.

In order to facilitate testing, we will be offering a PCR testing service to all Oak House students on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th September. The cost of the test will be 60€ per student and will be included in the school fees for October.

If you wish your son/daughter to have the PCR test, please complete the attached authorisation document. Students must bring this signed authorisation to school on Monday 14th September. Testing will begin on Monday 14th and depending on the number of tests to be carried out and if necessary, will continue on Tuesday 15th.

Please note that students will not be tested without the signed authorisation.

We will be making every effort to ensure that students follow social distancing rules within school and that their social contacts are limited to their tutor group, as far as possible. Please help us in this area, by reinforcing the need for these measures with your sons/daughters, and encouraging them to limit their social contacts outside school.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Julie Harris
Headteacher

OAK HOUSE SCHOOL
Building futures

09th September 2020 - Oak House School - Virtual learning provision

Dear Parents,

During the period of school closure, Oak House provided a successful virtual learning programme – Oak House Anywhere and we have received some inquiries regarding whether the virtual learning option will be available during 2020-21.

When the school reopens on September 14th, we are assuming that the vast majority of our students will be in school and therefore not in need of virtual learning provision. We also believe that after six months of virtual home schooling, a return to presencial schooling will be positive for the mental and social well-being of our students, whether they be children or young adults.

However, we are aware that there will be certain circumstances which may necessitate some students learning from home and we have made provision for this. The provision varies depending on the section of the school.

Managing live teaching for children at home and a class of students in school is particularly challenging for teachers and we will be restricting this option for students who  CANNOT or SHOULD NOT come to school.

Virtual learning is not offered as a choice for families, but a solution only when an absolute necessity.

Parents may request that their child is provided with virtual learning for the following reasons:

1.    A student cannot physically attend school because they are in official government mandated quarantine.
2.    A student cannot come to school because they are in a region of the world which does not allow them to enter Spain.
3.    A student has a medical condition for which a doctor has recommended that they do not physically attend school for a period of time.
4.    A student is living in the same home with a family member (sibling, parent, etc) who has a serious medical condition, which makes them particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 and classifies them as particularly high-risk.

Should your son/daughter be in any of the above categories and therefore unable to attend school, please contact their Head of Studies, who will inform you of the virtual learning provision for their group.

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

Julie Harris
Headteacher

OAK HOUSE SCHOOL
Building futures

12th September 2020 - Welcome back updates

Dear Families,


The day that we have been preparing for is fast approaching! We have some final updates for you including this video containing images of Oak House as it is now, prepared, and ready to welcome our students on Monday.

As you know, we have carried out PCR tests on all of our staff and we are pleased to say that all of the results are negative.

 

In line with our safeguarding procedures, we strongly recommend that all students are tested either before starting school on the 14th, or in school, as we have arranged PCR testing for students on Monday, (and Tuesday if necessary). Please remember that PARENTAL PERMISSION IS REQUIRED in order for your son/daughter to be tested in school, therefore it is essential that any student requiring the test brings a signed copy of this permission letter.

 

SCHOOL ACCESS

Please check each entry route and note that no parents may enter the school premises except for one parent per child in Nursery, Reception and Year 1.

 

Student entry routes and access to classes:

 

Nursery

Reception

Year 1

Year 2-Year 3

Year 4

Year 5-6-7

1st – 2nd ESO

3rd – 4th ESO

Bachillerato-IB

 

Other things to remember for Monday 14th:

  • The Declaration of Responsibility must be signed and returned by mail to sec@oakhouseschool.com by 17.00 TODAY.
  • Take your son/daughter’s temperature every morning and do not send them to school if it is above 37.5 or they are exhibiting other symptoms of COVID. 
  • Accompanying parents of children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 must wear masks to enter the school.
  • Maintain social distance at all times, including when waiting to enter school in the morning or waiting to collect your child in the afternoon.
  • Encourage you son/daughter to walk part or all of the way to school e.g., leave older students in Plaza Borras, rather than driving them to the school gate, thus reducing traffic congestion.
  • All students must wear a mask to enter school.
  • Students in Year 2 upwards must have a spare mask.
  • All students should have a small cloth bag in which to store their mask whilst eating,
  • Students must bring a full water bottle to school, as water fountains will not be working. 
  • Students should wear a clean uniform/PE kit to school each day, thus reducing the risk of infection.              
  • Permission from parents MUST be obtained before any student from Year 4 to 2º ESO is allowed to leave school unaccompanied. Permission can be given via this Google Form (ESO) or this Google Form (Primary).
  • The names of people (other than their parents) who are authorised to collect Early Years and Primary students, MUST be communicated to the tutor in writing on Monday 14th. Parents should then transfer this information into the school diary on Monday evening. 
  • All students must be collected by 17.00.
  • If you are notified that your child is ill during the school day, please collect them as soon as possible.

Please remember to refer to the School Reopening section of the Oak House website, where you will find all of the information related to school reopening that has already been sent such as gates for each year group, etc…

 

We are looking forward to seeing all of our students very soon.

Regards,

Julie Harris

Head teacher

OAK HOUSE SCHOOL

Building futures

18th September 2020 - Newsletter

Dear Families,

We have reached the end of our first week of school. Returning after six months at home has been challenging for students, their families and Oak House staff.
However, we have risen to the challenge and over all we have had a very successful week.
The success has been due to the effort and dedication of our staff; the good behaviour and positive attitude of our students; and the patience and compliance of our families.

Entry and exit times always demand patience, particularly if waiting in a queue of traffic. Thanks to parents dropping children quickly at the correct gates and many students walking to school, either alone or with one of their parents, the entry and exit process is now running smoothly. It is a pleasure to see so many Primary children confidently leaving their parents at the gate and rushing into school.The new Nursery children are settling well into their new surroundings and every day more children happily say goodbye to their mum or dad at the classroom door.

It has been necessary to review some of our procedures during the week in order to help the day run smoothly.
For example, 3º and 4º ESO now leave through the gate in Torras y Bages, as there was too high a concentration of students leaving through the gate in Santissima Trinitat.

The dining room routine was changed during the week to ensure that each sitting entered at the correct time and that students enter in an orderly fashion, without mixing with other year groups and classes.
We have been impressed with the level of resilience and adaptability of students of all ages. It is not easy to wear a mask all day except when eating or drinking, but they are doing it without many complaints. It is not so much fun to only have part of a playground and only be allowed to play or sit and chat with peers from your class, but they are following the rules and staying in their allocated places.

It is harder for secondary students to stay in the same classroom for most of the day and not be allowed to move around the building freely and have specialist subject rooms, but they are coping well with the new arrangement.
We are proud of all our students and very pleased to have them back in school.

I would also like to extend a big thank you to all our hard-working, dedicated staff for the important part that they have played in preparing and executing the return to school.

Thank you to our cleaning staff, for coping so well with the extra demands placed on them by the COVID procedures and routines; thank you to all of the maintenance and support staff for the additional work involved in setting-up classes, marking routes etc; thank you to the kitchen staff for adapting to the demands of feeding more than 1,000 people in less than 3 hours; thank you to the communication, administration, and secretarial staff for responding to many enquiries and questions and for keeping our community informed and in-touch; and of course, thank you to our academic staff, who have managed to motivate students in their learning and ensure that they have a positive, safe return to school, all under very different circumstances.

We have had a challenging, but good first week of school. It is essential that we stay vigilant and make every effort to reduce the risks to our health. Please observe the rules of social distancing, reducing your social contacts and following the hygiene guidelines, both inside and outside school.

Stay safe everyon

Julie Harris

Head teacher

OAK HOUSE SCHOOL

Building futures

13th November 2020 - Saliva sample collection update

Dear Parents,

Yesterday we attended a meeting organised by CAPESCOLES Sarrià, in which we were given information about the new COVID testing procedures in schools in Sarria.

The CAPESCOLES Sarrià will now be working in unison with the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. Please find attached the instructions received and an explanatory letter from the director of the EAP Sarrià, Vallvidrera i Les Planes and the Medical Director of Sant Joan de Déu. 

We have updated our replies to FAQs on the Oak House website, in response to this new information.

Regards,

Julie Harris – Ana Nieto

Comunicado CAP Sarrià-HSJD
Instrucciones toma de muestras por saliva

FAQs - Pending updating

PLEASE NOTE:

  • THE SCHOOL DOES NOT DECIDE UPON THE ACTION TO BE TAKEN IN THE CASE OF POSITIVE COVID TEST RESULTS.
  • THE SCHOOL FOLLOWS THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE CAPESCOLES, SALUT PÚBLICA AND THE SERVEIS DE EPIDEMIOLOGIA TERRITORIALS.
  • THESE RESPONSES ARE GUIDELINES ONLY.

Last update: 4th October 2021

 

In the event of having a positive case in the classroom, the close contacts with the full vaccination pattern or the close contacts that have had COVID in the last 6 months will have to take a TAR (a quick antigen test) in one of the associated chemists to this purpose (you can check your nearest chemist at this link https://canalsalut.gencat.cat/ca/salut-a-z/c/coronavirus-2019-ncov/ciutadania/deteccio-de-casos-i-seguiment-de-contactes/tar-farmacies/farmacies-adherides/ ). The close contacts will have to go to the chemist with a paper that from the Generalitat the School will give to them, in less than 72h from the contact (we recommend the test to be done within the first 24 hours). If the result is negative, the close contacts can follow their regular routine. When the result is positive, they have to quarantine for 10 days. If the test is not done within 72 hours from the contact, they will have to quarantine for 10 days.

In the case of non-vaccinated close contacts, or contacts with an incomplete vaccination pattern o contacts that have not had COVID during the last 6 months, the close contacts will have to go to a centralised place (still pending for confirmation on the address). They will have to take a saliva PCR test and they will have to quarantine for 10 days (no matter if the result is positive or negative).

Depending on each close contact situation, they have to follow instructions A, B or C. Our COVID contacts will inform us on the procedure for each case and which is the instruction document to be followed. All the information displayed in FAQs is subject to changes.

1) What do I do if my son/daughter has COVID symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny nose, vomiting or diarrhea, headache, discomfort, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell)?

  • Do not send your child to school.
  • Consult your doctor.
  • Your doctor will decide whether or not a COVID test is necessary.
  • If a test is not recommended, your child may return to school once they have been symptom-free for 24 hours.
  • If your doctor recommends a test, your child should remain at home until you receive the test results.

2) What do I do if my son/daughter has a positive PCR test result?

The usual course of action is:

  • Begin isolation following the guidelines issued by the Departament de Salut (https://canalsalut.gencat.cat/ca/salut-a-z/c/coronavirus-2019-ncov/ciutadania/prevencio/aillament-domiciliari/).
  • The isolation period is usually for a minimum of 10 days since the test.
  • If your child has symptoms after the 10 day quarantine period, they must continue to be in isolation.
  • Students must be symptom-free for 72 hours before they can return to school. Therefore, they may be in isolation or quarantine for longer than 10 days.
  • The school is not permitted to share the name of a student with a positive result with other parents or students.

3) What does the school do when they are notified that a student has a positive PCR test result?

The school will:

  • Contact CAPESCOLES.
  • Enter the required data into the Generalitat track and trace system (TRAÇACOVID).
  • CAPESCOLES will inform the School on the necessary measures for each particular case (circuit A, B, C)
  • The recommended action depends on the last moment of contact with their fellow students (their close contact group.)
  • CAPESCOLES will determine whether the close contact group requires quarantine.
  • The close contact groups in school are:- Early Years, Primary (Y1 to Y6) –  the class tutor group (e.g. Year 4 Blue) and the tutor.
    –  Y7, 1º, 2º, 3º ESO – the class tutor group (e.g. 3º ESO Red).
    –  4º ESO, Bachillerato, IB – the entire year group (e.g. IB1, 2º Bach), as the students do           not have all their lessons with a single tutor group.

TESTING

  • “CAPESCOLES” will coordinate the saliva PCR tests for the non-vaccinated close contact groups, or close contacts that have not had COVID in the last 6 months (we still don’t know the address of the tests). Our COVID contacts will inform on the tests day and location.

4) What does the school do when they are notified that a teacher has a positive PCR test result?

  • The school informs CAPESCOLES and follows their instructions.
  • The recommended action depends on the last moment of contact with their students (their close contact group.)
  • CAPESCOLES will determine whether the close contact group requires quarantine.
  • If the teacher is a tutor or assistant in Early Years or Year 1, they are considered a close contact of their tutor group.
  • If the teacher is a tutor in Year 1 – Year 6, they are considered a close contact of their tutor group.
  • If the teacher teaches in various classrooms, has worn a mask at all times when teaching, has maintained social distance and does not spend the majority of their time with one group of students, then they are not considered to be a close contact of any group of students.

5) How do I receive the PCR test results?

  • If the test is taken individually via your CAP, they will inform you of how you will receive the results.
  • If the test is taken at a private centre, they will inform you of how you will receive the results.
  • If the test is taken as a result of a positive case in school and group testing has been arranged by CAPESCOLES, parents should access the results via the application –  LA MEVA SALUT
  • The school will also be informed directly of any positive result by CAPESCOLES.
  • Please inform the school of the result of any test taken and send a copy of the result to Secretaría (sec@oakhouseschool.com ).

6) What do I do if my son/daughter receives a positive PCR test result during the weekend or on a public holiday?

  • Begin isolation, following the guidelines issued by the Departament de Salut (https://canalsalut.gencat.cat/ca/salut-a-z/c/coronavirus-2019-ncov/ciutadania/prevencio/aillament-domiciliari/).
  • Inform your son/daughter’s Head of Studies, putting the school Nurse (enfermera@oakhouseschool.com) and the school office (sec@oakhouseschool.com) in copy.
  • When receiving a positive result, the School will contact the close contact students’ families as soon as possible, so that they can follow the correct “CAPESCOLES” indications.
  • The school will inform parents of students in the close contact group as soon as possible after receiving the positive test result, so that they may begin their son/daughter’s quarantine during the weekend. The quarantine instructions will be confirmed with CAPESCOLES on the next working day and parents will be informed of any changes to the instructions given by the school.
  • The school will inform the weekend CAP contact.
  • If no reply is received, the school will contact CAPESCOLES on the first working day after the weekend or public holiday to confirm the action to be taken with the close contact group.
  • CAPESCOLES will instruct the school on the action to be taken in each individual case.
  • This information will be given to parents as soon as possible.
  • Details will be entered in TRAÇACOVID.

7) What should I do if my son/daughter is in isolation, because they have COVID symptoms and are awaiting test results or have received a positive PCR result?

do not leave home,

do  not have contact with persons from outside their household during the quarantine period.

The school considers failure to comply with the quarantine rules (not leaving the home  or mixing with persons outside the household) to be extremely irresponsible and  a serious case of misconduct.

Any incidences of students breaking quarantine will be reported to CAPESCOLES and SALUT PUBLICA. Repeated breaches of quarantine rules may result in permanent expulsion from school.

8) If there is a positive COVID case in my son/daughter’s class, can their siblings attend school?

  • Yes, siblings may attend school whilst their brother/sister is awaiting test results of a PCR test or a quick antigen test.
  • Until a positive test result is obtained from a member of the household, no action needs to be taken by the siblings or their classmates.

9) What should I do if any member of my household receives a positive test resul9

  • All household members become close contacts.
  • Parents should:
    • inform the school (HOS, secretaria, school nurse),
    • collect their son/daughter from school as soon as possible,
    • contact their local CAP;
    • implement isolation procedure (https://canalsalut.gencat.cat/ca/salut-a-z/c/coronavirus-2019-ncov/ciutadania/prevencio/aillament-domiciliari/ ) for the person with a positive result and/or symptoms;
    • begin quarantine measures (not leaving the home or mixing with persons outside the household)  for household members, even if they are asymptomatic and awaiting a test or test results.
      IMPORTANT TO ENSURE:
    • that your son/daughter does not leave home,
    • OR have contact with persons from outside their household during the quarantine period.
  • Inform the school of the results of your son/daughter’s test result.
  • If a student receives a positive result the school will inform CAPESCOLES and follow their instructions regarding action to be taken related to the class.

10) What do I do if my son/daughter is a close contact of a person outside school who has a positive test result?

For example:
A member of the household
Anyone else with whom they have been in contact with for more than 15 minutes,
without a mask and at a distance of less than 2 metres.

  • Do not send your son/daughter to school.
  • Inform the school.
  • Begin quarantine.
  • Inform your local CAP.
  • The CAP will arrange a PCR test.
  • Notify the school of the test results

11) What do I do if another member of my household (not the Oak House student) is a close contact of a person who has a positive test result?

  • Inform your local CAP.
  • Follow the instructions from the CAP regarding quarantine for the person who had contact.
  • The CAP will arrange PCR test/s if considered necessary.
  • Your son/daughter may attend school whilst the household member is waiting for their PCR test results.

If the household member receives a positive test result:

  • Your son/daughter then becomes a close contact of a positive case and should not attend school.
  • The CAP will arrange a PCR test for the household members.

12) What happens if there is a positive COVID case in a school club at Oak House?

  • The rules for school clubs regarding the wearing of masks, distance and hygiene are in place to ensure that students from different classes are not close contacts.
  • This means that during the school club students should not be closer than 2metres, for a period of more than 15 minutes, without masks.
  • In sport clubs students will do activities without masks, but close contact (of less than 2 metres) will not be for periods which are longer than 15 minutes.
  • Hygiene rules are followed with equipment to prevent transmission of the virus.
  • As students are not considered to be close contacts, no action is required.

13) What happens if there is a positive COVID case on the school bus?

  • Children sit next to members of their own class or their siblings when on the school bus.
  • Masks are worn.
  • This means that they are not considered to be close contacts of anyone outside their class group.
  • No action is required.

14) What happens if an assessment is planned during my son/daughter’s quarantine period?

  • Teachers may adapt assessments to an online format, if possible. (Exceptions may occur, i.e. practical Science).
  • In general, if the student is in quarantine but not ill, they will be expected to take the assessment online.
  • If the student is ill, they will not be expected to take the exam. The teacher will either reschedule the assessment or evaluate the student in another way.
  • In Primary, the children will do assessments when they come back to school.
  • Please remember that every absence must be authorised by parents or with a doctor’s note.

15) What happens if my son/daughter has an official external exam during their quarantine period?

  • The student will miss the official exam, unless there is an online version, as to attend would mean non-compliance with quarantine rules.
  • The student should notify their coordinator that they have missed an official exam and arrangements will be made to take the exam as soon as possible following the external regulations.

    Contact:

    School: sec@oakhouseschool.com
    Early Years: Alison Wylie – awylie@oakhouseschool.com
    Primary: Nicki Taylor – ntaylor@oakhouseschool.com
    ESO: Paloma Mussons – p.mussons@oakhouseschool.com
    Bachillerato/IB: Matt Tomich – mtomich@oakhouseschool.com