Dear teachers, dear parents, dear students,
In the recent weeks the corona virus has turned our lives upside down. The strict measures taken by the government have led to slowing down the spread of the virus and the schools can gradually reopen. However, this does not mean that we can go on in the same way than before and our normal way of functioning will not start before the beginning of the summer holidays.
We have tried to strike a balance between the safety of teachers and students on the one hand and the fundamental missions of schools on the other hand, which are to ensure that everyone has the best chances to succeed and also to ensure an effective and smooth ending of the school year. This is the reason why on May 4 senior classes of secondary education will resume. On May 11 classes, secondary schools will reopen for all other students (classes 7ième to 2ième) and on May 25, fundamental schools, day-care centres and out of school centres will reopen.
All the necessary measures are being taken in order to guarantee that teachers and students are safe and that at the same time high quality teaching is ensured. Class sizes will be halved, teachers will teach the same lessons during two weeks. The students will receive home-work and assignments to work on during the week they will not be in school.
The website Schouldoheem.lu will of course still remain at your disposal with advice and a variety of offers. The Helpline 8002 9090 which assists with all kinds of questions around schooling continues to function as well.
I want to thank all actors of our school system for the extraordinary engagement they have proven and are continuing to prove in these difficult circumstances.
With my best regards and please stay safe and healthy!
Minister for Education, Children and Youth