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School Plan for Grindavík Children Announced

An information meeting held today, November 20, by the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management laid out current plans for the Grindavík primary school children displaced by the standing evacuation order.  RÚV reports.

No compulsory school for Grindavík children

According to the latest announcement, there is to be no compulsory schooling for Grindavík children, though they will be provided with the opportunity to attend school. Arrangements are currently being made with the assistance of neighbouring communities.

The children of Grindavík will be presented with two main options: attending school in the community where their family currently resides or attending one of several “group schools” throughout Reykjavík.

Families who wish to enrol their child in their community school are advised to directly contact school administrators.

Children from Grindavík who wish to remain with their peers can do so in several “group schools” throughout Reykjavík, which are slated to begin this Wednesday, November 22.

Groups will be organized based on age, and teachers from Grindavík will accompany the students. Groups will be organised as follows:

  • First and second grades will assemble at Hvassaleitisskóli.
  • Third and fourth grades will assemble at the Tónabær community centre.
  • Fifth through eighth grades will assemble at Ármúli 30.
  • Ninth and tenth grades will assemble at Laugalækjarskóli.

Further information will be provided to parents and students via the Mentor learning management system.

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Authorities are currently still considering available sites for a group preschool for Grindavík children. The current plan is for Grindavík preschool children to come together with familiar teachers and possibly parents.

Officials stress that the circumstances of the children vary, and parents are encouraged to have an open conversation with their children about their schooling.

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