Espoo will start handing out snack bags to pupils and students who study from home, sign up through Wilma

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2020-03-25 18:02

The City of Espoo will start offering snack bags to comprehensive school pupils and upper secondary school students who are currently studying from home and need lunch. The first snack bags will be handed out on Monday, 30 March 2020. In some Finnish-speaking schools, only few pupils attend contact teaching therefore There are some changes to contact teaching locations.

Sign up beforehand to pick up snack bags

If your child is studying from home and needs a snack bag next week, please sign up through Wilma. The schools where the snack bags are handed out are listed on the same Wilma form that you use to sign up for snacks.

The snack bags will be handed out from Monday to Friday between 12:30 and 13:30. You are only allowed to pick up a snack bag if you are in good health. Please note that we cannot provide snacks that meet special dietary needs because the schools may have no permanent staff present.

The city will not offer a hot meal to pupils and students who study from home in order to prevent them from gathering together. The snacks may not be eaten at school or in the school yard. Preferably they should be eaten at home.

Pupils who take part in contact teaching will be served lunch at school as usual.

There are some changes to contact teaching locations

Education in grades 4–10 is mostly be suspended in Finland. Most of the pupils study from home. 

In some Finnish-speaking schools, only few pupils attend contact teaching. Some pupils will be temporarily transferred to other schools starting from Monday, 30 March. The schools will contact the guardians whose children will be transferred.

More info on signing up through Wilma on Forms and applications.