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Here you will find current information on the Covid – 19 pandemic

12/21/2020 – Attention: All documents are at the bottom of the file list.

December 18, 2020 – At the meeting on December 18, 2020, the Federal Council decided on further measures to contain the coronavirus.

Extract from the Federal Council’s media release: “The aim of the measures is to significantly and quickly reduce the number of cases in order to protect people from the virus, to ensure health care and to relieve the health staff. The cantons must again be able to guarantee testing, tracking of contacts, isolation and quarantine without gaps. The new measures apply from Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 and are limited to January 22nd, 2021. ” As a key measure, restaurants as well as leisure, sports and cultural facilities will remain closed from Tuesday, December 22nd.

The following link leads to the Federal Council’s media release:

You can find the following documents in the download area below:

Adapted protection concept of the school (the changes in the concept are marked in red for fast readers)
Graphic of the measures valid from December 22, 2020
FAQ of the new measures

The following major changes have been made to the protection concept:

The ban on events and the effects on the school and the music school
Suspension of visiting days until January 22, 2021 (we will then carry out a reassessment)

The federal government and the canton of Zug will continuously monitor the effects of the measures. Further measures are possible if the number of cases should move upwards. We will inform you about changes on this website as soon as possible. The Steinhausen school will start again on January 4, 2021 with face-to-face teaching according to the timetable.

We wish you and your relatives all the best, health, peaceful and relaxing Christmas days.

December 15, 2020 – Note the letter from parents dated December 15, 2020 in the file list below.

December 11, 2020 – At the meeting on December 11, 2020, the Federal Council decided on further measures, which will apply until January 22, 2021.

Note the following link, which leads to the Federal Council’s media release:

The school is affected by the ban on events when it comes to further measures. This means that, for example, no concerts can be held with visitors. We are clarifying the group size in which concerts can be offered via livestream. If the epidemiological situation worsens further in the next week, the Federal Council plans to tighten the measures further at its meeting on December 18, 2020.

We will start on January 4, 2021 with the same guidelines and principles that were valid at the school until the Christmas holidays.

All parents will receive a current letter by email on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

11/16/2020 – Please note that the protection concept has been updated.

November 2nd, 2020 – Following the decisions of the Federal Council on October 28th, 2020, the following is stipulated for compulsory schools: Schools at the municipal schools in the Canton of Zug can continue as before.

The following points must be observed:

Restrictive measures apply to young people aged 16 and over (outside of compulsory schooling)
Events with more than 50 people are no longer allowed. Parents’ evenings across all levels or classes are not held as face-to-face events. Information on the respective events will follow.
The compulsory schooling is still the responsibility of the cantons: Thus, the mask requirement for adults as well as for the pupils of lower secondary level at the municipal schools of the canton of Zug remains.
Instrumental lessons are permitted in music schools up to the age of 16.

The protection concept for classroom teaching at the Steinhausen School has been adapted and will come into force on November 2, 2020 (in the list of documents below).

You will find the following attachments to the Federal Council decision below:

Federal Council press release October 28, 2020
FAQ measures October 28, 2020
Overview graphic: Measures against the coronavirus from October 29, 2020
FAQ quick tests October 28, 2020

23.10.2020 – From Monday, October 26th, 2020, all adults and pupils of lower secondary level (upper level) are required to wear a mask at the municipal schools. Pupils in kindergarten and primary level are not affected by the mask requirement. Please note the press release by the Directorate Education and Culture (DBK) below. The basics of face-to-face teaching at Steinhausen School have been updated (changes are marked in red).

The national future day on November 12, 2020 was canceled by the organizers. Please note the media release below.

October 20, 2020 – On the website of the Education and Culture Directorate (DBK) there are translations in different languages ​​for the flowcharts “Procedure in case of illness symptoms”. The translations are available under “Downloads”. The following link will take you to the website:

October 19, 2020 – Media release At the meeting on Sunday October 18, 2020, the Federal Council took several measures across Switzerland to counter the sharp increase in infections with the coronavirus. School operations in Steinhausen are not affected by the measures and the previous school regulations still apply. The following link leads to the press release:       

07.10.2020 – Occasions Due to the current situation, the Chilbi, the Räbeliechtliumzug, the Christmas market and the Steinhausen carnival parade have been canceled. The school was allowed to participate and contribute to these events, which is unfortunately not possible this year.

The cancellation of the Chilbi means that classes will take place on Friday afternoon October 23, 2020 according to the timetable.

Santa Claus visits by the Chlausgesellschaft Steinhausen in the kindergarten and in the primary classes are possible. A protection concept has been specially developed for Chlaus visits to the school. Participation is organized by the class teacher.

The ski camps at the primary and upper levels are offered this school year. The announcement will be made after the autumn break. Limitations and requirements due to Covid – 19 can be found in the tenders.

09/30/2020 – The letter of September 30, 2020 was sent to all parents and legal guardians of the Steinhausen School. We thank the parents and legal guardians for sharing the restrictions at the Steinhausen School around COVID-19. After the autumn break, we will start with the same guidelines and principles that were previously valid in the current school year.

09/29/2020 – The German-speaking Swiss primary school authorities conference, in cooperation with the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG), has published guidance on school attendance by children and young people. The orientation aids and flow charts are valid in all German-speaking cantons. They differ for cycles 1/2 and cycle 3. Please note the enclosures.

The BAG published the new list of countries with an increased risk of infection with effect from September 28, 2020. A 10-day quarantine must be followed when returning from these countries. The following link takes you to the FOPH website:änger-fuer-reisen/quarantaene-einreisen.html

A letter will be sent to all parents and legal guardians before the autumn holidays with an outlook for the period from autumn to the Christmas holidays or sports holidays.

September 3rd, 2020 – We have updated the information on face-to-face teaching for parents in the school year 20/21. Note the version created under the documents listed.

Information on current and upcoming events of the Steinhausen School in accordance with the agreements of the municipal schools:

Parents ‘evenings: Parents’ evenings take place in compliance with hygiene measures. If these are carried out in the classroom, parents generally wear masks, unless clearances can be maintained.

Parent visit days take place, but only with prior notification of the parents and with a mask (observe distance rules and hygiene). At the Steinhausen School we do this as follows:

Parents visit: only after registration (the class teachers will inform you how the registration can be done)
No official school attendance day on a specific date: In principle, all school days are possible (the class teacher can make restrictions due to absences or unfavorable dates)
Only parents take part in the visiting days
Frequency of visits by parents: a maximum of once a month, visits are voluntary
Parents always wear masks in the school building (bring their parents)
It is important to the Steinhausen School that, despite visits from parents, the work of the teachers and the school run without major restrictions

National Future Day (November 12th, 2020): Will probably take place. It will probably be difficult to find enough places for all students. Website:  

Outlook for the sports week and ski camps: We generally want to hold a sports week and ski camps. By the autumn holidays 2020 we will make various clarifications for the ski camps as to which restrictions must be observed (protection concepts for accommodation, restrictions on managers, capacities, etc.).

Seniors in the classroom: Will take place again from September 2020. Seniors should decide for themselves whether they want to return to school. The same applies here: keep your distances.

Foreign language exchange: If we want to do it in principle, programs and settings may have to be adjusted so that they are COVID-19 compatible. The needs of the partner school must also be taken into account.

Meeting classes from other schools: Yes, it is possible. Mutually agree on protective measures.

Website of the Canton of Zug: With the letter to start school, we informed the parents about quarantine measures, including when entering from your risk country. We ask you to observe the currently applicable federal and canton of Zug regulations. Website Canton Zug on Corona:

Räbenliechtliumzug / Samichlaus moving in: The Steinhausen School does not organize both events itself. The implementation is being clarified.

August 19, 2020 – The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has published a new list of risk countries, which will be valid from August 20, 2020. The website also describes the procedure after entry from a risk country. The following link leads to the FOPH website:

The website of the canton of Zug gives you tips on how to behave around Covid 19. The online form, which must be completed after returning from a risk country, can be found under the following link:


Dear Parents, In the enclosures (below) you will find the following documents for starting school at Steinhausen School:

Face-to-face teaching for the 2020/21 school year, information for parents
Protection concept-COVID-19 from school year 2020/21
Letter to all parents from kindergarten – 9th grade (sent by post on Wednesday, August 12, 2020)

We wish your child an interesting and educational 2020/21 school year.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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