General upper secondary school students in Espoo continue studying from home until the end of the semester

The upper secondary school students in Espoo will continue to study from home until the end of the semester. They can also pick up lunch packages until the end of the semester. Further information will be available on Wilma.

Due to the current restrictions, the ordinary ceremonies with hundreds of guests will not be held at the end of the spring semester. However, the schools can celebrate the semester ending by holding virtual celebrations at the end of May. General upper secondary schools in Espoo will hold a ceremony on Saturday, 29 August. Students and guardians will receive more detailed information from the school concerning both virtual festivities and the graduation in August.

All students deserve to celebrate the end of the school year, even under exceptional circumstances.

The upper secondary schools will inform the students how any eventual scholarships will be sent to them.

Mattlidens gymnasium Specific Information:

1. Pick-up of items from student lockers and returning of school library books + IB2: pick-up of report card and returning of school locker key:

If you need to get something from your locker before the summer and / or return books you have borrowed, you have the opportunity to do so during the following times:

  • 19I and 19K: Wed 20.5 at 8-16
  • 18I and 18K: Mon 25.5 at 8-16
  • 17I: Thu 28.5 at 9-17 (DPC OFFICE)
  • 17K: Fri 29.5 at 9-17 (DPC OFFICE)

Take advantage of the times when you do not have teaching/tests but other students do, especially during the evaluation week. This way, we can avoid a "rush hour"  at school and thus reduce the number of contacts. Returned school books should be left in the box in the lobby at the main entrance. We will place post-its and a pen there so you can paste your name on the returned book(s). If you do not have anything to do at the school, please do not come in vain, although we understand it might be tempting to come and meet up with your friends.

  • Pre-DP and IB1: report cards will be sent via regular mail.
  • IB2: Pick-up your report card (and your pre-ordered graduation cap) and return you school locker key according to the timetable above in the DP Coordinator’s office.

2. Spring festivities

Since we do not have the opportunity to organize festivities on site at the school, Mattnatten is cancelled and the spring festivities will be held virtually. The spring festivities will be streamed on Friday 29.5 at 13:00. The channel will be announced later when an invitation to the streamed festivities will be sent to you. Afterwards, the form teachers will hold live Google Meets with their groups. The annual review for the academic year 2019-2020 will be published digitally after the spring festivities on the school's website. PreDP and IB1 will receive a printed copy in August.

Hang in there for the final weeks! Stay safe!

Saana, Sussie and Anna M