Basic Education

Current information about use of face masks and coronavirus home tests for schools

At its meeting of 21.2.2022 the Regional Coronavirus Coordination Group of North Savo announced that the use of masks for under 12-year-olds will be abandoned in our region. In accordance with the instructions of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare the use of masks is still recommended for persons aged 12 years and older. The City of Kuopio, however, offers masks to all pupils - at least until the ski holiday.
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Most of the students at Pyörö Upper Comprehensive School will switch to distance learning from Monday 18 January onwards

The corona virus situation at Pyörö School has deteriorated. New exposures have been investigated over the weekend and the Infectious Disease Authorities have been identifying the infection chains. In accordance with the order of the Infectious Diseases Authority, students studying in the building of Pyörö Upper Comprehensive School will switch to distance education from Monday, January 18, 2021 onwards. The decision to switch to exceptional teaching arrangements does not apply to students in preparatory education, students with extended compulsory education or students with special needs decision.
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Kuopio has a variety of activities to offer during the winter holidays

Schools in Kuopio will be closed on week 10, (4.3-8.3) as it is time for the schools’ winter holidays. There is a variety of events and activities organized all around the city on this special week.
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Contact details Contact details

Chief of basic education
Mika Kuitunen
+358 44 718 5151
mika.kuitunen(at)kuopio.fi

Chief of basic education
Taina Vainio
+358 44 718 4018
taina.vainio(at)kuopio.fi

Coordinator
(education for immigrants)
Elina Heimala, will start work 2.8.2021
+358 44 718 8942
elina.heimala(at)kuopio.fi

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