Urgent appeal

Dear parents,

due to the corona virus we are all in a very extraordinary and challenging situation. This makes it even harder when we hear about other devastating twists of fate. Our educator Laura Kluge, who has just become a mother, has now received a diagnosis that she has acute leukemia. Unfortunately it often takes the news that a family member, friend or acquaintance has been affected before we think about this disease and a possible donation. Each of you has the opportunity to save lives and maybe even that of Ms. Kluge! You can easily register on the website. In Covid times, the registration can be done online and by mail. This registration could end up meaning everything to someone’s mother, father, daughter or son. We are grateful for every single registration. Thank you for helping save lives!

No Face-to-Face Instruction through January 22nd

At-home-learning will continue until at least the 22nd of January. On January 25th, the Berlin Senate is expected to release new guidelines for schools.

Class 5 eu A Winner of the Schulterblick Festival

Corona Phantasien 5euA
First Place Winner Of The Schulterblick
We are the 5euA and we won the Schulterblick Festival! Our teacher, Ms
MacLean, had the idea of us making a film. So, she asked a film director,
Carsten Volk, if he would make a film with us. Even if he had the fullest
schedule known to man he still came! We already had a plan for a film,
so we told Carsten and Carsten thought for a day. Then he came back and
said what we could do better. After he told us what we could do better, the
filming began. Sometimes some of us would still have lessons because
only the actors would go to places where the scene was going to be acted.
All the scenes together took 5 days and Carsten´s cutting and adding of the
music t ook 3 days. We saw it on Thursday. When Ms M a c L ean told us
about the festival and we heard that there were 22 films competing we all
lost hope and thought that we wouldn`t even be shown. Then it was time.
We all were watching from home. Lots of films were s hown but not ours
we had all officially lost hope! Then the last film was shown. We all
thought it wouldn`t be our film. Then the moderator said, “and now the last
film, 5euA from the Charles Dickens school”. We all couldn`t believe what
we were seeing! Then they listed the films. It started ! W e thought that we
would be 5 th place directly but we weren`t 5 th Not 4 th not 3 rd and not 2 nd
and then we all knew that we were 1 st And that we would all get a voucher
of 65 Euros! But the main thing was the f un we had making the film
By Daniel Herkenrath

You find the film on You Tube: Schulterblick Filmfestival 2020- look for first place schauen.

Corona Stufenplan and Other Relevant Details – please see below for information (in German only) on this four stages/phases plan from the Berliner Senat.


The latest Infektionsschutzverordnung (27.11.2020) explains what to do and what not to do at each of the four levels/phases in the Corona Stufenplan. For a PDF copy of this document in German only, please see:

New Infection Protection Regulations – information in German – 27.11.2020


Dear Parents,

Please continue to act responsibly and follow all the COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidelines and regulations:

  • Masks should be worn on the school grounds at all times. 
  • Dropping off and picking up your child should be done quickly and safely – please follow the school’s ‘Drop off and Pick up’ policy.
  • Only enter the school building(s) in exceptional cases and remember to practise ‘physical/social distancing’ at all times – please do not hold conversations with other parents or form discussion groups on the school premises. 

Thank you!

What is the Corona Stufenplan? 

The Corona Stufenplan is a four-tier stage-plan (i.e. a plan consisting of 4 stages or phases: 1. Green,  2. Yellow,  3. Orange, and 4. Red ) for Berlin schools. This Corona Stufenplan serves as a guide for the measures to be taken based on the rate of infection in Berlin, in the local district and at the affected school. This stage/phase plan shows which measures are to be taken if there is a change in the rate of infection.

The first two pages of the Corona Stufenplan (Berlin Corona 4 Stages/Phases Plan) are particularly relevant to primary schools in Berlin. Please go to:



Please see the link below for further information in German (which was published by the district authority of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin on 17 October 2020) on the general ruling regarding the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) – Isolation of Category I contact persons, persons suspected of having contracted the coronavirus and persons tested positive for the coronavirus: 

Allgemeinverfuegung Isolation Stand – 17.10.2020

For important information in English about a possible Stage/Phase 4 – Level Red (Berlin Corona Stufenplan) at the school, please see:

Berlin Covid Phased Plan – Level Red – Letter in English to Parents


School starts again after autumn break 2020

After the autumn break, the school starts again with classroom teaching as before. The CDGS hygiene plan is still valid.

The Berlin Senate has issued a corona stage plan for classroom teaching. We are currently at stage yellow.

Corona-Stufenplan des Berliner Senats

You can find the Charles Dickens Primary School’s hygiene concept here.