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Progress report complete on the Resource Wise Jyväskylä 2040 program

21.06.2021
The progress report gives an overview of the state of resource wisdom and the measures taken to promote it in Jyväskylä in 2020. Apart from progress monitoring, several of the most important resource wisdom decisions taken last year are highlighted. The City’s Resource Wisdom Team reports on the progress of the program annually. The City of Jyväskylä is committed to achieving the goals of resource wisdom – zero emissions, zero waste, and zero overconsumption – by 2040, with carbon neutrality by 2030 .

The Resource Wise Jyväskylä 2040 program is a compilation of the City’s key programs, roadmaps, and commitments that pertain to sustainable develop

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Aurinkoenergiaa kerätään talon katolle asennetuilla aurinkopaneeleilla.

‘The park has a small pond, over which brave children may slide on a zip wire’ – Children participated in city planning in Pupuhuhta

31.05.2021
In March the children of the Kangasvuori daycare school participated in planning their own neighbourhood. They had been given the task of brainstorming the surroundings of Pupumuori, a large concrete statue, for example by writing, drawing, illustrating or even making scale models. The outputs will be utilized in the actual park planning.

The children became acquainted with the planning of the park in their own daily lives.

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Lasten tekemä pienoismalli puistosuunnitelmasta

Income limits in early childhood education and care will be raised as of 1st of August 2021, client fees applying to many children are to be reduced

28.05.2021
Adjustments to income limits laid down by the Act on Client Fees in Early Childhood Education and Care will enter into force on as of 1st of August 2021. At the meeting on the 28th of April 2021, the Education Committee of the City of Jyväskylä made a decision on the adjusted client fees based on this Act.

The income limits on which the client fees are based will be raised by 31%.

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Savulahden päiväkodin leikkihuone leluineen

Declaration of income at early childhood education 

Declaration of income must be made by the end of the starting month of the child’s early childhood education 

When a child starts in municipal early childhood education, the family must submit an income statement no later than the end of the month in which the daycare begins. The income statement is made in the electronic customer services at www.jyvaskyla.fi/varhaiskasvatus/sahkoinen-asiointi.

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lapsi leikkii puistossa leikkivälineellä

Nearly 150 people quarantined in connection with Kuokkala Comprehensive School – overall coronavirus situation in Jyväskylä still calm

12.04.2021
Nearly 150 people have been ordered to quarantine from 4 and 5 April due to possible exposure to the coronavirus at Kuokkala Comprehensive School. The chain of transmission in question was uncovered during Easter. After an intensive tracing and calling operation the families of all pupils thought to have been exposed have now been reached. All those exposed will be directed to coronavirus testing.

Individual infections related to one chain of transmission were found simultaneously in several different classes of the Kuokkala Comprehensive Sch

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Hoitaja suojavarusteissa valmistelee koronanäytteenottoa

City of Jyväskylä celebrates its 184th birthday with remote events

24.03.2021
On 22 March 2021, the City of Jyväskylä celebrates its 184th birthday. The traditional events of the Jyväskylä Days will be held this year largely remotely due the coronavirus situation.

Jyväskylä was originally founded by an estate owner, Major Carl Christian Rosenbröijer.

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Jyväskylä Days

Jyväskylä continues to fight coronavirus with current restrictions – upper secondary schools continue in contact teaching after skiing holidays

09.03.2021
The number of coronavirus infections in Jyväskylä has remained moderate in recent weeks. In the current epidemic situation, no justification for further restrictions is seen.

The Emergency Management Team of the City of Jyväskylä reviewed the Government's recommendation on the additional restrictions.

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Kaksi naista maskit kasvoillaan ostoskeskuksessa.

City of Jyväskylä waiting for more detailed instructions on how to implement the coronavirus restrictions – decisions on possible distance education in upper secondary schools will be made on Friday 5 March

02.03.2021
In accordance with the Government's guidelines, the City of Jyväskylä is prepared to move to distance learning as of 8 March 2021.

In accordance with the Government's guidelines, upper secondary schools are proposed to be transferred to distance education for the period from 8

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corona
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Koronavilkku-sovellus älypuhelimen ruudulla

The Covid-19 situation calming down in Jyväskylä - Sports restrictions for under 18 years old will be released and libraries and museums will be opened to the public from 15 February 2021

12.02.2021
During this week a total of 47 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä's incidence rate has also decreased. The need for hospital care has not increased significantly either. Approximately 80% of the origin of infections can be traced. Consequently, Jyväskylä has returned to the accelerating phase of the coronavirus.

The Emergency Management Team stated in its meeting today (12 February) that since the infection situation has calmed down, sports activities for u

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Hoitaja laittaa koronanäytettä putkiloon.

Pupils in grades 7-9 return to classroom learning and youth services facilities open again in Jyväskylä – other restrictions in force in accordance with the coronavirus spread phase

05.02.2021
Jyväskylä is still in the spreading phase of the coronavirus. A total of 87 new cases of coronavirus infection have been diagnosed between Monday and Friday this week. The two-week incidence rate is 186.2 infections per 100 000 inhabitants.

The need for hospital care has not increased much in Jyväskylä.

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Kaksi naista maskit kasvoillaan ostoskeskuksessa.

Jyväskylä gives an extensive mask recommendation to its residents over the age of 15 for two weeks - masks must always be worn in all indoor public places as well as at public events.

25.09.2020
The city also appeals to student organisations to further postpone student events. Jyväskylä recommends extensive use of face masks to all its residents over the age of 15 during the next two weeks. The reason is the growing number of Covid-19 infections in Jyväskylä and the estimate that an acceleration phase of the disease is underway in Jyväskylä.

During this week, there have already been 37 positive test results in the Jyväskylä health services (the situation on 24 September). The incidence

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Naisella ja miehellä kasvomaskit linja-autossa.

Early childhood education: preparations for the coronavirus epidemic

On this page, we’ve assembled measures and procedures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus which the Jyväskylä municipal early childhood education services have adopted so far.  This page will be updated as the situation develops. 

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Lapsi ja aikuinen leikkivät lelutalolla.

Educational services' preparedness for the coronavirus

On this site, you will find details of the policies and measures that have been introduced for schools in Jyväskylä to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They will shape how our local schools operate in the 2020/21 academic year. The site will be updated as new information becomes available.

Updated on 28 August 2020

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Värikyniä maalattu pöydän pintaan

Updated information on the coronavirus

13.03.2020
Updated on 8 APRIL: The symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19) include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Most of those catching the virus have a normal respiratory inflection, or a cold. If you do not have severe symptoms, stay at home and rest.

It is important to prevent the virus from spreading to other people for whom the virus may be dangerous. The virus may be dangerous for old people in particular and for those with other lung and heart diseases.



What should I do if I get ill? 

If you have normal cold symptoms, such as cough or fever, stay at home and rest. 

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Stetoskooppi, lääkelaukku ja purkki

Student welfare services in upper secondary school

Students in upper secondary school can also access the City of Jyväskylä’s pupil and student support services. The service is staffed by psychologists and student welfare advisors, who are on hand to offer help and guidance to all students. The services are provided with the student’s consent, and they can also involve family and friends as well as teachers and other relevant professionals.  The purpose of the service is to promote the wellbeing of individual students and the wider school community and to help create a safe and positive learning environment for all.

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Opiskelija koneiden parissa kahvilla

Drug, alcohol and mental health services

Psychiatric nurses working as part of the pupil and student support services team offer support to young people under the age of 18 and their families with mental health, drug, alcohol, gaming and gambling addiction issues. If you feel that you need help with any of these issues, you can get in touch with the nurses directly. Alternatively, contact can be initiated by a teacher or school nurse, however, staff must discuss this with you or a member of your family first.

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Jalat ovat ympyrässä.

Pupil and student support services

The City of Jyväskylä’s Pupil and student support services are designed to promote health, welfare and learning across our schools and other educational establishments. They are available both on a direct one-on-one basis but also offered in communal and group settings. The content of the services is set out in the curriculum, and all staff, including teachers, school psychologists, student welfare advisors, school nurses and school doctors, contribute to their delivery.

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Oppilaat piirissä.

Support services in early childhood and basic education

Early childhood and basic education support service staff are there to help if a child finds it difficult to attend school or they are struggling with learning, for example. Staff will also liaise with the child’s family, teachers and other staff at the child’s school and they are a great source of help and guidance on parenting skills.

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Lasten kädet ja jalat yhdessä piirissä

Learning in English or Swedish

In Jyväskylä you are able study according to the Finnish comprehensive school curriculum in English and Swedish.

Finnish and foreign students can study in English in Kortepohja school from years 1 to 6 and in Viitaniemi school from years 7 to 9. The teaching language is English, but in art and crafts subjects and some optional subjects the students can have teaching in Finnish. The students’ language proficiency in English is tested before coming to the school.

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Poika ja tyttö istuvat pöydän ääressä

Pre-school education

Pre-school education

All 6-year-old children and those 5-year-old children who are included in extended compulsory education have the right also to a free pre-school education. Participating in pre-school education is optional. Pre-school education is given in the daycare centres and in some schools. The daycare centres and schools have a common curriculum.

Pre-school education follows the schedule for the school's academic year. Teaching is given on school days for approximately four hours a day.

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Lapsi tabletilla pelaamassa

To seventh grade

To seventh year

Usually, students of seventh to ninth year go to the school located nearest their home. The school’s resources and the student’s particular subject choices may impact on the selection of the school location. Ultimately, the school location of the student is decided on by the provider of the education.

A student will receive a bus ticket if the distance to the nearest school (or the school allocated to him or her) is over 5 kilometres. If the student goes to another school, commuting is not paid for.

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Neljä tyttöä istuu koulun käytävällä

To first grade

To first year

Compulsory education begins the year the child turns seven. A new school year always begins in August. Usually, the child goes to the school which is closest to his or her home. For the first to second years, if the distance to the school exceeds 3.5 kilometres, the City provides school transport. A school other than the nearest school must be applied for separately. Admission to another school depends on the capacity available at the school.

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After school activity Jälkkäri

Jälkkäri – after-school activity for school goers

Jälkkäri, supervised after-school activity, is arranged in all schools with years 1 to 6. About 600 students attend Jälkkäri-activities in Jyväskylä. Jälkkäri is a pleasant combination of recreation and rest. A snack is also included in the programme. Jälkkäri aims to offer versatile and high quality activities as e.g. various hobby clubs. The presence of an adult ensures that it is safe to attend Jälkkäri after school. A small fee is collected for attending Jälkkäri.

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Kolme koululaista vatsallaan ruohikossa

Support for learning and growth

Support for learning and growth

The task of the entire school staff is, in co-operation with the student's guardians, to support the pupil's school attendance, learning, as well as positive growth and development. If the student needs support, the student is provided with remedial education in his or her own class, individually with a remedial education teacher, in small groups, or remedial education groups. Depending on students’ needs, this support may be provided as enhanced support based on an individual learning plan, or full time special education.

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Iloinen oppilas keinuu erityiskeinussa