NHS Test and Trace Letter to Parents and Guardians - 23/09/20
Please note that a runny nose is NOT a coronavirus symptom, and if your child is feeling well in themselves they can come to school. Now we are all in school, there are the inevitable sneezes and sniffles which may cause some confusion – you know your child, but if you are not sure about any symptoms your child is showing, please use the NHS online covid symptom checker. Alternatively, you can call 111, but please note that they are very busy. If you have children in other settings – secondary school, nursery etc, where you have not sent them in because of coronavirus symptoms, OR they have been sent home with suspected coronavirus symptoms, you should arrange a test for them, and the rest of your household MUST isolate for 14 days, or until you have received the test results. This includes not sending ANY of the children in your household to school or nursery during this period. Please refer to the guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infection. Tests should only be booked for those with symptoms. Please would you let school know the result. If the test comes back as negative then the household can return to work and school if everyone is feeling well. If you have been unable to book a test, the isolation periods have passed (10 days for the person with symptoms, 14 days for everyone else) and everyone is feeling well, the household can return to work and school. We are grateful that parents follow these government guidelines as it helps to keep us all safe and stop the spread of coronavirus.
INFORMATION REGARDING OUR RETURN TO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2020
Please find attached important information for our return to school on Wednesday 2 September 2020.
Coronavirus - Information for Returning to School on Wednesday 2 September 2020
Following a few queries, please find below some general information about uniform and resources:
• Children to wear full school uniform.
• Children can bring a book bag/school bag.
• Children can bring their lunchbox, water bottle and fruit.
• School dinners are available from Wednesday 2 September.
• Children should bring their wellies. If they left their wellies in school then they will be able to collect them on their first day at school (teachers will organise this).
• Children are not allowed to bring any non essential items to school eg toys.
• Children may bring hand cream and keep it in their drawer, but must not share this with others.
I hope this is helpful. Please remember that the first few days are going to be busy as everyone gets used to the new system for coming in to school. We will have lots of staff on hand to make this as smooth and as organised as possible. Your support is very much appreciated.
Enjoy your last few days of the summer holidays. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to school on Wednesday.
RETURN TO SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER 2020
We want to support you in preparing your children especially if they are anxious. We are offering to meet parents and children in the first week of the holiday (20-30 minutes max per family) to ‘walk’ you through what to expect when you come to school in September. If you would like to book an appointment please email email@example.com. Below is a video clip for you to watch with your child – I hope you will find this helpful. Furthermore, the detailed information about what to expect on your return to school is in last week’s Newsletter.
ARRIVAL ON WEDNESDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER 2020
We know that the excitement of starting a new school year will mean everyone will be up early and eager to get to school. From our experience on 1st June (when EYFS, Y1 & Y6 children returned to school) the first two days were really busy with big queues outside the school gate so please can we ask that you do not arrive until your allocated arrival time and please have your HAND SANITISER ready to apply to your child’s hands when you get to the front of the queue.
The staggered arrival times are:
8.35am: Y5 & 6 arrival
8.40am: Y1&2 arrival
8.45am: Y3 & Y4 arrival.
What to do on arrival at school with effect from Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Risk Assessment C-19 Sept 2020
22 May 2020 Letter to all parents - Please note that the opt in deadline date for Monday 29 June 2020 should state 12 noon on Tuesday 23rd June 2020.
You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs Desando or Mrs Baron will respond with help and advice.
Please take care of yourselves and your families and we look forward to the time that we are back together as a school family.
Boots pharmacies now safe spaces
As part of an initiative by UK Domestic Abuse charity, Hestia, Boots have announced their pharmacy consultation rooms as Safe Spaces for victims of domestic abuse.
Pharmacists will encourage and enable victims to contact national DA helplines and signpost them to the free, downloadable mobile app, Bright Sky, which provides support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.
GDASS are also in touch with all local pharmacies encouraging them to be aware of domestic abuse and to be a point of contact for victims of domestic abuse.
If your surgery is linked with a pharmacy who may be interested in becoming a Safe Space, please encourage them to contact the GP Team:
Adela.Lategan@gdass.org.uk / Emma.Beckett@gdass.org.uk / Nik.Farmer@gdass.org.uk
Are are worried about friends or family who you suspect may be experiencing domestic abuse at this time?
Safelives together with Dr Alison Gregory, a researcher at Bristol University who specialises in domestic abuse and informal support networks, have produced this guide to help people who are worried about friends or family. It outlines what domestic abuse is, and gives helpful tips on how to speak to victims and support them.
Lets all ‘Reach In’ to offer a lifeline and support to those affected in our lives.
Letter about the conditional plan to reopen schools on Monday 1 June 2020
We understand that during these unprecedented times and as the pandemic lengthens some families may be struggling financially and therefore finding it difficult to provide food for their families. If you find yourself in this position please do not hesitate to email email@example.com and Mrs Baron or Mrs Desando will respond in confidence, with a doorstep food parcel.