Weekly Newsletter w/c 06/09/2021
We are looking forward to welcoming the children and their parents/carers back to school from Monday 6th September 2021.
Please see below for some important reminders, and, if you are in contact with other parents/carers, please remind them to read this e-mail as well:
School reopens on Monday 6th September 2021 for all children in Years 1-6 at 8.40am. If you have a child starting Reception, we look forward to visiting you this week and next for your home visit. If you are unsure when we will be visiting your child at home, please telephone or e-mail the school, giving your child's full name so the Office Administrators may find out the information for you. Please note that school for all Reception children will start on Tuesday 14th September.
In the rare circumstance that your child is showing COVID-19 symptoms or has received a positive COVID-19 test result, please do not bring them to school and telephone the school office to report the reason for their absence. The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
On the first day, children in Year 1 may be taken to their external classroom door by their parent/carer at the start of the day but moving forward they must walk themselves to their classroom from the front playground. Children in Year 2-6 must walk themselves to their classrooms from the front playground with parents remaining on the playground. There are school staff on duty who supervise their quick entry into school.
The school day will now end at 3.30pm. At the end of the school day, all children are collected from their external classroom door, unless a parent/carer has given permission in writing for them to walk home alone or for them to walk themselves down to the front playground to meet their parent/carer. If you have not given this permission but would like to, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your child/ren's full name/s and stating you give permission for them to exit the classroom alone.
All children should be in full school uniform, including bringing their PE kit to school and a waterproof coat. Please click here to remind yourself of what school uniform is required.
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2, they will continue to have the option of a Universal Free School Meal. Similarly, if your child is in Years 3-6 and is eligible for Free School Meals, they will have the option of a school-funded lunch. If your child is in Years 3-6 and not eligible for Free School Meals, please make sure you use the SchoolGateway app to pay for their school meals in advance to avoid incurring a debt. A school meal costs £2.60. Otherwise, if you are providing your child with a home packed lunch, please click here to familiarise yourselves with what can and what cannot be included.
Breakfast Club and Wraparound Care will start in the week commencing Monday 6th September 2021.
After school clubs will start in the week commencing Monday 13th September 2021. You will need to have the SchoolGateway app on your phone (or access the website via a laptop or computer) to make bookings for clubs.
We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 6th September 2021 and we thank you in advance for your support in following the reminders in this e-mail.
Mrs M Forrest