All children returned to school on Monday 7th September. It was wonderful seeing them bouncing in, with wide smiles and happy tales of their adventures during Lockdown! They have all adapted fantastically to our new Covid-19 safety procedures, taking everything in their stride. They really are an inspiration! Smiley faces and very clean hands have definitely been the order of the month!
Here is the link to our Full Re-opening Risk Assessment.
Here is a quick guide to when to get a Covid-19 test. It includes what to do if:-
SCHOOL AND BUBBLE CLOSURE PROCEDURES
Should it be necessary to close our schools or any of our class bubbles due to a positive case of Covid-19 amongst our staff or children, we will notify all parents and carers firstly via a text message and then we will follow up with an explanatory email. We will also post information on our website and our Facebook page. Please ensure we have your correct contact information at all times.
Public Health England letter to parents and carers on how we can work together to make sure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the safest way possible. The letter explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The letter is available here.
CORONAVIRUS IN CHILDREN – SYMPTOMS AND TESTING
This week we have seen an increase in the number of children and staff experiencing mild respiratory symptoms such as runny noses and colds. Children and staff with these symptoms do not require self-isolation or testing for them or their wider family.
The three main symptoms of coronavirus in children have been clarified by NHS this week. They are:
If any child or adult displays these symptoms it is very important that they stay at home, self-isolate with their household and get a test. I’m sure you are aware of the current problems in accessing a test, and we sympathise greatly with anyone who is experiencing these difficulties. However children cannot return to school until the child, or person in their family who is experiencing the symptoms, receives a negative test or is out of the quarantine period. Quarantine periods are 10 days for the person with symptoms or 14 days for anyone in the household not experiencing the symptoms.
If you have any questions about your child having Coronavirus symptoms please contact one of the following member of our senior staff, not your class teachers:
Carolyn Tommey: firstname.lastname@example.org
George Muxworthy: email@example.com
Kim Slade: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about symptoms and testing is available here:
SMILING FACES & VERY CLEAN HANDS!
What a wonderful week it has been seeing all our children returning to their classrooms and adapting so fantastically to all our new procedures. Smiley faces and very clean hands have definitely been the order of the day, every day! Well done everyone!
WHAT IS IN PLACE AT SCHOOL TO KEEP MY CHILDREN, MYSELF AND THE STAFF SAFE?
The full answer to the above question can be found in our Risk Assessment for Full Opening of School September 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic and it is very important that parents and carers read at least the parts highlighted in blue. Although many things about school remain as they were pre-Covid there are some important changes of which you and your child need to be aware before returning to school.
Members of staff will always be available to answer any questions and to allay any concerns you or your children may have whilst we all transition to our ‘new normal’.