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School arrangements for September 2020

PUPILS RETURN – THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

I can finally let you know arrangements for September.

 

The School Day

Arrival/collection

  • KS1/EYFS- top playground as in lockdown. 8:45-9:00 - 3:15-3:30
  • LKS2- side gate next to the new classroom . 8:45-9:00 -  3:15-3:30
  • UKS2- Top playground. 9:00-9:15 -  3:30-3:45
  • Children to wear school uniform except on PE days. They will come into school wearing PE kit.
  • Children must bring their own water bottle in as we are not using the water fountains.
  • Children will have to sanitise hands when coming into school.
  • Children must not wear masks in school.
  • As before if you want your child to be collected by a family member or friend you must let the office know in writing and provide their contact details.
  • Parents/carers  must wait in the designated waiting zone in the top playground- socially distanced
  • Child minders/after school provision must wait in the sheltered area and the children will be sent to them.

 

Classroom Bubbles

  • Children will stay in their bubbles for the day.
  • Children will be given time to have regular hand washing during the day.
  • Children will be seated at a front facing desk- 2 children to a desk.
  • Children will play with their own bubble at playtime and lunchtime.
  • The playground will be zoned for each bubble.
  • Lunch will be delivered to each classroom- cold packed lunch with a hot option 3 days per week.
  • Children can bring in their own packed lunch if preferred.
  • Children to eat at their desk
  • Each child will have their own equipment to use
  • No pencil cases/equipment from home to be brought in.

 

Attendance

The expectation is that all children will be back in school in September. Parents and carers will be subject to fines if they do not comply with government guidelines.

 

  • If your child is ill DO NOT SEND THEM IN TO SCHOOL.
  • Please call the office if your child is ill to let us know- this has not changed.
 

What happens if a child has symptoms of Covid-19?

  • The child will be taken to an isolation room.
  • An adult will be with them wearing PPE.
  • Parent/ carers will be called to collect the child and then go home.
  • All parents/carers in the bubble to be notified  by school and asked  to be  vigilant for any signs of Covid-19
  • The child and family must be tested and engage in the Test and Trace procedure
  • Inform the school of the outcome even if it is negative.
  • If positive the child must isolate for 7 days- the family for 14 days in case they show signs of infection.
  • If negative the child can come back to school but medical advice is to stay at home for 7 days.
  • The bubble will close and the classroom deep cleaned.
  • All children and adults to self- isolate for 14 days if the bubble closes.

 

Breakfast and After School Clubs

We will not be able to provide any breakfast or after school clubs due to the risk of contamination. As soon as the situation improves we will of course let you know.

The good news is that we have been accepted on a National Breakfast Programme that is going to provide us with breakfast for every child in the school from September for 2 terms.

This means that each class will come into school at the usual time and be able to eat breakfast together- FREE OF CHARGE- your child does not have to participate if you would rather have breakfast at home. The breakfast will consist of a bagel and the children can select a topping to have on it. There will also be a toaster in each class for the children to use- supervised of course.

After the year the children have had I feel this will be a lovely way to start the day and give the children a real ‘family feeling’.

Lateness

  • Late arrivals will have to report to the office
  • Office staff will walk the child to their bubble
  • We will have to keep your child in their classroom if you are late collecting to reduce the risk of contamination.

 

Please make every effort to be on time.

 

I know it may seem like we don’t really want to see the children return- nothing could be further from the truth! We are all very excited to see the school full with happy, noisy children every day. If we follow the guidance then it will be a safe and enjoyable experience for us all.

 

If you have any questions please do contact us and we will do our best to help. If you would like further information please visit the DFE website : www.gov.uk

 

Yours Sincerely

Mrs Moira Breeze

Headteacher

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