Dear Parents and Carers
As I am sure you are aware schools will be opening to all children from Monday 8th March 2021. We are really pleased to be welcoming all the children back and we will need to ensure that we work together to keep everyone safe.
We have a detailed risk assessment (that can be viewed on our website) and we must all play our part in keeping children, staff and parents safe.
In Tameside currently we have 400 new cases of COVID per week and 99% of these cases are the Kent variant, which you will know is the most easily transmittable. To protect us all from this we must continue to follow the Government guidelines.
For us in school, we are maintaining year group bubbles, separate play and lunch times, good hand hygiene and social distancing where possible. In communal areas in school and when working closely with children, staff wear a face covering / visor.
Our drop off times and collection times are staggered as before:
Drop off at school from 8:50 to 9:05 am.
Collection from school is 3:15pm to 3:30 pm.
If your child walks home from school independently they will be released from class at 3:30 pm.
Again we are asking parents and carers to support our community by wearing a face mask on school grounds keeping at least a metre distance and 2 metres where possible from others. Please continue to send messages by email or ring the school office if it’s urgent.
Our drop box outside the junior entrance is still in use, please use it for any paper work you need to return to school.
Out of school we ask that you don’t mix socially with other households, that children don’t have sleepovers or birthday parties, etc. I know that at times this is really challenging but we need to work together up until June to ensure that infection rates continue to go down and further restrictions can be lifted. It will be by working together that we can continue to keep all year groups open and all of the children in school.
If anyone in your household has any symptoms of COVID you must all self-isolate for 10 days unless that person has a negative test result.
If your child has a school lunch please go onto ParentPay and select meal choices.
If you have loaned a device from school over the lockdown period please return it to the junior office. It is really important that devices are return to school as they will be needed if we have to close year groups to support children with online lessons.
On a personal note it has been lovely to be back in work and I am really looking forward to having all the children back in school learning and having fun. Well done to all of you on your amazing home-schooling effort I know from personal experience that it isn’t easy!
As always the wellbeing of the children will be our priority on their return, we are here to support you to ensure a smooth transition back into school life.