As I am sure you are all aware, the Government have directed all schools to be closed form the end of Friday. We are still waiting for information regarding childcare for vulnerable children and children of ‘key workers’, we will be in contact with individual families when we know anymore. We also do not know how long the closures will be. My hope is that if everyone follows the guidance and limits social contact (and self-isolate if any family member has any symptoms) that the outbreak will be controlled and we can get on with our daily lives as soon as possible.
Please keep checking our school website for new information. We will also use our text messaging service to keep in touch with you.
In the meantime, we have made the following arrangements to support you;
· We have set up a temporary email address for you to contact us with ANY questions, queries or concerns about ANYTHING. This will be checked by Senior Leaders every day and someone will get back to you as soon as possible and if we don’t have an answer, we will find someone who does! firstname.lastname@example.org
· Your child’s class teacher will ring your child regularly to check in with how they are doing with their work etc. (this is in addition to the ongoing contact with the online learning)
· If closures go beyond the holidays, we will provide additional work for children to complete
We have made it clear to the children that this is not a holiday and that their home packs are a very important part of their learning. We really do want our children as fully prepared for the next phase of their learning and we are very grateful for your support with this. If you can, try to establish a daily routine. Some parents have told me that they have created a weekly timetable, which I think is a great idea! Again, if the school closures are to help minimise the impact for the whole school community, we need to look after each other by limiting social contact as much as possible (children should not play out.)
Please take care and I hope to see all of you safe and well in the very near future.
Mrs L Davison