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  2. RETURN TO SCHOOL FOR ALL CHILDREN - 8TH MARCH

RETURN TO SCHOOL FOR ALL CHILDREN - 8TH MARCH

3 March 2021 (by mbrennan)

  • Advice on reducing 'school return' stress levels.
  • All children in all year groups should return to school on Monday 8th March.
  • Face Masks are not required in Primary Schools - but if a child is wearing one this will be allowed but not be 'policed' by the staff.
  • Adults entering the school grounds MUST wear masks unless they have a medical reason for not doing so.
  • Good hand hygiene will be a priority throughout the school - Gel will be regularly offered to children and monitored hand washing will be regularly carried out.
  • Classrooms will be regularly sanitised and spacing will be adhered to where practical.
  • Classes will be kept as Bubbles wherever possible.
  • We will NOT be doing any Covid testing on children. However, staff members have the opportunity to be Rapid Flow tested twice a week to help us identify any asymptomatic adults quickly.
  • Children can come into school between 8.55am & 9.10am.
  • Children can be collected from school between 3.20pm and 3.35pm.
  • Please do not loiter in the school grounds... drop-off and collect quickly.
  • Please respect appropriate distance in our grounds and in the building - especially the Main Entrance.
  • Please keep communication with the Office to emails or telephone calls where possible.
  • We may need to close classes for 10 days because of contacts with Positive cases - If this happens we will let parents know immediately. 
  • Please DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD to school if they or a family member have had a Positive test result or if they display the three main symptoms: Temperature, Persistent Coughing, Loss of Taste of Smell.
  • For the moment we are not able to organise events in school where lots of people would be mixing.
  • Visitors needing to be in the building may only do this by prior arrangement with the Headteacher or Senior staff. 
  • Uniform is expected to be worn correctly...
    • Black shoes or pumps (Not boots or coloured trainers)
    • All children should have a white T-shirt and Black shorts and pumps for PE.
  • All uniform should be labelled so it can be returned to a child if lost.
  • Please remember to bring Book Bags to school.
  • All children are encouraged to bring a bottle of water to drink during the day. This should be labelled.

Thank you for your cooperation.