Message from Mrs Stott

Please see information below from Mrs Stott that will be sent home with children, and has also been emailed to all parents and carers:

 

Further to the messages that teachers have sent out, via Parentmail, I wanted to share some information with you so that you are confident about the approach that we are taking as a school.

As we know, from the World Health Organisation and Medical advice, children are the lowest risk group in terms of serious illness as a result of infection. Our measures are to ensure the children are safe but also that the staff and other adults are too. Our aim is to minimise the number of people on site so I appreciate your co-operation in this unprecedented time.

Dropping off in the morning: from 8.35am as normal NOT BEFORE PLEASE

Only parents of Nursery and Reception to come beyond the green playground gate.

Nursery parents – please drop the children off at the wooden gate, where staff will take over the supervision.

Reception parents – please line up with your children and say goodbye when the teacher opens the door. Please do not come in to the building.

Years 1 and 2 – please stay at the gate and staff will supervise the children on to the playground.

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 – children to walk up to the main hall ON THEIR OWN. Staff will supervise, with Year 3 and 4 being taken on to the MUGA and Year 5 and 6 sitting in the hall

At the end of the day:

Timings will remain mostly the same, with a staggered end but we ask you to stand apart and leave the playground as soon as you have your children. COLLECT AND GO!

Nursery parents – pick up at the normal times of 2.40 and 2.55pm

Reception parents- pick up at the normal time of 2.50pm

Years 1 and 2- pick up at the normal times of 3pm

Years 3, 4 – pick up at 3.05pm

Years 5 and 6 – pick up at the normal times of 3.10pm AS MANY TO WALK HOME AS POSSIBLE PLEASE…please email your permission to office@allertonceprimary.com

ALL assemblies and Arts Fortnight celebrations are cancelled until further notice but we will film them and share them on the Class Blogs.

Handwashing:

The children are doing really well with this and we continue to wash hands at key points in the day as our way of promoting good school hygiene….1. when they enter school 2. After break 3. Before lunch 4. After lunch 5. After break 6. Before they leave and whenever they go to the toilet.

Please practice washing hands and make a game of it, with a song perhaps. There are lots of examples on the Internet.

We continue to promote cough/sneeze etiquette – which we ask you to also do at home please.

Staggered breaks and lunches will continue.

Anyone with grandparents over 65

We think it would be advisable to avoid drop off and pick up, if you are able to get someone else to do this for you as there are too many people around at this time.

Parents Evening

This will be postponed and teachers will send home short reports, which will be a written summary of the information that they would have shared with you at this appointment.

All after school clubs have been stopped, so that staff can focus their energies on preparing work for and ensuring the school is thoroughly clean and tidy at the end of each day.

OOSC will continue as normal.

Arrangements for if/when schools are told to close:

Please continue to check the website for up to date information.

We will also communicate via email so please make sure we have the latest working email address for you.

Texts cost the school money so this is not a sustainable way to communicate.

Parentmail will also be used.

Home access to the Internet:

We are currently working on plans to teach via online systems and programmes whilst also sending work and books home.

Have you got access to the internet and a computer that works?

Do you know all the passwords and log in details for TT Rockstars, Lexia, Google classrooms etc?

Please confirm that with the teacher and don’t worry, we will make sure you have all that we think you will need.

Normal seasonal illnesses:

This week is when Noravirus normally becomes quite widespread in schools.

DO NOT send your child in until they have been clear for 48hrs, from their last ‘episode.’

Hand washing will help with this.

Hay fever – this is when the pollen count starts to go up, so children will develop hay fever symptoms.

Colds – this is also when we start getting colds, so don’t panic when snuffly.

Please follow the medical guidance links which can be found on the school website. http://allertonceprimary.com/parents/health-coronavirus-advice/

Through it all, we want to keep our children calm, well-motivated and educated and able to continue to learn. Our school vision really does hold true at this time…..

We work towards a world where we can love, learn and flourish. Underpinned by our values of inspiration, action, community and faith.

 Please do look after those around you who are in the at risk groups, be kind, don’t stockpile and think about others. Send your children to school if they are well and follow our amended school guidelines.

Yours sincerely

Helen Stott Headteacher

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