8th July, 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
I hope that you and your families are all well. I wish to update you to how we plan on reopening the school fully in September. The Government has issued all schools with guidance, that when implemented allows us to fully open in September. Obviously as you can imagine, there are many procedures and potential changes the must be applied before this can happen. However, I wanted to share with you what we have agreed so far:
• As previously informed – Staff Training Day – Tuesday 1st September.
This day will now focus on – Year 3 pupils and one parent will be invited into school to meet their teacher. Alongside this we will be inviting a proportion of or current children (SEND, vulnerable others), into school to meet their new teacher. Parents will receive a school text informing them. These sessions will be in groups and for one hour.
• Wednesday 2nd September
All year 3 pupils and the selected pupils, in the categories mentioned above to return to school. FOR THIS DAY ONLY 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
• Thursday 3rd September
All Pupils return to school following new timetable.
To enable us to return safely we have put a number of measures in place which included an increased cleaning rota. The main change that our families must be aware of is the need to adjust the start and finish times of the school day to accommodate less children entering and leaving the site at a given time. These times will begin on Thursday 3rd September.
Year 3 and 4 times from Thursday 3rd September onwards
Start time: 8.45 am
Lunchtime: 11.50 am – 12.35 pm
End of Day: 3.05 pm
Year 5 and 6 times from Thursday 3rd September onwards
Start time: 9.00 am
Lunchtime: 12.35 pm – 1.20 pm
End of Day: 3.20 pm
I will be issuing a FAQs sheet to supplement the changes for September later this week, which will cover your questions on breakfast clubs, sibling pick-ups, after school clubs, how lunchtimes will operate, procedures if there are cases of Covid in school and rules for entering the site etc. I thought it important to share the slight changes with regard to start and end times now, to support you to plan work and other school drop offs around these times.
As there will be more information to follow, I ask that you do not contact school until it has been released, as it may well cover your queries.