Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you and your families are all well and keeping safe.
I am writing to you regarding the reopening of school on Monday 1st June initially for key workers and vulnerable children. Those of you who meet the criteria and required a place were asked to reply on Dojo, thank you for doing this. If you haven’t and require a place can you please reply today?
Procedures for 1st June:
- All Government, LA and Unions advice been followed and social distancing will be followed by all staff and children at all times.
- All necessary Risk Assessments have been completed and will be shared with staff. They will also be reviewed regularly be adapted to meet any changes in the guidance.
- School opens at 8.45am, children can be dropped up to 9.15am, key-worker parents can drop children on their way to work to avoid two journeys.
- Children are to all enter and exit the building via the door between Y5 and Y6 classrooms which is situated on the main playground. Children must be dropped off by one parent and all should adhere to the 2m social distancing guidelines at all times.
- The children who have been attending the Netherley Hub at Norman Pannell will not need to re-register on 1st June. Those who have not registered will need to fill in the registration form on the first day. There will be tables set up outside to do this.
- The school office will be closed if you need to contact school please ring 0151 498 4313 to speak to a member of staff or leave a message.
- No parents, volunteers or visitors will be allowed into the building and staff will be kept to a minimum.
- Children must be collected between 3.00pm 3.15pm (please respect this time and remember some staff have their own childcare to worry about).
- Any staff or children who have symptoms will not be allowed into the building and will be sent home to self-isolate.
- If your child displays any COVID 19 symptoms please inform me immediately on 07725234348 or telephone the school office. If any members of your household display symptoms please telephone school and ensure you child does not attend but self isolates for 14 days. If any child display symptoms during the day, they will be isolated and you will be asked to collect them immediately. Please be prompt in doing so.
- School uniform is not required, children to wear comfortable, suitable clean clothes that are changed each day (short sleeved t-shirts in warm weather). This is very important and is easier to do if you do not need to worry about washing uniforms every day.
- A coat is to be brought to school every day in a disposable bags. No other bags or equipment are allowed. Children will not be getting changed for PE so please make sure what they wear is suitable. Please note no open toed shoes, trainers are the best option. Football kits may be worn as they are easily washed and dried.
- All children will receive a hot meal and if the weather is good picnic meals may be provided to be eaten outside. Please do not send any food or treats into school to minimise infection.
- For the first two weeks meals will be provided free of charge for all children. After this we will ask you to pay our normal subsidised rate of £1 per meal. Please do not send in packed lunches, again to help minimise risk.
- Children need to bring in their own water bottle that must be taken home each day and thoroughly cleaned to be brought back the next day. It is very important that children bring their own water bottle especially with the warm weather.
- There will be no extended school provision including Breakfast Club.
- Due to the wide range of age groups, children will not be taught in year groups but will have access to the online learning set by their teacher for the whole class. They will be supported with this and will also be taking part in fun activities.
- The building will be receiving a thorough cleaning before the children arrive on Monday morning and will be cleaned daily including surfaces toilets and door handles.
- Children will have restricted use of the building and will only access the chosen areas.
- Children will require sun lotion to be applied before they leave the house. This can be reapplied by themselves during the day so it should be put in bag with their coat.
I apologise for this long list, but during this very worrying and challenging time, my key priority is the safety of staff and children. Staff will do everything they can to ensure that children feel safe, secure and welcome in the environment. They will support the children in their learning and also make sure it is a happy and fun place for everybody to be.
These measures and conditions will be for the next two weeks. Hopefully by then we will have more information on the wider opening of school. As soon as this happens I will contact you. If you have any worries or concerns that I might be able to help you with, you have my number so please don’t hesitate to contact me. It has been lovely to hear from so many of you over the past few weeks even if it has been over the very problematic Free School Meal Vouchers!
I hope you have had a happy and safe half term and I will be in touch again soon. Take care, keep safe and please give my love to all the children.
The national school closures have been put in place to keep us all safe and to support the NHS in managing the spread of Covid-19.
We are aware that this extended period of time, with families stuck in their own home, will put severe pressure on children and parents, affecting physical and mental health, and affecting relationships. If you have any issues, please use this page to find out about different types of help that is available to you.