Dear Parents and Carers,
Covid-19 and school
As we reach the half term, we feel very grateful and relieved that as of posting this letter we have had no positive cases of Covid-19 in our school yet, and that things have been able to continue with relative normality. Although this is due to good fortune, it is also thanks to your efforts in following the guidance and keeping us updated. Without your assistance and support it would be much more difficult to protect everyone in our school, especially those in vulnerable groups. On behalf of everyone, I thank all parents for your co-operation and understanding.
You may be aware that we have had some children in school who have needed to self-isolate. This is after being in “close contact” with a positive or suspected case, or displaying one of the three key symptoms themselves. Although this has been entirely precautionary and no child in school has subsequently tested positive, we anticipate that there will be a need for some children and families to self-isolate or test during the half term break. We would ask that you keep us informed throughout the holiday if your child or household has to isolate or have a test. This is so we can monitor the circumstances for re-opening on 2nd November, be aware of possible situations, and minimise health risks to other children and staff. Please inform us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a change of circumstances in relation to testing and self isolation during the half term break.
We attach below a reminder of the procedures you should follow in the following circumstances:
- Your child has Covid-19 symptoms (temperature, cough, loss or change to sense of taste or smell);
- Your child tests positive for Covid-19;
- Someone in your household has Covid-19 symptoms;
- Someone in your household tests positive for Covid-19;
- Your child is identified as a “close contact”;
- Your child has been in contact with someone who has been identified as a “close contact”;
- Your child has travelled abroad
You should now have received your child’s Microsoft Office log-in, and also log ins for Tapestry (Class R only) and SeeSaw (classes 1 – 6). Teachers are busy preparing home learning packs should there be a need for your child to stay at home. If you have any difficulty accessing these accounts, please let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to help.
We look forward to seeing you all after the half term holidays.
Mrs C M Ainley
Head of School