School Reopening Update Letter
Dear Parents & Carers,
This week, we were delighted to welcome our F2 (Cygnus Class) and Year 1 (Aquila Class) children back to school in addition to F1 (Cygnus Class). The staff are very proud of how well our children have adapted to the current changes in the school environment.
We will be continuing these arrangements for the week beginning 22nd June:
F1 children in Cygnus Class: 9:00am – 12:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
F2 children in Cygnus Class: 9:15am – 12:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Y1 children in Aquila Class: 9:30am – 12:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The staggered start and end times of the sessions remain the same. Your child can be dropped off and collected at the school gate where they will be supervised by a member of staff. Please ensure that you keep to these times so that we can maintain social distancing guidelines. For this reason, children will not be allowed on to the school site earlier than the stated time for their year group.
Our school will be closed for deep cleaning on Wednesday in order to maintain the highest standards of health and safety.
The school continues to be open for key worker provision from 8:45am -3:30pm. If you consider yourself to fit the criteria for key worker provision, places must be applied for via the application form. This is available from our office: firstname.lastname@example.org Please be aware that children can’t transfer between key worker and year group ‘bubbles’. Any children in F1, F2 or Year 1 will be placed in their year group ‘bubble’.
Each ‘bubble’ has a maximum capacity of 10 children. If you declined a place in F1, F2 or Year 1 but then decide that you would like your child to attend, please do not just turn up on the day. Please contact the school office and we will advise you if a space is available.
For everyone’s safety, we ask that our families adhere to social distancing rules outside of school if their child is attending the provision. Families that do not follow the government’s social distancing guidelines will not be allowed to use the provision for 14 days until the risk of infection has passed.
The safety of our school community is paramount. Whilst we appreciate that the current situation is frustrating, we hope that you understand that the decisions schools are being asked to make are complicated. It is unlikely that any school can provide exactly the same provision as another, even if it is in the same locality.
As always, I will keep you updated as we continue to review the situation based on our capacity, risk assessments, government updates and SNMAT guidance. Thank you to our families who have been so supportive in these challenging circumstances.
Best wishes…and stay safe,