Dear Parents and Carers
I hope you are all safe and well! There is a message for you all on a new Head teacher’s page which you may have noticed as you opened our website. I have just a few updates and reminders for you today.
Thank you for keeping your chlidren away from school unless absolutely necessary. You all know that the safest place for you child is at home.
School is open for Emergency Childcare every week day. This childcare is for families where SINGLE or BOTH parents are key workers who are needed to support the coronavirus crisis. This runs from 8am till 5pm and you are welcome to leave the children with our staff during the hours in which you are needed in work. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack is provided for your child when in Childcare.
There has been some confusion over who can access the Emergency Childcare and the Local Authority is working through this and will be informing us if anything changes. We will update you if we hear anything more.
The Local Authority is thinking about putting a central online booking system in place but for now we ask that you call school to tell us which days you need childcare for the following week.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
If your child has free school meals and you would like a packed meal for your child while school is closed please let us know before 9am each day by phoning school. If you know you will need a meal every day just tell us and we will order it so you don’t need to phone each day. The meals can be collected at 12 noon by anyone who is fit and well and not in the vulnerable people category. So if you can’t collect the meal yourself please ask a friend or neighbour and let us know who will be coming. Meals will be ready in the foyer.
The Local Authority is looking at an alternative scheme, possibly using vouchers, and we will let you know if we have further news on this.
All teachers have set home learning tasks for their classes and you should know about this either through the website, Class DoJo or email. I know that many families are actively taking part in home learning and I would like to thank you for this. We will be keeping an eye on who is participating so do keep in contact with your child’s teacher and let them know if for any reason you are struggling. If we are concerned that your child is not doing any home learning we may get in touch by phone to see if we can help.
We still have lots of spare exercise books in school so if you would like some please give us a call and we will get them ready for you to collect.
WEEKLY PHONE CALLS
If your child is a ‘Looked After Child’ (LAC) we will be phoning you once a week to check everything is OK. Also, if we know that you sometimes struggle with your child’s behaviour we will give you a weekly call to see if you need any support. If you need help you can call school and we will have a chat with you and maybe even with your child.
I will be available to take calls most days in school and if I am not available someone else can take a message. So get in touch if you need to.