Dear Parent / Carer,
Following the Welsh government’s announcement on the reopening of schools last week we are now able to make plans for September. Tuesday 1st September will be a preparation day for staff to prepare for the new term and familiarise themselves with the new systems and guidelines we will need to follow. For the following eight days we will be reintroducing different year groups back into school with the intension to have all year groups back in full time education on Monday 14th September.
We intend having all year 7 in on Wednesday 2nd September and then for the rest of that week. On the Wednesday, Year 7 and Year 12 will be the only year groups in that day, this will allow Year 7 to have time to get to know the school and learn and understand the safety measures we have put in place. They will spend time with their form group, be given their timetable and will start their learning.
For the first week, school will start at 8.40am (we suggest pupils arrive around 10 minutes before) and finish at 2.00pm. Lunch will be at 1.15pm; the school canteen will be open serving a reduced menu of hot and cold food or you may wish to send a packed lunch in with your child. The children are expected to arrive in their Morriston school uniform and come with a bag and pencil case. We will send more detailed information through the school website and school twitter account @MorristonComp including a detailed plan for the first week.
As you can appreciate a great deal of planning is going on to ensure our school is safe and is fully compliant with all Government and Local authority COVID 19 guidelines. During the summer holidays please keep checking the school website as there will be regular updates to our planning. We will also be inviting parents/carers into school during September so you can get to know us at Morriston.
Please be assured that the safety of pupils and staff has been and will be our overriding priority and you can be confident that we are taking every possible precaution to create a safe environment for learning in Morriston.
I hope you and your family have a relaxing summer break, and I very much look forward to meeting our new Year 7 in September.
Mr M Franklin