Dear parents, carers and guardians,
We are really looking forward to the return to school next week - it has been far too long! When we closed and repurposed at the end of March 2020, we did not expect it to be for this length of time. I just wanted to write again before Monday to reassure you that we are ready for the children to return. The class teachers will have sent you video messages to show you your entrance point to the school and your individual class procedures.
It is important that before you send your children to school that you have checked their temperature and that they are feeling well and not showing any signs and symptoms such as a high temperature, a new and unexplained cough or a loss of taste and smell. If we could also ask you to keep to your designated time slots for arrival and pick up, this will aid with social distancing at the school. Markings have also been outlined at your designated arrival entrance to support with social distancing. It is important that parents and children are mindful of these when waiting to enter the building.
As you are already aware, the return to school is now for 3 weeks before the summer holidays, and the last day of term for the children is the 17th of July 2020. You have already received your timetables with your allocated slots and this is to ensure that we do not have more than one third of the children in the building at a time. This also means that each class will have their own playtime on the yard so they will have plenty of space to enjoy whilst outdoors. The children won’t need to bring anything with them as we have prepared individual packs for them in class and they have their own disposable cups for water. We have new hand sanitiser dispensers at the entrances to the building and the children will be encouraged to engage in regular hand washing.
As a staff, we feel these ‘check in, catch up and prepare’ sessions are invaluable, as they will support the children in their return to school. These sessions will provide the children with an opportunity to check in with their class teacher and some of their friends, and it will also enable the class teacher to introduce the weekly learning missions or challenges. These sessions will give the class teacher an opportunity to answer any questions or issues that the children might need support with, and will provide a firm foundation on which we can build moving forward.
If you have any questions or queries do not hesitate to contact me at the school on 01792 781811 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you all next week.