This information is for parents intending to send their child(ren) back to school
Last Updated 21.05.20
Do not send your child(ren) back to school unless you have received confirmation by the school. A EMAIL FROM THE HEADTEACHER
You have a parental responsibility to insure you are well informed about reopening. You must read the reopening information here
The school is working hard to make sure school is as safe as it can be, for children & staff. However, there will remain an element of risk and it is important that you are aware of this. It remains a parental choice to send your child(ren) back to school
Families sending children to school do so at their own risk:
Planned Opening Dates
Monday 1st June will be an Inset day as planned. (No children in school) This will enable staff to prepare for a safe reopening.
Key worker & Vulnerable (K groups) - Monday – Friday, planned start TUESDAY 2ND JUNE (Email may have said 3rd)
EYFS - Monday – Friday, planned start date 3rd June
Year 6 (6W2 & 6B2) - Thursday & Friday ONLY, planned start date 4th June
Year 6 (6W1 & 6B1)- Monday & Tuesday ONLY, planned start date 8th June
Drop off and Collection Times
Arrival and exit times have been staggered ;
|Year 1||8:30 - 8:50am||3:15pm|
|Key Worker & Vulnerable||8:30 - 8:50am||3:15pm|
|EYFS||8:50 - 9:15am||3pm|
|Year 6||8:50 - 9:15am||3pm|
Social Distancing of Adults
Parents are expected to socially distance themselves and their children when on school site and when speaking with staff.
Parents will NOT be able to enter the school or classroom.
Communication with Staff
Minimal equipment must NOT be taken to and from school to avoid spreading the virus:
WeatherSchool are being encouraged to spend as much time outside as possible. Please make sure you have applied sun cream on hot days. Staff cannot apply this.
It has been recommended that staff do not wear PPE accept for when in close contact or caring for children with symptoms. SMFR has however provided cloth face masks for staff, for use in some situations where increased social interaction is necessary. E.g; opening , closing times, meetings. Staff will not be wearing PPE in class.
Preparing Your Child
Eligible children will be returning to a very different school, to the one they left in March:
Classrooms will be set up in a different way from what the children have been used to. Where possible, resources have been removed from classrooms & desks have been moved 2 meters apart. Children will be allocated their own table and resources in the classroom,. EYFS children will be allocated their own space in the classroom, but this will be in a different way allowing children to be as spread out as possible.
Please talk to your children about social distancing – we know many of your children like to hug their teachers or give them a high five – as much as we will welcome your children back with open arms, we will need to avoid as much physical contact as possible to keep everyone safe.
Please support us in sharing these additional rules with your children (as appropriate), so they come to the school setting, with a clear understanding of the changes.
Attendance & AbsenceNormal absence procedures will apply. If you have stated that your child will attend, please contact the office, if they cannot for any reason
Children Showing Symptoms
Children showing any symptoms of the virus should not attend and will be sent home:
What will happen if someone becomes ill?
We must all still follow Government guidelines, if anyone develops a new continuous cough or a high temperature or if someone in your household becomes ill, it is still very important that you self-isolate for 7 days and everyone else in the household self isolates for 14 days.
If a child becomes ill in school, the following will be put in place:
As we reopen under these extraordinary circumstances it is important to remember that everyone, children, staff and parents have faced challenging and distressing times. Everyone is doing their best.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
We will notify parents of any further changes accordingly