Return to School Covid 19 Info
3rd September 2021
We are almost at the end of the Summer holidays, and we are getting ready to welcome the children back into school.
We have received guidance from the Local Authority, and I wanted to let you know how school will operate in September, and going forward into the Autumn Term.
We will be taking a very cautious and gradual approach to our return. Our priority is to maintain a safe environment for the children and staff, and to control transmission and avoid outbreaks of Covid.
On the first day back, which is Wednesday September 8th:-
- The main gate will be opened from 8.45. You can then take your child round to their classroom door, where they will be welcomed in by the class teacher. (The children have a 9.00 start to the day, so you can arrive at any time between 8.45 and 9.00)
During this time, we ask that you wear a face covering, maintain social distancing, and do not linger on the playground.
- Breakfast Club will be operating as usual from 8.00 – come in through the front door.
- At the end of the day, the gate will be opened at 3.00, and you can meet your child at their classroom door at 3.15. If you have more than one child, please collect the youngest first.
- Tweed Tigers will be operating every day after school from 3.15 – 4.15 – 5.15.
We will be minimising the amount of mixing the children do in school. They will be working in Key Stage groups, and we will not be gathering as a whole school.
We will continue with our very effective routines:-
- Regular handwashing
- Well ventilated rooms
- Extra cleaning throughout the day – surfaces/toilets etc.
- Staff will continue to take regular lateral flow tests
- Staff, visitors and parents to wear face coverings
In the event of a child or member of staff displaying symptoms or having a positive Lateral Flow test result:-
- Take a PCR test and report back to school asap.
- If the PCR test is positive – self isolate for 10 days
- If the PCR test is negative – the child/staff member can return to school if feeling well
- Close contacts of positive cases do not need to self isolate unless contacted directly by NHS Test and Trace. Close contacts may be advised to take a PCR test by NHS Test and Trace.
We are really looking forward to our return to school, and we will give the children the very best learning experience we can, whilst keeping everyone safe.
Take care everyone.