15 January Newsletter

January 15, 2021by 22CenturyDesign
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Dear Parents/Carers, This is the first newsletter of this term and the first since the Government put us back into lockdown. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you for your co-operation in these difficult times.  Without your support this would have been ‘Mission Impossible’. I would also like...

Dear Parents/Carers,

This is the first newsletter of this term and the first since the Government put us back into lockdown.

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you for your co-operation in these difficult times.  Without your support this would have been ‘Mission Impossible’.

I would also like to say a big thank you to all the adults in school who have worked tirelessly helping to make the transition from fully open to partially closed (in 10 hours) a possibility.

We are now3375 up and running with Google Classroom and feedback from our questionnaire is very positive.  Switching to Google has been a major project for the teachers.  We will be holding virtual parent’s workshops for Google Classroom next week.  Look out on Class Dojo for the dates and times.

Stay safe and healthy.

Mr. C. M. Thornton
Head Teacher

Mrs. Marsden’s Book Choice

This a beautiful story of love and hope that has been enjoyed in my family for generations.

My favourite quote from the story is: ‘Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you.  When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’

The rabbit is new to the nursery and desperately wants to be Real and so the story follows his journey in doing so through the love of a child. It’s a classic fairytale and a complete MUST read for every child!

Self-Isolation

We would like to remind you of the importance of keeping your child at home if someone in your household, or a close contact, has Covid symptoms and needs to go for a test.  Your child, and the household, must self-isolate until the results come back negative.  If someone in the household is unwell and is being tested, or maybe sent home from work for testing, please call the school to inform us and then collect your child immediately.

Your child can return to school once the test result comes back negative.

A frequently asked question is ‘What happens if someone self-isolating as a close contact then develops symptoms?’

  • If anyone isolating develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should book a test immediately.
  • They should inform the school they have symptoms, are being tested and of any test result as soon as they receive them.
  • All other household members must now isolate and not leave home until the result of the test.

If your child’s class is closed due to a positive COVID-19 test result within the class, and your child goes for a test which comes back positive, please still let the school know as soon as the results are received.

Nursery Places

Do you have a child born between 1st September, 2017 and 31st August, 2018?  Are you looking for a Nursery place from September, 2021, or know someone who is?

If so, please contact the school office to complete an application form.  The closing date for applying for a Nursery place for September, 2021 is the end of January.

Dates for Your Diary

Please note change of date for Year 5 visit to Castleton YHA.