School Closure, Re-opening & Covid-19 INFORMATION
This page is dedicated to give you all the information you need about Covid-19, the school's partial closure, plans for phased re-opening (including any letters sent to families), Free School Meal vouchers and links to Covid-19 support.
See our staff message - go to the bottom of the page!
If you need any advice of any kind (except medical), or want to share your children's learning, please email or call us - we will do our best to answer your queries or signpost you. Emails can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (please include your child's name)- we will reply Mon-Fri as quickly as we can.
Advice re travelling by BUS or by TRAIN have been organised by Travel WM as well as updated advice from TfWM around school travel & travel tickets for young people will all shortly be available at: www.wmnetwork.co.uk/schooltravel.
CORONAVIRUS – a reminder of the advice:
If someone in your household shows any signs of the virus (high temperature and/ or dry, persistent cough and/or aching/ loss of appetite), then that person must self-isolate for 7 days and the other members of the household must self-isolate for 14 days. None of your household should leave the house for any reason during this time. Note: Self-isolation for a remaining cough after 7 days is not necessary as the cough can linger for a few days, even weeks, after having the virus. Do NOT call 111 unless there are serious concerns - ie the person ill has underlying health issues or the symptoms get worse. You can get advice online from 111: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/. Trace & test information HERE
Most people will have mild symptons and will recover normally.
If your child is due in school and your house is self-isolating, you must ring school to inform us of him/her not attending and the reasons why – as we would normally do for any absence. In the meantime: Please ensure you have instructed your children how to wash their hands correctly as we have been doing in school - the school does still have a high supply of soap & hand sanitiser.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS vouchers are sent from the Government to your email - these are from 'Edenred': vouchers for the weeks up to wc 24 August have now all been sent to those eligible- please make sure you check your focused, ' other' and Junk/ Spam inboxes.
The link to their website is HERE. Please follow the instructions on the email for redeeming these - HOWEVER, follow this advice too:
Step1 : click on link - you may have to wait up to one hour - do not refresh the page otherwise you will lose your place in the queue.
Step 2: put in your voucher code etc. If an error message comes up - it may not be a problem with your code, they post that when there are too many people in the system.
Step 3: wait, it can take a long time to load and submit.
Step 4: it can still take up to 24 hrs to appear in your inbox.