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Weekly News Friday 5 March 2021

 

Dear Parents and Carers


We are all looking forward to welcoming the children back to school on Monday 8 March. It will be good to see all the children back together for the very first time in 2021.


From Monday 8 March the Government have made it compulsory for all children to attend school with exception of those who have medical needs or are isolating due to COVID-19.


The children during their Zoom meetings have shown great excitement and joy about returning to school on Monday.


However, there may well be a few tears and anxious faces from those coming back for the first time but I am sure that if we all take a big breath and put our best feet forward we will all soon get over this!


We have reviewed our risk assessment and have adapted our COVID -19 Home School Agreement so if everyone follows this guidance the school will be as safe as we can make it.


We will keep reviewing our practices as the need arises and as the risks of COVID-19 reduce over the coming months.


Below I have listed a number of prompts and reminders to help with a smooth return to school:


Dropping off and Collecting Pupils


• School gates will be open at 8:30a.m
• Children are expected to be in school by 8:55a.m
• Children in Year R will enter through the Year R gates
• Children in Year 1 and 2 through the main front door
• Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 through their classroom doors
• Pick up is at 3:00p.m. children collected from the playgrounds
• One-way system is in place for drop off and pickup
• One adult only per family for drop off and pick up to keep numbers down onsite
• No re-entry to school for forgotten items
• School office is still closed all contact via telephone or email:
headteacher@st-simon.kent.sch.uk or home.learner@st-simon.kent.sch.uk


Pupils


• All pupils are expected to wear full school uniform
• Pupils will need their P.E kit
• Children will not need to bring in any items from home such as pencil cases
• All home learning completed during lockdown to be submitted to teachers by Friday 12 March
• School dinners are available to all who require these the menu can be found on the Parent Tab of the school Website
• Children will need to have an appropriate school coat for the weather conditions as they will be outside at break times in all but the very worst of weather conditions
• Children in Key Stage 2 will need a healthy snack for break time


Parents and Carers and children must be congratulated on all the hard work completed during lock down with the home learning. There has been a huge effort from everyone to make sure that the children could continue with their learning.


We are now at another new beginning which will finally lead us back to normal school life. Let us all make sure that we do everything we can to insure that this happens for the good of all the children and the school community.


Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday


Best wishes
Peter McCabe
   

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