Covid 19 update :

Info on school OPening 8th March 2021

Monday 1st March 2021

Dear Parent/Carers,

Please read the following important information to ensure that your child and staff can return to school safely on Monday 8th March.  To make it work so it is safe for everyone, we need your co-operation to follow the plan set out below. 

-PLEASE FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING WHEN ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS. 

-PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE PUTTING THIS IN PLACE TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE.  RUDE OR AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS STAFF WHO ARE DOING THEIR JOB TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE, WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND PARENT/CARERS WILL BE TOLD TO LEAVE. 

If your child or anyone in the household has tested positive for or shows signs of the most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19),

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

they must NOT come to school and stay at home.  Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.

If anyone in the school becomes unwell with the above symptoms, we will isolate them until they are collected to go home.  They will be advised to follow the stay at home guidance for anyone with symptoms, which sets out that they must self-isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19). Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 10 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms. 

Please see the letters below about arrangements for each class on return to school:

 

During lock down period, please remember the Family Support Team in school are here to help you and your family at this difficult time. Please read the following information, which contains the Family Support team contact numbers and other agencies who can offer support.

 

The Council has set up a hub to support Manchester’s most vulnerable people, and help them cope with the impacts of the COVID19 outbreak.

We want to help you if you are:
 

  • over the age of 70, are self isolating and have no support network,
  • if you have received a letter from the NHS advising you are high risk, or
  • you are medically vulnerable according to the government criteria.
We can help with things like:
 
  • Delivery of food
  • Delivery of medication
  • Combating loneliness
  • Managing fuel top-up payments

Help is also available for other reasons, for example if you are a carer, care leaver or young carer.Across the City a community of charities, businesses, community groups and the Council have all come together to make sure you have the support you need during this challenging time.

If you need help you can get it now by calling 0800 234 6123.

 

Please click on the link if you need support-Help and support for those suffering domestic abuse during the Covid19 Outbreak

 

Staff continue to work hard to ensure that cleanliness and distancing guidelines are followed in school.  They are also doing a great job in remaining calm so that the children are learning in a positive atmosphere where they know that they are safe. 

Parent/carers- you have continued to be great at keeping a social distance on site and making sure you arrive on time to drop off & collect your child/ren and leave the site promptly to reduce contact with other adults.  We really appreciate your support in this. 

 

A reminder again about the symptoms of corona virus:

-a continuous, dry cough

-a high temperature (37.8 C or higher)

-loss of taste

-loss of smell

 

It is that time of year where seasonal colds are starting.  (We have booked in our nasal flu sprays for November!)  It is tricky to know if the symptoms your child may have are from a cold or COVID related. So always seek medical advice from your GP or the pharmacist if they are busy.

It is also important to note that if an adult or child does not have symptoms, they should be attending school.

However, if someone in their household has been sent home from school/work because they are presenting with the above symptoms, the ill person in the house, needs to get tested and other children & adults in the household need to self isolate- they need to stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. Do not go out even to buy food or other essentials, and any exercise should be taken within your home. This 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in your house became ill or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken.

We have had a few cases of symptoms in school and children and families remaining at home until they or a family member get tested.  As a result of this, I have asked class staff to contact families to ask about providing home learning for our children whilst they are self isolating or awaiting the outcome of a test- which at the moment, is taking longer to get.  We don’t want our children to miss out on any further learning time, that is why we are providing work if needed. 

Let’s keep on communicating and supporting one another and we will work through this together- Keep Safe.