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...what to do if symptoms, track and trace, family contacts & bubble start times, FAQs, pupils' video message

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Update: 10.30 - 26 January 2021  - Regularly undertake a full refresh to get most up to date page.

We are pleased to announce that 2B will be reopen tomorrow, Wednesday 27th Jan, for Critical Worker and Vulnerable children. Thank you for your patience and support in this matter, the health and safety of the whole school community is of the utmost importance at this time.

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3T will be closed until Tuesday 2nd February due to confirmation of a positive case of COVID-19. The critical worker and vulnerable children, who attended school on 21st & 22nd January must self-isolate for 10 days until Monday 1st February and can return to school on Tuesday 2nd February . The critical and vulnerable worker children who did not attend Thursday or Friday and are affected by this please contact the school if places are still required.  All children in 3T will continue to receive live lessons & remote learning from Monday 25th Jan.  We will arrange pick up/drop off of devices of those now isolating.

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WE ALL NEED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF CONTACTS.  WE ALL NEED TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION.  THE PRIME MINISTER DESCRIBED SCHOOLS AS 'VECTORS' OF THE VIRUS.

Due to Boris Johnson announcement tonight, school will be closed until February half term to all children except Critical Workers and Vulnerable Children.  This applies to all our classes, Nursery included.

You will be notified by text tonight for provisional approved for your child to attend tomorrow and till the end of the week (enabling us to undertake an employment verfication). Text will only be received where the school has classified one parent as a critical worker based on the information we have received.  Parents MUST NOT attend unless you receive this confirmation text.

ALL PLACES HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED.  You should note that that in most bubbles/classes we have fully allocated to critical worker parents and vulnerable children.  This will mean any future children attending may recieve child care but this will likely NOT be with their classteacher and NOT in their classroom.

Where you have requested a CW place and it has not been granted and you consider you should, please contact the school via Live Chat and we will need further details regarding how you work specifically supports the COVID response.

Governors have agreed a protocol for the issuing of places in event of more places requested than our Risk Assessment can permit. Our tream have worked through these and are in the process of completing employment verification. Children should only take up a place where there is no adult 16+years old at home to look after them, therefore we will be issuing to our Critical Workers the weekly booking form so that we do not have to have children in school if they have supervision at home.  This increases our resilience from whole bubbles being sent home from virus and reduces the number of possible transmissions.  We were informed during the last lockdown that there may have been parents who were taking places in school when parents had been furloughed or were not working during the first lockdown. I hope that parents would let us know of any abuses of trust with regard to taking places in school or false information about roles/jobs. Offers of places will be removed if concerns are upheld.

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Covid Advice on When to IsolateCovid parent poster

If somebody in your household develops symptoms or is advised to go for a test please DO NOT send your child into school.

By doing so you potentially put other families and staff at risk of contracting COVID-19.

You MUST keep your children at home until you recieve a negative test. When a negative test is received we can welcome your child back to school. If you receive a positive test, the rest of your household must isolate for 14 days.

 If you are unsure  what to do, please click on this poster image or contact the school office via Live Chat.

 

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Is my child's bubble/class open?

The following classes are open:

Nusery ¦  Class RC  ¦   Class RD  ¦ Class 1L ¦  Class 1M  ¦  Class 2B  ¦  Class 2J  ¦  Class 3T  ¦  Class 3S/V  ¦  Class 4L ¦  Class 4C  ¦  Class 5M  ¦  Class 5T  ¦  Class 6C  ¦  

The following classes are closed Class 6M

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Latest Warrington Borough Council Advice

The latest guidance regarding COVID restrictions are here:

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Warrington COVID Restrictions

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School COVID FAQs Updated

The school has produced a FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions document for parents to respond to common questions about COVID.  It is regularly updated.  We have included the schools response to Friday night's DfE guidance on face coverings.

LINK TO FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Local Authority Letter to All Schools (12/10/2020)

Please find letter to parents from the local authority.

Letter to Parents from Warrington Borough Council Leaders

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Latest Warrington Borough Council Advice

The latest guidance regarding COVID restrictions are here:

Warrington COVID Restrictions

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Local Authority Letter to All Schools

Please find letter to parents from the local authority about COVID requirments in schools:  LA Letter to Parents 

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Current Timings altered since October Half Term for Second Set 

Warrington remains at a raised level of risk from the increasing cases of COVID-19. Whilst we have measures in place to reduce the number of people arriving at school for drop off and pick up each day, we appreciate that there is limited space on the pavements outside school. With this in mind we politely request that you arrive on time for your child's slot at the start & end of the day and avoid waiting outside the gates for long periods - this reduces the risk of bubbles crossing and keeps all of us safe. We also remind you of the need to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing of 2m when entering and leaving the school site.

Pupils in classes RC, 1L, 2B, 3S, 4C, 5T, 6M (for bubbles A, B, E) should arrive at school for 8.45am (to 8.50am) and collect at 3.10pm (to 3.15pm).  

Pupils in classes RD, 1M, 2J, 3T, 4L, 5M, 6C (for bubbles C, D, F) should arrive at school for 8.55 am (to 9.00am) and collect at 3.20pm (to 3.25pm).

IF YOUR CHILD IS IN THE SECOND SLOT, PLEASE ONLY ARRIVE AT SCHOOL TO DROP OFF FROM 8.55AM SO THE SCHOOL SITE IS CLEARER.

We will have Gate Supervisors on each of the gates who will be there to ensure our school stays safe and will be able to answer any questions about school access.  PLEASE NOTE : WE ARE REQUIRING ALL THOSE OVER 11 YEARS OLD TO WEAR A FACE COVERING ON SCHOOL SITE.

Below are the groups, the classes and the subsets.  We have deliberately put children in subsets according to family groups so as to minimise the potential for whole school shut down if there is a local outbreak.  This may mean children will be working with other children in the year group different from their previous class.  We are prioritising public health  Pupil groups/classes will not be changed.  

You will have already been sent a text informing you of your childs NEW subset for September.  Note subsets A, B and E are together and C, D and F are together (yes the lettering is correct!).

Signs will be up showing which Gate, for which class, at which time.

Parents are discouraged from going onto the main playground in the morning and must be prompt both drop off and pick up to prevent bubble mixing.

 YEAR GROUP   CLASS/SUBSET  START TIME  START GATE  PICK UP TIME   PICK UP GATE

FACT SHEET

(timings have changed to reduce gap between sessions since factsheet produced - refer to this chart)

 Nursery  All Nursery   8.50am Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)  Session dependent  Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)  Factsheet Class Nursery
 Reception  Class RC: AR, BR, ER  8.45-8.50am Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)  3.10-3.15pm  Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)  Factsheet Class RC
   Class RD: CR, DR, FR  8.55-9.00am Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)  3.20-3.25pm  Gate A2 (in), one way, Gate C (out)  Factsheet Class RD
 Year 1  Class 1L: A1, B1, E1  8.45-8.50am Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side  3.10-3.15pm  Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side  Factsheet Class 1L
   Class 1M: C1, D1, F1  8.55-9.00am Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side  3.20-3.25pm (Gate A2)  Gate A2 (in), Gate C (out) - wait long wall side  Factsheet Class 1M
 Year 2  Class 2B: A2, B2, E2   8.45-8.50am Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side  3.10-3.15pm Gate C (in and out) - wait along fence side  Factsheet Class 2B 
   Class 2J: C2, D2, F2  8.55-9.00am Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side  3.20-3.25pm  Gate C (in and out) - wait long wall side  Factsheet Class 2J
 Year 3  Class 3S: A3, B3, E3   8.45-8.50am Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side  3.10-3.15pm  Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side  Factsheet Class 3S 
   Class 3T: C3, D3, F3  8.55-9.00am Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side  3.20-3.25pm  Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side  Factsheet Class 3T
 Year 4  Class 4C: A4, B4, E4  8.45-8.50am Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side  3.10-3.15pm  Gate D (In and out) - wait along housing side  Factsheet Class 4C
   Class 4L: C4, D4, F4  8.55-9.00am Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side  3.20-3.25pm Gate D (In and out) - wait along fence side  Factsheet Class 4L
 Year 5  Class 5T: A5, B5, E5   8.45-8.50am Gate A1 (in and out)  3.10-3.15pm Gate A1 (in and out)  Factsheet Class 5T 
  Class 5M: C5, D5, F5  8.55-9.00am Gate A1 (in and out)  3.20-3.25pm Gate A1 (in and out)  Factsheet Class 5M
Year 6 Class 6M: A6, B6, E6  8.45-8.50am SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)  3.10-3.15pm  SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)  Factsheet Class 6M
  Class 6C: C6, D6, F6  8.55-9.00am SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)  3.20-3.25pm  SMILE Centre Entrance (in and out)  Factsheet Class 6C

This is likely to run till December and we will keep our arrangements under review. 

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This video has been provided by WBC/ Warrington Public Health to help families to understand how the COVID virus can spread and therefore the steps they need to take to protect themselves.  It emhasises the focus of 'Hands <-> Face <-> Space. Parents are encouraged to sit with their child and watch it together, discussing also the factsheet below.

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Pupils' Video Message for Return to School

This video is to help prepare children to understand how school will look and feel like during COVID restrictions.  It emhasises the importance of social distancing and handwashing.  Parents are encouraged to sit with their child and watch it together, discussing also the factsheet above.

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'Thank you for your tremendous resilience and keep showing your school values that support our vision of Care, Challenge and Celebrate with Christ.  We are here for you.  Be determined. Be courageous. Be kind.', says Mr Metcalfe, Executive Headteacher.

You may be in your own home...but you still belong to this community.  We miss you but look forward to seeing you soon.

LETTER FROM MR METCALFE & MR BOYLE

LETTER FROM EYFS TEACHER    ¦   LETTER FROM YEAR 1 TEACHERS   ¦   LETTER FROM YEAR 2 TEACHERS   ¦   LETTER FROM YEAR 3 TEACHERS   ¦    LETTER FROM YEAR 4   ¦   LETTER FROM YEAR 5   ¦   LETTER FROM YEAR 6

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You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!

Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:

  • Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
  • If you’re worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111 – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.