Coronavirus update - Summer Term 1
Dear parents and carers
Key Workers and Vulnerable Children
I am writing to you to confirm that the school will be open on Tuesday 2nd June for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. We are expecting the same children from before the half term to attend. If you are critical worker and you require your child to attend, you must contact the school beforehand to see if you met the criteria. You will need to provide packed lunch on Tuesday 2nd June.
Pupils in Year 6
On Wednesday 3rd June, the school will be open to Y6. If you haven’t already informed us please contact the school so we can establish the number of children expected. You can contact the school by the Arbor In-App, Class Dojo, the form on the school website or e-mail. If a parent changes their mind and wishes to send their Y6 child into school, please contact the school office to arrange a start date. Please do not send your child in without prior arrangement.
Start and finish times and procedures
Please note that there will be no Breakfast Club or After School Club in the summer term.
Staggered start times will be in place to facilitate social distancing into school.
Therefore, key worker pupils and vulnerable children can continue to arrive between 8.30am and 8.45am.
Year 6 learners should arrive between 8.45am and 9am.
Staff will be at the gate to support families on arrival.
It is important that this is observed by all parents to enable the school to implement its physical distancing measures. If the school deems it necessary to adjust these times, you will be notified as soon as possible.
As parents are not permitted on site at this point, staff will hand over learners upon the arrival of their parents at 3pm at the gate. You will not be allowed to collect the children of other families, unless you are a childcare provider (childminder).
Year 6 learners that are permitted to go home alone will be dismissed as usual. If you wish your child to walk home alone then please ensure you have given your permission via the Arbor parent portal – if we do not have permission via the portal or by email, we will not be able to release your child; previous permissions cannot be used. We encourage you to remind your child to keep themselves safe as they make their way to and from school.
Please find our Risk Assessment on the school website. This will be updated periodically. Please ensure you read the risk assessment so you are aware of the measures being put in place.
Other important information
If your child is coming to school next week, please consider walking or cycling, as opposed to using public transport. Children are to attend in NON UNIFORM to ensure that every child wears a clean set of clothes daily. Children should bring a bottle of water and a lunchbox or very small bag containing their lunch. Please do not bring anything else into school, including school bags. School meals will be available from Wednesday 3rd June. Meals will need to be paid for on Arbor (not SIMSPay).
Parents will not be permitted to enter the school grounds nor access the office in person. Should you wish to contact the office, please phone or email. If you wish to contact the class teacher, please do so via the Arbor App, Class Dojo or e-mail.
Other year groups
The school will inform you as and when we have the capacity to accept further year groups. We will give at least one week notice.
Class teachers will be posting regular work and contacting families via Google Classroom. Please ensure that your child completes the work as much as possible. Unfortunately because staff will now be teaching bubbles of children this means we will not be able to make as many telephone calls.
We will be observing the government guidelines on social distancing and we know that our St Luke’s Family will support the safety of all by observing these same guidelines when not at school.
We look forward to welcoming back as many of you as we can to our 'New Normal' over the following weeks.
Mrs Nicky Zeronian-Dalley