Covid update: 16th July
11 May 2021
Dear Parents & Carers,
Following the government announcement yesterday, I wish to confirm that the guidance released from the DFE for schools remains unchanged. Schools are still expected to operate in bubbles and stagger start and finish times. Parents will still be required to wear masks and follow any previous guidance set by the school. All guidance and previous letters can be found on the school website.
Thank you for your continued support.
We are continuing to follow Department for Education guidelines, using staggered start and finish times for pupils. This will remain in place until guidance changes.
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Children should be dropped off at the school gate and then walk into the grounds on their own. Please ensure that your children walk through the gates at their given start time - no earlier. There will be an adult on the playground to supervise.
We would be grateful if parents could be mindful about social distancing and not arrive at the school gates early/stay at the gates once their children have gone onto the playground. This is to make sure that the next bubble is able to arrive safely.
If you need to enter the school site, you should wear a mask.
Please do not drive into Upper Chestnut Drive to drop off, or pick up, your child. We need to keep this area free from cars due to the increase in pedestrians.
At the end of the day, children should be collected from the playground. One adult per family to collect. Masks should be worn by adults on the school site. Please can parents be ensure they don't arrive early and leave the playground as soon as they have collected their children. This is to make sure that the next bubble is able to leave safely.
Siblings can be dropped off at the same time - whichever is the earliest start time for them. At collection, children with a 15min+ gap will wait until the sibling with the later finish time is ready. Please arrive at school to collect siblings at whichever is the later time. Adults will supervise the children until then.
Thank you for working with the school to keep us all safe.
Please see the below reference guide to pupil absence:
When your child is ill or injured, it can be difficult to decide if/when to call your child's GP, NHS 111, or go to the Accident and Emergency Department. While the Government is asking everyone to stay at home, it can be confusing to know what to do. The below guide provides some information on what to do if your child is unwell.
The latest Government guidance for parents and carers is available online here.
There are two main tests for Coronavirus:
Anyone can now get regular rapid lateral flow tests without having symptoms. If you live, or are in a bubble with, someone who attends school, the Government advise testing twice a week. You can find where to get a lateral flow test at https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/.
If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you should get a PCR test as soon as possible. Tests can be booked at https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.
In line with the school's remote learning plan https://www.kingsfurlong.net/coronavirus/ we only provide work for your child if they need to self-isolate, a bubble is closed or we enter a national lockdown. If you have chosen to keep you child off school please refer to the school website for activities you may do with your child. https://www.kingsfurlong.net/year-group-pages-1/ BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn and Oak Academy https://www.thenational.academy/ are also useful websites.
Google Classroom guides and the guidelines for use are available on our website here.
Useful sources of advice and support for children, young people and families about Coronavirus: