News: Important Information regarding Returning to School on Friday, 3rd September

Dear Families
We are looking forward to welcoming pupils in years Reception, Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 back to school on Friday, 3rd September.  Our Nursery groups have a staggered start in groups from Monday, 6th September.
All children to wear full school uniform on Friday, 3rd September.  We will be sending home details of your child’s PE day on the newsletter on Friday, which is also posted on the school website.  Your child’s class teacher will be sending home a class information leaflet.  PE sessions will commence next week, and children can come to school dressed in their PE kits on their PE day (PE Kit: Plain white/red t-shirt (not football shirt), black shorts/leggings/joggers/tracksuit, trainers/pumps).  Please label all clothing including coats.  Please ensure your child brings a labelled filled water bottle and a healthy snack each day.  Please ensure school meals are paid for in advance using ParentPay.
We have received updated operation guidance for schools and settings from Welsh Government last week.  Essential measures include:  
  • Instilling robust hand and respiratory hygiene ensuring appropriate ventilation measures and cleaning regimes on school premises
  • Visitors to the school setting should use a face covering, including parents/carers when dropping off and picking up learners.  One-way systems are still in operation.  Please drop off and leave the site promptly.

  • If you or your child have any coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change of taste or smell), you should self-isolate at home and get a test. You should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.  Self-isolation means that you do not leave the house. You should self-isolate straight away if you have symptoms and until you receive the results of a COVID-19 PCR test.
  • The self-isolation period is 10 days from either:
    the day immediately following the date of the start of your symptoms
    the day immediately following the date of your positive test, or
    the date confirmed to you by the TTP service if they identify you as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
    Self-isolation applies to adults and children of all ages.
    As of 7 August 2021, adults who have been fully vaccinated and received the vaccine in the UK and those under the age of 18 will no longer have to self-isolate if they are identified as close contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.  You will be asked to take PCR tests on Day 2 from your last contact with the positive case (or as soon as possible) and on Day 8.  It is important that you take these tests even if you feel well, you may have COVID-19 even if you do not have symptoms.  
  • Any unwell children should remain at home.  Children with diarrhoea and/or vomiting should remain away from school setting for 48 hours following the last episode.
  • We are continuing with the staggered start and end of the school day.  Pupils in Foundation Phase (Reception, Years 1 and 2 ) may enter through their classroom doors from 8.45am-8.55am and collect from 2.50pm from the classroom door. Pupils in Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5, 6) may enter through their classroom doors from 8.40am – 8.50am and collect from 2.55pm.  We will keep this under review and inform you of any operational changes.
Mrs A Green