Addition Information for September
20th July 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
Reminder: All pupils will return to school on Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Additional information about September re-opening.
The Government guidance for full opening of schools has made it clear that attendance will be mandatory from the start of the Autumn Term. This means that, the usual rules on school attendance will apply and school will resume taking attendance registers and following up absences. Walsall Local Authority have also made it clear that they will resume issuing fixed penalty notices (fines) for poor attendance. Before school reopens, we will issue guidelines of what you should do if your child is unwell, with or without COVID symptoms. In addition, what we will do if your child becomes unwell during the day at school.
As explained in my previous letter, there will be a staggered start and finish time in order to control the flow of pupils and maintain social distancing.
Years 3 and 4 will have a start time slot of 8.40 to 8.50am – they will leave school at 2.50pm.
School gates will open at 8.35 for Year 3 and 4.
Years 5 and 6 will have a start time slot of 8.50am to 9.00am – they will leave school at 3.00pm
Parents with siblings in the 2 phases can drop off at 8.50am.
Please note there will be no Breakfast Club available this half term.
Both the main vehicle/pedestrian gate and the side (Slang) gate will be open. Please ensure you observe social distancing on the car park and on the playground. Please do not leave children unattended on the playground. Face masks and gloves will not be permitted in school.
Bikes and scooters will not be permitted in school until further notice.
Children will be required to wear full uniform – including a tie, except on their PE day.
On this day, they will need to attend school wearing their PE kit. They will need a plain, dark coloured tracksuit or joggers, a plain white or house colour T-shirt and trainers. Football kits will not be permitted. We will inform you of their PE day before the start of the Autumn term.
If we need to update you with important information during the Summer break, we will inform you by text that new information is available on the Website. We will also use the School App and Facebook. From September we will be limiting visitors to the school site and request that parents do not attend the school office unless an appointment has been made by telephone, email or messaging.
Thank you for your continuing support.
K J Baker