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School Closure - Covid-19

Contacting School during this time.

 

As our telephones are not being constantly manned during normal school hours if possible please get in touch with us through Facebook Messenger or send an email to postbox@blakenall.walsall.sch.uk. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

School Uniform for September

 

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and to try to keep us all safe from infection we would ask that you order your uniform requirements using Parentpay wherever possible.  We will then provide a time slot for you to collect your items.

 

Where ordering via Parentpay is not possible we will be operating a 'shop' for school uniform from 10am - 2pm every day during week 6th - 10th July 2020.  We can accept cash payments only and would appreciate it if you could bring the correct amount to avoid over handling.

 

We ask that you adhere to social distancing measures while on the school site and unfortunately, it will not be possible to try on clothing to check sizes.

 

If you do not already have a Parentpay account and would like your activation details please contact the school office and we will provide them for you.  New Year 3 pupils will receive an activation letter through the post as soon as possible, along with other school information.

 

Under no circumstances will we be selling uniform from the school office.

Edenred Free School Meal Vouchers at Half Term.

 

We have been advised by the Government that there will be no vouchers for parents and carers during half term week. The vouchers will recommence on Monday 1st June.

Edenred Free School Meal Vouchers.

 

For anyone who is waiting for their vouchers this week there has been a delay with the supplier, Edenred and should be delivered to you over the next few days.

 

We apologise for this delay but are unable to provide any further information.

Letter from Ms K.J. Baker regarding Prime Minister statement on 10th May 2020.

 

11th May 2020

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

Following the Prime Ministers announcement that children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 may return to school as early as the 1st June, I am sure you all appreciate that there are still a number of questions to be answered and plans to be made.  At present we are unfortunately unable to answer any of your questions relating to this statement or the general return of children to education. We are anticipating additional advice and guidance over the coming days. Please rest assured that as soon as things become clearer, you will be contacted by the school.

 

Thank you for your continued support throughout these uncertain times.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

K. J. Baker

Head Teacher

Edenred - National Free School Meal Voucher Scheme

 

We are having numerous queries regarding the vouchers that are being provided by Edenred for those families eligible for Free School Meals.

This service is not being administered by Blakenall Heath Junior school, we are only supplying the details for them to distribute to parents and carers.

Please note that we are unable to confirm what your code is or re-issue a voucher once your voucher has been redeemed.

Only contact school if you haven't received your initial email with the voucher code in it.

If you do need to contact us please send an email to postbox@blakenall.walsall.sch.uk or message us directly through Facebook Messenger.

Follow the link below which will take you directly to the Edenred page.

Launch of the Oak National Academy online classroom and resource hub

The sector-led Oak National Academy has today launched its online classroom and resource hub. The Academy offers 180 video lessons each week for schools to use, across a broad range of subjects. The lessons cover children in Reception through to Year 10 and are free to use by both teachers and young people.

 

The Oak National Academy can be accessed here:

Hub School

 

We have now arranged provision in conjunction with Sunshine Infant School for those children who have Critical Worker parents.  If you need to access this provision and your child is a pupil at Blakenall Heath Junior School please contact us. If you are unable to speak to us on the telephone please send an email to postbox@blakenall.walsall.sch.uk or message us on Facebook messenger.

Free School Meals - UPDATED

 

From Monday 20th April 2020 we will be providing vouchers for those families eligible for Free School Meals.  These vouchers will be for £15 per eligible child, per week and will be delivered via email.

 

To register for these vouchers please send an email to SchoolDinners@blakenall.walsall.sch.uk. Please ensure you include your child/rens names on the email.

 

If you have any questions regarding these vouchers please contact school. If at all possible please contact us at postbox@blakenall.walsall.sch.uk or through Facebook Messenger. 

Learning Resources

 

Teaching staff will regularly update Education City, PurpleMash and MyMaths with appropriate homework for your child. This can be found within the 'Children' section on this website.

 

Under this section you will also find 'Resources for School Closure'. Here are links to several different websites which offer learning packs, interactive games and videos for a range of different subjects including maths, literacy and science.

 

We have also included links to child friendly news along with mindfulness and yoga videos.

Explaining Covid-19 to your child

Amazon - Stories Free to Stream

 

Amazon have cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed.

 

Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages that will help them continue streaming, learning and just being kids.

 

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, phone or tablet using the link below.

20/03/2020 - On-site provision for key workers

 

Please contact school before midday today if you require on-site provision for your child while school is closed.

 

Please note that verification of your employment as a key worker will be required.

 

School will be open 8.45am to 3.00pm and children will not need to wear school uniform.

 

Your child will needto bring a packed lunch. Lunch will be provided for those children eligible for free school meals.

20/03/2020 - Packed Lunches (for those eligible for Free School Meals)

 

We must know by 3pm today if you require a packed lunch for your child next week.

 

Lunches will be available to collect from the office between 11am and 12noon.  

 

Unfortunately, if we do not hear from you today we will be unable to provide lunches next week.

Key Workers Letter

Free School Meals/Packed Lunches

 

We are happy to provide a packed lunch for those children on Free School Meals.

Please contact the school office on Friday 20th March if you would like to order one.

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