I hope you and your family are well. Below is a letter regarding key information about opening of school on Wednesday 2nd September. Years 1-6 will return fully on this day. Our new reception class are having a phased opening. Parents of children joining us in class 1 next year have been written to separately with further details.
Information relating to school’s opening will be added to the COVID-19 updates section of the school website.
There will be some changes to the way things run at school. The letter has key information that you will need to know. Everything we will be doing, that is a bit different, is designed to help keep us all safe. If we can all support these changes, then we will be, as a community, helping each other to stay as safe and as well as we can be.
There is key information on the different classes. This includes the staggered start and finish times and the entrance/exit each class will be using. Please only arrive at designated times for each class. We appreciate that this way of arriving and leaving school is quite different but it’s part of us staying safe together and we appreciate your full support with this.
Click the image below to be directed to information on how to book a test if you are showing COVID symptoms - temperature (37.8C+ ), new persistent cough and /or loss of the sense of smell/taste.
Also click on the document in the file downloads - What must you do if you or a member of your household have COVID19 symptoms - many links are within the document to the most up to date information with reagrds to the test and trace process.
Click on the image below to watch the 'How To Wash Your Hands Song' from the NHS. We have be practising this in school.
School Closure Update
Those who qualify for means tested Free School Meals, will be receiving an email with a voucher that can be used in a number of supermarkets. This is the national scheme that school is using (this is instead of grab bags/food boxes). The company providing these is called edenred. We hope that this national system of vouchers will be of direct practical support.
Although St Paul’s will be in the same position as all schools are: of being temporarily closed as educational settings during the outbreak of COVID-19, we will be contacting, via email, those who were previously allocated places, as we are aiming to provide a service back at St Paul’s from Monday April 20th. This is in the context of Government advice that the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, will protect the NHS and save lives by reducing the risks of spreading the virus. Children must only attend school for child-care if a place has been offered.
Thank you, St Paul’s School