Notice to all parents
Reaching our potential together in Christ.
Monday 4th January 2021
FAO: ALL PARENTS AND CARERS OF PUPILS AT ST MARY MAGDALEN’S COE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Dear Parent or Carer,
I am sure you've all been following the news regarding school closures in Tier 4 and the spread of the new variant of Covid-19.
We are writing to notify you that due to concerns regarding the spread of Covid-19, in order to limit the possibility of the spread of the virus amongst our school community and following discussions with the local authority, the governors and staff at school, starting tomorrow (Tuesday 5th January 2021) school will only be open for the children of keyworkers, for vulnerable children and for children with an EHCP.
This is clearly a fast-moving situation which must be kept under constant review and we will limit the partial school closure to as short a period of time as possible. For now, we anticipate that the closure will be for the next two weeks, we will always strive however to keep you informed of any changes.
If you are a key worker, you must notify school that your child will continue to attend school. Please reply to any communication you have received from school to confirm the name of your child and your occupation that qualifies your child as a keyworker child. Please confirm if you child will attend fulltime or for partial attendance. Please note that your child should only attend school for time when you are at work.
If your family are currently receiving additional support from school or other services, your child will be able to attend school. If you feel that your child should be attending school, or if you want to discuss the attendance of your child, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Bird.
If your child has an EHCP then they will also be able to attend school.
Those children not attending school will be able to access remote learning which will be available on our website from Tuesday 5th January 2021.
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals and if your child is not attending school, we are currently liaising with our catering department to organise a food parcel and further details will follow.
We understand the difficulties this partial closure of school will cause for all our families and regret that this decision has had to be made, but feel it is necessary for the health and safety of our whole school community.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact school.