As we come to the end of another week, I think that we should all be proud of our school family and how we work together to support one another. We have seen an increase in infection rates regionally, and in our school we have had a number of adults and children with symptoms of Covid 19. Families have found it very difficult to access tests with some being asked to travel up to a 100 miles for testing. Some families have had to wait up to 5 days for results. Thankfully, we have been informed that all tests to date have been negative.
If your child or a family member develops symptoms then please isolate. Telephone 119 and follow the guidance:
Please also inform school by telephone or email.
Following the most recent announcement from government there are some new restrictions that will come into place from 00:01 on Friday 18 September that affect schools and families in County Durham. The measures are being brought in due to the significant rise in coronavirus cases in the county in recent weeks and will help us to keep children in school and prevent the spread of the virus.
Mandatory wearing of face coverings in secondary education settings for Year 7 and above
Changes to rules around households mixing
You can find out more at www.durham.gov.uk/localrestrictions
Please continue to support us with our safety measures in school:
Staggered entry and exit - Please socially distance and leave the site as soon as you can.
Carpark Gate - It can be very busy around the carpark gate. Please wait at a distance until there is space at the yellow markers.
Children will only be able to be dropped off / picked up by their immediate family members, people from their support bubble. We are awaiting further guidance from the DFE about extended family members who help with drop offs and pick ups.
Packed Lunches - Please continue to use disposable bags.
Hot meals - Meals are charged at £2.10 per day. Please support Mrs Tully and Mrs Bandtock in our school kitchen.
Monday - Sausage Roll and Chips
Tuesday - Pizza and Jacket Potato
Wednesday - Breaded Chicken and Roast Potatoes
Thursday - Tomato Pasta and Garlic Bread
Friday - Fish and Chips
There will be fruit, biscuits and cake available too.
PE Days - please send your child to school in their PE kit.
Class 1 - Monday
Class 2 - Monday & Tuesday
Class 3 - Tuesday & Wednesday
Class 4- Tuesday & Thursday
Class 5 - Tuesday & Friday
Class 6 - Wednesday & Friday
I think that we should all say a big well done to our new Reception children. They have had a super start to school and they are settling extremely well into new routines
Take care and keep safe,