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Sugar Hill Primary School

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12th June Update

12 June 2020 (by Vicky)

Update for parents/carers of Year 6 children returning to school.

Dear parents/carers of Year 6 children,

It is almost time for some of the children to return to school and we are all looking forward to welcoming those who have committed to returning on Monday 15th June. As we are sure you can all appreciate, it has taken an awful lot of time and effort to alter the school environment so that it is in line with current government guidelines and as safe as possible for the children to return. We would also like to highlight some important information so that you have a little bit more of an idea of how the next few weeks will work. It is vital that these stringent safety measures are followed.

Firstly, the starting times for those children returning in each class will differ slightly, as will their pick up times. Those in Class 13 will start their day at 8:45am and finish at 2:45pm. However, Class 14 will begin at 9:15am and finish at 3:15pm. Please note, all children returning to school must be dropped off and collected by a parent or carer.

Fridays are slightly different. Class 13 will leave at 12.30pm and class 14 at 12.45. The school will be deep cleaned every Friday and it is important that these times are strictly adhered to. There can be no exceptions.

Should you be running late and miss your time slot for arrival you must ring school and you will be given a time to arrive.

Children and their parents should line up by the red markers on the school railings, each placed at an acceptable social distance. Please use these to line up outside school. Senior staff will be on hand to support you with the new routines for entering school. Please do not arrive early as you will not be allowed in the building and also at the end of the day please arrive on time. It is vital that the building is closed at 3.15pm promptly for cleaning.

Secondly, we are aware that many of you have been asking whether the children will be required to wear their school uniform. The simple answer to this is no! We ask that the children wear their own clothing and comfortable footwear. Clothing must then be washed at the end of each day and the children should attend school in fresh clothing daily. In addition to this, the children ARE NOT required to bring a PE kit into school so their sensible clothing and footwear will ensure they are already prepared for any active sessions.

There will be no morning break money required. The children may bring an extra piece of fruit in their packed lunch to have at break time.

Thirdly, the only items the children are allowed to bring into school are their packed lunches (which should include their own water bottle), coat and any medication that they may require, for instance, an inhaler. Absolutely no other items will be allowed into school. Please do not send school bags. Children will not be able to bring their own books, footballs, bikes, scooters or any other items they may think are acceptable. Should any of these items be brought to school on Monday morning, parents will be requested to take them home. 

Finally, should any of the children refuse to follow any of the safety measures that staff have put in place, e.g. by not washing hands when instructed or coughing inappropriately, not social distancing, parents will be contacted immediately and the children sent home.

Parents/carers will not be allowed to enter the school building unless collecting a poorly child. Please ring or email the school should you have anything at all to ask. If your child is absent from school, we should be informed in the normal way with a call to the office. If you think any of these are the symptoms of COVID 19, the school MUST be informed immediately and you MUST request a COVID test by ringing 119.

All of the measures put in place are essential to keep children and staff safe and it is imperative that everyone adheres to them.

We are asking that you please reply to the attached survey to say that you have read this letter and agree to follow the measures and sanctions.

We look forward to seeing some of you soon.

Key Stage 2 Staff