COVID-19 update – 19/03/20
Dear Parents and Carers,
Please read to the end!
Current Government advice
The core Government advice regarding self-isolation has not changed since 17/03/20.
Current advice can be found here:
Please continue to use the absence lines or emails to let us know if your child(ren) are not going to attend school. Please include the name of the child(ren), year group(s), details for absence and the length of absence. If you email, please title the email ‘Pupil Absence’.
Infant School: email@example.com
Junior School: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting Key workers and vulnerable children
The Government announced yesterday that schools should attempt to organise provision to support children of ‘key workers’ and the most vulnerable.
We are waiting for further Government advice this morning and will email families ASAP. Please keep checking your email this morning as we will require a quick turn around response from you.
Home Learning Packs
If you have not collected or received your ‘Home Learning Pack’ these can be picked up from the relevant school office today.
You can collect this yourself or a friend can do this for you. If you have no way of collecting this pack, please contact the office and we will try and arrange delivery for you.
A paper letter was sent home yesterday with details of how you and your child(ren) can log into Microsoft Office 365.
The ‘log in’ allows you to access and use the Office 365 package (e.g. ‘Word’ and ‘PowerPoint’) to create documents and you can start using it from today. Have fun!
We may decide to implement Microsoft Teams in order for teachers to interact and collaborate online with children and more information will be sent via email as required – please do not use Microsoft Teams at this time.
If you didn’t receive a paper letter, please collect it from the relevant school office from today (Thursday 19th March), or send in a friend/ family member to collect it for you.
Please log onto this platform before Friday and let us know if you have any problems ASAP.
At the time of writing this email we have had some staffing absence but have made arrangements and the organisation of both schools remains the same.
We will update parents if this situation changes.
We want to ensure that communication between school and families is as clear, regular and detailed as possible in this difficult and unprecedented time.
I will email again tomorrow with further updates.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for all your understanding and continued support during this time.
and St Saviour’s Junior Church School