Summer and September - school updates
The sun is shining, and the summer holiday is just hours away!
With the changes in COVID guidance, I am emailing to share with you some details regarding September.
COVID Risk Assessment
In line with the relaxation of other national measures, schools are also having a significant relaxation and removal of most measures from the DfE guidance. Four control measures remain in place:
1. Ensure good hygiene for everyone.
2. Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
3. Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
4. Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.
During the Summer Holidays, we will update our COVID risk assessment to reflect these changes. I will not send this to families until the end of August or the beginning of September as the current national picture appears to be very uncertain and not confirming our risk assessment until the start of September seems the sensible option.
However, there are some details I can share with you today.
Start and end of the day
We will no longer stagger the start or end of the day and multiple entrance points will no longer be required. However, some of our COVID drop off and pick up locations are ‘COVID keepers’ as they have worked really well this year.
The plan for the children is as follows:
Drop off between: 8:50am – 9:00am
Pick up: 3:15pm
Location (drop off and pick up):
Carpark – Reception Garden gate
Year 1 and 2
Classroom doors from the playground (enter playground through large black gates or side blue gate)
Drop off: 8:45am – 8:55am
Pick up: 3:25pm
Locations (Drop off):
Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 Thunberg Class (Miss Drake)
Main entrance (by the crossing) in at the side door
Year 5 Cowell Class (Miss Williams) and Year 6
Bottom gate by the playground
Locations (pick up):
Same as drop off
Top playground (parents enter via side gate – not the car park)
Year 5 and Year 6
Positive COVID and close contacts
Children and staff who test positive for COVID will still be required to isolate in line with national policy.
From August 19th all under 18s who are considered close contacts will not need to self-isolate. Information can be found here (this information will be updated by the NHS when guidance and rules change).
We will maintain our home learning capacity for children who have to self-isolate. If a child goes into isolation, we will contact the family to make arrangements for home learning.
…and a summer freebie for families!
White Rose Maths (the maths followed at St Saviour’s) have teamed up with Morrisons to give primary pupils a series of exciting and FREE workbooks to use at home. These colourful and engaging workbooks are perfect for revisiting and practising work that children have covered earlier in the year, or to prepare them for the new school year ahead.
Click here to find out more: https://whiterosemaths.com/morrisons/
Have a great Summer Holiday
If I don’t see you before the end of term, I hope you all have a great summer break. Thank you to the parents, carers, staff, children and our wider school community for your understanding and support through what has been a ‘different’ kind of year.
Best of luck to the children and staff leaving St Saviour’s this year and keep an eye out for some videos soon to be uploaded to our YouTube channel (I will share them on social media as well). I am personally planning to have a long rest and spend some quality time with my family and friends over the summer break, recharge my batteries and look forward to seeing you all in September.
St Saviour’s Infant Church School and St Saviour’s Junior Church School