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CSG Village School Update 17th March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

 

As many of you are aware the Government guidelines that were issued yesterday now state:

 

“if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house becomes ill.”

 

We therefore ask that if anyone in your house should develop either:

 

· A new and persistent cough

· A high temperature

 

That you remain in self-isolation and notify us of the situation.

 

The health and safety of our staff and children is our absolute priority and we ask that you are considerate of this. Should you be asked to isolate, please be considerate of those still at school and the situation they are in.

 

School Visitors

 

At this point can we request that no parent/visitor comes into school to read or work with the children at either site.

 

Future Events

 

SEN Reviews

 

Infant School – These will be cancelled. Paperwork will be sent home with your child, should you wish to speak to our SENCo, please email the school office to arrange a telephone appointment.

Junior School – These will go ahead tomorrow, please do not attend if you or a member of your family are self-isolating and may we kindly request that you do not shake hands with the staff.

 

Parents Evenings

 

These will no longer take place. They will be rescheduled for a future date once we have more clarity on the situation. Should you have any pressing concerns please contact your class teacher by emailing the relevant school office.

 

Year 4 Swimming

 

This will no longer take place this half term. We will review this after Easter and confirm any arrangements at that point.

 

Year 2 - Woburn Safari Park. Thursday 19th March

 

This trip is unfortunately postponed. We will be in touch with a future date for this visit when the time is appropriate

 

Year 6 – Sports Festival. Friday 20th March

 

This event is cancelled. Children are to come to school wearing school uniform and they will be able to order a hot school meal as normal

 

Year 4 Saxon Day. Tuesday 24th March

 

This event is currently still taking place. We will no longer require parent helpers. We will update you should the situation change.

 

Year 1 Village Fete. Wednesday 25th March

 

Unfortunately Visitors will no longer be invited to this event.

 

Year 2 Africa Day. Thursday 26th March

 

Unfortunately visitors will no longer be invited to this event.

 

Reception – Roald Dahl Museum, Thursday 26th March

 

This trip is unfortunately postponed. We will be in touch with a future date for this visit when the time is appropriate

 

Year 5 and 6 Residential Trips

 

We understand that there is a great deal of anxiety amongst some parents concerning these trips. Advice from the Government is changing daily. At this stage we are asking that you please bear with us. We are in continuous contact with the relevant suppliers and agencies. As these trips are not due to take place for several weeks, the companies are currently handling a large number of enquiries from those whose travel is more imminent. We are not going to be able to finalise any information until after the Easter holidays.

 

Clubs

 

Little Walkers plans to continue with their provision until there is a formal closure announced by the government.

For externally run clubs, who hire our premises, please can you contact your club/lesson providers regarding their plans.

All school run clubs will finish at the end of this week.

 

Learning at home

 

Plans are in place to ensure that learning can continue at home. Children who are sent home will bring a ‘learning at home’ book along with all their passwords for online access and any packs that the children might need. Parents will receive a learning guide via email. This guide will include suggested activities and signposting to the relevant online resources. Should a closure be announced then the same arrangements will apply for all children.

 

As soon as any future closure is confirmed we will contact parents/carers via email.

 

Anxiety

 

We understand that some children are feeling anxious about the virus. Attached is a pdf resource which you may find helpful. Please also take a look at our website where there are plenty of resources to help build resilience in children. https://www.csgvillageschool.org/mental-health-and-wellbeing/

 

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and understanding at this time. Please be reassured that everybody’s health and wellbeing is our priority.

 

Kind regards  

 

Mrs E Peal & Staff


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