Coronavirus vaccine Q&A in five South Asian languages
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Information for parents/carers for children attending school during lockdown (January 2021).
Your child should attend school in school uniform. Children who attend breakfast club or afterschool club should be dropped off/picked up from the club doors. Children in Key Stage 2 should be dropped off and picked up at the school office. Children in Early Years or Key Stage 1 should be dropped off/picked up at the entrance to the infants (please see below). To ensure social distancing on site, children who do not require breakfast club can be dropped off at any time between 8.30am and 9am. Children who do not require after school care can be picked up between 3pm and 3.30pm.
Please note that as we are currently unable to provide fruit or a snack at break, you may wish to send your child in with a small and preferably healthy snack to eat at playtime.
As it stands today, your child will be placed into the appropriate new bubble for the period of lockdown:
Staff will be operating on a rota and therefore your child will not always be taught by their usual class teacher. However, they will be familiar with the adults who are teaching them.
Please do not take up this place if you do not really need it. It is essential that we all work together to reduce the number of contacts an individual has if we are to bring the infection rate down and return to something nearing normality. Please also note that, in order to safeguard staff, children and their families, if there is evidence that your family is not following government lockdown rules, your child’s place will be removed. We simply cannot put others at risk.
If you require any support or advice during these challenging times, please choose one of the following options:
• Our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org - This should primarily be used for asking questions about the work that has been set for children to do at home and, possibly, to send in any work that you need a teacher to look at. Any problems with FSM vouchers should also be directed to this address.
• Our email address: email@example.com - This should be used to keep school up-to-date with any changes in your circumstances that do not require an urgent response;
• Our usual school telephone line: 0121 464 2881 - This should be used for the most urgent matters only so that we can keep it clear for emergencies;
• Our emotional support telephone line: 07885 912371 - Our Learning Mentor, Mrs Milnes, will be working from home to operate this line. This line is available to anyone for general advice and if you just need a friendly, listening ear.