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02-11-2020 Covid Update

2nd November 2020

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

 

We do hope this letter finds you well. We are sure that you have seen in the news that cases of coronavirus are increasing in the Whitehouse area and there is set to be a National lockdown from Thursday 5th November.

 

As a school we are committed to ensuring that the school remains a safe place for your children to learn, however with current staff shortages this may prove difficult in the weeks ahead. Following the half-term break, the number of cases within the school has risen to 19 (this covers the last three weeks). We are currently continuing to review our risk assessments so that we can keep the school open but please be prepared that we may have to shut part or all of the school to comply with the risk assessment and our business continuity plan. In order to safely keep the school open, we really need everyone to work together. Please can we ask parents to work with us to follow these key arrangements:

 

  • Only one person to collect your child from school – a face covering will be required when on the school site.
  • If your child is unwell, please do not send them to school. Covid symptoms are:

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE
CONTINUOUS COUGH
LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL

 

  • Please do not stand at the classroom doors chatting to the staff – if you would like a phone call to discuss a concern please email parents@whcps.org
  • Do not wait outside the school or on the school grounds in groups. It is imperative that you stay 2 metres distance at all times.  Please do not meet high school aged children near the school, please arrange to meet them at home.
  • Parents of children in R, Y1 and Y2, please check Tapestry regularly for updates and communication.
  • From 3/11/2020, children in Elephants class need to be dropped off and collected from the KS1 playground.
  • If you can see lots of parents on the school paths – wait until there is a convenient time to move.
  • Please do not send the children to school late or without a lunch. This adds pressure to the office and means staff have to move between bubbles.

 

Thank you for continuing to work with us for the safety of everyone in our school community.

 

Mrs A Hall                                                                                           Mr M Parker

Headteacher                                                                                      Chair of Governors

 

If you believe you have symptoms or a family member has symptoms of Coronavirus then you must all remain at home and get a test as soon as possible. Please notify school immediately of the outcome.

 

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