23rd October 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support during the last few weeks of term. I have been in contact with the staff and families within our community, who have had covid-19 and I am pleased to report they are recovering well. Please can we consider the feelings of these individuals and try not to continue to speculate who they are on social media.
When I make the decision to close a class, this is based on government guidance. We will only do this when a positive case has been confirmed and your child has had direct contact. If a class is isolating (staying at home for a set amount of time) it is permissible for siblings to still attend school, unless they develop symptoms. This is not a school rule but a government decision. These are challenging times for everyone but, it is imperative that we follow these rules for the safety of everyone. In school, we are doing all that we can to minimise risk and follow the set guidance.
Over the half-term break we will re-visit the school’s extensive risk assessment: https://www.whcps.org/covid-19-risk-assessments and identify if there are any further changes we need to incorporate. In order to help us with communication, please can you ensure that the office has an email address so that we contact you with letters.
Thank you so much for encouraging the children to engage with their blended learning. The school staff have created some exciting learning opportunities that can be found on our website, https://www.whcps.org/blended-learning-at-whitehouse/, ‘Google Classrooms’ and ‘Tapestry’. It has been great to watch the excellent weather reports in Year 4 and story time with Mr Joscelyne.
I do hope that everyone is able to have a super, socially distanced half-term. I look forward to welcoming everyone back to our wonderful school on 3rd November.
Mrs A Hall