I want to welcome you back to Term 2. I also want to thank you for your understanding when we needed to close the school so suddenly without prior warning before half term. This was a very difficult decision to make as we know how important it is for children to remain in school and also how much of an impact this would have had for you.
We are determined to keep the school open throughout this new term. We are pleased that we have only had one identified case which means we are doing the right things in school with staying in our bubbles and cleaning every day. However, we do need to tighten up to ensure that we reduce staff contacts in order to keep as much of the school open as possible should another case occur. We need your help to do this too. So we are asking you to wear a mask when bringing or collecting your children. We had felt up to now that as you were remaining outside of the building that masks were not required, but as rates in Bristol significantly rise, we feel that now is the time for masks to be worn.
Staff will now be wearing visors in school. We will also be continuing with our rigorous cleaning routines whilst maintaining class bubbles.
Please inform us if you or your child needs to take a Covid test and also the outcome of the test, even if negative.
We also respectfully ask that you follow government guidelines and isolate if asked to by the Track and Trace system, as we will too.
All information will be available and up to date on our school website: www.stwerburghs.com. You will find our “Contingency Curriculum” here too. This has lots of easily accessible activities for you to support your child at home should you need to isolate or if we have a short notice closure. These activities are also backed up with short films on our You Tube site. To find it, log onto You Tube and search: Saint Werburgh’s. Please do have a look.
We want to keep the school open and will put in our best endeavours to do so.
Acting head teacher