We hope that you have all remained healthy and well through this challenging time. We have really missed having all the children with us at Nursery and are looking forward to their return. We want again to say thank you to all of you for the support you have and are continuing to give us.
At this point, we have received no further information regarding the return of children to school. We are hoping that the 8th March will be confirmed by the Government soon. However, we are planning how to gradually welcome the children back into school, ready to be fully open on 8th March.
After half term, someone from your child’s class team will ring you to talk about your individual situation and to begin to plan your child’s return. We feel that to build up a gradual return will be the best way to support the children back into Nursery. We will continue to follow our Home Learning timetable until 8th March.
The staff at Nursery have now been provided with Lateral Flow home tests. Staff will test twice a week. Although these tests are generally accurate, there is a risk of a false positive. This could mean that a bubble needs to be limited or closed whilst a PCR test is sought. As soon as the staff member receives a clear negative result, the bubble will be fully reopened. This could mean further disruption through this academic year.
We are also mindful that returning to full numbers could also result in temporary bubble limits or closures. We appreciate the patience and understanding of those that have previously been affected and hope you continue to work with us.
When you return to school, please continue to support us and wear a mask on the school site. We will continue to follow the staggered times for dropping off and picking up and continue to use the one-way system.
Please also support us by letting us know if someone in your household is isolating, awaiting a test result or has had a positive Covid-19 test. This will help us to continue to work to keep everyone here safe too.
Please refer to the letter regarding symptoms in children to help you to make decisions about whether you should test your child. If you have any concerns at all, please take a test and isolate for 10 days.
We are working hard to improve our communication with everyone. I hope you have received this letter through our new ParentMail service. If you are reading this on our website please sign up to ParentMail as soon as possible or contact the main school office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any concerns or questions regarding signing up.
I hope that you can all have a relaxing and safe half term break.