09 Oct COVID-19 Update 9th October
While the numbers of cases of Covid-19 are slowly increasing in Haringey, they are by no means as high as in other areas of the country. It is reassuring to know that, whilst there have been a few cases of Covid-19 in Haringey schools, there have been no big outbreaks or prolonged school closures – Haringey Public Health has in part attributed this to the effectiveness of the measures that all schools have put in place.
Despite this good news, we must continue to remain vigilant and to follow these rules:
- Ensure you keep a safe distance from other parents when dropping off and picking up your children.
- Ensure that when you enter the school site you are wearing a mask and that both your nose and mouth are covered.
- Please leave the school grounds as soon as possible.
- Please do not let your children use the climbing frames or playgrounds after school.
In order to help clarify which course of action parents should be taken in different situations, we have put together this flow chart which we use in the school office. I am attaching this for your interest, and would encourage you to read it before phoning us for advice on whether or not your child should attend school. Whenever a child is absent from school due to a potential case of Covid-19, the admin team will record all relevant information on a spread sheet. It is imperative that you inform the school office as soon as you receive a test result even if it is negative.
Remote Learning Update
Staff have been planning packs of learning for children to do at home in case they are required to isolate. The packs will be available in the Remote Learning section of the school website should you need to access them.
We are making good progress in switching over to using Google Classroom as a platform for our Remote Learning. Virtual classrooms have now been created and the class lists have been set up so every child has a profile. We are trialling Google Classroom with different children across the school in nursery, Year 2, year 3, year 5 and year 6. We are also planning training for our children and staff. We will be providing parents and carers with clear instructions on how to access and use Google Classroom when we are ready to launch it.
Thank you to all those of you who filled in our post lockdown form. We had a very positive responses from parents. We have been assessing the children over the last few weeks and will be using all this information to inform and support our planning for the rest of the academic year.
Curriculum Chats and Parents Evening
I hope you have all had a chance to view the year team presentations posted on the website. Each Year team has posted a Curriculum Chat in the Year Group section on the school website. Each short video introduces the teachers in your year team and gives you an over view of the curriculum for the coming year.
This year, we will be running parents evening a little differently. It will in fact be spread over three consecutive evenings between 4:00pm – 6:00pm on Tues 10th, Wed 11th, and Thurs 12th November. We will ask you to sign up for an appointment within one of these 6 hour windows. You will be asked to leave your name, your child’s name and your contact telephone number. As some point during the hour, the class teacher will call you for a five minute telephone consultation. Unfortunately, the duration of the call is strictly limited to 5 minutes. Further information about this, including how to register, will be sent out next week.
Once again, I want to thank you for your continued support and cooperation. All your messages of support and offers of help are greatly appreciated by the staff team.