Although term ends on Friday 18th December, school’s duty to support the wider community during this pandemic continues beyond that date. If your child develops symptoms on either the Friday evening, Saturday 19th December or Sunday 20th December and subsequently tests positive, it is vital you still inform school. This is so we can notify the relevant contacts, take the necessary actions and protect the wider community as best we can. If there is a case involving a staff member during these dates, parents of those pupils who are contacts will be informed by Dojo. I am able to see who has read posts and messages – if they go unread, I will phone.
You will be able to contact school by sending me a direct message on Dojo.
I will be checking Dojo daily throughout the 1st week of the holidays up to Friday 25th December to take into consideration test return times. I will then be offline until Friday 1st January.
Any positive cases with symptoms starting on or after Monday 21st December will not impact the wider school community as contacts are identified 48 hours from the start of any symptoms.
In the case of a positive test or your child being told to self-isolate due to contact with a positive case beyond Monday 21st December, please notify me by Dojo message on Friday 1st January so that I can inform teachers to arrange home learning for your child.
We very much hope this is just a hypothetical situation. Being ill or having to self-isolate over Christmas isn’t a situation I want for anyone. We all still have our part to play in adhering to the guidelines and trying to keep the virus at bay for as long as possible.
Class teachers will be offline from Dojo throughout the holiday period and any messages you send may not be answered until we return to school.
We thank you for your continued support throughout this pandemic, all your kind words and messages to staff have been very much needed and appreciated. We all wish you the very best over the festive period and hope that your Christmas is one full of fun and cheer. We all deserve a wonderful break this year.
Symptoms to look out for are:
- high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Current advice from NHS can be found here.
Here’s to a brighter 2021!