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March 2021

Update for Parents/Carers from Mrs Oxton, Headteacher

 

It’s been a real pleasure to see and welcome back all of our families.

Pupils have settled back in quickly and calmly and there is a very positive vibe around school.

Thank you for your co-operation with maintaining our drop off and pick up arrangements.

 

We are re-introducing our weekly Friday newsletter and so important information from the school will now be communicated to you via the newsletter. There will therefore be fewer updates on the website moving forward, unless I need to communicate something to you that is urgent. 

 

The following information below is not new, but I am keeping it on the website a little longer in case parents need to refer back to it again.

 

Please do not send your child to school if they

  • Have symptoms of the virus (cough, temperature, loss of taste/smell)
  • Have tested positive for the virus
  • Live with or have come into contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive for the virus

 

Please contact the school if your child is not going to be in, so you can explain their absence and you can be advised on the next steps to take.

 

 

 

DROP OFF AND PICK UP ARRANGEMENTS WHEN SCHOOL REOPENS

Drop off and pick up arrangements will be the same as they were in the autumn term.

 

Y1, Y2 and Y3 MORNING DROP OFF from 8.45am

  • Please use the Waterloo Road gate
  • The gate will be open between 8.45 and 9.00am
  • Wait with your child on the pavement in a single file queue, please remember to keep 2 metres away from parents/children in front and behind you, then drop your child at the gate when it is opened
  • Your child will walk into school by themselves, please do not come onto the premises

 

Y4, Y5 and Y6 MORNING DROP OFF from 8.45am

  • Please use the Derby Street gate
  • The gate will be open between 8.45 and 9.00am
  • Wait with your child on the pavement in a single file queue, please remember to keep 2 metres away from parents/children in front and behind you, then drop your child at the gate when it is opened
  • Your child will walk into school by themselves, please do not come onto the premises

 

Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 AFTERNOON PICK UP from 3.15pm

  • Please use the Waterloo Road gate
  • Wait on the pavement in a single file queue, please remember to keep 2 metres away from parents in front and behind you
  • EYFS parents will be allowed on to the school site first
  • Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 parents will then be allowed on to the site at 3.15pm
  • Walk around the back edge of the playground to the correct class zone, again please remember 2 metres social distancing at all times
  • Your child will be sent to you
  • Once you have your child, walk out the back of the zone to the steps at the far end of the playground, then follow the one way system out of school
  • Please keep your child with you at all times, do not go too near, or gather with or socialise with other parents/families

 

Y5 and Y6 AFTERNOON PICK UP from 3.15pm

  • Please wait on Derby Street
  • The gate will be open from 3.10pm and school staff will bring your child with the rest of their class onto Derby Street from where you will then collect them
  • If you are in a car, please park up safely, do not drive past and expect your child to get into the car when you haven’t parked up, this is not safe

 

EYFS parents have been emailed their arrangements separately.

 

If you have more than one child in school, please collect the youngest first.

 

Please can we ask that parents are prompt for drop off and pick up each day. We will have many staff on duty supervising at these times, so if parents are late it means staff have to stay outside supervising and are not able to get on with important tasks back inside school.

 

 

Please remember that we all still have an important part to play in trying to tackle transmission of the virus; we are by no means out of the woods yet.

If the infection rate starts to go up again, there is a good chance the government will keep restrictions in place longer than planned and no one wants that! Everyone wants life to return back to normal, but that will only happen if we all continue to act responsibly now.

This includes respecting the protocols of behaviour that we have for parents when on the school site. Thank you.

 

Here is a reminder of all of the additional protective measures we will be putting in place in school to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.

  • Pupils will be in class ‘bubbles’ but the bubbles won’t mix
  • Play times and dinner times will be staggered to keep bubbles separate
  • There will be regular and thorough hand washing throughout the day
  • There will be sanitising stations in every classroom and in other areas of the school
  • Enhanced cleaning of the school building and equipment will be in place
  • All internal work areas will be well ventilated (but still kept at an appropriate temperature to keep pupils and staff comfortable)
  • Visitors onto the school site will be strictly limited (and for the moment this will continue to include parents/carers)
  • All adults on the school site (staff, parents, visitors) will observe 2 metres social distancing
  • We will follow strict step by step procedures, provided by Public Health England, if anyone in school develops COVID-19 symptoms

 

Please note, there will still be no requirement for primary school aged children to wear a face mask/face covering whilst in school.

 

COVID RISK ASSESSMENT 

REVIEW 240221 CHEETWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL Covid-19 Risk Assessment for full return September 2020 & beyond

Because you are not able to pop to school office or see your child’s teacher easily at the moment, if there is anything you need, please call the school office on 0161 834 2104, or email admin@cheetwood.manchester.sch.uk or email your child’s teacher directly.

 

 

THANK YOU

MRS OXTON, HEADTEACHER