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Dinnington Community Primary School

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

20.03.20

 

School Closure Update:

 

Whilst the school is closed, children who are eligible for free school meals or universal free school meals (Children in FS2, year 1 and Year 2) can order a packed lunch.

 

These can be ordered by telephoning the school office today or before 9.15am on Monday morning. These lunches can then be collected from the main entrance at 12.30pm on a daily basis.

 

We would strongly encourage all of our parents who are eligible to order these lunches.

 

Children of key workers who will attend school can order these packed lunches on arrival at school on Monday, or can bring a packed lunch from home.

 

If you have any questions please contact the office.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

20.03.20

 

Coronavirus Update:

At 3.05pm today schools will close until further notice (children booked on after school club will finish at 4.15pm). The government has asked parents to keep their children at home in order to limit the chance of the virus COVID-19 spreading. It is vital that we follow this guidance to keep the most vulnerable in society safe.

 

Our school will remain open only for those children of ‘key workers’ who have not got any other possible childcare arrangements. The school will run on a reduced staff in a ‘childcare’ capacity only.

 

The government has been clear in saying that schools are open only for those children who absolutely must attend, where key workers do not have any other possible childcare arrangements. The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect.

 

Key workers have been identified here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

If you think you fit into the category of a ‘key worker’ and you do not have any other possible childcare arrangements then please contact the school today to discuss your child’s attendance.

 

18.03.20

 

 

Coronavirus Update: 

 

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government have made an announcement about all schools across England. It states that, as schools finish on Friday, they will remain closed until further notice, except for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. 

 

We are waiting on further advice from the Government to identify which of our families fall under these categories. This information will support us to make plans for provision going forward. 

 

We will provide a further update tomorrow as this information becomes available to schools. 

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. 

 

 

 

 

 

18.03.2020

Coronavirus Update: At this point, all schools remain open. A Government update is due at 5pm. We will update you with any information at that point.

 

Today we are sending home 'home learning packs' for all children. These include tasks that children can complete over time if schools are closed. We have also included a blank book/pencil/pen in each pack. If schools are closed for a prolonged period then we will upload learning tasks to our website and children can use the books provided to record their work.

17.3.20

School continues to remain open, following government advice. However, we continue to be extremely thorough with our hygiene processes.

 

If your child is entitled to free school meals, but your child is not attending school as you are following the government advice, we can still provide a packed lunch for you to collect daily. Please let the school office know before 9:15am if you wish to do so.

 

We also have packs of work ready for any child who is currently off school.

 

 

16.3.2020

Corona Virus Update:

The Government has advised that at this time, all schools remain open.

They have now advised that anyone who presents with any one of the two Coronavirus symptoms (a new and continuous cough or a high temperature) should self isolate for 14 days. So, if you, your child or anyone in your household has one of those two symptoms, then you should all stay at home for 14 days.

The government have also identified the need to stop all ‘non-essential contact’ with others. To that end, we will be cancelling Foundation Stage daily reading sessions and our Thursday reading mornings until further notice.

As a school, we are continuing to ensure that children wash their hands and use hand sanitiser before eating, after using the toilet and if they cough/sneeze.

We appreciate your ongoing support in what is a strange and unsettling time. Please call the school office to advise us if your child will not be attending school.

Please click on the latest link form Gov.uk showing how to wash your hands correctly.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQCP7waTRWU&feature=youtu.be

Please click on the link to read the latest guidance and support from the NHS.

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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