COVID update

Safe wearing and removal of face coverings

Due to the rise in COVID cases across London we are now asking all parents to wear a face covering when you drop off and collect your child from school.

If your child is wearing a face covering to and from school please make sure you follow this guidance:

Safe wearing of face coverings requires cleaning of hands before and after touching – including to remove or put them on – and the safe storage of them in individual, sealable plastic bags between use. Where a face covering becomes damp, it should not be worn and the face covering should be replaced carefully.

Pupils must not to touch the front of their face covering during use or when removing it and they must dispose of temporary face coverings in a ‘black bag’ waste bin (not recycling bin) or place reusable face coverings in a plastic bag they can take home with them, and then wash their hands again before heading to their classroom.

 

Drop off and pick up reminders

You must drop off your child between 8.45am and 9.15am. This will mean that we can continue to stagger the arrival of all our families. You must collect your child at the end of the day between 3pm and 3.30pm. Please do not be late.

Only 1 parent is allowed to drop off/collect their child/ren. Please make sure you are social distancing from other families. Once you have dropped off or collected your child please move away from the school gates.

 

Covid-19 related pupil absence

 What do I do if……… What ACTION is needed? When can I RETURN to school?
My child is ill with symptoms not linked to Covid-19: Sore throat, runny nose, headache, tummy ache, chicken pox, tonsillitis, sickness, diarrhoea Follow the usual School Absence Policy When the child is feeling better or 48 hours if the illness is sickness/diarrhoea
My child has possible Covid-related symptoms:

·          HIGH TEMPERATURE – this means feeling hot to the touch on the chest or back

·          A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH – this means coughing for more than an hour, or having 3 or more episodes in 24 hours

·          A LOSS OR CHANGE TO SENSE OF SMELL OR TASTE – this means being unable to taste or smell as usual

DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school to inform us

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days

Get a test for your child showing symptoms

INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT THE RESULT

…the test result is negative
My child tests positive for Covid-19 DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT THE RESULT

Agree a date for earliest possible return – minimum of 10 days

Bubble isolates and school provides remote learning

When they feel better (but must remain at home for 10 days)

They can return after 10 days even if the cough and loss of taste/smell remains. This can last for weeks

My child tests negative for Covid-19 INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT THE RESULT

Discuss when your child can come back to school

…same day/next day
Someone in my house is ill with possible Covid-19 symptoms DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school to inform us

Self-isolate the whole household for 14 days OR until the test comes back negative

Household member with symptoms to get tested

INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT THE RESULT

…the test result is negative
Someone in my house tests positive for Covid-19 DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

INFORM SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY ABOUT THE RESULT

Agree a date for earliest possible return – minimum of 14 days

…the child has completed 14 days of isolation and hasn’t developed symptoms of Covid-19
NHS Test & Trace has identified my child as being in close contact of someone with symptoms confirmed as Covid-19 DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school to inform us

Agree a date for earliest possible return – minimum of 14 days

…the child has completed 14 days of isolation
We/my child has travelled and needs to self-isolate as a period of quarantine

 

YOU MUST LET THE SCHOOL KNOW IF YOUR CHILD HAS TRAVELLED!

Do not take unauthorised leave in term-time

Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel

Return from a destination when quarantine is needed

Agree an earliest possible date for return – minimum of 14 days

Self-isolate the whole household

…the quarantine period of 14 days has been completed
We have received medical advice that my child must resume shielding DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Contact school to inform us

Shield until you are informed that restrictions are lifting and shielding is paused again

Send in communication stating that child must shield.

…evidence shown that restrictions have been lifted and your child can return
My child’s bubble is closed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at school DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL

Your child will need to isolate for 14 days

…school inform you that the bubble will be reopened
When will specific home learning NOT be provided for my child?
– If a household is self-isolating due to a positive test result

– If a child is showing signs of COVID and is waiting for a test

– If a child is quarantining

If your child is at home for any of these reasons you can find resources on Google Classrooms for Key Stage 2 and on Google Class Sites for Early Years and Key Stage 1 to help support their learning: Homework project sheet, Topic Web, Knowledge Organiser

Your child also has access to the online learning platforms: Mathletics, Reading Eggs, Readiwriter and Purple Mash

When will home learning be provided for my child?
– If a class bubble is shut due to a confirmed case

– If a local lock down is announced

Children will need to log in daily to their Google Classroom or Google Site to access the learning set by the teachers.

Daily video introducing the learning (also posted on Twitter)

Daily learning added (English, Maths, Other) including tasks on Mathletics, Reading Eggs, Readiwriter and Purple Mash. Feedback will be given