Sunday June 27th 2021
RE: Bubble closure for Year 3 Raccoons Class
Firstly, I would like to say thank you for your help and understanding as we work together to keep all children and adults as safe as possible. As you are aware, on Friday, two members of the Raccoons Class tested positive for Covid-19. These lateral flow tests have since been confirmed by PCR tests. They have many of the symptoms and are feeling unwell with it. We wish them a speedy recovery!
Since we told you on Friday of the closure, another member of the class has since tested positive. So it is very important that we follow the government guidance to keep you all as safe as possible. Your child, who is in Year 3, must self-isolate. They must not play with other children and or leave their house. They can play in their own garden but should not mix with other households. (This means you should not invite others to your house during this period.)
If they have a brother or sister who attends a school or nursery setting, they are able to continue going to school unless anyone in your house becomes unwell with covid-19 symptoms.
Everyone in Year 3 must isolate until Tuesday 6th of July which is ten full days after the first symptom were diagnosed. If your child or anyone in your house, develops symptoms, then everyone in your household must then isolate and the child or family member should take a PCR test. This can be done at the castle house. Please ring 119 to arrange this.
If the test result is negative, the original isolation period must continue until the 6th of July. If the test result is positive, then the isolation period restarts from the day the symptoms began. This is for everyone in the household.
If your child is entitled to benefits related free school meals, we will be contacting you tomorrow about how we will manage this through meal vouchers. Your child will be allocated a laptop if they do not have one to use at home. Please send a symptom free adult to school to collect this on Monday morning.
Your child must log on at home at 10.00am and 1.30pm every day so that Mr Rose can teach your child as he did in the last lockdown. He will expect to see every child in each session. We must carry out home visits to families where we have had no daily contact to make sure that everyone is safe and well. Logging onto the Teams lessons is the best way to support your child. If your child is poorly, please ring school to let us know so that we know why they are not accessing their classes.
I am so sorry for the inconvenience and stress that this will naturally cause you all. I sincerely hope that you all stay safe and well. We look forward to welcoming your children back into school on the 6th of July. Please ring school tomorrow if you would like to chat this all through with myself or a member of the team.
Sincere best wishes and thanks,