At the end of the first week back after lockdown, I am pleased to share that we have had record attendance in school this week. On Tuesday, every single child from Reception to Year 6 attended school - the first time this has happened in a long time so thank you for your support!
That being said, I want to take this opportunity to remind parents of the following measures as we continue to work hard to keep our children, parents and staff here at Stow Heath safe. Whilst I know there appears to be lots of frustrating rules, as a school, school to abide by Government guidelines and I am asking parents to support us with this even if you do not necessarily agree! For the safety of the children, the whole school community needs to work together.
Below I have listed some reminders of things that school has noticed this week which will help us to keep our school fully open and limit the risk of closing a bubble down:
Maintain a safe distance from those who do not live in your household. School is still seeing groups of parents gathering around our school gates and I ask that you move on as soon as your child is in school. Do not block the gates under any circumstances.
Parents should also aim to keep a safe distance from the person in front of you.
Please wear a face mask whenever you are on or around the school site. The number of parents wearing a mask whilst on the school run is getting smaller and smaller as each day passes.
Wearing a mask will help us to keep EVERYONE safe and help us to keep bubbles open - something which I know all parents want to happen.
From Monday, masks will be offered to any parent who is not wearing one.
Arriving on time
Please do not arrive at the school gates more than a few minutes before they open.
School is experiencing a high volume of children arriving late to school on a regular basis. This puts your child in possible contact with other year groups, something which we are trying to minimise as much as possible. Please adhere to your child's start & finish times.
In line with the guidance that school has to follow, it is not possible for school to give out birthday treats or any other kind of gift at this time. I understand that this is frustrating and may seem extreme but it is just an extra measure that school must adhere to in order to keep our pupils and the community safe.
Thank you for your patience and support as we work together to settle our children back into a much needed routine.
Have a good weekend.