As school prepares to close for the Christmas holiday tomorrow, I want to say thank you for your support, commitment, and understanding during this most challenging of times. It is greatly appreciated by both Governors and staff and means so much to us all. The kind messages that we have received have kept myself and the rest of the staff here going during some very demanding times, reminding us of what a privilege it is for us to work in this community.
On the eve of the last day of this term, I’m sure that we are all looking forward to the prospect of enjoying the partial relaxation of restrictions between 23rd and 27th December and spending time with family or close friends in our extended bubbles.
However it is important to remind parents that although school is closing tomorrow for the holidays, there still needs to be communication between school and parents should there be a confirmed positive case.
If the school is notified of a positive Covid case within our school community up to 24th December and your child is identified through contact tracing as being a close contact of the affected individual, then we will advise you of the need for your child to self-isolate for 10 days from the last point of potential close contact.
If your child receives a positive Covid test result AT ANY TIME during the holiday then please let us know immediately using the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This email address will be monitored daily throughout the holiday by leaders; please do not use any other email address or post on our Facebook page as these may not be monitored as frequently.
I wish you all a restful holiday and hope that you are able to share many moments of joy with your loved ones. One positive from this pandemic is that it has reminded us all of the importance of community spirit, of kindness and caring for one another and of the need to cherish and appreciate the time that we can spend together!
I look forward to seeing you all again in 2021 when school re-opens to all year groups on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
Festive greetings to you and your family!
Mrs Scoffham & everyone at Stow Heath Primary School.