Well I hope that, whilst it was a different holiday and festive period, you all made the best of it and had a fantastic Christmas. I also hope that 2021 has got off to the best start possible for you all under the circumstances! On behalf of all the staff a huge thank you for all the lovely messages, cards and gifts we received prior to the Christmas break and all you support and understanding at such a difficult time.
As I am sure you are aware the new term starts tomorrow and whilst it is not the start we would have wanted, I know together we will make the best of it and get through it together. Tomorrow (Monday) will continue to be an inset day and staff will be working from home. If you need us please contact us via Class Dojo. Many of you have already spoken to teachers or will do so over the coming days. Remote Learning starts on Tuesday. Please be aware that unlike the last lockdown, this time there are very clear expectations on schools that learning must continue and progress. We obviously cannot do this without your support and will work with you to do all that we can. Please do let us know if you need anything.
Team Hawaii will be back in action on Wednesday and it is only these children, whose parents have had direct contact with me, who will be in school.
Should you need to come onto school site, please be aware that the rules and expectations that were in place prior to the holiday remain. Please do ensure that you keep your physical distance and that you wear masks when on school site unless you are exempt. If your children are in Hawaii, please do ensure that they are not sent into school if they themselves have symptoms of Covid or if a member of the household does. The whole household MUST isolate until tests results are received. Should you require further information, please follow the link below:
If you do not have a child in school, please do let us know if your child is unwell or a member of the household, we do still care about you all obviously and are all still part of the same community.
As previously, there are a few things that you need to know:
- There will be a small number of school staff in school everyday (from Tuesday).
- The best way to contact teachers / school staff is messaging via Class Dojo, they will be online throughout the day and will get back to you as soon as they can. Class Teachers will be at home teaching remotely via Zoom at the times already given out. Links to the Zoom sessions will be sent by individual teachers.
- The school phones will only be manned between 7.45am and 3.45pm. Please do not hesitant to call, even if it is only for a chat. If we cannot talk at that moment, someone will get back to you as soon as they can. Please only use option 3 and 5, as other lines will not be manned due to the reduced work force each day.
- We will be asking for confirmation from those critical workers who may need child care for next week. Please do keep in mind that the government are very clear that ‘you should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to the COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should’.
Food Parcels for those eligible
Should your child be eligible for Free School Meals (this is not Universal Free School Meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) and you would like a weekly food parcel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please give your child's name, class and the best number to contact you on. We ask that as far as possible, once they are available, you collect these from school but should you need them delivered we can make arrangements. If you are not sure if your child is eligible and wish to check please also email. If you have already received a message via Dojo, there is no need to email.
Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Letters that went out before the holiday:
The following letters went out the week before the holiday:
We all look forward to working with each and everyone of you in 2021 albeit a bit differently to begin with! I know the we are all looking forward to seeing you virtually or face to face this week which gives us all a little bit of normality.
Whilst we do still anticipate disruption moving forward and do not know how long the current arrangements will remain, we will of course do all we can to support you and thank you for your support without which we cannot do what we are doing.
Here is hoping, that as we move through 2021, it is eventually easier and more settled year than 2020. We are sure whatever happens it will be another positive year for our school and we will get through it together. Here is to another successful year at Clockhouse Primary!
Stay safe team Clockhouse!