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Letter to Parents 21st January
January 21st 2022
Dear Parents / Guardians
Thank you for all your support of your children and us. This week, we have been particularly proud of how our students have responded to the changes announced by Government earlier in the week. Students merely got on with the job in hand on Thursday morning, and we have reminded them that they should always aim to submit their personal best class- and homework assignments, as well as enjoy being in school with their friends.
Today, we have run our second ‘Family Friday’ session in Daily Tutor Time with students and teachers working together on basic breathing exercises to aid relaxation.
Teachers are currently offering nearly 40 lunchtime clubs over the school week, and we would like all students to sign up for one club. Please encourage your daughter or son to sign up and attend: Lunchtime Clubs 2021 / 2022
We would like to remind you that students will be learning remotely on Friday, February 11th with work set in Google Classroom for all students. Students should stick to their normal timetable and work on those tasks through the day and submit all work at the end of the day. Teachers will also set Homework Assignments in Google Classroom as per the Homework Timetable. No online live lessons will take place with teachers. No student should attend school on Friday, February 11th. We will be writing separately next week to parents of Year 8 students about booking of appointments for the Year 8 Parents’ Consultation Day on Friday, February 11th.
Since we returned in January we have had 85 students and 7 members of staff test positive for COVID-19. Many of the students have been asymptomatic and identified by in school or home testing. Where we have positive cases in a class we often retest the class or close contacts on the following day. Going forward, we will provide you with a once weekly update on positive cases and maintain our current testing regime until Easter.
We continue to support and encourage students to wear face coverings in class and have reminded them that they still need to wear them on school transport for the moment.
Otherwise, we continue to operate all precautions we announced to you via our letter of Letter of September 2nd – Arrangements for September and Beyond
Sonette Schwartz Charles Joseph
Executive Principal Principal