September 2020 Plan

25 Aug - 2020
By: webmaster

Information for parents/carers regarding the full opening of Evergreen School September 2020

Hope you have all managed to have a relatively good summer break in the current challenging circumstances.

We have now completed an updated Whole School Covid 19 Risk Assessment in line with the most up to date Government and Local Authority Guidance.

The risk assessment is a robust and detailed document which places your child’s and the rest of the school community’s health, safety and well-being at its core. Our priority to ensure everything that can be done will be done to minimise the risks that COVID 19 presents within the school environment. The risk assessment focuses heavily on ensuring hygiene and social distancing measures are adhered to as far as is possible taking into account the specific needs of our children.

Pupils will remain within their own “class bubble” across the day to minimise their contact with other children and staff.

Lunches will be eaten in the classroom.

Play areas will be zoned for specific classes and break times staggered.

Pupils start and finish times have been staggered so as to ease the flow of pupils into and out of the building. Transport providers have been notified and will be in contact with you to let you know pick up and drop off times.

Increased cleaning protocols have been introduced.

Parents and carers also have an important part to play and we would appreciate your support with the following:

 

Symptoms

You must not send your child to school if they are displaying any of the symptoms of COVID 19

  • High temperature

  • New, continuous cough

  • Loss or change to your sense of taste or smell

You must be available to collect your child if they develop symptoms whilst at school. Please ensure we have up to date contact numbers and reserve person in case you cannot be contacted.

If you have symptoms or have tested positive for coronavirus, you’ll usually need to self-isolate for at least 10 days.

You’ll usually need to self-isolate for 14 days if:

  • Someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive
  • Someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
  • You’ve been told by the NHS Test and Trace that you’ve been in contact with someone who has coronavirus

Testing is readily available for anyone no matter what age – See NHS online

School must be informed immediately of any test results and of any child displaying symptoms.

 

Drop off and Pick up

  • Only one parent/carer to drop off/pick up.
  • Please leave the premises once your child has been handed over to staff.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • No parents to enter the school building.

Ensure your child washes/sanitises their hands before leaving the house

Please send a named drinks bottle or cup in each day with your child.

Packed lunch boxes and bags must be named.

Essential items only to be sent to school with your child.

Please see attached information regarding transport and attendance.

You should have all received a letter telling you which days your child will be attending school over the first few weeks of the Autumn Term.

We want parents and carers to feel confident that their children will be safe on their return to school and we are here to support you. If you have any questions, worries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

We look forward to welcoming your child back to Evergreen in September and getting back to some kind of normality!

Yours sincerely

Judith Benson

Head of School

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