Covid 19 Information

Important Information For Parents

Updated 2nd March 2021

All Saints will fully re-open for all children on Monday, March 8th.

Due to the need to keep our children, parents and staff safe and healthy, we are following the Government and local guidance, which means, as was the case last term, we have changed some of the ways we operate. We therefore ask that all parents comply to the following procedures and timings

Morning Drop-offs

To help comply with social distancing requirements, we have divided the school into 3 groups:

Group A – Yellow Group

Group B – Green Group

Group C – Orange Group

These groups are the same as was the case in December 2020. Please contact school if you wish to change groups. There is no need for parents of older children (Years 4, 5 and 6) to accompany them to the playground.

All adults entering school grounds should wear a face mask/face covering unless exempt. 

If you arrive early in a car – please wait in your vehicle (with the engine switched off please!) until the following times:

 

Group A (Yellow)

Children in Group A should arrive at school at the following times:

Year 1 – 8.30am – go the Kennion Building Main Entrance

Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – 8.40am – go to the Powell Building Playground.

 

Group B (Green)

Children in Group B should arrive at school at the following times:

Year 1 – 8.45am – go the Kennion Building Main Entrance

Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – 8.55am – go to the Powell Building Playground.

 

Group C (Orange)

Children in Group C should arrive at school at the following times:

Year 1 – 9.00am – go the Kennion Building Main Entrance

Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – 9.10am – go to the Powell Building Playground.

 

Afternoon Pick-ups

 

Group A

Children in Group A should be picked up from school at the following times:

Monday – Thursday

Year 1 – 2.50pm – go the Kennion Building Main Entrance

Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – 3.00pm – go to the Powell Building Playground.

Fridays

Year 1 – 12.35pm – go the Kennion Building Main Entrance

Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – 12.45pm – go to the Powell Building Playground.

 

 

Group B

Children in Group B should be picked up from school at the following times:

Monday – Thursday

Year 1 – 2.50pm – go the Kennion Building Main Entrance

Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – 3.15pm – go to the Powell Building Playground.

Fridays

Year 1 – 12.50pm – go the Kennion Building Main Entrance

Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – 1.00pm – go to the Powell Building Playground.

 

Group C

Children in Group C should be picked up from school at the following times:

Monday – Thursday

Year 1 – 3.20pm – go the Kennion Building Main Entrance

Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – 3.30pm – go to the Powell Building Playground.

Fridays

Year 1 – 1.05pm – go the Kennion Building Main Entrance

Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – 1.15pm – go to the Powell Building Playground.

 

Nursery and Reception Children

Parents of our Nursery and Reception children should contact their child’s class teachers via Dojo to find out the arrangements for their child.

 

One Way Systems

In order to allow parents to keep a safe social distance we ask everyone to follow our one-way systems. Please allow a little more time when dropping-off and picking up your children as you may have to walk a little further! Please do not walk back up the footpath from the Powell Building playground to the pedestrian gate on Little Horton Green.

 

 

Keeping Safe in School

Children will remain in their class ‘bubbles’ throughout the school day. They will have staggered breaks and lunchtimes to ensure children to not mix with other bubbles. They will have contact with the same staff on a daily basis. We have increased cleaning staff hours considerably to ensure the school is kept clean throughout the day.

They will have their hands sprayed with special disinfecting water. This will be repeated throughout the day to maintain high levels of hygiene.

Regular Testing of Members of households, childcare or support bubbles of school staff and pupils

From 1 March 2021, if you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble or support bubble of staff or a pupil you can get a twice-weekly test:

  • through your employer if they offer testing to employees
  • at a local test site
  • by collecting a home test kit from a test site
  • by ordering a home test kit online

Get a test through your employer

Your workplace may offer rapid lateral flow testing to you. Contact your employer to find out more.

Take a test at a rapid lateral flow test site

You can take a rapid lateral flow test at a local site. Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator.

You may need to book an appointment.

Find your nearest rapid lateral flow test site.

Collect test kits

You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests.

Anyone 18 or over can collect. You can check online if the location is busy before you go.

Find your nearest home test kit collection point.

Order home test kits online

If you cannot get tested at your workplace, or are unable to go to a test site or collect test kits, you can order a home test kit online.

Do not order online if you can get a test through other methods. This frees up home delivery for those who need it most.

Order rapid lateral flow home test kits

What twice-weekly testing involves

You will be asked to:

  • take a test twice a week (every 3 or 4 days apart)
  • report every result to NHS Test and Trace on the same day you take the test

Report your test result online or by calling 119.

If anyone tests positive or gets coronavirus symptoms, they should tell the school and:

A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus. But this does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you should keep following all coronavirus advice including:

  • regular handwashing
  • social distancing
  • wearing a face covering where recommended

 

 

 

What should I do if my child, or someone in my household has symptoms of COVID-19? 

If your child has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you must keep them at home and arrange for them to have a test. Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.

 

What will happen to my child if he/she develops symptoms while they at school? 

If your child becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia), you will be contacted and asked to collect your child and any siblings immediately. You will be advised to follow guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, which sets out that they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19).

What happens if someone in my child’s bubble is tested positive for COVID-19? 

The school will establish which other pupils and staff the positive case has been in close contact with whilst there was a risk of infection in school. This may be the whole bubble or just a few children/staff. All those contacts will then be asked to self-isolate for 10 days. Self-isolating children will be provided with work remotely, parents are requested to help ensure this work is completed and submitted for marking.

 

Contacting School

If you wish to speak with your child’s teacher or anyone in school we would like you to contact either via dojo or book a phone appoint through contacting, by phone, the main office. Again we would normally welcome parents into school but in order to allow for social distancing we will operate a system of phone contact only.

Lates

Kennion Building

If you are late please come to the main reception gate where you will be seen one family at a time, so please bare with us as this will take longer than usual.

Physical Education (PE)

Children should wear their PE kits to school on their designated PE days:

  • Black tracksuit bottoms or black leggings
  • White polo shirt or white t-shirt
  • Black trainers or pumps (If you wish your child to wear pumps please can they wear their black school shoes into school and change their footwear for PE)
  • School jumper

 

We will not be asking the children to change in school as we cannot ensure social distancing.

 

Attendance

 

From March 8th school attendance has again become mandatory and you are required to bring your child to school every day. If there are medical reasons, directed from your child’s doctor, for your child not to be in school please inform us as some as possible.

 

If you need any further clarification please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher through dojo or contact the school office.

 

Thank you all for your continued patience and support.

John Davie

Head teacher