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Meal Change - Tuesday 17th November

Dear parent / s

We are sorry to inform you that due to a power failure in the School Kitchen last night the meal for today (Tuesday 17 November) has had to be changed.

Today’s meal will consist of:

  • Burger
  • Chips &
  • Mixed vegetables

The Menu will return to normal again tomorrow.

Sincere apologies on behalf of the Kitchen.

C McCambley

(Principal)

If you or your child test positive for Covid-19...

Dear parents

 

If you or your child tests Positive for Covid-19 please email the school immediately using the following address:

 

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It would be VITAL if a child tests Positive, that we are informed immediately, especially if this occurs over a weekend.

 

Thank you for your continued support in these unprecedented days.

 

C McCambley

(Principal)

Covid-19 Update

Dear Parent,

In addition to information already provided please note the following:

  • See summary grid below advising on courses of action in various scenarios
  • COVID-19 Symptoms reminder

A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

A new continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

A loss of or change in sense of smell or taste

Gastrointestinal Symptoms (diarrhoea and vomiting)

  • Often parents contact school about whether or not a child should be sent to school as the child has a ‘cold’. In simple terms – if the child has a new cough of any sort (or a temperature) please err on the side of caution and do not send them to school.

What to do if …

Action Needed …

My Child has coronavirus symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate
  • Get a test
  • Inform school immediately about test result

My child tests positive for coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Inform school immediately about the test result
  • Self-isolate for at least 10 days

My child tests negative for coronavirus

  • Do not come to school – until all symptoms clear. If one of the symptoms is a high temperature. The pupil must stay at home for 48 hours after the first recorded ‘normal’ reading.
  • Inform school immediately about the test result

Somebody in my household has coronavirus symptoms

  • Do not come to school
  • Household member to get a test
  • Inform school immediately about the test result

Somebody in my household has tested positive with coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Inform school immediately about the positive test result
  • Self-isolate for 14 days

The track and trace scheme/app has identified my child as a close contact of somebody with symptoms of confirmed coronavirus

  • Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate for 14 days

My child has travelled abroad and has to self-isolate as part of the quarantine procedures

  • Returning from a destination where quarantine is needed – Do not come to school
  • Self-isolate for 14 days
  • Provide information to the school as per attendance policy

 

Staff or pupils in my child’s bubble have tested positive

  • Do not come to school
  • Everyone in the bubble must self-isolate for 14 days
  • Take a test

 

All Ireland Lego Competition

 We were delighted to learn that two of our pupils came third in an ALL IRELAND LEGO COMPETITION, in which they had to design an NHS Hospital. We also love how these two brothers worked together to complete this. Well done boys.

 

Re-start Birthday cakes

Dear parents

This year, with the additional precautions in place, we ask that Birthday cakes are NOT sent into school for the class.

We know that this is a lovely part of the Birthday routine. However, we ask for your full co-operation this year.

Thank you.

C McCambley

(Principal)

School Packed Lunches in August

Dear Parents

We seek to remind you that the School Kitchen does NOT operate in August. Therefore, children in P2 – P7 will require a Break and a Packed Lunch from home in August upon their re-start.

The school kitchen will start preparing Packed Lunches from Tuesday 01 September.

Further details to follow soon regarding the EduSpot App which will enable you to order and pay for school meals and trips etc.

NB The school is cashless from here on in and CANNOT accept money as a means of payment.

C McCambley (Principal)

Re-start Procedures

Following the 'Northern Ireland Re-opening Schools Guidance: New School Day (Version 2),' published by the Department of Education yesterday, we have updated our re-start procedures accordingly. 

Please find a PDF attached.

Attachments:
Download this file (Re-start Procedures 14 AUGUST FINAL.pdf)Re-start Procedures[ ]739 kB

Note regarding Restart

Dear parents

 

As a school we await the Minister of Education’s final guidelines to schools (due Thursday 13 August).

 

We will publish our own detailed plan with start dates and re-start information thereafter.

 

C McCambley

(Principal)

 

Seesaw...Preparing for August 2020

Dear parents,

First of all, a massive thank you for working alongside us as we’ve tried to provide you with learning materials and guidance during this time. Seesaw has been a fantastic way for us to communicate with each of you and we plan to use it as we move forward into the 2020-21 Academic year.

When you pick up your child’s materials on Monday 29 June, along with books and reports, you’ll also find a note regarding Seesaw and a new QR code for your child’s next class. Please get this set up as soon as possible so that it’s ready for August.

In order for this to run smoothly, we will be ‘archiving’ the class on Friday. If you wish to download a zip folder of your child’s account from this year, follow the instructions in this link https://help.seesaw.me/hc/en-us/articles/208754866-How-do-parents-download-a-zip-archive-of-their-child-s-work-

Thank you once again for your continued support and understanding.

Mr Gault

(Vice principal)

Final Pick-up - MONDAY 29 JUNE

Dear Parents,

On Monday 29th June the school will be open between 9.30am and 3pm for you to pick up your child’s books, report and new Seesaw QR code for their next class.

Nursery - P3 folders are set out in the Mall and P4 - P7 folders are set out in the assembly hall. (Tables are clearly labelled). Please follow the instructions regarding setting up the new Seesaw account as soon as possible (The one you'll have been using up until this point will have been archived)

We would ask that you continue to respect the 2 metre social distancing guidance that’s in place and come and go as quickly as possible.

Could we also ask that if you need to return any reading books or any other resources that belong to the school, that you clearly label them and leave them on the table where you pick up your own child’s resources from? This will help staff get resources prepared for August.

Many thanks in anticipation of your continued support.

Mr Gault

(Vice principal)