Re: Reopening of Khalsa Primary School
After careful consideration, from Monday 6th July 2020 and, in accordance with DfE guidelines, our school will be open to all pupils (Nursery to Year 6). As you may know our school opened to Year 6 pupils from Monday 8th June 2020 and it has been successful.
From Monday 6th July 2020
In order to maintain health and safety requirements the class will be split into two groups (morning and afternoon). You will be informed of the session allocated for your child tomorrow by the class teacher. Where possible, we have allowed for siblings to attend the same session. Please note the groups have been carefully selected and cannot be changed to accommodate friendships.
The school will open from Monday to Thursday and closed on Friday for deep cleaning. Sessions will operate from 8.30am to 11.30am and 12.30pm to 3.30pm. This will allow vital cleaning to take place between sessions. No lunch will be provided.
It is essential we reduce the risk of infection as much as possible. Therefore, children may not bring items from home into school, with the exception of one pencil case, one non-metal water bottle and one piece of fruit.
Children will remain in the group assigned by the teacher until further notice. The groups will not mix at any point during their time at school. Separate arrangements will be made for each group at break time. Social distancing will be in place at all times. Children will sit at a safe distance from each other.
There will be an emphasis on handwashing after the toilet and at regular times during the day. Good hygiene habits will become part of our daily curriculum, to ensure our children understand how to keep themselves and others safe and healthy. Hand-sanitisers will be provided throughout the school.
Please maintain social distancing rules at all times. It is vital that all children are dropped off on time. Any late drop offs will be not be accepted and you will be asked to take your child home. The office will remain closed to all parents and visitors. Your child cannot be dropped off via the front office.
Temperature checks will be taken at the class room door for all children attending. Be prepared to take your child home if their temperature is abnormal.
Drop off Zone
Nursery parents can drop off their child as normal. Parents from Reception to Year 3 – please use the KS1 gate and exit via the KS2 gate. Parents from Year 4 to Year 6 – please use the KS2 gates and ensure you leave using the same gate.
If you have more than one child, please drop off the younger child first as you will need to follow the one-way system. No parent will be able to exit from the KS1 gate.
To eliminate risk, we ask that only one parent/guardian comes to drop off your child.
To enable us to maintain social distancing it is vital that you pick your child on time. Any lateness will result in non-attendance for the following day. Please use the same system as the drop off (as above).
What to wear:
We recommend children DO NOT wear their school uniform, as all items of clothing worn in school must be washed every day after school.
The School Office will be closed to all parents and visitors, except for very special reasons and with prior agreement. The Gurdwara will remain closed to all parents and visitors.
It is not compulsory to attend school at this time. On-line learning activities will continue as usual.
If your child or anyone in your household develops any symptoms of coronavirus, then all members of your household should self-isolate according to current guidelines, unless the symptomatic person is tested as negative. Please inform the school if anyone in your household shows signs of coronavirus.
Please be assured, the health and welfare of our children remains at the heart of all we do. As well as having an opportunity to be with their classmates at long last, the children will also have opportunities to share any worries they might be having and to have some fun together, in addition to the normal but restricted curriculum.
This has been a difficult time for us all. I would like to thank the teachers for their hard work and commitment to keeping in touch with you all and providing learning opportunities for your children.
I also want to thank all our families for their ongoing support. We know it hasn’t been easy and we have no idea what the future will bring but we do know that together we will keep our children safe and happy.
There will be more details of the new arrangements in a letter tomorrow and if you have any questions or concerns after that you are always welcome to contact us through the school office, 01753 823501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr Raminder Singh Vig