Re: Coronavirus update – School Closure to Most Pupils
Following last night’s announcements by the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education I am writing to let you know that we have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after this Friday until further notice. However, as advised by the Government, we will stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, social workers, welfare and education staff, delivery drivers) and children with certain needs.
All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards. Your child’s learning is of course important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn. We have put on the website the school’s curriculum strategy detailing how your child can access learning materials from home and will update class pages regularly with any other materials we feel will be useful.
Pupils of parents who fall into the above groups should attend school as normal on Monday (8:55 – 3:10). School meals WILL be available. Breakfast club WILL run as normal and there will be an opportunity for you to drop your child off earlier if your child-minder is unable to look after your child.
What we won’t be able to go ahead with is:
Please note that this is a national closure, as you will have heard in the news, so whilst it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We will re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by text and on the school’s website.
This is as much as we know right now and we appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.
I would like to finish by assuring parents that my team and I will do ALL we can to help our community. Staff want the very best for Ryedene’s pupils and community. Thank you
Mrs T. Dennis