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Smart devices (15.01.2020)

Please see attached letter regarding the use of Smart devices and watches in school.

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Download this file (Smart Devices Letter.pdf)Smart Devices Letter.pdf

Sickness procedures. (13/01/2020)

Reminder regarding sickness alert and procedures in school.  Please do observe the 48 hour rule after sickness and/or diarrhoea for children to help us minimise spread of infection i.e. 48 hours from the last time a child is sick or has an episode of diarrhoea.

Cleaners are working really hard to deep clean key areas and touch points, as well as staff insisting on good hand washing and hygiene for children.  We are aware a number of children in Year 2 seem to have been affected and therefore Miss Ball is doing routine cleaning of toilets and tables at intervals throughout the school day, in addition to the cleaners own schedule.

Please do support us by ensuring affected pupils are not returned to school when likely to still be infectious and remember to call school on the first day of any absence to alert us of their illness.  Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter.

Diary Dates for week commencing 13th January 2020 (10,01,2020)

Please find attached the fortnightly diary dates for week commencing Monday 13th January 2020.

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Download this file (Diary Dates fortnightly wc 13th January 2020.pdf)Diary Dates fortnightly wc 13th January 2020.pdf

Diary Dates for week commencing 6th January 2020 (19.12.19)

Please find attached the diary dates for week commencing 6th January 2020.

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Download this file (Diary Dates Jan 6th.pdf)Diary Dates Jan 6th.pdf

Flu Vaccinations - Thursday 19th Dec 2019 (16.12.19)

Polite Reminder to Parents/Carers from the School Age Immunisation Team.

 

We shall be visiting school on Thursday 19th December to deliver the Nasal Flu spray programme to Reception to Year 4 children.

 

Thank you to those who have returned a completed consent form already, If you have not done so and would like your child protected against Flu please complete the consent form and return to school as soon as possible.  If you have mislaid the form please contact the team on 0300 124 0366 to have a form emailed or complete a verbal consent form over the phone.  

January and February clubs 2020 (13.12.19)

Please see attached the clubs list commencing January 2020.  Please book on ParentPay by Thursday 19th December 19 by 3:30 to reserve your child's place.

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Download this file (JAN FEB 20 clubs list.pdf)JAN FEB 20 clubs list.pdf

Pupil Absence through illness

As parents will be aware we have been hit by a range of illnesses in school this term.   I have contacted Staffordshire to report any that were confirmed cases and discuss the number of pupils absent and proportions within particular year groups etc this week. 

Please see letter attached below.   We have been assured that as children are ill with a range of illnesses and different symptoms that there is no need at this point in time to enforce a school closure for public safety.  

The school has taken the following measures over the last few weeks:

  • increased cleaning regime both through cleaning contractors and by school staff 
  • children taught and reminded about hand hygiene
  • use of hand gels, although notwithstanding that this alone will not safeguard against certain infections/bugs 
  • segregation of pupils who are unwell as soon as it is known and parents called to collect (even if not actually been sick when feeling sick) or when children are presenting as unwell
  • increased cleaning of dinner tables before and after service using appropriate COSSH assessed products.
  • increased ventilation of classrooms where possible to allow for fresh air into the building
  • cleaning of door handles 
  • sent children home when found to have contravened the 48 hour absence policy 
  • liaised with vulnerable stakeholders 
  • minimising sharing of small equipment which can be difficult to clean and harbour germs
  • cleaning of computer workstations
  • deep cleaning of high absence year group classrooms

We will continue to contact Staffordshire, and where required Public Health England, and advise you should there be a need to close the school.  However at this time I can confirm that this is not deemed necessary.   

Please do consider whether beyond the 48 hour required absence after sickness and diarrhoea, if your child is well enough to return to school.   It may be that they are not and that by returning whilst not at full fitness they are then more likely to catch other infections etc.   

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Download this file (Winter illnesses - Parent letter Dec 2019 (1).pdf)Winter illnesses - Parent letter Dec 2019 (1).pdf

Musical afternoon on Thursday 12th December (9.12.19)

Please find attached a copy of the musical afternoon letter.  Please return to the office no later than 3:30pm tomorrow (10.12.19)

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Download this file (musical afternoon.pdf)musical afternoon.pdf

Barn Service - Vocal Group Info

Vocal Group will perform this Sunday at 4pm at 

Sheep Close Farm
Harriot Hayes Rd
Codsall Wood
WV8 1RQ 

All children and families are welcome to attend. 

We hope to see you there!   

Miss Parker and Mrs Carey

Letter for 3A Parents

Please see letter attached for information.

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Download this file (3A January 2020.doc)3A January 2020.doc

Baby Photos

Year 2 parents were asked to send in baby photos for some work that the children are doing in Year 2 today.  As this text was sent to just Year 2 parents, but some of whom have children in other year groups, we appreciate that this would have been confusing, as they would be unable to discern which child this related to and an assumption made that it was for the whole school. 

Please do not worry if your child has not brought a photo in today, this was only meant to be for Year 2 parents.   If you have sent your child in year groups other than Year 2 in to school with a photo we will ensure that this is returned safely to you at the end of the day and sorry for any inconvenience.   

Miss Parker  

Sickness Alert & Procedures (26.11.19)

Miss Parker and a growing number of staff are off school with sickness.  Please do observe the 48 hour rule after sickness and/or diarrhoea for children to help us minimise spread of infection i.e. 48 hours from the last time a child is sick or has an episode of diarrhoea.

Cleaners are working really hard to deep clean key areas and touch points, as well as staff insisting on good hand washing and hygiene for children.

Although a last resort, should staffing numbers fall too low, this could result in school needing to close to particular year groups to maintain health and safety.

Please do support us by ensuring affected pupils are not returned to school when likely to still be infectious and remember to call school on the first day of any absence to alert us of their illness. 

Thank you for your support and understanding in this matter.

 

Road Safety Competition Winners (25.11.19)

Please see attached which were our winning Road Safety Posters.  Children were awarded a £5 voucher and squishy duck for their entries!

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Download this file (20191122140922125.pdf)20191122140922125.pdf

School Photograph Orders - Early Bird Discount (20.11.19)

IMPORTANT:

Our school photographers came in and took portraits of our students on 14th November 2019. Please don’t forget to order with your early bird discount code MZH54Q as it runs out on 23/11/2019.
If you did not receive a proof of your child then click here and our photographers will search for any photos and let you know.
 
 

The photographers will also be collecting any orders submitted through school on Monday 2nd December to enable them to be processed and returned by the end of term.    If you would like to order your child/children's school photograph please ensure orders are submitted online or through school by Friday 29th November.  No orders can be accepted in school after this date although late orders may still be placed online.

Breakfast Club information. (08.11.19)

Please ensure children are in the building by no later than 8:25am in order for them to be served a breakfast.  Any children arriving after that time will unfortunately not be able to have a breakfast due to staff needing to get the hall ready for worship and the kitchen preparing lunch.  Many thanks for your co-operation.

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