NEW NATIONAL LOCKDOWN ANNOUNCED
Dear Parents and Families
I feel so sad and upset this evening that we are entering a new, more stringent national lockdown at midnight.
We were planning to greet and meet all our beautiful children tomorrow and begin our school term tomorrow. That has changed abruptly.
I know you will all support your children in explaining with care why we cannot welcome everybody back tomorrow.
We will remain open throughout this period to lead and support home learning once again and provide childcare for key workers and vulnerable children.
Tomorrow, may we ask that only children with both parents who are Key Workers or a single parent of a Key Worker, come to school tomorrow at your usual drop off time, including breakfast club if you need emergency childcare for your frontline work.
Tomorrow we will produce home learning packs for everybody and teachers will be in touch with their class crews on Tapestry and SeeSaw. We will also organise collection times for home learning packs by age group on Wednesday and try to find and share with you all information on free school meal vouchers for eligible children.
In the meantime, please call us if you need any advice or support. I know that working together, we can support your child’s learning and development, keep everybody safe and show the strength in our school community with kindness, compassion and resilience.
Thank you all and stay safe
Andrea Curran and the SVP staff crew
Parents / Carers guide to our proposed wider re-opening
PLEASE NOTE -
Knowsley Council Early Help Hub
We know that some families may be finding it stressful and harder to cope during these difficult times. We don’t want people to struggle and we have a team of staff who can talk you through any issues and offer you some advice and guidance.
Contact the Freephone helpline on 0800 073 0043 and ask for your information to be passed onto the Early Help Hub and one of our staff will call you back.
Or you could complete the online form by clicking the ask for help and support on this linkhttps://www.knowsleynews.co.uk/community-hub/
Message re School Nurses -
Whilst the response to covid-19 is requiring us all to reduce social contact, we are aware that some pupils or parents may still have other concerns which they would like to speak to a School Nurse about. The School Nurses are still available and their area contact details can be found on their website www.nwbh.nhs.uk/school-nurses-knowsley
Message from Mrs Curran
Dear Parents & Families
I just wanted to let you know of our plans to send our and your beautiful children off tomorrow. It is going to be an emotional day for us all as no-one here wants to close. We love your children like our own and will miss them all. However, we are determined to make it a joyful and memorable day too. A school is far more than the building that surrounds it and our school is full of relationships and connection and love.
1. All children attending tomorrow can wear non-uniform.
2. We will set up games, have a class party (you don't need to bring food at this time) and engage in art & craft activities. We will also sing and dance.
Thank you all
FAO Y6 Crew Parents and Carers
Year 6 Crew Residential Cancelled
It is with the upmost regret that we need to inform you that due to the current situation we have had to cancel the planned Y6 Crew residential trip to Ullswater. All deposits or final payments will be reimbursed in full. The office staff will be organising cheques to pay back any money sent in these can be collected from the office on Tuesday. Any that are unable to be collected due to self isolation will be sent to you by recorded delivery on Wednesday. The Year 6 Crew have been informed today by Mrs Curran. We are so sorry that this has happened and we will do our best to offer our Y6 Crew days out when we can open school again.
Information regarding gas and electricity providers
The Government has announced that if you are experiencing difficulties in paying for gas or electricity you should make contact with your supplier. They have stated that energy suppliers will not be able to shut people off.
warm regards And look after yourselves
Home Learning Packs
Dear Parents & Families,
As we have 65 children currently not in school, we are sending all children home with Home Learning Packs over the next two days. We appreciate all your support as parents in educating your child/children and should we be instructed to close in the coming weeks, we would like all children to undertake the learning tasks in their packs. If they are unwell, then of course, we only expect them to do so when feeling well enough. We hope this will support all of you in continuing life as normal as possible whilst ensuring our children keep learning and don't forget all they have learnt this year! We have sent a previous message for those families currently self-isolating.
If no family or friends can collect your child/children's packs, please call the office on 0151 477 8020.
Thank you for all your support.
The Local Food Banks are keen to make parents aware that families will still be able to access food without the paper vouchers. Please find a link to the local food banks and opening times below.