Dear Parents, Carers and Families,
Friday 3rd April to Monday 6th April 2020
EASTER HOLIDAY OPENING
If you are a key worker (you can check this below), OR if Sam has been in touch to say your children have been offered a school place during the COVID 19 crisis, then school will be open for you over the Easter holidays from Monday 6th April.
Please note school will NOT be open on Good Friday (10th April) or Easter Monday (13th April).
FREE SCHOOL MEALS UPDATE
We are pleased to say that we are able to carry on providing a packed lunch for children entitled to free school meals over the Easter holidays (not Good Friday and Easter Monday). Keep checking your phone to see when these will be ready to collect.
Some parents have asked about free school meal vouchers. As the time of writing, the government have said these will not be given out over the holiday period, so we have decided to carry on with packed lunches at the moment. We will review this after the holidays if there is more demand to move to the voucher system.
A massive thank you to those parents who have sent us messages of support at this tricky time. They really give the staff a boost and make them feel appreciated. Thank you!
Stay at home
Protect the NHS
Here is a short video clip to help us through these tricky times…. Dr Who
Thank you for following the government advice by staying at home – this really will help to save lives. Please remember that should you need any advice or if you feel we can help in any way you can contact us through the school office. School office staff will try to answer your calls. If we are unavailable, please leave a message on the answer phone.
Parents whose work is critical to the Coronavirus response include those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors outlined below. If you can keep your child at home, this is the safest thing to do.
Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. Please note the guidance states grandparents over 70 should not be asked to care for children
If your work is critical to the Coronavirus response, or you work in one of the sectors listed below, and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your children will be offered some provision at school:
Health and social care, education and childcare, key public services,local and national government, food and other necessary goods,public safety and national security,transport,utilities communication and financial services. For more information please visit the government website:
Each year group from Reception (F2) to Year 6 has its own page on the website for you and your child to check each day and to find out what to do.
Thank you for all your ongoing support at this difficult time
Ms H Chambers and the Abbey Hill staff team