Autumn Term Newsletters
Relevant newsletters and information will be posted here.
Whole School advice regarding the positive case in Year 4
Attached here is the letter children from other years have brought home regarding the positive case in Year 4. Collapsing the Year 4 bubble was not a decision taken lightly and was done in full consultation with the Health and Safety team at Leeds City Council, Public Health England and the trust. Currently over 50 schools in the city have had to send children home due to positive case.
The children sent home must self-isolate until their return to school on Friday 25th September. No one else in their household needs to isolate yet so their siblings can still attend school.
THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL DECISION- IT IS THE GUIDANCE PROVIDED BY ALL THOSE WHO WERE CONSULTED ABOUT THE CASE THIS MORNING. Only if a sent home child develops symptoms themselves would a whole household will need to isolate and require siblings to stay at home.
YEAR 4 POSITIVE CASE
Year 4 parents please read the attached letter and make arrangements to collect your child from school.
Here will be posted information and newsletters relating to the return to school for ALL pupils in September. Please read carefully and pass the information on to others who may not be able to access it.
School dinners in September
School meals cost £12.50 a week (£2.50 a day) for children in Key Stage Two (Classes 3, 4, 5 and 6) and payment should be made in advance at the start of every week and an online only payment system should be available for the start of the autumn term. It is important to keep up with payments to avoid falling into arrears.
Children in Key Stage One (Classes 1 and 2) and Reception are eligble for a free school meal.
We usually operate the BAND system for meals where children select their meal and are given a coloured band based on their choice. This band is then handed over to the lkitchen at lunchtime in return for the dinner. This way we can ensure every child gets the meal they want and that food wasteage is reduced.
However as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis we are on a reduced menu as we work towards reopening the hall as a dining room within the government restrictions and guidelines. We hope to broaden the menu choice as the term progresses.
Plaase visit the school dinner page by following this link. https://www.hunsletstmarys.co.uk/page.php?id=1201
GENERAL SCHOOL CLOSURE NEWSLETTERS AND ACCESSING WORK FOR YOUR CHILDREN
Accessing work and activities for your children-
The class links on the website homepage will direct you to where teachers have uploaded activities and suggestions of work to do with your children during any enforced closure. Follow the link for your child's class. Remember if your child is in Year 2 there will be activities in both Amethyst and Emerald class pages. If your child is in Year 1 there will be activities in both Ruby and Emerald class pages.
As we begin to look into opening school more widely for more pupils, we are also being asked to see more children face to face even if they cannot yet attend yet. In order to develop this we have changed how supermarket vouchers for those still eligible will be distributed. Starting from now, those eligible will be required to come down to school with the children for which the vouchers are for in order to collect them. For those shielding where doing this would not be safe please get in touch with school. The contact in school is Miss Williamson and she can be contacted by ringing or email on email@example.com.
To collect your vouchers, you should buzz at the main gate and state that you are collecting supermarket vouchers from Miss Williamson. She will then bring them out to the gate for you and your children. They should usually be available Monday toThursday 8:00-4:00, and Friday 8:00-12:30 but it is advisable to wait until you receive a text to say they are ready for that week. This weeks vouchers (week ending 19th June) ARE READY NOW!
LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM FATHER CHRIS
Father Chris from St John and St Barnabas has sent this messag toi everyone associated with school to show is support. He has also provided the attached food bank and support information.
Contacting School and Advice for parents
Throughout the closure there will be staff in school. If you need to contact us please use the usual phone number 01132717204, or alternatively you can email the school on firstname.lastname@example.org.