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COVID-19 Latest Updates

Urgent information regarding Year 1 bubble closure 22.11.20

November 22nd 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Unfortunately, I have only today been informed, of a positive case of Covid-19 in our year 1 bubble and am therefore having to close both year 1 classes. This means that Mrs Braim’s Class and Mrs Paterson’s class are both affected. I have liaised closely with the Telford and Wrekin Health Protection Hub; the bubble has been closed down very quickly and none of the children or staff that have been in contact will be in school tomorrow.

The individual that has contracted Covid-19 began showing symptoms on Thursday 12th November and has not been back into school since then. Therefore, all children and staff from year 1 need to isolate until Wednesday 25th November. School will re-open for year 1 and both classes are expected back into school, on Thursday 26th November.

I appreciate that this may be concerning for you, but I would like to remind and reassure you that the school risk assessments are tight, all health and safety measures have been very strictly followed, and no other class bubbles have been affected currently.

If you will have trouble getting other children to school, as you will need to stay home to look after a child isolating, please let the child’s class teacher know. There will be no attendance penalties for those families in this situation.

Thank you for your continued support.
Kind regards

Yvonne Crilly

Urgent information regarding Foundation Stage bubble closure 15.11.20

November 15th 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

Today I have been informed of two positive cases of Covid 19 and have had to close our Early Years

Foundation Stage Bubble, this includes both reception classes and morning, and afternoon nursery classes.

I have liaised closely with the Telford and Wrekin Health Protection Hub and the bubble has been closed down very quickly and none of the children or staff that have been in contact will be in school tomorrow.

I appreciate that this may be concerning for you, but I would like to reassure you that the school risk assessments are tight, all health and safety measures have been very strictly followed, and no other class bubbles have been affected currently.

Thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards

Yvonne Crilly

Headteacher


In response to the queries we have had following my previous notification, for what a Bubble Closure means for the children, please see below:

*If your child’s class has been told their bubble has closed (therefore both rec classes and both nursery sessions), they will need to stay at home and isolate for 14 days. This means not playing with other children, not accessing childcare, or meeting with families or friends out of your household. Siblings and you yourselves, will not need to isolate, unless your child becomes ill with COVID 19 symptoms and subsequently tests positive for Coronavirus.

*If your child is not in any of these classes they will not need to isolate unless they or anyone else in your household is showing symptoms.

*Currently this does not affect any other classes yrs 1-6 remain open.

I apologise that this will cause disruption for many of our families, and can appreciate the inconvenience caused by the impact of this pandemic. However, we must all make sure we do everything we possibly can to minimise the risk to others.

Thank you.

Help us protect our community

Message from Mrs Crilly
As you are all aware, schools all over the borough are working extremely hard to ensure that pupils attending schools in Telford and Wrekin, continue to stay safe during this pandemic. We are doing our utmost to ensure that we can reduce the risk of transmission in and around school during this time. We are grateful that families are informing us, when children have inevitably been in close contact with others who have received a positive test, or are showing symptoms of Coronavirus.

If you are asked to self-isolate, it is important that you follow the NHS/Government advice, which is there to help keep you, your loved ones, and your community safe. Unfortunately, it has come to my attention that a number of families that should be isolating are not following the isolation guidelines. In practical terms, if you are requested to isolate, this means that you must:
• stay at home
• not go to work, school or public areas
• not use public transport like buses, trains, tubes or taxis
• avoid having visitors to your home or visiting others

Self-isolation is about protecting others and slowing down the spread of COVID-19. It is very important that anyone who has the virus, or might have been exposed to it, limits the number of people they come into contact with for 14 days. This is the most effective way of preventing the coronavirus from spreading.

I am saddened that the staff and I feel we need to remind our community about these guidelines again, as I am fully aware that the large majority of us are following the rules and helping to prevent transmission. However, we have had, a number of reports of children and members of their family that should be isolating, playing out in the community with others, visiting friends’ homes and local supermarkets. We have also had secondary pupils that we know should be in isolation due to bubble closures, attempt to gain access to our school site.

I am therefore asking you all once again, to help us to help you, by doing your best to follow the guidance and help to prevent any outbreaks (a sudden rise in the number of positive cases) of COVID 19, here at Woodlands.
Many thanks
Mrs Crilly

Covid 19 update – Message from Mrs Crilly 1/11/20

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you are all aware, although the country has been placed on temporary lockdown, schools will remain open to pupils. The staff and I are committed to ensuring that children are still able to access education and feel it is vital that children can still to go to school. I can assure you all, that we will continue to do our utmost to ensure that we do everything possible, to minimise the risk of contamination, on and around the school site.

This said, we cannot ignore the rising number of positive cases within our local area. As such, from Monday, staff on gate duty will be taking additional precautions to ensure the safety of everyone on school grounds. This will include wearing protective face masks and constantly reminding parents that are not in the same household, to socially distance and not walk together when dropping off and collecting children.

Our site is extremely busy, with over 300 people accessing the entrance within a half hour period. I must once again insist, that in order to reduce the number of people on site at any one time, only one adult collects and drops off children; additional adults and older siblings or friends, must wait away from school grounds.

In addition, although I cannot insist that all adults wear face coverings when dropping off and collecting children, I would now recommend this wherever possible, as a preventative measure, to help stop the spread of COVID 19 at a time when cases are again rapidly rising in our local community.

I thank you for your continued support and understanding, as we continue to deal with the implications of this pandemic and do our best to maintain a safe environment for our children and the wider school community.

Many thanks
Mrs Crilly

Covid 19 update September

As you are probably aware, there are now a number of schools within the borough, that are reporting positive cases of COVID 19 within their settings. Please click on the link to see the video explaining the importance of social distancing whilst on school grounds, along with some simple tips that everyone can take to help stop the spread of coronavirus and stay safe.

We have also been made aware that the police are monitoring gatherings in and around school grounds, and have been dispersing crowds of 6 or more; stating fines of £200 per person will be imposed, for those caught not following the guidance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGEWkeTT86g&feature=youtu.be

I thank you for your continued support, in helping us to keep our school community safe and well.

Covid – 19 information

Dear Parents and Carers,

Unfortunately it is that time of year, when many people are likely to catch a cold, develop a cough or a high temperature. However, as you can imagine, as school leads, we need to be extremely vigilant and ensure that we follow Government Guidelines in response to children or staff displaying any of these symptoms, in light of the COVID Pandemic.

As such, we will need to contact any parent or carer of a child displaying symptoms such as, a temperature of 38 or more, a new, continuous cough or a change in or loss of taste or smell, to be collected. Their siblings will also need to be taken out of school, even if they are not symptomatic at this time. As before, we will advise parents/carers to arrange a COVID test for any child displaying symptoms.

A general reminder that a runny nose, a sore throat or headache are not considered to be symptoms of Coronavirus, so if well enough, children should be attending school.

If the test is negative children may come back to school as soon as a negative result is obtained.

If it is positive, we will be notified by Public Health, you will need to quarantine as a family for 14 days and the class bubble will need to close. We will also be taking advice at this point from Public Health and our Local Authority.

We are aware that this is potentially very disruptive and that the majority of cases will be a normal, seasonal virus. However we have a responsibility to our school community and must follow Government procedures to keep everyone safe and well.

Many thanks for your support and consideration throughout the months ahead.

Mrs Crilly