Dear Parents, Carers, and Families,
We hope this finds each of you well and safe. The relationships we have as a connected community can make the updates about positive cases that much more concerning because we think about the families and staff that are unwell. We are so relieved and pleased to share the good news that the pupils that tested positive for COVID-19 over the past two weeks are all feeling better now. Thank you for such support of one another during this very challenging period. We are excited about the return of those classes next week.
Progress Meetings 7th December – 11th December 2020
The autumn term progress meeting will be taking place during the week of 7th December 2020. Your class teacher will organise a convenient date and time for this virtual meeting. It will take place via Zoom or Microsoft Teams depending on your preference. The meeting gives you an opportunity to explore your child’s progress and discuss any priorities you may have. The meeting will use the Evidence for Learning journal. Please email the class teacher if you are trying to access the content upload, and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any additional support with your Evidence for Learning login and password.
Our Winter Festival is being planned in an alternative way so that pupils can experience this from their classrooms because we cannot come together as a group of classes, bubble, or school in one space. The government has also released a new COVID-19 guideline this morning for schools on music and performing arts. We will write to you next week with an update on how your family will access the class celebration of learning.
There are three weeks remaining in the Autumn Term. The last day of school is Friday, 18th December 2020. The school is then closed. The first day of the Spring Term is Monday, 4th January 2020.
Government Lockdown & Tier Alert System
The Prime Minister announced plans following the end of national lockdown on 2nd December. The three-tier system is:
Tier 1: Medium Alert
Tier 2: High Alert
Tier 3: Very High Alert
Camden Local Authority is currently identified as Tier 2: High Alert. The information on the Tier System that goes into effect on 2nd December is located here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know.
The national guidance for the Winter holiday period is located here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family/making-a-christmas-bubble-with-friends-and-family.
We wish each of you a safe weekend and thank you for the ongoing support.
Monitor for COVID-19 Symptoms:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste