St Mary's Infant School Newsletters
13th March 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
Here we are halfway through March, it has finally stopped raining and Spring seems to be in the air!
In spite of the worrying news of the Coronavirus Pandemic it was lovely to see so many of you coming out with smiling faces after meeting your child’s class teachers. I hope you found the meetings informative. We do try very hard to ensure we give you a clear and realistic picture of your child’s progress so far and their next steps.
Thank you to everyone who has completed our questionnaire. If you haven’t yet returned it, you can pop it into the red box by the office.
I hope you all received the information update I sent out earlier this week. Yesterday the Government asked that anyone with a fever or cough should self isolate for 7 days. This is very important as they try to delay the spread of the virus so please IF YOUR CHILD HAS A NEW PERSISTENT COUGH OR HIGH TEMPERATURE PLEASE KEEP THEM AT HOME.
At the moment we have little more to tell but we will continue to carefully follow the DfE guidelines to ensure that everybody in school is as safe as they can be.
For information on what we are doing at school to keep Coronavirus at bay look at our Coronavirus page under parents information on the school website.
Amidst growing concerns around the world, we will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation carefully and will keep you updated and informed as and when we receive further advice from the Government. Below is the latest advice:
What should you do if you feel unwell?
Keep away from others and stay at home to stop the infection spreading.
Avoid public transport if you think you have symptoms of Coronavirus.
If you become unwell at a place of education, tell a member of staff and let them know if you have travelled to any other countries in the last 14 days.
If a staff member or parent thinks they have symptoms of coronavirus, they should call NHS 111 for advice.
Parents can visit NHS.UK to find out more information.
Ways of keeping in contact should the Department of Education decide the close schools:
Communication with the school
If the school closes you will be able to find out in the following ways:
(i) A message with the date on the first page of the school website
(ii) A message on the school’s answerphone service 020 8688 2891
(iii) A ‘pinned tweet’ on Twitter on the school’s Twitter page
(iv) Notices on the gates of the school
(v) A message on the school’s Fronter page
What to do now
Check that you have internet access at home and write to the school if you do not.
Make sure that you can find out if the school is closed by using one of the methods listed above.
Keep up to date with government advice by watching the news or checking the official web page at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
School Term Dates for 2020-2021
The following dates have now been approved by the Governing Body:
AUTUMN TERM 2020
Inset day - Friday 4th September 2020
School Opens: Monday 7th September 2020
School Closes: Friday 23rd October 2020
Half Term: Monday 26th October 2020 – Friday 30th October 2020
Inset day – Monday 2nd November 2020
School Opens: Tuesday 3rd November 2020
School Closes: Friday 18th December 2020
SPRING TERM 2021
School Opens: Monday 4th January 2021
School Closes: Thursday 11th February 2021
Inset Day: Friday 12th February 2021
Half Term: Monday 15th February 2021 – Friday 19th February 2021
School Opens: Monday 22nd February 2021
School Closes: Wednesday 31st March 2021
Easter Sunday 4th April 2021
SUMMER TERM 2021
Inset Day: Monday 19th April 2021
School Opens: Tuesday 20th April 2021
School Closes – Friday 28th May 2021
May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 3rd May 2021
Half Term: Monday 31st May 2021 – Friday 4th June 2021
School Opens: Monday 7th June 2021
School Closes: Friday 23rd July 2020
Some important dates for your diary
Tuesday 3rd March: Class Photographs.
Wednesday 11th March: Parents’ Consultation Evening 15.30 to 18.00
Thursday 12th March: Parents’ Consultation Evening 16.30 to 19.00
Friday 3rd April: last day of the Spring Term
Easter Break: Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April
Monday 20th April : School closed for staff training