Further to my letter sent yesterday, I do hope that you now have all of the information you need with regards to the return to school arrangements. To confirm, in order to enable us to test as many pupils as possible before resuming face-to-face learning, the phased return will be as follows:
|First Test||Mandatory Return to School Date
(Assuming negative result)
|Friday 5th March||Year 12 and 13||Monday 8th March|
|Monday 8th March AM||Year 11||Tuesday 9th March|
|Monday 8th March PM||Year 10||Tuesday 9th March|
|Tuesday 9th March AM||Year 7||Wednesday 10th March|
|Tuesday 9th March PM||Year 9||Wednesday 10th March|
|Wednesday 10th March AM||Year 8||Thursday 11th March|
Of course, if your child is displaying any COVID related symptoms, they should not come into school, but must make an appointment, via the Government’s website, to take a PCR test as soon as possible.
Early next week you will receive the schedule for the 2nd and 3rd in-school tests that we are required to carry out. Once these have been completed, all pupils and students will be issued with home-testing kits which include instructions on how to administer the test and report the results to the NHS and to us at school. Please keep an eye on your emails for further information.
Whilst we can all see some light at the end of the tunnel, it is still important we continue to move forward carefully. As the country is still in a form of lockdown, please can I ask you to remind your son/daughter that they must comply with social distancing at all times, should not congregate outside of school, but go straight home at the end of the school day. Thank you for your support with this. I am sure a cautious approach will be worth it in the end.
Essex County Council has asked us to share with you a reminder on how pupils and students can travel to and from school safely:
Thank you for your support with this.
WHEN THE WORLD WAS OURS
by Liz Kessler (YA)
“Three friends. Two sides. One memory. Vienna. 1936. Three young friends – Leo, Elsa and Max – spend a perfect day together, unaware that around them Europe is descending into a growing darkness, and that events soon mean that they will be cruelly ripped apart from each other.
With their lives taking them across Europe – to Germany, England, Prague and Poland – will they ever find their way back to each other?
Will they want to?”
This is a heart-breaking, powerful & moving story of friendship, inspired by true events.