I apologise for the urgent nature of this email following the recent announcement by the prime Minister about the Lockdown coming in to force tomorrow.
I am sure that you will have listened to the National address by the Prime Minister at 8pm this evening and like me be totally frustrated by the late timing of the information. This is an uncertain time for everyone and I am sure that you will have many questions about how this will affect you and your children especially with regard to school.
I want to reassure you all that we are in the process of finalising arrangements to support all the children at South Wonton School whether they will be continuing to come to school as a child of a critical worker, they are in a vulnerable category or will be learning remotely at home.
I would ask that you bear with us while we sort out the logistics of everything. The Chair of Governors and I have seriously considered closing the school tomorrow to all children whilst we finalise our plans, but feel that at this late hour it would be very difficult for parents who are critical workers or have vulnerable children to make alternative arrangements. If it is at all possible for you to keep your child at home tomorrow we would really appreciate this.
Tomorrow: Please only send your child into school tomorrow if you or they are in one of the categories as outlined on the online form sent out today. The start and end of the day times remain as normal.
If you are a critical worker and haven't yet competed the online form you must do it immediately so that we have an accurate picture of who may require a place at school. If you have a vulnerable child according to the criteria, as specified by the Government we expect your child to come to school.
I know there will be some of you who have children not in one of the eligible categories and may feel that it would be essential for them to attend school for various reasons. Please keep your child at home tomorrow and contact us to discuss this with us.
From tomorrow remote learning is available on our Google Drive for all children. Access to this is via the link in the email that has just been sent to you. Select the relevant year group for your child.
Government guidance is that primary children who are accessing remote learning should be spending 3 hours a day completing school work. Each day you will have a timetable for the lessons, this will include any website and video links that will be required. Please scan or photograph your child's work and email it to their class teacher using the email address found on the timetable.
If you have any questions regarding the remote learning please contact Mrs Rowe using firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Remote Learning plan is also available on the schools website for your information.
I fully appreciate that this is a worrying time for everyone, including staff. I am exceptionally grateful for your patience at this difficult time.
I will be in touch again tomorrow and the School office is as always on hand to help with any queries.
Ms J S Bundy
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