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Re-Opening Arrangements - February 2021

February 23rd Arrangements


These are the arrangements for the week beginning February 22nd , the week after half term.


Firstly the school will be closed to everyone on Monday , February 22nd - this is a decision made by Merthyr council on behalf of all schools.


On Tuesday , February 23rd , all the foundation phase pupils will return to school.These are the children in Mrs Phillips , Miss Jenkins , Miss Long , Miss Jones and Mrs Evans’ classes.


School transport will restart as usual on the 23rd - usual pick up time at your usual stops. However the buses will leave the school site a little earlier than usual at 3.15pm , so please bear that in mind when going to your bus stops in the afternoon.


If you bring your child to school , then there is a difference in your timings for the morning - the gates will now not be opened until 9.00am , and the morning session will begin at 9.15am. The afternoon session for children being collected will remain at 3.00pm - please collect your children directly from the classroom as before.


During the first week back , the kitchen will not be open , so every child will need a packed lunch every day.The current plan is to reopen the kitchen for the week beginning March 1st , but I will keep you updated if that changes.


If you are bringing your children to school , we ask that you wear a face covering at all times when on school premises , and that you do not congregate in groups outside the school gates in the parking areas.


Unfortunately we can’t welcome children back to key stage 2 classes yet - the decision around their return to school has still not been made by Welsh Government. We are hoping to get some idea of their plans on Friday , February 19th which is the date of the next lockdown review. When we have a decision , I will contact you immediately to explain our plans.


Current arrangements for online provision of work will continue for ks2 pupils.There may be a few amendments to the live session timetables , but your class teacher will advise you directly of any changes once the logistics have been worked out.


There will not be any online content on either Dojo or Google Classroom during the half term week , with key stage 2 work restarting online on Google Classroom from Tuesday , February 23rd. Staff will not be available to answer any queries through email during half term week.


I must stress that discussions are still going on which could affect all of our careful plans , but at the moment you now know what we intend to do. 


If issues arise which directly affects us as a school community , and means that we have to change our plans, then I will contact you as soon as possible.


Best wishes,

Mr Williams