This page contains the latest information regarding returning to school - January 2021.
We are all so sad not to have the majority of children in school again. We had hoped that this situation would not happen again and I am sure that you all feel the same. This update includes:
Download your copy below!
As a result of the Prime Minister's announcement this evening, we will have to move to remote learning from tomorrow. We will send out more details tomorrow but there is work on Google Classrooms for children to access and we are happy to provide paper copies of work for families that cannot access online learning if necessary.
If you are a keyworker or your child has an EHCP, we will be providing learning in school so please email me directly this evening to let me know if your child will be attending so we can plan our on site provision.
We are very disappointed that we will not be welcoming all children back tomorrow as planned but we understand the huge challenges the NHS face. If parents need any support, we will be in school and happy to help as we realise this is extremely challenging for everyone.
We will send out comprehensive details tomorrow and I look forward to hearing from those families whose children will need to be in school tomorrow.
Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find a copy of the critical worker application below. To find out whether you are consider a critical worker please check this Government document: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision - this is what we will be working from or our handy word guide below.
The application form is available in word or pdf format, please complete this form and return it to school as soon as possible if this applies to you.
4th January 2021 - School opening for Spring Term 2021 - You will find a copy of the letter sent out before the Government announcement at 8pm on the 4th January, when we had planned to open school to all on Tuesday 5th January. This information is now out of date.
All children have been able to access learning through their "Google Classroom" since November 2020.
Your google classroom anytime here: My Pennington Junior School Classroom.
You will find a copy of the logon Instructions below. You must be logged in with your child's school google account - not their home one.
Further help is available on the original post about Google Classrooms in classroom news including our FAQ
This is the lastest guidance from Hampshire County Council working in partnership with other councils about what you need to do to help ensure your child and your family is safe.
You can download a pdf version below:
A how to video on testing your child for coronavirus. This is the throat and nose swab test which will test for whether your child has coronavirus now. Exact kits may vary. To order a kit please go to nhs.uk/coronavirus from the Department of Health and Social Care.
A reminder of school site access times to ensure that children and parents whom are permitted to attedn school arrive and depart safely.
A walking one-way system continues on site for dropping off and collecting pupils. Pupils and parents will enter through the car park gate and parents can then exit via the pedestrian gate in front of the office observing social distancing rules. Any parents needing to escort pupils to the school door will be asked to follow the one-way system and leave via the side gate into the alley adjacent to Tesco. We will encourage communication through phone calls and email but if it is essential to talk to office staff, please ensure only one person is in the office foyer and anyone waiting to stand on the bees outside the office doors.
Adults are more likely to pass on and to catch the virus so we need to ensure we are all keeping a good distance from each other, and we ask you to ensure you are socially distanced within the school groups and not to form any groups and to wear a face mask when on schoo grounds.
We would be very grateful if parents could ensure younger siblings do not use the play equipment at the beginning and the end of every day. We are cleaning the equipment before each bubble uses it but we cannot ensure that it would be virus free for other children.
We are very grateful that parents are using the one way system around the school and we ask that everyone remembers to keep 2 metres from other people in the playground. Thank you for all your support and for helping to keep everyone safe.
Be alert to others, and please remind each other of the rules.
Information for last term is still available here: https://www.penningtonjunior.com/coronavirius-updates/