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Coronavirus Update 27.04.2020

Monday 27th April 2020


Dear Parents,


Thank you to all of you who have been in to collect learning packs for your children. We have a few which haven't been collected so if you need to collect a pack please call in to the relevant office for them as we don't want any child missing out on their learning.


You may find you receive a phone call from a member of staff over the next week or so, or may have done so already. We are ringing to check that you are all well and if there is anything we can do to help you further. Some parents have needed support with accessing learning, food vouchers, food hampers or even just wanted a chat about how they are managing. We are focusing on those people who we haven't seen or heard from for a while, but don't let that stop you ringing into school if you need support, you don't have to wait for us to ring you. We have about 400 families to ring so it will take a while!


If your child is attending school at the moment please remember to send in their learning packs with them as they will be completing some of this at school.


For those of you receiving the FSM food vouchers, we have been informed that Aldi has now been added to the list of supermarkets accepting the vouchers and I believe a couple of other shops are joining soon. This gives you the freedom to shop around for bargains! If you still haven't applied for your vouchers, again, ring into school for advice on how to do this or see the details on our website.


Bagels! We have lots of bagels in our freezers. Please come and collect some if you can make use of them. There is no criteria for having them - they are available for anyone who wants them. They are frozen so they can be transferred to your own freezer for you to use when you need them or they defrost within 30-40 minutes if you need them immediately. We are due another delivery this week so please come and collect some. It would help if you bring a bag with you to put them in.


Large tins of baked beans - catering size! We have about 30 tins of these too, so for those of you with big families, or if you love beans, they are ideal. Once opened they can be stored in the fridge (although not in the tin - it is advised that you store them in another container) as they will then keep for about 3 days. If you would like a tin of these please call into the junior school reception - first come, first served!


Those of you who applied for a place in year R or Year 3 should now have received notification of your allocated school. I believe that any late applications were processed recently with parents informed of the result of their application today. Year 3 places were all allocated during the 'on time application' process so we didn't have any spaces left for late applicants, and we only had 1 space for year R, which has now been allocated. It is lovely to see that South View is so popular and there is always a waiting list for parents wanting their children to attend our schools as they recognise the effort we go to in supporting our children and their families as well as the breadth of experiences they receive at the schools.


Nursery: If you, or you know of anyone, who needs a nursery place for September please apply as soon as possible. I know at the moment it seems there are other things to think about, but we are filling up and I don't want anyone missing out on a place by leaving it too late. if you need further information on nursery places, both 15 hours and 30 hour places available, then ring into the infant school office and they will advise you on what you need to do.


Finally, Stay Safe and I hope to see you all soon.


With very best wishes

Mrs Sheila Pape