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Coronavirus Update Letter 14.04.2020

Tuesday 10th April 2020                                    


Dear Parents,


The lovely weather continues, which does help to lift our spirits a little despite the fact we should not be leaving home. Nevertheless I do hope you managed to have some time relaxing with your immediate family over the Bank Holiday weekend.


Strange though it is, this is now the second week of the 'school holidays' and week 4 of lockdown. I feel these arrangements will continue for a while longer until the government are sure the peak of the virus has passed. We should all be ensuring we stay home to protect our own families and help the NHS save lives. Every time you or a family member goes out, the risk of contracting the virus increases. It is absolutely vital that every family observes this 'stay home, stay safe, protect the NHS and save lives' instruction from the government to help us protect our own families and our school family.


 Once I have received further instructions from the DfE about their plans for schools over the next few weeks I will let you know.


Many of you have been in to school to collect learning packs for your children. If you have not been able to do so then it is not too late - please call in at the relevant school office at any time between 9.00 a.m.- 3.30 p.m.to collect these.


We are still awaiting delivery of some study books for years 2, 3 and 4. The orders were placed a while ago but obviously the publisher has had an increase in order numbers and so some books are out of stock at the moment. Once all of the books have arrived I will let you know.


The children who have been attending school have been participating in a huge range of activities and having so much fun. Thank you to the teachers and support staff for making their time in school so exciting for them and to those staff who are not in school, for providing so many activities for the children to do. On our school website there is also a Rainbow Gallery of some of the drawings, paintings and other incredible pictures which many of our children and their families have made. Please take a moment to have a look and if you want to add your creation to the gallery then take a photo of it and either email it to office@southview-jun.hants.sch.uk or upload it via Facebook Messenger.


We have had a communication from the DfE that the FSM E-Voucher system experienced higher than anticipated orders  and this had an impact on the system performance.  They are expecting e-vouchers to be issued to families by 8 p.m. tonight.  If your child is entitled to FSM and you would like to apply for an e-voucher please send your email address to n.freathy@southview-inf.hants.sch.uk (infant pupils) or c.evans@southview-jun.hants.sch.uk (junior pupils).


Over the next week we are expecting further deliveries of baked beans, porridge, cereal and bagels. Watch out for a text which will inform you what we have available and when it can be collected. In the meantime if you are struggling with feeding your family please contact either school.


I will write another update on Thursday but in the meantime - please keep safe. When we do re-open I want to see everyone returning safe and well.


With best wishes


Mrs Sheila Pape

Executive Headteacher