Parent Update 81 - 06.07.2021
Thank you to those of you who have expressed their gratitude to the school for acting decisively to save the virus spreading, especially where there have been suspected cases.
Thank you to all of you who have followed our advice, so promptly, and tested your children when they have been sent home from school feeling unwell. As you know we have continued to maintain our lockdown procedures throughout this time, with the children still remaining in their bubbles, even at playtimes and lunchtimes, as well as the rigorous cleaning which takes place daily. The children are so used to sanitizing and washing their hands now, it is second nature to them - which all helps to reduce the spread of the virus. I know the government are due to make an announcement today about their future plans for education, so as soon as I am aware as to what these are, I will update you further.
Remember: If your child is in year 5 or Badger class, they should be at home isolating. Unfortunately, a number of parents have reported to school that they have seen some year 5 children outside playing with other children. At the moment the guidance is to isolate, so please ensure you follow this guidance and play your part in helping to stop the spread of the virus.
Yesterday, all children who were in school should have brought home a letter informing them of which class they will be in next year. If your child is in year 5 or Badger class, you should have received a text informing you of their new class and the letter will come home with their report. However, there are some children who were not in school for other reasons, so if you would like to know which class your child will be in, either call in to the school office for the letter, or ring in to the school office, and they will be able to let you know.
WOW Walk of Fame Challenge
As you are aware, as a Federation, we are actively involved in the Walk to school challenge where the children must walk 3 or more times per week to school, every week, to earn a special badge over the month. It is very popular with the children and a great way for them to stay active.
The Walk of Fame challenge is a new competition that sees all schools in Hampshire competing against each other to be the most active school over the week and it would be great if the South View Federation could top the leaderboard at the end of the week. All you need to do is walk, scoot, cycle, park and stride or any other active way to get to school every day and hopefully we will be feature on the leader board. Thank you for your support.
Southern Health have set up a School Nursing Text Message Advice Service which will provide advice for parents and carers of children 5-19 in Hampshire. They can help with things like: sleep and behaviour, emotional well-being, staying safe, toileting, health conditions, drugs and alcohol misuse. Text 07507 332417 for advice between 9a.m.-4.30p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9a.m.-4p.m. Friday. The poster will also be available on our website.
With my best wishes,
Mrs Sheila Pape