Update 56 - 16.07.2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
The sunshine seems to be back which is lovely for us all.
Please remember that we finish school on Wednesday 22nd July at 12.30 p.m. as we would usually do at the end of the summer term. Children will have their lunch before they go home.
Free School Meal Vouchers
You will be aware that the Government have agreed to fund FSM vouchers for the summer. Those of you who are eligible will be entitled to a £90 voucher per child. You should receive these towards the end of this week but you can only use them once the holidays begin.
Every year we offer a residential visit to the year 5/6 children. Please see your child’s seesaw account for current year 4 and 5 for further information about this.
Childcare during the holidays
The government have issued guidelines for parents and carers regarding childcare during the holidays amid the coronavirus outbreak. This document is on our school website for you to read. Click here to go to the guidance.
September Full Opening
As outlined in the government guidance, they have stated that they are expecting schools to fully re open in September and all children should attend. There is a huge amount of guidance which schools have been given to follow, as well as suggestions on how to minimise risk, once all of the children return.
Full details of how this has been organised for South View Federation will be published in my Monday update. There has been a lot to consider and I want to make sure every aspect is covered.
Thank you to so many of you for returning library books. We are still missing quite a few so please check your children’s bedrooms carefully as every book we have to replace means 1 less new book can be bought. There is a box in both reception areas where you can hand them in.
Please can you return any reading books you may have at home. We cannot afford for these to go missing as they are very expensive to replace and cannot usually be replaced on an individual basis but replaced as sets. Any lost books will need to be charged for to ensure that other children have the full range of reading material your child had. We still have a lot of books missing!
Those of you who have borrowed laptops or similar devices from school, please can you return them to the junior school office by Friday 17th July so that they can be cleaned and prepared for September.
Parking and Permits
Thank you. There has been a reduction in the number of people driving onto the school site. If you need a permit for September please contact the infant office.
We still have some nursery places available for September. We do provide 30 hours of care if you require it. Unlike other local nurseries, because the nursery is part of the school, we have a full time, qualified teacher leading the nursery. This means that they receive a good foundation in their learning and experience quality teaching right from their first day. Please contact the infant school office if you would like further details, or to register your child for a place.
Keep socially distancing and washing your hands!
With my very best wishes
Mrs Sheila Pape