Dear Parents

Thank you for your continued support and understanding in these unusual times.

We certainly have had a busy and productive week at number 47!

Children are now well into the swing of being back in school and whilst we are making every effort within our means to continue school life as normal, we are prepared for another potential lockdown.  To this end, please do have a good read through the attached ‘Remote Learning Policy’ as it has been re-written to reflect the most up to date guidelines in this very fluid situation.

London Grid for Learning, who provide our internet access and protection, are offering free online security, which can be found and followed on this link below: https://national.lgfl.net/smartbuy/homeprotect

Our parent/teacher meetings are scheduled to take place the week beginning October 19th.  We are unable to invite parents into school so these will be facilitated via a Google Meet.  Ms De Wynter will be in touch on Monday to organise the timings.

Festival fancy dress day – Thursday 22 October

Many much loved and traditional celebrations are coming up before Christmas and we are aware that social distancing measures may prevent the children from enjoying these at home.  We are therefore looking forward to adding a festival fancy dress day to our calendar on the last day before half term.  The children may come to school in a seasonally appropriate costume (nothing too scary please!)  Please do remember the age of the children throughout the school is from four years old.  They will need to bring in their PE kit to school to change into for Sports.  Please note that half term will begin on Friday 23 October and the children are expected back in school on Monday 2 November.

We would like to draw your attention to the below planned protests this weekend for those living locally who may wish to avoid the congestion:

  • Saturday 10 October 9am-4pm: Annual Religious Procession from The Hussani Association (1st day)
  • Saturday 10 October 1pm-5pm, StandUpX Protest: The protest will begin at Hyde Park through to BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place. The exact route is not yet known and numbers are not confirmed. A policing plan is in place.
  • Sunday 11 October from 12pm: Annual Religious Event from The Hussani Association (2nd day): This will be a static event at Marble Arch. 200 people are anticipated to attend. A policing plan is in place.

Flu Vaccine

A number of families have been enquiring about the flu vaccine this year.

We have a booking for Tuesday, 8 December for this vaccine.  We would have preferred an earlier date, however, as you can imagine, their services have been inundated and as a result, our booking is later than we would have liked.  Further information regarding this will be sent nearer the time.

We would like to reiterate our request that parents do keep their children at home if they, or anyone in their household, are displaying COVID symptoms.  We advise families to contact NHS 119 and follow their guidance.  

If a child/household or member of staff does test positive for COVID-19, once they have completed the requisite time in isolation, our insurers have instructed us to require confirmation of a negative result prior to returning to school. 

 

With best wishes,

Keep safe,

THE CHS TEAM