Dear Parents

I hope this email finds you all well and healthy.

We’d like to let you know about ‘Walk to School Week’ which is scheduled to take place on w/c 5 October 2020, during International Walk to School Month.  This is a five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools and is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all. Pupils will be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates! Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, it will also help create healthy habits for life. It would be lovely to see some of the CHS children involved in this of possible.

Please remember your allocated drop off times are as below. These staggered times were created to reduce the risks associated with Covid-19.  This will avoid children waiting in the hall or outside in the cooler weather:

Mon, Tues, Thurs                                                       Friday

Junior One 8.10am – 3.10pm                                 8.10 – 2.40 

Form One   8.20 – 3.20                                            8.20 – 2.50

Form Two    8.30 – 3.30                                            8.30 – 3.00

Form Three 8.40 – 3.40                                            8.40 – 3.10

Form Four   8.40- 3.50                                             8.40 – 3.20

Form Five   8.45- 3.55                                             8.45 – 3.25

Form Six     8.45- 4.00                                             8.45 – 3.30 

 

Please note that from next week, 28 September, the Junior One collection times will resume to 3.10pm from Monday-Thursday and 2.40pm on a Friday.

The school is getting cooler along with the weather.  Whilst all windows are opened to ensure there is ample air ventilation,  we now advise the winter uniform be worn; with jumpers and cardigans brought in daily.  Please note that the children must have their 3-in-one coats permanently in school, so they can still play come rain or shine.   We remain relaxed with ties, berets and caps until the weather dictates otherwise.  As always, please make sure everything is labelled.  The children should bring in their uniforms on Thursdays and Fridays to change into in case they get wet. This change of clothes should be held in their PE bag.

We do hope that our virtual ‘Meet the Teachers’ meetings this week, and next week’s scheduled meetings, prove to be helpful.

As the Junior parents will be aware, Juniors were sent an Art competition disclaimer yesterday, thank you to those who have returned these already.   To those who have not, if you could ensure these are completed and returned over the weekend, we would be most grateful.  The Seniors will be sent a disclaimer for Art and Music shortly so please ensure these are signed and completed at your earliest convenience.

A heartfelt thank you for Monday’s donations for ‘Jeans for Genes’ Day.  We are very happy to share that we raised an amazing £250!  Thank you to all those families who donated!

For those local residents, we wanted to make you aware that there are planned protests on Saturday 26 September from 12pm, this is for the StandUpX Protest Rally.  The protest is expected to start in Trafalgar Square at 12pm. The attendees intend to depart from Trafalgar Square at 3.30pm and march to Speakers Corners in Hyde Park via Regent Street and Oxford Street.

Finally, we’d like to thank all of our families that have been extremely cautious with the onset of seasonal colds.  It is incredibly hard to gauge whether or not the children’s symptoms could be related to the pandemic.  We therefore advise all our families to please call NHS 119 and follow their advise relating to testing and remaining off school, particularly if your child has a new continuous cough, fever or loss of sense/smell. If testing is advised, please do notify the school immediately so we can proceed accordingly.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

 

Best wishes

THE CHS TEAM