11th Sept 2020
Another thanks for all your positivity on the gate and in the yard this morning; for arriving and leaving punctually; for keeping your distance from others and waiting patiently. It really is helping us to run our systems as smoothly and safely as possible for the good of all our Lansdowne community.
We know you are hearing on the news of increased cases and some infection cases in primary schools. Please be assured that we have all our procedures in place ready for such a situation and are kept fully up to speed daily on changing guidance from the local authority and our designated health and safety officer.
As a reminder, and to keep everyone feeling calm in an emotive time for all of us, please ensure that you always follow the guidance attached before entering the school community. We have attached it as a word document, should you wish to print it out at home and have it ready for information.
Finally, a number of parents were asking this morning about their children potentially needing to wear face masks from Monday in communal areas of the building. Please can we clarify this is not a requirement for primary aged pupils so you do not need to bring a mask for your child, unless you have a specific wish to do so.
Have a lovely weekend everyone- keep well and safe.
We hope that you are looking forward to the beginning of the school year 2020-2021- we are very glad to be welcoming you back full time from Thursday 3rd September (Years 1 to 6) and from Monday 7th September (Year Rec and nursery)
Start and end times are as the previous email and can be found on the website.These are to help us manage the volume of traffic coming to and leaving school at any one time. The one way system remains in operation so families will be expected to arrive via Norfolk street keeping a safe distance from others, through the main entrance- foundation phase pupils travelling along the hearts and keystage 2 through the main entrance along the stars. Adults will be asked to continue to travel along the chevrons in the middle and across the playground, exiting the site via the Surrey street black door. If you didn't come to check in/catch up sessions last term, it would be worth you watching the student help video that was created when school reopened in July (on the website) to assist you in coming and going to school and also expectations for handwashing.
Changes for September:
All changes that we have made are for infection control management purposes. We have communicated these already- but just to jog your memory ready for next week:
Finally, IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTING OR NEW CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENT WITH A PROVIDER PLEASE WOULD YOU CONTACT CooperC94@hwbcymru.net as soon as possible so we can organise a collection agreement. Please provide the name, date of birth, year group, class of your child and their child care provider's full name. Also, please inform us of the days they are dropped off and collected with this provider.
All steps undertaken at Lansdowne Primary are in accordance with local authority/Welsh gov guidance and in conjunction with our health and safety officer. Please be assured that we are confident to welcome your children back safely and get back on with the very important business of learning and playing.
With very best wishes we will see you soon,
Michelle Kinsey and Catherine Cooper
Head teacher and Deputy head teacher, Lansdowne Primary