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Letter from Sheffield City Council advising Parents to Stay Safe and stay at Home

January 4th National Lockdown Letter 

 

Dear families,
I am sure you will be aware of the announcement made by Boris Johnson this evening. For us, this means that our school and nursery will unfortunately be closed to the majority of children from tomorrow until February half term.

 

I feel very sad about this and I know that all of our staff have been looking forward to welcoming the children back. But don't worry - we got through this last time and we will get through it again. Your children's teachers will continue to work closely with you and together we will provide quality education for your children through home learning.


This announcement has been as big a shock to us as it is to all of you so I can't give you all the answers right now but I will be back in touch tomorrow to explain how the next few months will work.


We will continue to be open for the children of key workers and for vulnerable children. If you need a place in this provision for your child TOMORROW (Tuesday 5th January) please get in contact with school ASAP either by sending me a message on ClassDojo or by emailing school on the Enquiries email address.

 

Parents who will require child care for their children on later days BUT NOT TOMORROW, please ring school from 9am tomorrow to book a place.

 

Please note, proof of key worker status will be required.


Again, I am so sorry to be sharing this news and I realise it will cause disruption for lots of you.

 

As always, we are here to listen and help if we can so please get in touch tomorrow if you have any concerns.


Sending you all lots of love in these crazy times,
Hannah Thornley 

 

Advice for Parents for their families during lockdown from Greg Fell-Director of Public Health-Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is aware of a round of hoax messages that have been   circulating on social media regarding schools having children tested for coronavirus without seeking permission from parents; and children to be taken into quarantine if they tested positive for the virus.

 

Cabinet member for Education and Skills at Sheffield City Council Abtisam Mohamed, said:

“We understand that this false message may cause serious concern and anxiety among parents and carers around sending their children back to school next week as term begins.

 

“The circulation of false rumours like this, undermine the huge effort schools in Sheffield have made to fully reopen in preparation for children returning to school in a week’s time. We can reassure parents and carers that all schools in our city have worked incredibly hard to make sure their educational settings are safe and ready to receive pupils.

 

“We would like to categorically reassure parents that the circumstances described in the rumours will never happen. Schools would always contact parents if a child became unwell at school. The school would never arrange a Covid-19 test of a child without parental consent.”

 

Please see this dedicated page for more information or speak to any member of the SLT for any support.

The DFE have launched a #backtoschoolsafely campaign to reassure parents and students that schools and colleges are ready for their return in September.

 

This is part of the Government’s wider Stay Alert campaign. You will see newspaper and billboard advertising from today, with radio and digital adverts from Monday 24 August, which will run until early September, alongside wider engagement with the teaching profession and local communities.

 

The latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics show there is growing confidence among parents that their children will return to school in September, testament to the hard work of school staff.

Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.

An overview letter about Zoom Mtgs & September arrangements

A letter from SSET CEO Joanne Bradshaw with an overview about what happens in September.

A Letter from the council highlighting childcare & other services available from Sheffield Council over the Summer

A step by step guide to apply for the Free School Meal vouchers

Guidance for Parents on Social Distancing

Healthy Minds & Wellbeing info for parents

Information for parents of children with SEND 

Letter from Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families

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