School Closure from Friday 20th March

March 24, 2020, 1:28 p.m.

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Re: Coronavirus update – school closure to most pupils

 

Following on from my last update, I am now writing to let you know that we have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after this Friday until further notice.

As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and children with certain needs.

We are expecting to receive a list of key workers today from the Government but it would help us in the meantime if you could let us know if you think your child may fall into one of these categories and wish to send your child into school. Please e-mail the school office as soon as possible and by no later than 12 o’clock tomorrow, Friday 20th March, informing us of your job role and employer. The school will then confirm your child’s place

 

All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.

Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the news – so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We will re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by Parentmail and we will also put a message on our school website.

 

What we’ll continue doing while your child is at home

Your child’s learning is of course important to us, so we will continue to help your child to learn.

During term time, every Friday, teachers will add new tasks or activities for the children to complete. These can be found on the Homepage of the school website under the Learning Zone tab.

If your child usually receives free school meals we will also be in touch with more information about how we will continue to provide this once we receive further information from the Government.

 

This is as much as we know right now and we appreciate your continued patience with as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it is far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.

If you want to get in touch to share any concerns, please do not hesitate to do so via the office e-mail: office@shj.havering.sch.uk

 

And remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.

Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can.