Lockdown News Fountains Earth
Dear Fountains Earth parents
The timing of the announcement yesterday was brutal and difficult to comprehend. We all have a heavy heart today. However, it shows that the spread of the new variant has come as a shock and decisive action was necessary in order to reduce the spread.
Schools have been ordered to close in order to do just that, reduce the spread. The fewer staff and children we have in school therefore, the lower the risk to individuals and the whole community. That is clear. Families will be concerned about engaging with remote learning again and will be concerned about the health and wellbeing of those closest to them. Indeed staff are feeling the same as they have children and families to care for too.
For this ‘round’ of lockdown we will open Fountains for vulnerable / key worker families. Staff have contacted all of you and so we are aware of who will be in school. No further action is necessary. However staff are at the end of the phone for the rest of the afternoon if you have questions.
For children that will be in school:-
- Mrs Metcalfe / Miss Aldridge Mon – Weds Miss Aldridge / Mrs Cook Thurs /Fri
- Mrs Goodall will be in the office mornings only
- Drop off / pick up time the same
- Packed lunch
- School will close at 12 noon on Fridays for deep clean and preparation for the following week.
Learning for all other children will done remotely and staff will be in touch with you via class E mail with their plans for your child from Wednesday onwards. Class teachers will be checking with you the access your child has to a computer / tablet, whether you can print / need to pick up hard copies from school. Please be prepared to share this information with them. I have attached the remote learning policy for your reference.
Fountains Earth E mail contacts
We are here for you. Please get in touch if you need support with anything at all and we will find a way to help no matter how small, learning related or not. Our school communities are strong and supportive. Be thankful for what you have, look after yourself so that you are able to care for your children in the best way possible during these coming weeks.
With every good wish