This week we have welcomed back your children and what a joy they have been. On time, in uniform, fully equipped, masked up and ready to learn! They have adapted to learning within their zones, having breaks and lunches in their specified areas amazingly well and I am very proud of them. Despite their masks, I could see that their eyes were smiling and it warmed my heart.
Keeping your child and your family safe:
You will know that the symptoms of the virus we look out for are:
This week, a report was published which identified that gastric issues such as tummy cramps, vomiting or diarrhea may be symptoms of the virus, particularly in children. This HAS NOT been added to the official list of symptoms in the UK but I wanted to bring your attention to the report which you can read about in this newspaper article here. However, as this is not an official symptom in the UK, you will not be able to access a test for your child if they only have this symptom.
As a school we must be very vigilant that poorly children are looked after well and swiftly.
You know that I operate on a policy of full transparency and total honesty. This week, we have asked parents to collect 3 pupils from school as they were unwell. Each had tummy aches which, in many ways, is to be expected when returning to school after such a long absence. The children did not have other symptoms which would indicate they had the virus and they are reported to be otherwise well.
Please rest assured that we are doing all we can to keep your child/ren safe and well in school. As always, I am available on firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions or concerns.
Take care and stay safe!