Dear Parents/ Carers
It has been an extremely trying year – for our children, for our staff and for you, our families. As I am sure you know, infection rates in Trafford are higher than they have ever been. We are feeling the impact of those high infection rates, as I am sure you are.
Unfortunately, once again we have had some staff who have tested positive, some who are having to isolate due to being close contacts of a positive case and some staff who have been directed to isolate due to positive cases within their own family bubbles. Today, the school has reached a tipping point of no longer being able to offer full provision in school for all pupils. Therefore, we have made the decision to direct Year 8 and Year 10 to learn from home on Tuesday 20th July & Wednesday 21st July.
Tuesday 20th July:
Pupils in Year 8 and Year 10 will follow their normal timetable and will access their learning online using google classroom. Unfortunately, live lessons will not be available on Tuesday 20th July. Instead, teachers will upload learning and tasks to google classroom and pupils can complete their work independently. It is very important that your child gets up for school as normal, logs onto their virtual classroom and engages in their learning at the normal times.
Wednesday 21st July:
Period 1 Learning tutor time – Virtual Form Party on Line – Have Your Own Snacks Ready!
Period 2 Year Team Assemblies – Awards & rewards – Tune in virtually to see who has won what. It could be YOU!
Period 3 & 4 – Music Concert and Head Teacher Awards (maybe some jokes?)!
All of the above will be available as google links in google meet in your google classroom!
Pupils in Years 8 & 10 DO NOT need to isolate during this time UNLESS they have been identified as a close contact of a positive case and have been directed to isolate. Where this is so, school will have contacted you to explain this directly. If your child has been directed to isolate, it is very important that they do so. This means they must stay home for the duration of the isolation period and should not mix with anyone outside their immediate family bubble.
Pupils in Year 7 & 9 will continue to attend school as normal UNLESS they have been identified as a close contact of a positive case and have been directed to isolate. Where this is so, school will have contacted you to explain this directly. If your child has been directed to isolate, it is very important that they do so.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience and worry these arrangements will undoubtedly cause you and your family. Please contact Mrs N Doward, Headteacher, should you have any questions, concerns or should you need help or advice on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support and patience during this very difficult time.