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Welcome letter to parents and carers

Tuesday 31st August 2021

 

Dear Parents, Carers and children

I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer.

The staff and I are all very excited to welcome you all back to school on Thursday 2nd September, for Years One to Year Six, and Reception and Nursery next week – the week beginning Monday 6th September.

School building improvements over the summer

Over the summer we have spruced up some of the junior and infant building corridors with a fresh coat of paint on the walls, had some new carpet laid on the year 6 corridor and refreshed some of the seating furniture.

Our biggest re-modelling and refurbishment over the summer is the outdoor area in Place2be –this renovation is a substantial improvement and now a great resource for children who access it.

Covid SAFE Risk Assessment and routines for school

School Covid Risk Assessment: We are currently in the process of finalising a review of our Risk Assessment in light of the updated in new government and LA guidelines. Whilst we want to reflect in school the relaxing of the Covid regulations as they are in the rest of society, we also want to retain some precautions to keep children, staff and our community as safe as possible. The school Risk Assessment will be put on our school website by Thursday morning. A link to it will be sent out via our school app.

 

Key Highlights:

School Entrance and Exit (ONE WAY SYSTEM to remain in place)

Entrance through Nursery gate and exit through Infant gate.

Entrance through the Junior gate and exit through the subway gate.

School Day

School Opens: 8.40am – 8.50am

School Closes/Pickup: 3.15pm-3.25pm

Gates will open and close promptly. Please ensure children arrive on time each day and are collected on time too.

Face Coverings

In line with guidance from Liverpool City Council we ask Parents/Carers to wear face coverings on the playgrounds during drop off and collection as this is a busy period.

We will continue to ask visitors coming into the school building to wear a face mask.

Bubbles

Children will no longer be restricted to working and playing outside in year group bubbles. However as highlighted in our Risk Assessment this will be kept under review.

Uniform

Children must all be in full school uniform.

PE Kits: Children should only come into school in their school PE kit on the day they have PE. Teachers will share with children on the first day back a timetable when their kits are needed.

The PE kit can be purchased from school supplier or supermarket (plain blue T shirt and plain blue or black shorts).  From September children cannot wear commercial branded sportswear.

Footwear: Plain black shoes –that are flat and comfortable

Jewellery: No Jewellery except for a wristwatch (not with a telephone) and small stud earrings.

Nails: No false nails or nail varnish.

Here is a link to updated uniform letter – first sent out in June 21.

https://stmichaelscatholicprimary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/New-Supplier-Letter-to-Parents-June-21.pdf

Breakfast Club –Early Birds

This will open on Thursday morning at 7.45am – 8.30am. There is no entrance to this club after 8.30am.

After-school Club –Sparkles

We plan to re-open this on Monday 13th September 3.25pm -5.30pm. More information to follow next week.

Extra-Curricular clubs –More information to follow next week.

National Policy on self-Isolation and management of Covid this term

An Information letter from Public Health and LA about changes made to national policies on self-isolation and information on how COVID-19 will be managed in the school this term is on the link below and on the school website.

https://stmichaelscatholicprimary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Start-of-year-letter-for-parents-Autumn-21.pdf

Communication to school

If you wish to contact school from Wednesday (1st September) please telephone: 0151 263 8460 or via school email michaels-ao@st-michaels.liverpool.sch.uk.

All staff are involved in training tomorrow including admin team so you may need to leave a voicemail and a member of the admin team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for all your support and I very much look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday 2nd September.

Best Wishes – Alyson Rigby

Headteacher:  Mrs A Rigby