Valley School Opening on Monday May 18th for all Pupils
We look forward to welcoming all our pupils back on Monday 18th May, it is going to be exciting to see everyone and share all our stories and help everyone readjust to Valley School life again.
Please contact us as soon as possible if you have any concerns or if you are going to keep your child at home under Level 2.
Level 2 has important operating systems we must follow so here are the things you need to know:
LEVEL 2 – starting Monday 18th May
All pupils will return to their normal classrooms. All school timings will be normal from next week.
We will be operating a drop off / pick up only policy –
Parents will not be allowed to enter the school grounds before or after school.
The Main East Street drop off point will be used. The gates from Parvin Place and The Glade South will be open between at 8:30am and 9:00am. They will also be open between 3:00pm and 3:20pm.
We are required to run a contact register for all people entering the school and with the large numbers of parents normally arriving in school morning and afternoon from multiple entrances this becomes very problematic. To keep everyone as safe and controlled as possible we cannot allow parents to walk around the school grounds.
Any parent who wants to visit the school must enter through the main gate on East street, come straight to the office, sign the contact register then follow staff directions from there.
All pupils must have their own drink bottle. Drinking fountains will be closed off. A supervised bottle refill station will be established.
There is no physical distancing requirement inside the classroom – the measure is keeping out of the ‘moist breath zone’ of others and avoiding physical contact. Staff members will be keeping a 1 metre distance from other staff wherever possible.
Visitors to school are required to observe 2 metre distancing.
Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell.
Any pupils displaying any symptoms of coughing, sneezing or a runny nose will be sent home.
There will be no team or school assemblies until further notice.
All classes are well equipped for hand sanitising and handwashing.
Thorough daily cleans will be taking place.
We understand returning to school is an exciting time and the Health and wellbeing of all our pupils and staff are our priorities.
Later this term we are planning 3-way conferences so you, your child and the teacher can discuss settling back in to school and goals for the rest of the year. More details to follow soon.
Thank you for all your support, it is much appreciated. We look forward to continuing to work as a community to the do the very best we can for our kids as we move through these challenging times.
Take care Everyone
The Kelly Club team are excited to be starting back on Monday 18 May. We have been working hard to make sure our programme is as interactive and enjoyable as possible, while embracing the necessary new procedures. Further information around new procedures will be sent out to the database by the end of the week. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Valley School Staff - We are missing our students
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