Guidance for Parents and Carers
For the latest letters from Salmestone please see the Letters sent home tab under our News heading.
For learning resources during self isolation please refer to Google classroom.
Information on Salmestone’s remote learning.
- How to access Google Drive and Google Classroom
- Providing remote education information to parents – Jan 2021
TKAT parent help page.
As we are all aware it is a very unusual time for our school and community.
Below are some links to relevant websites for more information and support.
Information about coronavirus
Information on support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses
111 online assessment tool
BBC news for updates
Information on coping with stress and how to talk to your children about Coronavirus
- Coronavirus- advice for parents and carers (leaflet)
- Nosy Crow Covid book for children
Covid-19 community support information
When you arrive in the playground:
- Keep socially distant
- Keep your children with you until they go into the building
- Leave immediately after your children enter school
- Do not enter the ‘bubbles’ marked out on the ground
- Do not try to engage with the teachers, you must call or email
It is important that start and end times are strictly adhered to in order to reduce the amount of children arriving and leaving at any one time. Do not arrive early or late. Please use the yellow markings on the paths and playgrounds to continue to help your family understand the importance of social distancing during pick-up and drop-off times. Please wait at 2 metres distance from one another, be considerate of others and do not gather at gates or too close to the doors.
Hand hygiene: Your child will be expected to follow strict behaviour rules relating to physical contact with other pupils, and keeping their hands clean. Pupils will be asked to wash their hands regularly, and/or use hand sanitiser. Please support us by talking to your children about the importance of following instructions from adults, only talking when your mouth is empty, flushing the toilet, washing hands thoroughly and giving virtual hugs to friends.
Lunch: Our school kitchens will re-open in September, and lunches will be available again. Pupils eligible for free school meals will return to having their lunch at school, and will no longer receive lunch vouchers. For pupils having a packed lunch, packed lunch boxes need to be easily disinfected so we ask that fabric ones are to be avoided. These will need to be brought into class each day. Please also provide your child with a water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day.
Playtime safety: In order to minimise the risk of large groups of children mixing during break times, we will be having separate playtimes and lunchtimes.
Breakfast club: In order to not mix children from different year groups, breakfast club will not be operating for the first term. We will review procedures and staffing requirements to determine whether breakfast club will be able to reopen in term 2. Further information will follow closer to the time. We appreciate that this may cause some difficulty for parents/carers but we need to ensure that the safety of the children and staff is a priority.
Symptoms: You must ensure that if anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms, your child does not attend school. Any child or staff member who develops symptoms in the school day will be sent home immediately. If anyone in your household, or your child, tests positive for COVID-19 you must inform the school.
Changes to school policies and risk assessments
Our policies are under constant review as always and due to the pandemic, additional safety measures and temporary changes may be brought in to deal with the constantly evolving situation, government guidance and statutory measures.
There have been changes to some school policies and risk assessments due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Cashless schools are safer for everyone in these unprecedented times.
Parent Pay is easy to use, compatible with most devices, can be topped up via debit card or paypoint and will allow you to pay for school dinners whenever it’s convenient (not just during office hours)
Please see the video below for a quick overview.
For more information please see the parent pay website.