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Letter to Parents 18.12.20

Dear Parents and Carers,

Here we are in the last week of term; I am not sure how we got here in one piece. I hope you have enjoyed all the Christmas performances we have shared. We have tried to keep some of the magic alive in school. If you haven’t yet seen it, here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqq4hXMxALg

This term has had its ups and downs but I believe that we have managed to keep any infections of Covid 19 to a minimum, by prompt action and with your support. I know we have had to put a couple of year groups into isolation but I have heard of other schools who have had to shut down completely.

We had a visit from our Local Authority adviser who was impressed with our children and their awareness of keeping themselves safe through social distancing, while in the school premises.

As we have seen in the news, the information changes on a daily basis. At this moment in time, the children will be returning to school on Tuesday 5th January 2021, still using their staggered entry times. The staff return on the 4th January, we will be taking part in a training day, this will involve further training on our Dot Com programme and IT training to develop our skills so that we might keep up with the children!

We have been asked by the government to support them in their Covid action programme by being available over the Christmas period for parents to report any positive Covid test results to the school.  If this happens to you please email: admin@rowdown.croydon.sch.uk

This is simply so we can contact that child’s bubble so they can isolate.  Obviously, we will not use names, it will just be making parents aware that there has been a positive case in a particular bubble, and we will only contact the bubbles it might affect.

On behalf of the staff, can I thank you for the good thoughts, kind words and thankyous that many of you have shared with us. The feedback from out virtual parents evening was overwhelming and we know that you appreciate what we do and we appreciate your support. Thanks for the cards and the gifts; it has made our term that bit more special.

So, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas with the hope that we all have a more positive 2021.

Stay safe and well and enjoy this break as much as you can with all the restrictions that are out there; I believe that they are there to keep everyone safe.

All good wishes from all the staff…

and myself,

John Green

    Rowdown Primary School

    Calley Down Crescent, New Addington, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 0EG
    01689 843367