If a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19 please let the school know immediately either by phoning and speaking to someone: 01474 365303 or emailing: [email protected]/ [email protected]
This is particularly important if you receive a result over the weekend.
SCHOOL TO REOPEN ON 8TH MARCH
The Government announced on 22nd February that schools will reopen to all pupils on Monday 8th March and we are all delighted to be able to welcome the children back to school. Please have a read of our newsletter for further information regarding your child's return.
If your child has any anxieties regarding their return to the classroom, these resources may help:
- Going back to school after Coronavirus
- Coming back to school in a bubble - An audio recording of a short book to help 3-7 year old children back to school in their new Covid-safe environments
- Ideas for families preparing for the return to school
- Anxiety Snakes and Ladders Game
- Good Mental Health
The whole of England is now in National Lockdown restrictions. As was the case in March 2020, you are not allowed to leave your home apart from reasons set out in law. These include leaving your home to get food, attend or gain medical help or for daily exercise such as a run or a walk. Schools are only open to pupils of critical workers or those classed as vulnerable - more information on our school opening plans can be found here.
The Government plan to revisit these restrictions in the middle of February 2021.
If you have a smart phone (such as an Apple iPhone or Android device) then please think about downloading and using the free NHS COVID-19 App. This provides free and fully anonymous systems to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as well as provide the latest information to your phone. It is now available in many community languages too.
Delayed start to the Spring Term 2021
The Government announced today (Weds 30th December), that in order to help contain the community transmission of Coronavirus, some restrictions to primary education settings are required in certain areas. It has now been made clear that Gravesham schools, including Lawn, will not be reopening on Wednesday 6th January (the day after our 2 inset days), for all children as planned. The accompanying guidance shares the Government's advice for schools to act on as they can within their setting.
It seems unlikely at this stage that any schools in Gravesham will reopen before February Half Term and parents should plan on this basis. More updates will follow on this page so please check back when you can. Please stay safe and well and thank you for your support during these challenging times.