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Important letter re school closure

Dear parents and carers

 

Further to the Prime Minister’s statement at 8pm tonight, Monday 4th January, I am writing to confirm that we can no longer open school tomorrow as we had planned. As you have no doubt heard, we are now again in national lockdown and schools can open only for vulnerable children and children of key workers.

We will unfortunately need to close tomorrow to all children, including key worker, vulnerable and Pre-School children, so that arrangements can be made moving forward. If you are a key worker and you would like your child/children to attend school from Wednesday 6th January, please respond to the questionnaire that was emailed earlier today if you haven’t already done so. Mrs Burchell will contact parents of Pre-School children separately tomorrow.

If you are unsure if your job role is classed as a key worker role, please refer to:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

For children who will not be in school, class teachers will provide remote learning via Class DoJo from tomorrow and will be available via Class DoJo or email during school hours if you have any queries about your child’s learning.

If your child is entitled to means-tested free school meals and you would like to be able to collect a grab bag from school tomorrow, please email Miss Robins on info@withymoor.dudley.sch.uk

This situation is obviously not what any of us wanted, especially as we had been looking forward to seeing all children and families tomorrow.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

I will be in touch again tomorrow with further information regarding arrangements for key worker and vulnerable children. Just to confirm we will be closed tomorrow to all children while we make necessary arrangements.

My very best wishes

 

Alison Wootton

Headteacher

 

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