Returning to School
We are really looking forward to welcoming all children back to school – we have missed you even more than usual.
Staff have been working hard to make sure there is still a warm, nurturing and engaging welcome for you whilst keeping school and everyone in our community as safe as we can.
I hope you find the information on these pages helpful in terms of what we will be doing and what you can do to help keep everyone safe. If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
Mrs Ella Hughes
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Information for Parent / Carers
School will be open from Friday the 4th September for years 1 – 6 and on Wednesday 9th September for Reception. Nursery parents/carers have been contacted separately about Stay and Play sessions and the Nursery intake will begin on Monday 21st September 2020.
We cannot guarantee that school will be virus free but we are taking all reasonably practicable steps to be safe. We need your help with this. See the attached ‘Home school agreement’ and key information below.
From the 4th September, school attendance will be compulsory. Unless your child is ill or you are following
Covid 19 guidelines, your child must attend. Non-attendance will be recorded as unauthorised and could result in a fine from the Local Authority.
If your child is not attending school for any reason, you will need to ring the school office before 9am.
If you have queries or concerns please ring the school office on 0161 224 1269.
Children having a school meal will be given a packed lunch (choice of sandwich). If you usually pay for a school meal, you will still need to do so using Parent Pay. If your child has now moved into Year 3 and you are not eligible for Free School Meals, you will need to pay or provide a packed lunch.
Children who would usually bring a packed lunch are now able to do so.
Help us to keep school safe
Children will not be permitted to wear face masks or gloves in school.
Drop-off and pick-up
The one-way system will still be in place from September for drop-off and pick-up - with the addition of year 6 using the door onto the KS2 playground to access upstairs. It is important that all parents and carers follow the one-way system.
To support with social distancing, there will be a staggered start and end to the day.
The timings are:
8:40am - 8:50am EYFS
8:50am - 9:00am KS1
9:00am - 9:10am KS2
3:00pm - 3:10pm EYFS
3:10pm - 3:20pm KS1
3:20pm - 3:30pm KS2
Families with children in more than one year group will be asked to use the slot for their youngest child to drop all children off / pick them all up.
We ask that only one parent or carer bring your child/children to school.
If parents want to drop their children (only Year 4 and above) once they have reached the front of the line and met a member of the Senior Leadership team then they can do so. All children will need picking up from their classroom doors – with the exception of year 6 who will use the door to the KS2 playground.
We will review this system at the end of the first full week.
We have attached a map of the school grounds, so that you can see how to bring children into and out of school via our one way system.
Home School Agreement
Click here to download and read the home school agreement September 2020 - Extended school opening (COVID-19)
Due to the one way system and the number of families coming to the school, we are asking that parents/carers do not park on Chapel Street and to please park elsewhere and walk on to Chapel Street.
SLT will be on the gates and we are asking parents to queue 2 metres apart.
No adults are allowed in the building, so please speak to SLT on the gates or phone the School Office for any queries/information.
All children need to be accompanied by one adult only (no other children or siblings allowed).
No children must come to or from school on their own unless your child is in Years 5 or 6.
If your child is in either of these year groups and you wish for them to walk home alone, then you must provide written permission.
Please do not enter the school if you or anyone you have been in contact with has symptoms of Covid 19 or if you are shielding someone who is in a high-risk category.
The Office will need to have up to date contact and emergency contact details in case we need to ask you to collect your child at short notice. If any child or member of staff has symptoms we will need to close their 'bubble' and send all children home to self-isolate.
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Chapel Street Primary School, Chapel Street, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3GH
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