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Parents’ Information

Attendance

  • If your child has mild symptoms of an illness such as a runny nose, sore throat, or slight cough, but are otherwise well, they can continue to come to school as usual.
  • If your child is unwell and has a high temperature they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people, where they can. They can come back to school and resume normal activities when they no longer have a high temperature and they are well enough to attend.
  • It is no longer recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.
  • If your child has a positive COVID-19 test result they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, they can come back to school.
  • If someone in your household has a positive COVID-19 test result, your child should continue to attend school as normal.

 

If your child  is not well enough to attend school, we ask Parents/Carers to kindly notify the school by calling the school office.  This must happen by 9am on the first day of absence, and we ask that you keep the school informed during any prolonged absence. Hertfordshire County Council has provided some useful information for Parents/Carers about childhood illnesses and when it is OK to send your child to school. Please see the following link: https://www.hwehealthiertogether.nhs.uk/parentscarers/child-unwell-ok-go-nurseryschool

Parents/Carers are asked to ensure that their children arrive at school promptly each day.  Late arrivals must be signed in at the school office.

Requesting leave of absence

Holidays during term time cannot be authorised by the Headteacher.  Parents/Carers needing to take their child out of school during term time must complete a form.  Only exceptional absences will be authorised by the Headteacher.

Please follow the link to the form below:

Leave of Absence Form

Medication

Should your child require medication during the school day, please bring it to the School Office.  Parents/Carers must also complete a permission form to allow office staff to administer medicines in school.

School closure

If the school has to close due to severe weather, parents will be informed in the following ways:

  1. A text message will be sent to each family advising of closure. It is important that we have up to date contact details as this will be our main source of communication.
  2. We will post a message on the school website; please check for updates.
  3. The gates of the school will remain closed and a notice will be posted on the gates.
  4. The school answerphone will contain a message.

Numbers 3 and 4 above will rely on staff being able to get into school to action so please check your mobile phones first.

Cool Milk

Milk is available for parents to order from the Cool Milk website by registering and setting up an account. It is free for children under 5. From the FAQs section on the Cool Milk website https://www.coolmilk.com/:

‘If you haven’t registered with us before you will need to create a parent account; just visit www.coolmilk.com/register. You will then need to add your child(ren) to the account. If you already have an account with us, log in to your account at https://customers.coolmilk.com/manage/parent.php and you can add additional children.’

Music lessons

We are pleased to offer curriculum music lessons taught by a music specialist to all children. In addition to this, all children in Year 3 learn the recorder. We have a school orchestra and a school choir.

We are currently able to offer private instrumental lessons for piano, strings and woodwind instruments. For more information please contact: