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Rossett News Update - 2 October 2020

Open Day 2020 - Saturday 3rd October 

Rossett School Open Day is going 'virtual' this year with exciting events and activities planned throughout the morning of Saturday 3rd October 2020.  A range of presentations and live classroom events will take place and you will have the opportunity to put questions to current Year 7 students at the school.  You will also be guided through a tour of the school site and see an introduction from the Headteacher, Ms Woodcock. Please click here to register for this year's virtual event.

Coronavirus and attendance

If your child has any of the symptoms described in the attached parental letter from Public Health England here, they must stay at home and arrangements need to be made to have a test.    You must call the school absence line (01423 564 444) and leave a voicemail informing us about the situation the reason your child is not in school.

We would remind you that you should only book a test if your child has any of these 3 coronavirus symptoms:

  • A high temperature: any new high temperature where your child feels hot to touch on their chest or back (you do not need to measure the temperature);
  • A new continuous cough: coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours;
  • A loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste: a noticeable loss of smell or taste or things smell and taste different to normal.

If your child has been off school for a reason related to Covid-19, it is vital that you contact us  before they return and give us the reason they are returning e.g. a negative test result. 

School Day

As we move into autumn and winter please can we ask Parents/Carers to ensure that their child(ren) come to school dressed appropriately with a warm, waterproof coat as  students are  currently only able to access the school building from 8.45am.  Please could Parents/Carers who drop their child(ren) off consider timing this so that students arrive between 8.35am and 8.45am, thus reducing the amount of time they will spend outside.  Similarly, those students who walk to school should be encouraged to do so arriving at the same time.

Holidays: October 26th-30th October 2020

As a further reminder we would also ask that Parents/Carers are mindful of quarantine regulations when booking holiday destinations for the half-term break.  We realise that the ever-changing quarantine rules present great frustration however, we are sure that you wish to avoid quarantine on return from your holiday abroad and further interruption to your child's education.

Poetry day 2020National Poetry Day

This week saw the launch of our Learning Resource Centre 'Click & Deliver' service. Form 7ARZ were the first class to reserve books, which were then delivered wrapped and labelled to their form room. Miss Rodriguez said “they were really excited when the books arrived”. Book return boxes are located in each year group bubble area for students to drop off books when finished with, which are then quarantined. Thank you to the Year 8-13 students who have already returned the books borrowed, pre-lockdown. Further email reminders will be sent to students to remind them to return outstanding loans so we can make them available to other students.

We marked National Poetry Day on Thursday by playing a video of Karl Nova, hip hop artist and poet, reading his poem See through my eyes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjCAD1w4TW8

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

wellbeingWe have taken great care to consider the wellbeing of our returning students and have made this a focus of our reopening plans.   The pastoral teams  continue to provide a high level of support for our students, enhanced by additional staff training they have received.  The following links may be helpful in signposting your child to further support should they need it. 

The Go-To – www.thegoto.org.uk – is a portal or ‘single point of information’ for the wide range of mental health support services available to help children and young people in the county address their social and emotional health needs.

https://www.kooth.com/        https://www.minded.org.uk/

H Woodcock

Headteacher