Rossett News Update - 30 September 2021
NHS COVID Vaccinations for students ages 12-16
On Thursday, students were given a letter of information and a consent form from the NHS. regarding the COVID-19 vaccination programme. If you have not seen this letter then we suggest you ask your child for the envelop issued to them at the end of the day on Wednesday 29 September.
The NHS vaccination programme will be hosted at Rossett School next Friday and if you would like your child to receive this first dose of the vaccine you need to return the consent form to school by 9am on Monday 4th October.
The consent forms will be processed by the NHS who will look to see if the birth date of your child makes them eligible for this vaccination. If your child has already turned 16, or will not have their 12th birthday in the next three months, you do not need to return a consent form as they are not eligible for a vaccination.
The NHS literature states that the main purpose of the COVID-19 school age vaccination programme is to provide protection to the children who receive the vaccine and may help to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the wider population. Children will NOT be vaccinated without the consent of a parent/carer.
Open Day and Open Evening 2021
On Thursday evening we were delighted to welcome parents/carers of students in Year 5 and 6 to our Information Evening where they were able to listen to a presentation from the Headteacher about all that Rossett has to offer. Parents had the opportunity to visit a Subject Fair in our Learning Resource Centre and speak to faculties about the curriculum we offer as well as find out about admissions, transport and much more.
In addition, we are delighted to invite parents/carers to our Open Day this Saturday 2 October (9.30am-12 noon) where they will be able to meet our students and teachers and see the school in action. A number of exciting activities take place throughout the morning. There are other 'open' opportunities available to see the school at work. Further details of how to book a timed visit are available at each of these events.
In line with current government guidance on COVID-19 you are welcome to wear a face mask during your visit and hand sanitiser stations are available throughout the school. If you are displaying any of the signs of COVID-19 please do not attend.
European Day of Languages
European Day of Languages is celebrated each year at Rossett. This year, to celebrate our recent reaccreditation and award as a ‘British Council International School’, we have extended celebrations to last all week. Classroom doors across the school contained interesting facts and figures about other languages: Did you know that animal noises vary depending on which country you are in? In France, for example, you would not hear anyone saying “woof woof,” but, instead, “ouah ouah!” Students also received messages on the importance of understanding and appreciating other languages and cultures both in form time and assembly; lessons, where possible, included activities linked to the event and our fantastic catering team have provided an international culinary feast all week for the students.
Extra-Curricular Programme - September 2021
Rossett School is very proud of it's extra-curricular programme for students, which enhances our curriculum and provides extra learning opportunities for all. We are steadily 'getting back to normal' post-pandemic and will be gradually introducing more and more extra-curricular opportunities as we progress through the term. We will keep you notified of any additions and please ask your child to contact their teacher if they wish to take part in any of these extra-curricular activities.
Year 7 Settling In Evening, Thursday 7 October: 5.00pm - 7.30pm
Next Thursday 7 October we are pleased to invite parents/carers of our new Year 7 students to our Year 7 Settling In Evening between 5.00pm and 7.30pm. The purpose of the evening is for parents/carers to receive specific feedback from their child's Form Tutor. Parents/carers have received a letter this week with details of how to book their appointments at school. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received details.
Year 7 iPad Distribution
Year 7 students have started to receive their iPad’s during their IT lessons this week. The remaining devices will be distributed in the early part of next week.
Students have been informed that if they have any questions or difficulties with their iPads we will be running a ‘clinic’ at break times in J1. Students need to sign the list to advise they will be attending.
Once all the iPads have been distributed, the students will be guided through ClassCharts in their form time.
Parents are reminded that ClassCharts provides a direct link to homework set, positive reward points and any behaviour notifications.
Year 7 Photographs
A reminder to Year 7 parent/carers that any photograph orders need to be returned to the Year Team office by Monday 4 October.
Continuation of Lateral Flow Testing for students and staff
We continue to request that all students test on Sunday and Wednesday evenings and report the results – whether positive, negative or void – to NHS Test and Trace via the self-report option at https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result and also inform the school at: https://rossett.school/studentcovidreport.
This information is helping the Government to understand the prevalence of the virus across the country.
Please note that this asymptomatic testing programme does not replace current guidance for those who develop the three Covid-19 symptoms, even if mild, which is to arrange a PCR test as soon as possible. If your child develops a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loses their sense of smell or taste or it changes they should self-isolate until they receive the results of their PCR test.
As you may be aware the self-isolation rules have changed and students no longer need to self isolate if someone in their household has symptoms or has tested positive for Covid-19 if any of the following apply:
- students are under 18 years 6 months old
- students are fully vaccinated
- students are taking part or have taken part in a Covid-19 vaccine trial
- students are not able to be vaccinated for medical reasons
In such cases, even if they do not have symptoms, students should still:
- get a PCR test
- follow advice on how to avoid catching and spreading Covid-19
- consider limiting contact with people who are at higher risk from Covid-19
If you have any questions please email Mr Royles email@example.com.
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What's happening this half term...
Saturday 2 October
- Rossett School Open Day: 9.30am-12.00pm (for prospective Year 5 and 6 students/parents)
Thursday 7 October
- Year 7 Settling in Evening 5.00-7.00pm - Main School Hall
Monday 18 October
- A Level residential Geography trip to the Holderness Coast
Thursday 21 October
- A Level Geography trip returns
Thursday 21 October
- Year 11: Supporting Your Child Evening (GCSE advice and guidance)
Monday 25 October - Friday 24 October
- October half term