20 March 2020
Dear Parents / Carers
Providing Care for Key Workers’ Children
In line with Government and Local Education Authority guidance, Ysgol Bro Hyddgen will be open to Key Workers’ children and Looked After Children ONLY, on Monday and Tuesday 23 & 24 March. Thereafter, the Local Authority will assign a limited number of centres, supported by schools’ staff from across the authority.
For a definition of Key Workers see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision
If you fall into the Key Worker category, and have a child who is NOT in the at risk category, and your child needs care, we kindly ask that you complete the Survey Monkey link on the school webpage at the earliest opportunity so that we can arrange for staff to look after your child/children. Please also consider carefully the advice and guidance contained in the link above, and in particular:
- If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be
- The fewer children in school, the lower the risk of spreading the virus
- Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents over the age of 70; friends, or family members with underlying conditions
- Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults
- In short, everyone needs to change their social habits
Children Receiving Free School Meals
The school will provide a lunchbox for children who receive free school meals. If you are eligible and would like to receive this provision, please let the school know and come to the Primary Campus to collect the food between 11.00am – 1.00pm
Thank you for your support during this critical time in our history.
Dafydd M B Jones