As you are probably aware, the government’s guidance on the coronavirus has changed from the ‘contain’ phase to one of delaying the spread of the virus. We’re getting in touch to let you know what we’re doing in light of this, and what we expect from all of you, to help make sure our school community keeps safe and calm.
We’d like to reassure you that Kingsway Park High School are taking all of the necessary steps to protect our community and are continuing to follow official guidance from the government, Public Health England, the Department for Education and Rochdale Council.
What’s the current situation?
The school remains open – this is the current official guidance we have been given.
School continues to run as normal. However, trips and events will be postponed or cancelled until further notice.
Students should attend unless they have any complex health problems or feel unwell – if your child has any of the following symptoms they should remain at home for 14 days:
If your child is unwell, report this as you would normally by phoning 01706 716761 and leaving a message on the attendance line.
We’ll keep you up to date with any changes to the current situation.
What we’re doing to protect and support pupils and staff:
What we need you to do
If you’ve recently changed your contact details, please inform the school office as soon as possible via 01706 716761
Talk to your children about the coronavirus. It’s an uncertain time and we should make sure children feel supported. BBC Newsround has regular updates for younger children and YoungMinds has practical steps older children can take to help with anxiety
Come and collect your child straight away, if we ask you to (we’ll contact you if they become ill with either a temperature or a new, continuous cough)
We are preparing for a possible school closure, should it be necessary, and our aim is to continue to teach via remote learning platforms from home. More information will follow shortly on this.
What happens if the school has to close?
We will only close if we’re either officially advised to do so or we don’t have enough staff to run the school.
In either case, we will:
Please keep in mind that we’re only sending out this information to help the school community prepare. There are currently no plans to close.
If you have any questions
Please consult the:
It’s a difficult time and we know you are worried about the impact this might have on our community and your child’s education. It’s important that we take the necessary steps to keep each other safe and get back to normality as soon as possible.
Thank you for your continued support.