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Monday 21st - Friday 25th June  2021 (Week B)

 Key Dates

Friday 25th June: 

PSHE Day

Year 11 Leavers' Assembly (2pm) (NB: Students must have confirmed their attendance in advance). 

Arrival 1.45pm - 2pm via the Wright Gate Only. No admittance after 2pm. Students only and must have completed a Covid test on Wednesday 23rd June.

 

Update for Year 10s

Due to current Covid restrictions still in place both Year 10 College Taster Days have been cancelled. This Friday (25/06) pupils will remain in school for the full day for alternative PSHE day sessions. Pupils will need to be in full school uniform. This day will no longer be non school uniform. Any queries please contact Head of Year. 

Year 11 Leavers Events

 I hope this letter find you and your families well.   Following the Government’s announcement on Monday 14th June 2021 that the current lockdown has been extended to the 19th July I thought now would be a good time to write to you all to outline some key changes to the Year 11 Leavers Assembly and the Leavers Prom.

Leavers Assembly – Friday 25th June 2021

The Leavers Assembly will be going ahead as planned on Friday 25th June 2021 but unfortunately, due to the Government restrictions in place with indoor events, we can only allow the Year 11 students to attend so we can no longer accommodate guests.  It has been necessary also to put back the start time for the Leavers Assembly to 2pm.  Students must arrive between 1.45pm – 2pm via the Wright Gate. There can be no admittance after 2pm. I know this will be disappointing for many families who will have wanted to share this final event and share the journey together. We will be filming the assembly so that you can see this celebration online.

Students will need to confirm their attendance to Ms Slight Lslight@saintedmunds.org.uk in advance if they are attending. A reminder also that attire must be smart with no t-shirts/shorts/denim/leather or trainers to be worn. Students attending this event must have completed a Covid test on Wednesday 23rd June prior to the event.  Please inform the school of the test result via the school system.  Following guidelines on events students with a positive test will not be permitted to attend unless medically exempt or those without a test in the previous 72 hours. Testing kits are available from the school reception.

Leavers Prom – Thursday 1st July 2021

We have a fantastic number of students attending the Leavers Prom and the school has been working behind the scenes to come up with a contingency plan to ensure that we can go ahead with this event in some capacity.  I am pleased to confirm that St Edmund’s Catholic School will now be hosting the Leavers Prom and will be able to offer food, music, decorations to enable students to have a Prom in compliance with the Government’s guidelines for large events.

Key timings for the Leavers’ Prom:

Date:               Thursday 1st July 2021.

Time:               6pm arrival.  10pm finish.

Venue:             Main Venue School.

Arrivals:           All arrivals through the main school gate (Arundel Street) then directed by staff. 

Photographs:   There will be an identified area for photographs to be taken upon arrival.

Guests:           There is no parking on the school site for visitors.

A risk assessment for this event is being carried out and we are following the Covid guidelines and will ensure that hand sanitisation is in place at the arrivals.  We would kindly ask that anyone coming to watch the arrivals please wear a mask and follow the social distancing instructions on arrival.  This is to protect not only the student and staff safety but also that of the community with the mixing of ‘bubbles’.   We would also ask that all visitors and students to complete a Covid test on Wednesday 30th June prior to the event https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test  Anyone with a positive test will not be permitted to attend. Individuals who have not tested will also be unable to attend unless medically exempt.  Testing kits are also available from our school reception.

Click here to view the full statement

Early Closure Date: Tuesday 13th July 2021

Advance notice that the school will have an early closure on Tuesday 13th July. All students will finish at 12.25pm on this day.  

Please click here to view the full letter from Mr Graham, Headteacher

LFD Covid-19 Home Testing

 Students should continue to take the Lateral Flow Device test twice a week on a Wednesday and a Sunday. Ideally, they should not eat or drink 30-minutes prior to completing the test. All results must be recorded through the NHS track and trace system (including negative ones). An updated booklet describes how to do this as well as to how to carry out the test from start to finish. Further information and the NHS privacy notice can be found here.

Please also complete the below school online form to inform us that the test has been completed and is a negative result. Should the test be positive please contact the school urgently via covid@saintedmunds.org.uk with a copy of the positive text result and the name/tutor group of the student. You must then get a full PCR test through https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

If your child is ill at all, then err on the side of caution and keep at home until they are fully week. If they have Covid symptoms then you must keep them at home and should book a PCR test.

 Click here to submit a student's LFD test result to the school

Covid - Know The Symptoms & Get Tested

If you have coronavirus symptoms, you should book a test by calling 119 or visiting Gov.UK. The symptoms are:

 A high temperature
 A new, continuous cough
 A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If a student tests positive with Covid please email covid@saintedmunds.org.uk with a copy of the positive test result confirmation.

 Click here to download the Wearing of Masks in School information  Click here to view guidance on how to wear a face covering

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