Weekly Update 1.2.21

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Please find weekly updates and reminders below:

Staff asymptomatic testing

Following the launch of rapid asymptomatic coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in schools, staff working onsite at High Down Schools are being offered the opportunity to take part in regular asymptomatic testing which will take place twice a week. If a test result comes back positive, we will need to close a bubble down and those children and staff will need to isolate and move to remote learning. We will inform you as soon as possible in the case of a positive case. We will then continue to follow our school and Government protocols during this time. 

Reminders for parents and carers of children who are coming onto school site

  • Please ensure School lunches are ordered on Aspens by 5:00pm the day before.  

Reminders for parents and carers of children who are working remotely

  • We still have some Chromebooks available so if you do not have a suitable device  please contact Lisa on office@highdownschools.org to arrange to borrow and collect one.
  • If your child is poorly or unable to log online for the day please e-mail Lisa on Office@highdownschools.org confirming your child’s name and allocated Teacher.
  • Some children have had issues accessing the recorded sessions after they have taken place. When downloading onto an iPhone it seems that you are unable to watch the recording. Therefore, please download onto a computer/laptop where you should hopefully be able to watch the session.
  • Whatever device you are using, Teams functions best if you download the app (the desktop app for PCs and laptops).  For Chromebooks, download from the Google Play store.

Have a good rest of the week and we hope you all have a great weekend.

Kind regards

School Office

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High Down Schools
Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY