Weekly Update 23.11.2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please find weekly updates and reminders below:


A reminder that absences must be reported by phoning the school on 01275 843969.  Please select the appropriate option to report absence and then leave your message.  Please be as specific as you can regarding the reason.  Obviously knowing the reason for all absences in the current climate is paramount.

Ramp outside Owls class at pick up

Can parents from Falcons and Pelicans classes please wait (socially distanced) on the ramp, rather than on the path, until the Owls children and teacher have walked round to the back playground.  Thank you.

Front Playground drop off

A reminder that if you are waiting to drop your child off in the Infant front playground, please make use of the various artificial grass areas around the edge to wait in a socially distanced manner. Please stick to time as far as possible and encourage your child to walk (rather than run) to the spots when it is their allotted time.  Children should not move to the spots until the previous class has completely cleared them.   The aim of these restrictions is to avoid children crossing through other bubbles and therefore minimise the risk of infection and class closures.  It also helps teachers to see clearly how many of their own class have arrived.

Although Nursery do not use the spots, the same principle of not crossing bubbles applies.  So in all cases, please wait until your allotted time before moving to the spots.  Thank you.

Contact Numbers and Sims Parentlite

Please can you ensure that we have the correct contact numbers for you. This is particularly important at the moment when we are having to contact entire class bubbles at short notice. If you haven’t yet registered with Sims Parent Lite to check and update your information we would encourage you to do so. If you are having difficulties with it then please e mail the school office on office@highdownschools.org. Alternatively, if you have recently changed your phone number please e mail the school office with the correct one.

School Lunches

Just a reminder to order your child’s meals on Aspens.  The meals are made to order and sent over to class in named bags so it’s really important that the kitchen know the orders in advance.

* Also please only order the vegan meal if your child is vegan and you have already informed the kitchen of this.  

If you have any problems ordering, please contact Lisa on office@highdownschools.org.

Christmas Dinner – Friday 11th December (also Christmas Jumper Day)

This can be booked now on the Aspens website.

Child friendly anti-bullying leaflet

Some of you will have seen this before, but as part of our Anti-bullying week activities we are resending it as an attachment to this update.  We talk about this regularly in school and copies of the leaflet are displayed in all classrooms.  Please take the time to go through it with your child to help reinforce these important messages.  Thank you.

We hope you all have a great weekend.

Kind regards

School Office

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Bristol BS20 6DY