Weekly Update – 4.2.22

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Please find this weeks updates and reminders below:

Risk Assessment 

-Following Government advice and within our own revised risk assessment, staff and parents are no longer required to wear masks on the school site. However, we support those who wish to continue to do so. If the number of cases increase then this policy may change.  

-Assemblies will take place again in our junior/infant halls from Monday 7th February. These will run with similar numbers that we had at the beginning of the year. E.g 2 year groups at a time.  

Reporting Absences

Please leave a message on our telephone absence line 01275 843969 explaining the reasons behind your child’s absence by 9:30am at the latest. If your child has tested positive for  Covid please also state the start and end date of their isolation.  *Please do not report absence by e-mail because we may not see this until later in the day, by which time the absence may already be recorded as unauthorised. 

Home Learning

If your child is isolating due to covid and feels well enough, the remote home learning planners can be found on your child’s Microsoft Teams account, along with additional resources.  Assignments will also be set on Teams.  If you have any problems logging in then please contact Lisa on office@highdownschools.org

Chromebooks and laptops are also available from School if you do not have the technology at home and again please contact Lisa on office@highdownschools.org

After School Club

As the Club is now run by Future Stars any bookings/cancellations etc. need to be notified direct to them. The e mail address highdownasc@hotmail.co.uk is no longer in operation.

Also please do not pay any further money to the school via Parentpay or voucher scheme unless you owe for sessions up to the end of Term 2.

Please click the link below to see a short film by Futurestars about the After School Club

If you are interested in finding out more or registering your child, you can find all the information at https://highdownschools.co.uk/after-school-club/

Futurestars are also running a February half term holiday club at Trinity School. Please see attached and click here for details and booking informationhttps://bookwhen.com/fscholidayclubs?entry=p7ylfoppc6g7#focus=ev-sxyz-20220221000000

Message from Futurestars

Please see message below from Futurestars: 
 We are pleased to inform you that we are now able to accept payments using Childcare Vouchers / HMRC tax free childcare. Thank you for your patience whilst we set everything up.

Please follow the link below to find the relevant information to enable you to send payment to us:

https://www.futurestarscoaching.co.uk/about-4
Child Care Vouchers | futurestarsnewwww.futurestarscoaching.co.uk

Children’s Mental Health Week (w/c 7th February)

Next week is Children’s Mental Health Week. We will be discussing this in school but please find attached some further information for Parents/Carers which you will hopefully find useful. 

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day will take place across both schools next week.

Other Reminders:-

Photographer

Sarah the Photographer will be back in School on Wednesday 9th February to take the photo of any children who were absent or missed in November.  If your child did not have their photo taken in November and you would like them to, please e-mail Lisa on office@highdownschools.org with your childs nameclass and your consent. 

*These are individual photo’s only (no sibling photo’s). 

Parent Evenings

A reminder that parent evenings are next week, Tuesday 8th Feb, Wednesday 9th Feb and Thursday 10th Feb.  These will be held on Teams.  To book an appointment, go to: https://highdowninf.parentseveningsystem.co.uk (Infants) or https://highdownjun.parentseveningsystem.co.uk (Juniors)

*Only one parent/carer has been matched to each child on the system – the highest priority contact who has parental responsibility.

We hope you all have a great weekend. 

Kind regards

School Office

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Down Road, Portishead
Bristol BS20 6DY