Thank you so much for your patience and consideration for others when you have dropped your children with us in the mornings. We hope that the new times make things a little easier and that you have less time to be hanging around? A special well done and gold star to the parents in Year 3 and 6 who have organised themselves along the 2 pavements in socially distanced lines – superb!
Because today was a bit squashed for Year 4 and 5 in St. Luke’s drive, I am trying something different tomorrow. I myself will place my old, decrepit body right at the end of St. Luke’s drive and at 8:40, will send the Year 4 children up the drive to the gate and into school as a group without parents needing to go up the drive with them. (Year 3 children are now not coming in with any parents so the older children can too.) This means the year 4&5 parents will no longer have to go through school and out through the car park either. Year 5 children will then be sent up the drive and in through the gate at 8:50. This means we can keep the 2 bubbles separate from each other.
We would ask that any parents of year 5 and 4 do not come any earlier than their allotted time and that while you are waiting, you make 2 separate lines (one per year group) on separate sides of the gate and that, rather than hang around blowing kisses at your beloved, you move away as soon as your child has gone past me so that the pavements are cleared quickly.
We are very aware of the rising number of cases and do not want our school to be having to close bubbles or even the whole school again so we really need you to be doing your social distancing too. By keeping you off the playgrounds in the morning, it reduces the chance of the children picking up an infection just that little bit more.
Lastly, if your child is later than their slot and the gates are shut, please just get them to come to the office and we will take them to class. If the gates are open they can go straight into their room.
Hope this makes life a little safer for us all.