June 12th 2020 Mehefin 12fed

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week, preparations have begun to ready the school for the partial reopening, which will take place on June 29th. Staff have collaborated to put together preliminary plans, processes and procedures for us to do this as safely as we possibly can. On Wednesday, we received guidance from Welsh Government to aid us in this task and you have filled an online questionnaire indicating your intentions regarding sending your child to school. Thank you for this information, which is essential for us to plan appropriately in these unprecedented times.

Now that the Local Authority have passed the names of those returning to us, we can now go ahead and make firmer plans regarding the structure of how this will look in reality. I look forward to sharing those plans at some point next week, when I am satisfied that all the measures have been decided and agreed by the relevant people in order to facilitate the safe opening of Rhos Street School. Those plans will be ratified by the Local Authority and the Governing Body.

Of course, over the past few months, Rhos Street has been hosting pupils of Key Workers from the Ruthin area. From June 22nd this provision will revert back to the parent schools and I understand the Local Authority will be communicating this information formally to parents. They will also be outlining the processes for any new registrations for the daily childcare provision which is only eligible to families where ALL carers in the household are Key Workers and have no alternative childcare. Our provision will continue to run from 8am to 3.30pm until the end of term.

Have a lovely weekend, thank you once again for your support and I’ll be in touch with arrangements next week.

Yours sincerely,

Bryn D. Jones