May 22nd 2020 Mai 22ain

Dear Parents and Carers,

Half term is here! Time for a breather and a pause to home learning activities. There will be no further activities set for the next week, so I hope everybody has a lovely half term break. May the sun shine and may your barbecue sizzle!

Over the last few months we have been hosting Clemence, a young French lady on an internship as part of the project / link between Briec in Brittany and Ruthin. Not only was she an invaluable asset to Rhos Street in the weeks before school shut for mainstream pupils, but she has also been a godsent to the Childcare Hub and has attended every day, supporting the children of Key Workers. It will be such a shame to lose her, but we wish her well and I’m sure a bright future in the French education system awaits. Au revoir!

The Betsi Cadwaladr health board have sent a certificate template for our pupils, recognizing them for staying home, for being brave and for being little superheroes! Please print them off, pop their names on the certificate and send us / tweet us a photo of them proudly holding it, so I can share it. It’s lovely to get to see pictures of the pupils as we miss them so much! The template can be found on Twitter, and has been emailed to the mailing list.

Huge thanks to all of you for your efforts over the last few weeks. A lot has been achieved and I’m very pleased with the development of Google Classroom as a teaching platform. I look forward to seeing it develop further after the half term break. Please keep sending in your tweets and photos of your activities, be they educational or leisure. As we try to bridge the gulf between us, it is a lovely way to stay in touch.

Education Minister, Kirsty Williams has been very clear in saying that any news regarding the roadmap to reopening schools will come directly from her, so if you give her a follow on twitter, you will be among the first to know. As it stands, there is no date set, so we continue to wait for the details.

Have a wonderful Bank Holiday.

Yours sincerely,

Bryn D. Jones, Headteacher