September 18th 2020 Medi 18fed

Dear Parents and carers,

The first week of being fully open to all pupils draws to a close. Once again, I can only thank everybody for their cooperation and appeal to everybody to continue in the same vein. Please remain socially distanced dropping off and picking up. I know everybody wants to greet one another, catch up and have a chat, but we must maintain 2 metres to keep one another safe. Thank you.

Assembly – We were delighted to have our first Covid-19 safe, whole school assembly this morning, transmitted online from my office into the classrooms! My meerkat friend kept me company! It gave me the chance to talk to the whole school for the first time in six months and properly welcome everybody back. We will do the same each Friday morning from now on, while restrictions remain as they are.

Students of the Week – Samuel, Oliver, Madalyn, Aurora, Theo, Thea, Katelyn, Romeo, Azam, Tomos, Lacey, Jolie, Cayden and Noah were our Students of the Week and announced as such in our online assembly. Well done to each and every one.
Recycling Week – Next week is Recycling Week, so we are asking our pupils to take part in a competition. We want them to build a model out of recycled materials at home, get a photo taken of them holding the model and either tweet it to the @rhosstreet Twitter account, email it to or print off the photo and bring it in. We will sort some prizes for the winners! I hope they enjoy making their models and the closing date for entries in Monday, September 28th.

Music Lessons – A video about how the Denbighshire Music Cooperative is preparing to restart music lessons safely has been posted to our Twitter acoount. A piano taster session has been organised for anybody interested on Wednesday next week.

Flu Letter – A letter has been attached to the email, giving further information and the date of the forthcoming flu immunisations. Please return any outstanding consent forms as a matter of priority. Many thanks.

Breakfast Club – We are monitoring numbers in Breakfast Club carefully and I would like to stress that we must be careful not to become congested. This service is only for parents who require childcare in order to get themselves to work. Please do not send your child if you are able to drop off at 9am instead. I would like to avoid having to make parents place bookings for Breakfast Club, so your cooperation here would be very much appreciated.

Covid-19 Protocols – I have emailed the latest Covid-19 guides for parents that we have received. One has been amended slightly from an earlier version sent out. Once again, I’d be grateful if you would refer to the documents in order to follow Public Health Wales guidelines correctly. For your information, if we have concerns that a child is displaying / complaining of Covid-19 symptoms in school, we will take the child’s temperature with a non invasive device. If the temperature registered reads 37.8 degrees or above, or other Covid-19 symptoms are suspected, we will contact parents to come and fetch him or her, plus any siblings. In line with the guidelines, you will be required to isolate as a family and to book a Covid-19 test for your child. Permission to return will be granted if the test is negative and you have subsequently provided the school with the relevant documentation as confirmation. As ever, thank you for your cooperation during these complicated times. It is very much appreciated.

Google Classroom – I will email enrolment codes for each Google Classroom today. If your child is yet to enrol in school, then please support them in doing so at home over the weekend. If there is a problem, let your class teacher know and we will sort it in school next week.

New Nursery – Our youngest pupils have settled wonderfully. They are already showing independence and getting on with activities with little fuss. The future is bright!

Giggles – Our Giggles pupils have also been enjoying themselves outdoors this week.

Yours sincerely,

Bryn D. Jones