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Starting School in September 2020

Dear Parents,

 

I am very happy to confirm that your child will have a place at our school in September 2020.

 

I would normally be inviting you to a New Parent Meeting:

WEST Site Thursday 11th June 9.15 a,m, or 7.30 p.m.

EAST Site Thursday 18th June 9.15 a.m. or 7.30 p.m.

(You can attend any of these meetings. You don’t have to come to the one at the Site your child will attend. Whichever date and time suits you.)

 

If schools are open again by then we will stick to this plan.

 

If schools open later than this we will have the contingency dates of:

West Site Wednesday 1st July 9.15 a.m. or 7.30 p.m.

East Site Thursday 2nd July 9.15 a.m. or 7.30 p.m.

 

If schools do not open again before September we will send out all the information you would have received at these meetings by email / post and we will make sure it is on our website.

 

If schools open before the end of the Summer Term we will run some Open Gate sessions where your children can come along and play in the reception garden for 45 mins. If these are at a time when your child is normally in Rainbow Pre-school the staff there will bring them across. If not, you can bring your child along and stay with them.

 

So long as we are open we plan to have a “Roll Over” Morning on Friday 10th July. Your child can come to school on that day from 9.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. and spend time in the class they will be in next year with their new teacher. Parents/Carers leave the children with us for the first time on this visit, Please bring them to, and collect them from, the reception class door. (If your child is in Rainbow Pre-school that morning their staff will bring them and collect them.) Please could the children bring a named water bottle with them and a sun hat, a coat/jacket and sensible shoes.

 

Play and Chat Sessions

On Monday 7th September, Tuesday 8th September and Wednesday 9th September we will have Play and Chat Sessions. For these sessions only a few families at a time attend, giving the children time to quietly re-familiarise themselves with the staff and the classroom after the holidays and giving you time to chat with staff about anything you think they need to know. We hope that you will be able to sign up to one of these sessions at the New Parents Meeting. If that cannot happen we will contact you to arrange them.

 

Staggered Start

It is best for children if they have a staggered start to school to help them settle in and get used to all the new experiences, rules and routines. We appreciate that for working parents this can be difficult, so we keep the staggered start to one week.

Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September – 8.55 a.m. – 12.00 noon. (i.e. home just before lunch).

Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th September – 8.55 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. (i.e. home just after lunch).

From Thursday 17th September – 8.55 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. Full days.

 

Please note that the car park is for staff use only.

 

Please could you also return the new started form by Thursday 7th May? You can post it to us at the West Site, Brunts Lane, Biggleswade, Beds. SG180LY. (Do not post it to the East Site). Alternatively you can scan / photograph it and return it via office@standrews.beds.sch.uk.

 

You will find out which class your child is in at the New Parent Meeting or we will contact you to tell you before the Roll Over Morning.

 

We do hope we get to see you this Summer. If not, we look forward to welcoming you in September.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs. Sue Rolfe

Head Teacher