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Return to school
We are delighted that all our students are now back in school and resuming their face-to-face lessons. The return to school has gone well, with the majority of students taking part in the Covid-19 testing programme. If your child is one of the minority of students for whom consent has not been provided for testing, please do contact the school to discuss this. If you would like to know more about how we test for Covid-19, please watch this short video on our YouTube channel.
Any child with Covid-19 symptoms should not come into school as per previous advice. If anyone in your household tests positive with Covid 19 all members of the household, including children, need to isolate for 10 days; please inform the school if this arises in your home.
The start and finish times for the school day continue to be 'staggered' for Covid-19 safety reasons. Please ensure that your child arrives promptly for their scheduled start time and goes straight home after school.
Under government guidance staff and students will be expected to wear face coverings when they are using indoor, communal spaces where they cannot socially distance. This guidance now extends to classrooms. Please ensure that your son/daughter brings a suitable, plain, face covering to school. We expect that all students follow the new guidance. If your son/daughter has a medical reason why they cannot wear a face covering please contact the school to let us know so that we can plan accordingly and provide them with an exemption card.
Supporting Our School Community
I hope that you and your families are coping despite the difficulties that everyone is facing at the moment. I am aware that a number of families have been having a particularly tough time recently for different reasons and would encourage those of you who are struggling to get in touch with us to see if there is any way in which we can support you.
We have a number of resources on the well-being pages of this website to help you to support your children at home. Click here to read more.
Our Chaplain Fr Saju is always happy to offer prayers for the intentions of students and their families and you can contact him by email at email@example.com . We meet every morning as a staff (online and in person) and pray together for our whole school community, particularly those families who need our support and consolation.
The safety and wellbeing of students and staff is paramount. We have prepared a full risk assessment which you can read here SJBC Covid Risk Assessment 01.03.2021.