Dear Parents and Carers,
In the last day we received new guidance related to the end of term and return to school after the holiday. This new guidance is related to the need to inform school of positive cases and how this is to be done. The letter attached to this newsletter.
If any of this guidance changes before we return to school it will be sent out as a newsletter via text.a
School finished on Friday 17th December at 1:30 and we will return to school on Tuesday 4th January.
On the first day back Years 2-6 will be going to the pantomime at the Oldham Coliseum. Our Year 1 are now attending on Wednesday 5th January at 11:00.
Huge thank you and goodbye
At the end of December Mrs Chris Dyer is retiring after being part of our school family for over 30 years. We would all like to thank her for everything that she has done for staff, children and parents over her time with us. We wish her all the best in her retirement and know we will see her back helping us on trips!
You will have all received a link asking you to sign up to Operoo. If you haven’t already done so, please click the link and follow the instructions. This will be a great help when all parents are signed up as all permission can be granted through this along with updating medical information.
The free school meal vouchers have all been ordered and delivered to the phone numbers and email addresses we have in school. If you have not received it please contact me by filling in the form below:
There are a large number of vouchers from previous holiday unclaimed. Please check to see that you have claimed these as they do expire soon.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday. See you all back in school on Tuesday 4th January
Letter from Oldham Council
Dear Parent/ Carer,
As we reach the end of term, we want to thank you again for all your support during such a challenging time. Hopefully, all our children, young people, families and staff will have a great break. As you will be aware, cases of COVID-19 are rising across the country, including in Oldham. We are also seeing cases of the new variant, Omicron.
All contacts of COVID-19 cases are now being advised to carry out rapid COVID tests (also know as LFD tests) for seven days. This ensures that individuals who have caught COVID are identified quickly and will stop the spread through our communities.
As we have seen an increase in cases within our school staff, children and young people, as a precautionary measure, we are recommending all pupils and staff take daily LFD tests for 7 days following the end of the school term. This will help quickly identify whether pupils or staff have contracted COVID-19 and will help to keep our families safe over the festive break.
You can collect LFD tests from many places in Oldham as well as having them delivered to your house. Please follow this link to see where you can obtain a test
https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/201170/coronavirus/2557/get_a_coronavirus_test/2 or order tests for home delivery here: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
If an LFD Test result is positive, you must isolate for 10 days and should take a confirmatory PCR test which can be booked via https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. Close contacts of your child must also then isolate and take a daily lateral flow test for 7 days. If the LFD Test result is negative, you and other members of your household can continue normal activities. Children aged under 5 years old are not advised to take daily LFD Tests.
If at any point you develop symptoms or feel unwell, please book a PCR test even if you have had a negative LFD Test
If a person is asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and is on a low income, unable to work from home and will lose income as a result, they may be entitled to a payment of £500 from their local authority under the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme. Further details are available via: https://www.gov.uk/test-and-trace-support-payment
Thank you again for all your support
Director of Public Health