Re: Coronavirus update

Following on from yesterday’s update, as you are aware, we are following the instruction by the government to close the school from today until further notice.

We are currently looking at what service we could provide for key workers, but it would help us in the meantime if you could let us know if you think your child may fall into one of these categories and you have no-one else who can look after them and you believe that they would not be safe at home. Please email ldawson@newcollege.leicester.sch.uk outlining your situation in detail please. We will be in touch again as soon as we are able to work out the logistics. Priority of spaces will be given to those in most need. Identified students will be provided with supervision in school to carry out the work that our staff will be emailing to students daily.

In the meantime - ALL children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.

We will re-open fully as soon as we possibly can and we will let you know when this is by email, text, social media and on our website.

Your child’s learning is of course important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn. Each student will be given a pack of work and a book to complete the work in, today at school. For those who are currently self-isolating, we will post this to you as soon as possible.

Ongoing arrangements regarding setting work for students:

  1. Work will be emailed out daily to students using their school email address for the next 2 weeks (up until the Easter holidays in the first instance). NOTE: all student email account passwords have been reset to password1234 (in case your child has forgotten their password). URGENT: Please make sure your child knows this information

  2. Work will also be put onto the website for students to access

  3. Class teachers will be available to answer email queries about the work – teacher email addresses are attached to this letter and will also be listed on the website. Teachers will endeavor to answer queries within 48 hours providing that they are well.

  4. Printed workpacks can be provided if necessary, by contacting the Head of Year

  5. Website addresses of suitable educational resources have also been included with this letter and will be on the website (please find under our letters page).

If your child usually receives free school meals, we will also be in touch by text message with more information about how we will continue to provide this in the first instance, while we wait for more information about the scheme that the government has just announced.

This is as much as we know right now, and we appreciate your continued patience with us as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family, and it is far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.

If you want to get in touch to share any concerns, please do not hesitate to do so via your child’s Head of Year.

And remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.

Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can.

Yours sincerely

Mrs J Brown

Principal

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