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School Closure letter

Dear Parents

I am writing this letter with a heavy heart as this is something I never thought I would have to do. Wilbury Junior school will be closed on Friday and will only open to those children who are vulnerable or whose parents are critical workers. We will maintain this for as long as staff health allows.

Currently we do not know how long this closure will be in force. I will endeavor to update you as soon as we have directives from the government.

Please can I ask that you only use this provision if you have no other alternative. The government sates ‘Every child who can safely be cared for at home should be’ I have a duty of care over the children, staff and the families of staff.  I ask that if you are unable to make arrangements and you fall in this category and require the childcare please let me know by 1:30pm today so that I can make arrangements for the numbers of staff onsite. I also need to know which days you will need as some of you work shifts. Please do this to

The childcare will be from 8:45-3:15pm. Children will need to bring their own packed lunch. Children will need to have their temperature checked each morning along with staff to ensure they are safe to have onsite.

I ask that when you are waiting to drop your children off you wait outside and two metres away from other parents. Only the front entrance will be open. Children do not need to wear school uniform.

If you are currently in receipt of free school meals, I will be working with a local charity or supermarket to give you a voucher to support you whilst the children are off site. I am unsure if this will be emailed to you or sent by post. But as soon as I know I will let you know.

Please see government document for further guidance

Many thanks

Chelsea Atkins