Parent Bulletin No. 11

Dear Parent / Carer

Unfortunately we had our first case of Covid-19 this week. This has resulted in pupils in Year 9 having to self-isolate as a precaution. I have had a few queries from parents this week so should we have to repeat this with another year group in the future please note the following:

  • The decision to send a year group or otherwise home is not taken by school. We act upon the advice given to us by Public Health.
  • If a child is sent home due to a positive case in their year group this does not mean the entire household has to self-isolate. Siblings and parents can continue their normal work, etc unless someone in the household develops symptoms.
  • Pupils will follow their normal timetable from home with lessons being delivered on Teams. If you cannot access this from home and need support please contact your Progress Leader urgently.
  • Depending on when we are notified by Test and Trace we may need to send pupils home during the school day. We will notify you via text if that is the case. A consent form will follow this bulletin asking you to indicate if you give consent for your child to make their own way home or if you would prefer them to remain at school until you can collect. It is really important you respond to this to save time in such an event.
  • You will then receive a letter via email confirming when your child can return to school and any other important information.

Breakfast and Homework Club

Please be advised that we run a ‘Breakfast Club’ and a ‘Homework Club’ each day at the Argoed High School.

Breakfast Club runs each day, Monday to Friday from 8:10 – 8:45

Homework Club runs each day, Monday to Thursday from 3:10 to 4:00 and on a Friday 3:10 – 3:45

Booking into both these clubs is necessary.  We need to be sure that if you are sending your child to us, that we know to expect them. Without booking them in, they will not be included on our register and therefore may no longer be in school.

Please contact us for further information should you want to start using these clubs on 01352 756414 or to book directly into homework club please email homeworkclub@argoedhs.co.uk.

What to do if your child or a member of your household develops symptoms

Please do not send them into school if you suspect they are ill. If a child develops symptoms whilst at school they will be isolated, checked by a first aider and parents called to collect. They are not allowed to return to school until they receive a negative test or until after they have been in isolation for 10 days. Can you please forward negative tests to school via email. If you suspect any member of your household has Covid then do not send your child to school until they have had a test.

Stay safe and have a good weekend.

Mr P Smith