Guidance on Key Workers
The situation nationally is becoming increasingly serious. Social distancing and protecting the NHS and key workers has placed teachers and schools in the front line. Few people will come into contact with others in the same way teachers and support staff will. If we close our doors, our health service and other critical services will quickly become over-stretched.
However, we need to take emergency steps to reduce the spread of the virus. We need as many people as possible to avoid sending their children into school. This will protect children and staff. NHS staff, emergency service staff, and key workers, we are proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with you and will welcome your children into our schools, providing meals, education, entertainment and support.
To other parents please support us and follow the government guidance around key workers.
NOTE - The message clearly states that every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. Parents should do everything they can to ensure that their children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus.
Examples of key workers include:
•Fire service, Social care, Police, care homes, etc.
•Supermarkets, Food warehouses or transport for food.
•Farm workers, vets, etc.
•Delivery staff, postal workers, pharmacy staff.
•Utility staff electric, gas, water.
NOTE – Even those above may be able to look after their children if their shift patterns allow or their partners work from home or is not a key worker.
Examples of non-key workers:
•McDonalds, Costa takeaway, Greggs, etc. – not key workers. Takeaways are not essential, especially when we are asking as many people to stay home as possible.
•Retail, not related to food – not a key worker.
•Builders, construction workers – not key workers unless directly working in critical areas above (building hospitals, repairing railways, etc.)
NOTE - We may be asking for confirmation from your employer that you are a key worker and possibly shift rota evidence. Also, we may be asking about partners or others in the home.
Please understand, this is emergency support. If we want to maintain this and reduce the spread of Covid-19, we need your help.
Teachers and staff are worried. They don’t have protective masks etc. so if you, your child, or others in your house are ill – stay at home. Isolate and follow medical advice. Do not under any circumstances send your child to school!
We have made the decision to postpone any large gatherings until the current situation changes.
We understand that events have been booked and some paid for but our priority is keeping children and staff safe by following government guidelines.
We have made the decision to cancel the Easter disco, our end of term WOW assembly and the Hansel and Gretel trip to MAGNA.
With regards to the Hansel and Gretel MAGNA trip, a refund for the coach will be made this week which will be paid back via parent pay, but parents will need to contact the ticket company to get a refund for any tickets purchased to watch the performance. A private DOJO message will be sent out to all the parents that this effects
Thank you for your support during this time.
During the week commencing 16th March Year 6 will be raising funds for their leavers treat. Some of the children will be doing a Easter Tombola on the yard starting next Monday at 3.15.
There will be a huge range of chocolate, Easter Eggs, Easter Goodies that are waiting to be won.
5 tickets for £1 available to be purchased on the day.
Its going to be "egg-cellent"
A big thank you to South Yorkshire Police who came to visit our school on 9th March 2020, they met with the school council and road safety team. The children loved the experience (the police car was their favourite thing!). We were then joined by another police car who fetched his police pups to school, the puppies were currently in training and enjoyed all the attention from staff and children.
**Friends on Ravenfield**
Friends of Ravenfield will be running a competition over the full half term and a prize will be given for the class who collected the most 5p's. Money raised will be split between friends of Ravenfield and The Sheffield children's hospital charity.