As you will be aware, Mayhill will remain open only to children of critical workers and vulnerable children, a definition of which can be found here. If your child is considered vulnerable or has an EHCP, we will be in contact with you today to discuss whether you would like your child to attend.
If you are a key worker, it is important to stress that where there is capacity to look after your child i.e. one parent is not working, we would urge you to do so. This is not only to protect our staff here, but to reduce the chances of transmission of those children who are in school. We do very much want to help those families who are supporting us through this time, but equally ask you to do everything you can to reduce the number of children in school. Where there is flexibility to only send your child in on the days where it is most necessary, this can indicated on the survey.
If you are a key worker and would like to request a place, please complete the online survey that is available here by 3.00pm today. We will then email out confirmation to all parents by the end of day.
On other matters, our staff here are preparing remote learning that will start tomorrow using Seesaw. If your child has forgotten their password, please contact us today by calling the school office. We know most parents won't have the capacity to support their child from 9.30am each day, so please don't feel you have to! We will do our best to make the activities as independent as possible and teachers will upload supporting videos to help your child with new learning. However, we do want learning to continue and we will be expecting children to log on every morning and engage in their work.
Later today, we will send out more detailed information about home learning that will hopefully answer all of your questions.
Use of IT equipment
If your child does not have access to a laptop or tablet, we will should be able to help. Please can you email into the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org today so we can make plans for getting these to you.
Families who are eligible for free school meals
Currently vouchers are not being offered and therefore food parcels will be available. For this week, picnic lunches will be available to pick up at 12.00pm each day. From next week, we will be providing weekly food parcels which will be made available every Monday morning. These have proved really successful in lots of schools, but we do need to know by Thursday each week how many to make. Please call or email the office and we can provide further details on how and where these can be picked up.
Very best wishes