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Smithdon High School

Update on School Closure Measures as at 20.03.2020

As you will now be aware Smithdon High School will be closed from 3.00 pm on Friday 20 March for most students until further notice.

As you will now be aware Smithdon High School will be closed from 3.00 pm on Friday 20 March for most students until further notice.

Children of Key Workers/Vulnerable Children

From Monday 23 March we will be open only for children of key workers and those children who are most vulnerable, such as those with Educational Health Care Plans.  A list defining key workers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision.

If you are a parent/guardian of a vulnerable child or are a key worker, and need to continue to send your child to school please follow the link to register your child with us from Monday.  This is an offer to parents/guardians and there is no requirement to send your children to school if you do not need to or do not wish to do so.  The government’s clear guidance regarding key workers is as follows: “Many parents working in these critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home.  Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be”.

For vulnerable children, your child’s social worker will work with you to assess the best option for your child.

It is important to remember that as from 3.00 pm today Smithdon High School is closed to the general school population as stated by the government to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.  Normal school lessons will not be run. School transport will continue to be available from Monday.    Students must attend in full school uniform.

The link to register your child to continue to attend school from 23 March is:

https://forms.gle/FnvqSg1XsquFiNFb7

Please complete the registration before 2pm on Sunday 22nd March

Free School Meals

If your child is in receipt of free school meals and will not be attending school from Monday 23 March, Tesco will issue you a voucher on a weekly basis to the email address that school has for your child’s main contact.

Home learning

Work for home learning will be issued via Show My Homework.  SMHW also gives the option to ask questions to your child’s teacher about the work being set, to which they can respond.  A dedicated part of the website has been set up containing further information.  Please find attached a copy of the working at home timetable during school closure.

For students intending to attend Springwood High School 6th form in September we will post a number of “Summer Tasks” and work for each of the sixth form subjects on the website during the next term. It is important that year 11 students continue to work during the forthcoming months and complete this work.

Contact with the school

As from Monday please only use the main switchboard number 01485 534541, should you wish to contact the school, or email: office@smithdonhigh.org.uk

We understand that this is a worrying time for families and will do everything we can to support you.