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Itchen Abbas Primary School

Lockdown 3.0


Dear Parents / Carers

Thank you for your support and encouragement which we have received. It was a long day yesterday but we are open for our key workers and vulnerable children. We have had an online zoom meeting with all staff today and I am pleased to announce that staff are in good spirits and ready for this next challenge!

The children we have in school today differs from the requests we received at the weekend. Therefore, we request that all key workers update us with their requirements for the rest of this week if you have not yet done so. We will need this information today. I remind you that we can only take your child if there is no adult at home to care for them. Please respect this.

If you have received an invitation to school under the vulnerable category, please contact us to let us know if you will be bringing your child to school.

We now know that school meals will continue to be provided, including hot meals. We are also working to organise the free school meals for those of you who are eligible (this does not include the universal infant free school meal offer). We will get in touch with you separately to say how this will work.

School transport buses will still run for the time being. However, if there are no children requiring the bus run, we will cancel it for that day. Therefore, it is essential we have an accurate picture of who will be coming to school.

Children in school are required to wear school uniform with trainers or footwear suitable for PE. We do not yet know what the timetable for PE will be and this may vary on a weekly basis. We also remind you that every child in school requires a water bottle and coat. They do not need to bring anything else to school.

We have now sent you the Google Classroom instructions again, should you require any assistance, please email the school office. In addition, the YouTube video below provides a very clear and informative explanation:

We are still here for all of you. Keep in touch and let us know if there is anything we can support you with. Give our love to your children.

Best wishes

Aimee Dear