Thank you to all families who are wearing face masks in school grounds and also arriving on their own to collect children it does help us to maintain a safe environment. Please if you are arriving with a child from High School please can the High School child wait outside the gates to reduce the number of people on site. We would also ask that when waiting you do so in a manner that maintains social distancing. Reception parents please do not enter the gated area in phase 1 until after the Year 1 pupils have entered. Reception start time is 8:45am. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE SCHOOL BUILDING FOR ANY VISITORS INCLUDING USE OF THE TOILETS.

We would also like to remind everyone that the school car park should not be used without a permit.

Our schedule of events for Autumn 1 is below

16th Sept. to 2nd Oct. 2020

Harvest Collection – Please leave donations in the Reception

6th October 2020

Harvest assembly – CANCELLED

16th October 2020

Individual Photographs – Individuals ONLY – No Siblings

13th October 2020

Year 5 Parent Meeting – PHONE CALL

14th October 2020

Year 6 Parent Meeting – PHONE CALL

19th October 2020

Year 1 Parent Meeting – PHONE CALL

19th October 2020

Rainbow Parent Meeting – PHONE CALL

20th October 2020

Year 3 Parent Meeting – PHONE CALL

20th October 2020

Rainbow Parent Meeting – PHONE CALL

21st October 2020

Year 2 Parent Meeting – PHONE CALL

22nd October 2020

Year 4 Parent Meeting – PHONE CALL

 

COVID TEST RESULTS

In the event of any family receiving a positive COVID result can you please forward your positive test result by text to our welfare phone on 07563870951.

Please forward all test results through to office@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk. On your first day back in school please report to the school office before going to class. Thank you

 

PICK UP CHANGE FOR Y1

Due to congestion and issues with social distancing at home time at the phase 1 doors Y1 will be collected from the small playground near the ramp from 22nd September until further notice. Drop off remains unchanged.

 

SCHOOL WORK DURING PERIODS OF SELF ISOLATION

If your child is unable to attend school due to self-isolating it is important that they carry on with school work. All children who are off but are otherwise well should access the Oak Academy for work relevant to their school year group.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/

 

Y6 HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATIONS

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

The online admissions system opens for secondary school places​​​.​

Monday, 2 November 2020

Closing date ​for applications
Ensure your secondary school application is submitted before this date.​ Otherwise you will need to apply for a late application.

Monday, 1 March 2021

National offer day​.

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/secondary-admissions/Pages/how-to-apply-for-a-secondary-school-place.aspx

 

RECEPTION APPLICATIONS

Monday, 7 September 2020

The online admissions system opens for primary school places​​​.​

Friday, 15 January 2021

Closing date ​for applications
Ensure your primary school application is submitted before this date.​ Otherwise you will need to apply for a late application.

Friday, ​16 April 2021

National offer day​.

All admission information for children due to start Reception can be found at

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-admissions/Pages/how-to-apply-for-a-primary-school-place.aspx

 

PLEASE NOTE EVEN CHILDREN ATTENDING SHAWCLOUGH NURSERY NEED TO APPLY FOR A SCHOOL PLACE.

 

SCHOOL PHOTOS

Our school photographer will be in school on the 16th October, unfortunately we are unable to offer sibling photos this year as we are unable to accommodate visitors into school. In addition as all the children are in class and year group bubbles in school we will not be doing sibling photos in school either. All children will have an individual photo taken during the day. If your nursery child does not attend school that day but you wish for them to have a photo taken please contact the school office at office@shawclough.rochdale.sch.uk to book a session time (Nursery only)

 

HARVEST

Our Harvest Assembly is unfortunately cancelled however we would like to continue to support the food bank especially during these challenging times, therefore a collecting box is available in Reception. Please place all non-perishable in date items for collection by the food bank. Thank you for your support.

 

PARENT MEETINGS

Our parent meetings are scheduled to take place at the end of October. We will not be sending out a written report in Autumn as we have previously done as we are still assessing where the children are but we will be scheduling parents appointments as normal during the first half term.

Each family will be able to book a 10 minute appointment to discuss how your child has settled into their new class. Please note appointments will be no longer than 10 minutes. Appointments will be booked for a specific time however due to the unpredictability in calls your call maybe 15 minutes either side of your appointment time. If you miss your call no alternative can be offered and appointments are only available on the allocated day as staff have been released for this time. The dates for meetings are listed above. This is for Rainbow and Y1-Y6 only. Nursery and Reception will have a separate call throughout the year.

Please use the following link to book your call time

https://shawclough.schoolcloud.co.uk

 

NASAL FLU

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE WAITING FOR THE REGISTRATION LINK FROM INTRAHEALTH THIS WILL BE SENT ON THIS BULLETIN WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE.

The nasal flu spray is being offered in school again this year. Every primary school child in England is being offered this.

We need you to tell us if you would like your child to be vaccinated. It is really important that you return your child’s flu consent form – even if you are turning it down. We need to know that you are aware your child is being offered the vaccination.

The flu vaccination is more important than ever this year because of COVID-19. The symptoms of flu can be mistaken for COVID-19 which means that flu could cause school bubbles to close if mistaken for COVID-19.

Intrahealth will be delivering the nasal sprays and they have a dedicated phone number. If you have any questions please call 0333 358 3397.

 

BREAKFAST CLUB/TEA TIME CLUB BOOKINHS

Many thanks to all who are utilising our booking service for both breakfast and tea time club. If you book a session you are no longer able to use then bookings will be refunded and an alternative booking can be made. Please ensure you book each child in for each day. PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE UNTIL OCTOBER HALF TERM – THEREAFTER UNUSED SESSIONS WILL NOT BE CREDITED AS STAFF ARE ALLOCATED BASED ON NUMBERS.

 

SWIMMING YEAR 4

Y4 have now commenced swimming - please pay for your swimming transport on SIMs Pay.