Frequently Asked Questions
In response to suggestions and questions from parents and carers, we have complied some FAQs to hopefully answer some of your understandable concerns on pupils’ potential return to school on the 8th June.
Will the parents be fined if they refuse to send their children to school?
No, we support you fully if you choose to keep your child(ren) at home due to your concerns around Coronavirus.
How will I know when my child (ren) can come in?
We will notify you this week (Week ending the 22.05.20). We are analysing our Social Distance Risk Assessment along with our priority pupils to optimise pupil safety.
Should I send my child in if I have been advised to shield due to their health conditions?
No, if you have been a sent shielding letter that advises your child (ren) to stay at home due to their or a family members health condition(s), please continue to follow the government advice and stay home until the 30th June.
Will you offer support e.g homework, via seesaw & email, to those that keep their children home?
We will continue to support you using our current home learning and communication links and are also developing our own virtual learning platform.
Will you continue to conduct meetings to parents who decide to keep their children home?
We will maintain regular contact with you via our usual channels. Any official scheduled meetings will take place either via phone or if previously arranged via Zoom.
Will it help if parents inform you that they are not sending their child in so you can plan ahead in the school setting?
Yes this information would be very helpful but we fully understand your responses may be subject to change given the circumstances around COVID-19.
If Parent/ Carer changes their mind and want to send their child in due to external pressures or changes to circumstances, can they?
Yes of course, we are here to support you. Please could you let the school know at the earliest possible convenience as we need to adjust planning to operate social distancing measures as affecting as possible.
How will clubs be affected?
We will inform you as soon as we reinstate any club e.g. breakfast club. We will contact you with the staggered pick up and drop off arrangements for clubs in advance.
Will you continue to inform parents of availability of school lunches?
Were possible we will provide as much notice to changes in the lunchtime food options. As you can appreciate produce supply is not always guaranteed. We do have emergency food packs and will always seek to source a balanced lunch for your child (ren). We appreciate your patience.
What is the best way to contact the school and check for updates?
Please utilise any of the communication channels to contact us. Teachers will continue to communicate with you regularly. You can also phone the school anytime and email using the email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will use parent mail seesaw and post to send letters. Please also check the website in the coronavirus section https://hedgewood.org/coronavirus-covid-19/