SKOOLKIT UPDATE REGARDING COMPANY CLOSURE
We previously contacted you to advise you that due to the current situation our shops would be temporarily closed from Monday 23rd March. At that time, we had hoped to continue with our production. Unfortunately, as the pandemic has grown, and to protect our staff from this horrible virus, we have taken the tough decision to close our manufacturing operation entirely with the exception of a few skeleton staff who will be working from home where possible.
As soon as the government restrictions are lifted – albeit initially gradual lifts on restrictions I would imagine. We would like to reassure our schools and parents we will be ready to open our doors and start serving you all following whatever guidelines we are given by the government. We would intend to open our website first, then our retail shops as the restrictions are gradually lifted.
We have been thinking of different ways to still offer our discount events to parents. But, at this present time we have had to surrender to the fact that this service will have to remain ‘under review’. Unfortunately, the one thing none of us can work with at the moment is dates and dates are what are needed to know when we can restart our production, website and open our shops.
Putting any potential discount events aside for the time being, we now want to reassure you we will be focusing all our efforts on getting the basics back on track, this to us means getting your pupils in school uniform for September.
Any other events or offers will be reviewed as we continue to monitor the situation and review all options as we learn more and of course update schools accordingly.
I’m sure you will agree during these unprecedented times we all need to do all we can to come out of this as unscathed as possible, may we also take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and understanding through this challenging time.
Stay safe and take care of one another.
Free School meals
We have arranged for packed lunch meals to be made for FSM children to collect on a daily basis. Following our communication to families, those who have chosen to receive the meals may collect them each day at 11.30am - from just outside the Main Entrance of the school. Cones will be placed for 2 meter social distancing.
If you change your mind, and no longer want a packed lunch, please email the school.
16th March 2020
We want to reassure you that we are continuing to follow the advice given to us by Public Health England. Currently this states that education settings will remain open, unless advised otherwise. Our priority is to keep the children, staff and families as safe as possible. We continue to encourage children to hand wash and use tissues for coughs and sneezes and additional school cleaning is in place.
We continue to receive daily updates from the DFE informing us of the government’s policy for dealing with the Coronavirus. At present we would advise that children with a temperature or a persistent cough remain at home for a period of 7 days.
In the event that the school is forced to close, each year group will compile tasks for the children to complete at home, linked to their current learning. Year 6 in particular will receive work based around SATs in order to maintain their work prior to the tests in May. Work set will be on the school website and there will be regular updates for parents regarding when the school is likely to re-open.
Finally, we would like to thank you for continued support and ask that all families follow the government guidelines for self-isolation and that children who display any symptoms are kept home.
K Sadler and L Harris