Autumn Term News

Keep up to date with what is happening in school with our weekly newsletters:

Friday 18th September

End of school day – During the week a number of issues have arisen with regards to the end of the school day:

  • Social Distancing – There is plenty of space in the large area in front of the Community Centre for parents to wait at a distance from each other.
  • Smoking – We ask that parents do not smoke outside the school gate. Pupils should not have to walk through smoke when leaving school.
  • Blocking the pavement – Please do not block the pavement as parents and pupils are having to walk in the road to maintain social distancing when passing you.
  • Dogs – Please do not bring pets to the school gate.
  • Yellow lines – Please avoid parking on the zig-zag lines outside school.

 Your cooperation in all these aspects would be appreciated.

Water bottles – All pupils need a water bottle in school to ensure they remain hydrated during the day. This can be left in school and refilled each morning in class.

Yoghurt pots and old CDs – Pupils in Dosbarth Collen have been working hard to improve their class garden. They would like donations of old CDs, yoghurt pots, homeless gnomes or fairy doors please.

Lexia – Congratulations to Demi, Henry and Chloe for completing a level on Lexia.

Absence from school – If your child is absent from school, please contact the school before 9:00am with the reason for their absence. This contact can be by phone or email using the school office email address (office@forden.powys.sch.uk).

COVID_19 – Showing Symptoms – It is vitally important that any pupil or staff member displaying any of the symptoms of COVID_19 do not attend school and follow the appropriate isolation and testing guidance procedures.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature: this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough: this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste: this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

If an individual has other cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, they do not need to be tested or to self-isolate. We will be erring on the side of caution when it comes to symptoms displayed in school. If a pupil displays any symptoms in school, you will be contacted to collect them from school immediately. This will be applied rigorously in all circumstances and we ask for your total compliance and support in this matter.

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