Letter: Keeping Students, Staff and our Community Safe
We are now approaching the final 2 weeks of another long term for staff and students. I would like to firstly apologise that we again needed to temporarily close our Oldmixon site this week – this time due to an electrical failure. Despite the various challenges, however, we have enjoyed a good term with students engaging positively in lessons, working well with visitors to the school and celebrating events such as Remembrance Day and Anti-Bullying Week. It is always a pleasure to post on Facebook and Instagram examples of staff and students enjoying their time in school – recent posts for example show that Christmas has definitely arrived at VLC!
As you will know, on Wednesday North Somerset has moved to Tier 3 with regard to Covid restrictions. This means we are in an area of 'very high risk'; it is therefore very important that we all continue to work together to follow guidelines to keep students, staff and our community safe.
As a reminder, if your child displays any of the symptoms below, please keep them at home and arrange for a Coronavirus test.
Within our "bubbles" a positive test would probably mean that all students in that phase would have to self-isolate for 14 days. We therefore urge you to keep your child at home, even with mild symptoms of feeling unwell. This way we can hopefully enter the Christmas holiday period without having any staff or students needing to self-isolate.
Looking ahead to the holiday, if your child tests positive for Covid in the first week of the break and was in school for 2 days before having symptoms, please do contact us via email - firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then work with Public Health to identify and get in touch with all contacts, informing them of the need to self-isolate.
As always, please do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns – we are here to support you and your child.