We will keep you updated on new developments and guidance:
If a local area sees a spike in infection rates, our school may be advised to close temporarily for most pupils like before. If this happens, we will offer remote education for all pupils. Year group bubbles or individuals may also be required to isolate. Please click here for information to parents/carers of how this will be implemented. We have laptops that we can provide to support with remote learning. We will use Zoom so that children have some face to face contact with members of staff. This will be for live teaching, class assemblies, stories, 1:1 reading and interventions. Here is our Zoom parent/carer home/school agreement.
Drop off and Pick up procedures
The procedures for drop off and pick up are outlined below. These will continue in September 2021. Unfortunately, parents / carers will not be able to enter school unless they have arranged a meeting.
Parents / carers will drop their child off at their drop off point at the time given. Any parents / carers who arrive earlier than the time stated below will be required to wait in the waiting area. Children arriving after their drop off time will need to be dropped off at the main entrance. At home time, parents/ carers are requested to wait in the allocated area.
Parents / carers who have children in more than one year group, will need to drop their older child off first, then wait in the waiting area until the next drop off time. If parents / carers are unable to do this, then please drop the younger, Y1 or reception aged child off at the hall door in the morning club. This service will be free of charge from 8.40am.
Drop off and collection times
The Site Manager will be on duty at the cobbled road gate. A teacher and teaching assistant will be on duty on the main yard. Drop off and pick up times are listed underneath. From 2.9.21 they will be:
Class 5 8.30 3.20
Class 2 8.35 3.25
Class 7 8.40 3.10
Class 10 8.45 3.15
Class 8 8.50 3.00
Class 9 8.55 3.05
Children will be asked to line up in boys and girls lines. This is so they can wash their hands in the toilets on entry into school.
Morning & after school provision
Brightside will continue to provide a morning and after school provision, chargeable from 8am to 8.40 am and from 3.25 to 4pm. This provision will be based in the hall from September until further notice. Parents/carers are requested to drop off their child at the entrance to the hall on the main yard or using the main school entrance before 8.20am.
Please contact the school office (phone or email) if you require this service.
Lunch time will be spread over a longer period to allow for the staggered entry and exit time. Children can choose a hot meal or grab bag from the menu. Children can also bring their own healthy packed lunch.
Resources and equipment
Your child can bring a water bottle with their name on and their reading bag. Pupils and staff will be expected to wash or sanitise hands regularly. Enhanced cleaning procedures will remain in place for classrooms, areas or school and resources.
Paper copies of homework will be provided to all pupils in from reception to year 2 on Fridays. All letters and other communication will be provided electronically. Please check your emails regularly and your phone for text messages.
Please tell us
If you suspect you or your child has symptoms, please do not come to school and follow the government guidelines. Please inform school immediately of the results of a test. We will not share the names or details of people with corona virus unless it's essential for protecting others. If we as a school become aware that someone has tested positive, we will follow current guidelines.
What to do if your child shows symptoms of COVID-19.
Please follow government guidance of what to do if your child develops symptoms.
If you are unsure, please ring the school office for further advice.