From all of us here at Parkinson Lane School, we would just like to say a massive thank you to all our wonderful parents for supporting their children and sending their work through to us during lockdown. It is very much appreciated.
Free School Meal Vouchers
If your child is entitled to free school meals via the benefits unit (not Universal meals for Key Stage 1 children), then you will have received a vouchers to use at Asda each week during the lockdown. Two emails per family have already been sent but the vouchers have not been redeemed. It will have been sent to the email which is the one used with parentpay. Please check all junk mail as it is coming from a new source and your inbox may not accept it. The email it is received from should be something like: firstname.lastname@example.org Once you have got the email, please follow the simple instructions to redeem your voucher. Any issues, please email email@example.com where we will try to resolve the matter for you.
*Please note the Free School Meal Vouchers have been available since 6th April 2020.
We hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times. As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare. The government guidance states: ‘We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.’ There is also provision where a risk assessment deems it is better for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan or one with an assigned Social Worker to attend. The government’s message is very clear: children should stay at home if at all possible - #StayHomeSaveLives
Our school is currently closed as there is no demand for emergency childcare. Should you need to access a place, please contact Miss Gemma Kenworthy (DSL) on 07483934973 during school hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org – please note this is only available for those children meeting the government’s criteria.
Whilst we are committed to providing this care for vulnerable children and those of critical workers, there may be circumstances when we are unable to do so. Should that occur, we will work with the Local Authority to ensure that alternative provision is available. The Local Authority can be contacted on 01422 394101 or at email@example.com.
Please note that safeguarding remains our key priority and it is important that you share any concerns or worries about children’s wellbeing with us. Please contact Miss Gemma Kenworthy (DSL) on 07483934973 during school hours only with any concerns. Should you require assistance urgently to contact MAST on 01422 393336 or for enquiries out of office hours, please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01422 288000. In the case that emergency help is needed and a child was in immediate danger to call 999.
During this difficult time, Free School Meals provision for those children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals will be in the form of supermarket vouchers with effect from 20 April 2020. Please contact school by email firstname.lastname@example.org leaving your name, phone number and query if you need any help in accessing Free School Meals. Further information about support available can be found on the Calderdale website at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/advice-and-updates where there is also the facility to request support.
We are thinking of you all and are very much looking forward to the time when we can be fully open and return to normal service. Please stay at home, stay safe and keep watching our website for updates, advice and the ongoing support for children’s learning at home.
PTA meetings are held every Tuesday in the school staffroom at 9.00am. All parents are welcome to join.
Places have become available for the sewing class on Monday & Thursdays from 9am until 10:30pm. If you are interested or would like to make further enquiries please contact the school office. Uniform is sold in the school office on Mondays and Fridays between 3pm and 4pm.
Uniform is sold in the school office on Mondays and Fridays between 3pm and 4pm only.
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