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Covid-19 and Absence

This flow chart is designed to help you make an informed decision about sending your child to school if they're feeling unwell. If you make the decision to keep them at home you must leave a voicemail, on each day of absence, stating your childs name, class and their symptoms

If someone who lives in the child's household has symptoms, then the child must self isolate for 14 days or, until they have a negative test confirmed. We encourage families to get tested to reduce unnecessary time off school.

What to do if your child tests positive?

To ensure effective action is taken in a timely manner we've set up a dedicated phone line for families to report if their child tests positive for COVID. The number is 07835977040

Please DO NOT ring the number for anything other than if your KPJA child tests positive for COVID and it can be proven with NHS documentation.

 

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Contact Details

Kettering Park Junior Academy
Wood Street
Kettering
Northants
NN16 9SE

01536 411208

kpjoffice@ketteringparkjunior.northants.sch.uk

www.facebook.com/KPJAcademy

https://twitter.com/KParkJunior

 

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  • Important
    12 October 2020
    Police Advice Re Halloween
    Halloween 2020 will be different to previous years as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In line with the ‘Rule of Six’ legislation, people will not be able to hold Halloween parties and trick-or-treating is unadvisable in the current climate. This following advice aims to inform the public on how Halloween 2020 should look like. The Key Messages are • One dilemma facing parents this year is how to take part in Halloween without breaching Covid-19 legislation. • Our advice is for parents is to steer away from taking part in the traditional form of trick-or-treating. It is vital that people from different households mix as little as possible in order to stop the spread of coronavirus. • For many children dressing up and going out with friends and family trick-or-treating is a highlight of their year and we understand not being able to do this will be upsetting for them, especially when they’ve already had such a tough 2020. • An alternative approach suggested for parents which the Force endorses, draws on the rainbow challenge which proved so popular in the spring. People who want to be involved in Halloween can display pumpkins (unlit), or pictures of the vegetable in their windows in the run-up to October 31. Then parents/guardians can go out with their dressed-up children and try to find them. If so desired, the adult can give the child a treat every time they spot a pumpkin. • This would make a great Halloween themed activity during half term. • A number of pumpkin posters for children to colour in are available to download and print from our website. • We urge parents of older children to talk to them about why it’s advised they don’t take part in trick-or-treating this year and to respect people’s decision not to take part. Anti-social behaviour is not acceptable and additional police patrols will be taking place during the Halloween period. • A no trick-or-treating poster is available to download from our website. This advice is subject to change, should the guidance/legislation from Government change before October 31, 2020. Thank you for your cooperation. Kettering Town Neighbourhood Policing Team
  • Important
    9 October 2020
    Parking/Stopping
    Please be reminded not to park or stop on the zig zag lines outside school when dropping off and collecting children from school. This is dangerous and illegal and we all have a responsibility to keep our children safe. Thank you for your support with this.
  • Reminder
    2 October 2020
    Nuts in School
    Please can we remind you that nuts and nut products e.g. nutty cereal bars and Nutella are not permitted in school as we have children who have severe allergies to nuts. Please find a letter attached. Thank you.
  • General
    30 September 2020
    Hot Meals are Back!
    Kingswood Catering will be offering hot meals in addition to packed lunches w/b 19th October. Please see the attached information with information on how you can order or swap. Please check your emails from Kingswood Catering as they have just sent out some important information. Thank you.
  • Important
    30 September 2020
    Term Date Changes
    Please be advised of a change of date to the academic calendar. There will no longer be a training day on Monday 2nd November, this will now take place on Monday 4th January. School will be open to pupils on Monday 2nd November and closed to pupils on Monday 4th January.
  • Medical
    28 September 2020
    Flu Vaccination
    Dear Parent/Guardian The School Aged Immunisation Team will be visiting your child’s school on 27th November 2020. Please find attached a letter regarding the flu programme including the link to give consent for your child. Please note the live consent form will close 7 days before the planned immunisation session so it is important that you complete and submit your form asap if you wish for your child to receive the flu vaccination in school. Once the consent form closes the your child have to come to a community catch up clinic, we will not be making any exceptions to this. Also attached is a leaflet explaining in detail the flu vaccination that will be offered to your child. Yours sincerely School Aged Immunisation Team.
  • General
    25 September 2020
    The Library
    We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening our library on a rota system, for the children who have no outstanding books. Due to additional measures in place in light of Covid, children will have the opportunity to change their books (both a library and reading scheme book) every two weeks according to the following schedule: Week A (from 28/9/20) Wednesday – Year 3 Friday – Year 5 Week B (from 5/10/20) Wednesday – Year 4 Friday - Year 6 This allows for additional cleaning and quarantine of books between bubble visits. Please note that if your child still has library or reading scheme books on loan from before the summer, they will not be able to take a book from the shelves but can continue to access eBooks on Oxford Reading Buddy. You will receive a separate letter in due course regarding outstanding loans. Best wishes, Mrs Peacock & Mrs Tamkin Raising Standards Leader for English & School Librarian
  • Important
    17 September 2020
    Public Health Northants Letter - Covid-19
    Please find a letter attached from Public Health Northants. Thank you.
  • Important
    15 September 2020
    Covid-19 and Absences
    The attached flow chart is designed to help you make an informed decision about sending your child to school if they are feeling unwell. If you make the decision to keep them at home you must leave a voicemail, on each day of absence, stating your child's name, class and their symptoms. Thank you.
  • General
    15 September 2020
    Class Dojo
    Please see the attached letter with regards to Class Dojo. Thank you.
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