As you may have seen on the news, the Government has increased its level of response in order to slow the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). As a result of this action and following guidance from the Government and advice from Leicester City Council and Public Health England, it has been agreed that Buswells Lodge Primary School will CLOSE to children and staff from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.
The following information is to help you prepare for the school closure:
- KEY WORKERS: If you work for the NHS, in a care home, for the Police, a 999 service or are a delivery driver for a supermarket – you must contact our school office by 12.00pm on Friday 20th March.
- MEDICATION: If your child has emergency medication in school, e.g. inhalers, epipens etc, a parent needs to collect them from school before the closure
- SCHOOL WEBSITE: Information about the school closure, including updates, will be posted on our school website and our school Twitter feed. Text messages will also be sent out to parents with updates. Please check our school website each day for updated information:
- HOMEWORK: Teachers will provide homework for the children to bring home to complete during the closure. They will also post links to useful learning websites on the class pages on our school website. Please ensure that they also read regularly. Children can also access websites such as Mathletics and TT Rocks
- CONTACT DETAILS: Please check that the school office has your correct contact details so that you will be able to receive text messages from school with updates
- SCHOOL OFFICE: Please remember, as school will be closed to both staff and children there will be no-one answering the school phone so please do not call us.
We hope that you understand that the decision to close our school has not been made lightly and has been made in conjunction with the City Council and Public Health England for the protection of our children, their families and our staff.
During this period of closure, we will attempt to keep parents and families informed and updated via text messages, our school website and our Twitter feed and provide ways for children to engage in their learning whilst they are at home.
I would like to thank our entire school community for its support during this difficult and worrying time. Look after yourselves and keep well.