If the school has to move to remote learning after Christmas during to rising cases, the attached letter explains how children can access work.
With Christmas fast approaching, we need to think about next term in case the unthinkable happens again in the New Year, where children have to revert to remote learning because of the number of cases. If this has to happen, and hopefully it doesn’t, we want you to be aware of what to expect.
Teachers will communicate through Class Dojo, which you can sign up to if you let the office know your email address. This way, you can message the teacher directly during the day.
Children will be set work on either Microsoft Teams or Class Dojo which allows us to see who is accessing the work and who isn’t. You can either then return the work as a photo via Teams or Dojo. We desperately want the children to continue with the progress they have made in the first term and do not want them to miss any more learning.
EYFS set their work on Class Dojo as this is easier for the children to follow.
In order to sign up to Teams, you need to follow the link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-teams/log-in
All children in school have an email in the form of: firstname.lastname@example.org and a password of: first initial second initial year of birth.
Example: Bob Parker
If you struggle with Wifi at home or lack data for devices, you can ring the school as we have a limited amount of data sim cards which we can give you if needed. Unfortunately, we cannot lend devices as they are all controlled by our IT provider.
If you feel you cannot access the work online, again please message your teacher and we will send home paper copies as needed.
We will endeavour to keep up to date with all events as soon as we know using Parent Hub, Class Dojo, Teams and the Website (www.stgilbertspointon.co.uk)
We know that everyone, including all the teachers, hate the thought of remote learning, but we are in a much better place to deliver work to the children now.
We hope that you have a safe and healthy Christmas and New Year. Look after each other and we will come through the other side of this.