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Coronavirus Update - Continued School Closure

6 May 2020 (by Lois Kozlowski (Admin2))

Please see our latest message regarding continued school closure.

Dear Parent/Carers,

During the past week, we have had several calls asking when school is opening. The answer to that
question is unknown. At this moment in time, the latest guidance is for school to be closed to most pupils as
instructed by the Department of Education. We are however open to vulnerable groups of children and the
children of those identified by the Government as Key Workers. As soon as the situation changes, we will
update you via the School Website, Class Dojo, Text Messages etc.

If you need to use school for childcare, then you must share your employer details so we can confirm that
you meet the exceptional criteria for key worker status. Even though we would like support as many of you
as possible, I am sure you will appreciate that school staff have their own health, families and childcare to
consider. We will be contacting Key Workers this week to provide us with updated rotas of necessary work
and shift patterns. These must be provided from your employers to continue to access our provision.

I would like to thank you all for working with us during this difficult time. Your patience and understanding is
very much appreciated. I hope that together, as a school community, we will continue to support one
another and make the best of the situation that we are faced with. During this period of closure, if you need
help or support, please do get in touch via support@st-malachys.calderdale.sch.uk and we will do all we
can to help you.

I hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

God Bless,

Mrs L Lomas
Executive Headteacher