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COVID-19 Half Term Update – 28th October 2020

Unfortunately, we have been notified that two of our students have tested positive for COVID-19 during the half term holiday. One is in Year 7 and the other in Year 9. Both of these students were in school, for at least a day, when they might have been infectious.

We have already identified close contacts and have communicated with the affected families through our Schoolcomms system. These students will now have to self-isolate, but other members of the family do not.
The case in Year 7 largely affects members of forms 7G and 7N.

If you believe we have missed your son or daughter from the list of close contacts, please inform the relevant Pastoral Head of Year for further advice.

Those students who are close contacts will not be able to return to school until Monday 9th November. Later this week, we will issue further information explaining how work will be set.

All other students will return on Tuesday 3rd November as normal.

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COVID-19 Year 11 Update – 23rd October 2020

Unfortunately, we have a further confirmed case of COVID-19 amongst our Year 11 students. We have been working on the close contacts, which has meant that we now need to add a number of students to the close contact list issued yesterday.

All students who have been added to this list will have been sent a message through our Schoolcomms system, including details of self-isolation. Furthermore, we are making phone calls this afternoon to those students concerned.

If your son or daughter develops symptoms during the half term, please arrange a test, and communicate any positive results to school at covid@kingsway.stockport.sch.uk. There is the remote possibility that a further case may require us to complete another process of identifying close contacts. We will communicate any new information to you during the holidays.

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COVID-19 Year 11 Update – 22nd October 2020

We have now been able to identify all the close contacts of the students who tested positive for COVID-19. These families have been informed by our School Comms system, with an additional phone call from the Year Office. These phone calls are planned to be completed by the end of Friday.

We are pleased to say that all other Year 11 students are not close contacts and do not need to self-isolate.

As a further precaution, tomorrow we will continue with live lessons taking place according to students’ timetables, starting with their form tutor at 8.30am. The vast majority of Year 11 will return to school on Tuesday 3rd November.

This has been an extraordinary half term for everybody, students, families and staff. We hope that you keep safe and are able to find some respite despite the restrictions we are under.

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COVID-19 Update – 22nd October 2020

We have been informed that a student in Year 10 at The Kingsway School has been tested positive for COVID-19. We are in contact with our local Health Protection Team and Local Authority and are implementing the measures which they recommend.

We would like to reassure all students and parents that we are working closely with the relevant authorities to minimise the impact.

With immediate effect Year 10 will need to isolate at home until early further notice. Please do not send students into school today. We are working to identify close contacts. Our intention is to allow those who are not direct close contacts back into school as soon as possible.

Students should log in to form time via Google Classroom at 8:30am for further instructions about work to complete.   

We will send out further information and advice as we receive it.

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COVID-19 Update – 20th October 2020

Further to our text message this morning, we have received notification of a further case of COVID-19 in our Year 11 bubble.

We have been in contact with the local authority health protection team about a potential link between the two cases and as such we will be asking all Year 11 students to remain isolated until we provide further information.

I am sorry to say that it is unlikely that Year 11 will be able to return to school before half term.

We will provide further information about the isolation period and work to be completed remotely as soon as possible.

Mrs Lowe

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