It has felt over the past few weeks like being Indiana Jones in the boulder chase scene of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ but instead of a giant boulder, we are being hunted down by the Delta variant. As I said last week, Cheshire East has been defined as an ’emergency support’ area because of the prevalence of the ‘Delta’ variant of Covid 19. The advice we have received from the local authority is that any student experiencing sickness, headaches, sore throat or stomach bug should get a PCR test. These are not the usual Covid symptoms and I know that some of you have struggled to book a PCR test because you or your child do not have any of the 3 typical Covid symptoms. There is clearly a disconnect between information we have been given and government websites. However, if you use the website below and follow its instructions, you will be able to book a test and when asked why you are booking a test, you select: “I’ve been told to get a test by my local council.” Thank you to one of our parents for sharing this key information. It is really helpful.
LFD tests should continue to be taken twice weekly. If your child has symptoms, please do not rely on the LFD in these cases, you must book a PCR test.
Here is the link:
I doubt this is unique to Alsager School, but I am sure there are many parents/carers familiar with hearing the phrase “I need some money on my finger”! I know there have been many occasions that I have heard that statement. We have added information to our School Meals section on our website with tips on Parent Pay, including how to set up alerts and how to make automatic payments. But be warned, that may encourage your child to load up the chocolate crunch.
It has been a real delight this week to sit amongst our Y6 pupils on their transition visits and listen to musical performances from pupils in Y9. Their instrumentals and singing have been so uplifting and for those of you who have experienced our shows in the past, you will know what a huge part of the Alsager School culture they are. We have a wealth of talented students and we have really missed this part of our school life. Fingers crossed we can resume with it next year. Mr Galley was also in his element, but I do have to say, we have not missed his jokes this year.
Next week will be exciting as we embark on mini Spirit week/sports day. I have been emailed by a lot of students asking which races will be in the programme. They have clearly been in training this year and want to showcase their hard work. The weather forecast does look promising for next week, too. Under normal circumstances Matt and the Aramark team would have a barbecue on the go, but this year all students taking part in their sports day will be able to access the canteen throughout their session, instead. It promises to be a great week.
Please continue to share successes outside of school and if you have any queries you wish to raise with us, contact us directly so that we can work together to resolve any concerns.
As always, thank you for your continued support and have a lovely weekend.
“You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” (Pubilius Syrus)