New Guidance Will Help Wales Stay Safe and Stay Learning

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today published a policy statement called 'Stay Safe. Stay Learning.' which aims to support learners, leaders, governors, practitioners, parents and carers in dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

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New Guidance Will Help Wales Stay Safe and Stay Learning

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today published a policy statement called 'Stay Safe. Stay Learning.' which aims to support learners, leaders, governors, practitioners, parents and carers in dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

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New Guidance Will Help Wales Stay Safe and Stay Learning

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today published a policy statement called 'Stay Safe. Stay Learning.' which aims to support learners, leaders, governors, practitioners, parents and carers in dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

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New Guidance Will Help Wales Stay Safe and Stay Learning

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today published a policy statement called 'Stay Safe. Stay Learning.' which aims to support learners, leaders, governors, practitioners, parents and carers in dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

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New Guidance Will Help Wales Stay Safe and Stay Learning

Education Minister Kirsty Williams has today published a policy statement called 'Stay Safe. Stay Learning.' which aims to support learners, leaders, governors, practitioners, parents and carers in dealing with the impact of coronavirus.

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Year 11 Results day – 20th August 2020

Letter from Mr Brant about the arrangements for results day: Y11 Results Day Letter

A copy of this will also be posted to our Year 11 families.

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17/07/20 – Important end of term information

Letter to families of students in current Years 7-10 about the plans for September 2020:  September 2020 reopening

Letter to families of Year 6 students joining us in September 2020: Year 6 September Information

Letter to families of all year groups (Including Year 6) regarding school uniform and an information leaflet to support the purchasing of school uniform items in readiness for September 2020.

Letter to parents regarding uniform 

Uniform guide and information leaflet

School uniform and equipment policy 

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13/07/20

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are expecting detailed Government Guidance later today.  Rest assured, we will communicate arrangements for September at the earliest opportunity.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Mr Brant

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10/07/20

Immunisations for year 9 pupils will be held on 13th August at Hafod Y Wern (old school building). This will be strictly by appointment only. To make an appointment & for any enquiries please call 01244 677691.

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Dear Parents and Carers,

Following the Wrexham County Borough Council decision to open schools for 3 weeks only, RHS students will now be in on the following days:

Year 10: 29th & 30th June; 13th & 14th July ONLY
Year 9: 2nd & 3rd July; 16th & 17th July ONLY
Year 8: 6th & 7th July ONLY
Year 7: 9th OR 10th July ONLY

We apologise for the inconvenience and disappointment this may cause.  We are in the process of contacting individual families to confirm arrangements.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Brant

Headteacher

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22/06/20 – Please see an important letter to all families about the changes to plans to re-open schools.

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16/06/20 – Please see attached an important letter from Mr Brant about the partial re-opening of Ysgol Rhosnesni. 

If you have confirmed that your child will be returning, we will contact you individually over the next few days  to clarify arrangements.

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08/06/20 -Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

‘Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for Summer and September’

I wanted to give you some reassurances, following last week’s announcement by the Education Minister, Kirsty Williams.  On Wednesday 3rd June, we were given details of the next planned phase for schools in Wales. The key message was that all students would soon have the opportunity to ‘Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for Summer and September’.  As part of her statement, the Minister confirmed her intention that schools should begin planning for the first phase of re-opening on 29th June, with the summer term now extended by a week (ending Friday 24th July).  Furthermore, the last four weeks of this summer term should be used to make sure that pupils, staff and parents are prepared – mentally, emotionally and practically – for a ‘new normal’ in September 2020.  Interestingly, the Minister also announced that the autumn half-term break will be now extended to two weeks.

A link to Kirsty William’s full statement can be found on our website, along with letters from Ian Roberts from Wrexham LA.

Please let me assure you that the health and safety of staff and students is always my starting point. Therefore, I am eagerly awaiting detailed guidance that will help us to plan and prepare for this next phase.  Welsh Government has announced that this further information will provide clarity on managing facilities and logistical arrangements, including buildings, resources, cleaning and transport.  However, we have already started our initial planning and considerations, prioritising the wishes and wellbeing of students, staff and parents. To be clear, we will not re-open Rhosnesni unless our Covid-19 risk assessments and operational plans are robust and manageable.  When we do re-open, it will be done carefully, gradually and safely.

We understand that you will have many questions and we are working closely with the local authority, the regional consortium and our governors so that we can provide you with the information you need to prepare for this next phase.  You will be asked to complete an important questionnaire to assist us in our planning.  Please take the time to respond carefully to this survey.

I will write to you again, as soon as more detailed information is available.  In the meantime, I would like to thank you for your continued support during these challenging and unprecedented times. 

Yours sincerely,

Mr Brant

Headteacher

Ysgol Rhosnesni

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08/06/20 – Preparations For The Re-opening of Rhosnesni High School

Dear Parents and Carers,

Further to the recent announcement by the Welsh Government, initial plans and preparations are being considered for staff and students to return to school, with a provisional start date from Monday 29th June 2020.  As you can imagine, how we operate in school will look very different from usual, including various health and safety measures.

As a school, the wellbeing of our staff and students is of paramount importance.  To help us to be as prepared as we can to receive your child, or support them should they continue to learn from home, we require you to complete a questionnaire on how your child has coped during their time away from school.

We recognise that at this time of uncertainty, some of you may have many questions to ask.  Once the national guidance has been published, and we have had the opportunity to digest this, we will write to you again with further information about how we will return safely to school.

To prepare for the re-opening of school it is vital that parents complete the questionnaire about  their child (and again for each child who attends Rhosnesni High School) by 12 noon Thursday 11th June 2020.

To access the questionnaire, please click on the link below.

Questionaire <–

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08/06/20 – Further information from Mr Ian Roberts (click for letter)

04/06/20 – Letter from Mr Ian Roberts about schools re-opening (click for letter)

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21/04/20 – Important information below for all students

Message from the Headteacher – Stay Safe.  Stay Learning

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

Firstly, I hope that you are all safe and well.  Your health and emotional well-being is always a priority at Ysgol Rhosnesni.  Sadly, during these difficult and unprecedented times, we must now put many of our ambitions and interests temporarily on hold as we battle the Covid-19 virus.

The national curriculum is now suspended and will be, I imagine, for a considerable period of time. I am mindful that we all have very different circumstances at home and that it would be insensitive and impractical to have the same expectations for all students, carers and staff.

During the coming weeks, please complete academic work as and when you can.  There will be no pressure or deadlines from my colleagues.  Please, just have a go and try to enjoy learning.  If our teachers are fit and able, they will support and encourage students to develop this distance learning approach. 

Our website has lots of great resources and links which we will continue to update regularly.  Google classroom is available and we will assist, wherever possible, with any technical difficulties. Three extremely good resources to which I wish to draw your attention are:

·         Hwb https://hwb.gov.wales/distance-learning/

·         The Oak National Academy https://www.thenational.academy

·         BBC Teach https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

Please visit these sites, whenever you can.  They are full of excellent content and study materials.

Undoubtedly, there is so much students can still learn whilst at home.  However, I would encourage you to set yourself achievable targets.  Why not improve your French or Welsh language, develop numeracy skills or write news articles and short stories? What interesting things can you draw, make or perform? Please remember to be safe and careful.  Students should always get adult permission before they do any practical activities at home.

It is essential that we all remain fit and healthy, particularly during the coming months.  Please take safe and moderate exercise whenever you can.  Keep moving, remain active and adhere to all government lockdown guidelines. Never underestimate how good a little physical exercise can make a person feel.

Finally, I have always believed that reading is the cornerstone of academic success.  If you are in any doubt as to what to do with your extra time, please read, read, read.  You can lose yourself in a good story, discover scientific facts or learn about world history by using reliable websites such as those above.

Below, you will find an important link for the Welsh Government’s policy statement, ‘Stay Safe. Stay Learning’.  Please keep safe and well, try to remain positive and remember that we are always here for you if you need us.

Best wishes,

Mr Brant

Headteacher/Pennaeth

https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2020-04/stay-safe-stay-learning.pdf

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20/04/20 – Important information for families eligible for Free School Meals

ACTION REQUIRED

Since schools were closed for educational purposes on 20th March, Wrexham Council has been providing “Grab and Go” packed lunches for children eligible for free school meals.  This system was introduced as an interim measure to give time to develop a system which will reach more families whose children receive free school meals when attending school and will continue upto and including Friday 1st May.  

As from Monday 4th May, the Council will be introducing a Direct Payment system where parents/carers will receive a payment into their bank account on a monthly basis equating £19.50 per week for each eligible child in the family.

This will enable parents to purchase food for their children and reduce the necessity to make daily visits to the distribution points and also reduce travel across the Borough. For the children of critical workers and vulnerable children in receipt of free school meals who are attending school and are currently in receipt of free school meals, this scheme will also apply and parents will be required to pay for the meal in school should they wish their child to have one or alternatively provide a packed lunch though using the finance provided.

Parents with children who receive free school meals are strongly encouraged to register through completing the registration form accessed through Council’s website at:

https://myaccount.wrexham.gov.uk/en/service/Free_School_Meals_____Direct_Payment_Application

Applications will open from 9am on Monday 20th April, and will close on Friday 1st May 2020 at 5pm. Payments for those who qualify will be made on Wednesday 6th May. Applications made after the closing date above, will not be paid in May.

Should there be any queries, please contact  freeschoolmeals@wrexham.gov.uk

FAMILIES NEED TO APPLY FOR THIS PAYMENT FROM WREXHAM COUNCIL BY FOLLOWING THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS, this will not automatically be paid. 

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20/03/20 – Information for Parents/Carers:

School Closure: Ysgol Rhosnesni is closed to ALL students until further notice. Children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response (who cannot be safely cared for at home) are entitled to provision.  However, it is imperative that, as far as possible, we minimise social contact and ensure that anyone who is particularly vulnerable to the virus is able to adopt stringent social distancing.  This means that if children can stay safely in their home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. 

RESOURCES:

There are numerous resources for families to use whilst at home and links to useful websites under the STUDENTS tab on this website.  These will be kept updated and new resources added.  Please encourage your children to continue learning and exercising safely whilst at home.  We are attempting to provide work in paper format for families without internet access. 

 

 

 

 

 

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