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Where can you get a Coronavirus Test? - W/b 23rd November 2020

Anyone with the symptoms of Coronavirus should book a test. Testing is available locally.

Two new Covid-19 testing sites are to open in the borough.

The first will open at the Inspire 2 Learn community facility car park on Normanby Road, South Bank, from Monday morning.  It will be open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

The second will open at the Belmont House car park in Guisborough in early December. Both centres will be available for people who have symptoms and have booked ahead to walk in to.

In addition, the mobile testing unit sites for the coming week are:

  • Monday, November 23 – Middlesbrough (Hemlington), Stockton and Hartlepool;
  • Tuesday, November 24 – Middlesbrough ​(Hemlington), Stockton and Hartlepool;
  • Wednesday, November 25 – Redcar (Kirkleatham Walled Garden) and Middlesbrough (Cargo Fleet);
  • Thursday, November 26 –  Redcar (Kirkleatham Walled Garden), Middlesbrough (Cargo Fleet) and Stockton;
  • Friday, November 27 – Redcar (Kirkleatham Walled Garden), Middlesbrough (Cargo Fleet) and Hartlepool;
  • Saturday, November 28 – Redcar (Kirkleatham Walled Garden), Stockton and Hartlepool;
  • Sunday, November 29 – Redcar (Kirkleatham Walled Garden), Stockton and Hartlepool​

The Regional Testing Site has moved from the Sainsbury’s site at Middlehaven to Cannon Park, again in Middlesbrough.        The Cannon park site is now fully operational and is based at Cannon Park Car Park, Middlesbrough, TS1 1AA.

Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms and who wants a test at the Regional Testing Site or one of the Mobile Testing Units should book beforehand by ringing 119 or by going to https://www.nhs.uk/.../ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you.../

Anyone who requires further information about testing should go to https://www.gov.uk/.../coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested


Message regarding Y9/19 ONs Covid Testing - Friday 20th November 2020

As we close the academy this Friday evening, we have received no information about positive Covid-19 results for any student who took part in the Office for National Statistics and Public Health random testing scheme on Monday or Tuesday. Therefore, unless you have received anything from them directly, it is most likely safe to assume your child's test result was negative. If you have, please can you contact the attendance team and let them know. The planned date for the next round of testing for this programme is Monday 7th December 2020.

Best wishes, Mrs Waugh


Message for all students - Monday 16th November 2020

If anyone in your house (or at a house you have slept at) or childcare bubble:

  • Has symptoms
  • Is booking a test
  • Is having a test
  • Is waiting for a test result

You must not come to school until a negative result is received. Please remind your parents/carers of this when you need to.

Following this rule will prevent the spread and ensure that less students and staff in school are affected. If you are unsure do not come to school and ask your parents/carers to ring the attendance office for advice.

Thanks, Mrs Waugh


Positive COVID cases in Year 7 and Year 9 - Siblings - Friday 13th November 2020

Positive COVID cases in Year 7 and Year 9 - Siblings - Information for parents/carers


Covid Update - Friday 13th November 2020

Covid Update - Friday 13th November 2020


Single positive COVID cases in Year 8 - Wednesday 11th November 2020

Single positive COVID cases in Year 8 - Information for parents/carers

If your child thinks they may have had close contact, please contact the attendance office immediately on 01642 759991.  


Positive COVID cases in Year 7 and Year 9 - Siblings - Monday 9th November 2020

Positive COVID cases in Year 7 and Year 9 - Siblings - Letter

If your child thinks they may have had close contact, please contact the attendance office immediately on 01642 759991.  


School Lunches - Update  - Monday 9th November 2020

Thank you for your cooperation today with lunches.

From tomorrow (Tuesday 10th November) our caterer has agreed to increase the choice on offer to include a hot panini option.

Keep checking here for further updates and thank you again for your support and understanding.


Positive COVID case Staff - School Kitchen - Sunday 8th November 2020

Packed lunches needed for Monday...

We have been advised by our catering provider that there has been a positive case of Covid amongst the kitchen staff and therefore a number of catering staff who have been in prolonged close contact with the positive case, need to self-isolate following advice from Public Health.

Due to a lack of staff in the company to come to Rye Hills to cover the self-isolation period, students and staff will need to bring packed lunches from Monday.

If students are eligible for Free School Meals there will be cold food grab bags provided.

Sorry for any inconvenience and hopefully hot food and usual service will resume as soon as possible. When we have an exact date we will let you know.

Many thanks,

Mrs Waugh


New National Restrictions from Thursday 5th November 2020 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

COVID-19_Alert_Level_Posters_National-pdf


Where can you get a Covid-19 test? 

Anyone with the symptoms of Coronavirus should book a test. Testing is available locally.

Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms and who wants a test at the Regional Testing Site or one of the Mobile Testing Units should book beforehand by ringing 119 or by going to https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

 

End of October half term update letter:

End of October half term update - October 2020


COVID-19 Information and Advice

Up to date information from our attendance team: Information for Parents and Carers on Reporting Absence and Covid Attendance Changes. - September 2020.

Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are: PHE - Letter to Parents and Guardians 23rd September 2020

We have received a great deal of queries about the symptoms of COVID-19 and when to seek a test or self isolate etc... and we thought some of this information may be of help to you. We are not medical professionals and can only follow the official advice and guidance put in place by our local authority, the GovernmentDFENHS, and WHO

As we approach the winter months there will be lots of colds and flu going around and it is important to  try and recognise the different symptoms and know when to seek medical advice and when to quarantine. Common cold symptoms such as a cough, runny nose and sneezing should not prevent a child from attending school and can usually be treated with over the counter medicines. Please ensure when coughing or sneezing you cover your mouth/nose with your arm and dispose of tissues in the grey Covid/PPE bins provided around the academy as well as washing or sanitising your hands afterwards. This will help to prevent the spread of colds and viruses.

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ITV NEWS: Coronavirus Explainer - A selection of articles to help you understand all things COVID-19 related.

BBC News: Covid symptoms: Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?

 

Government Guidance: New campaign to prevent spread of coronavirus indoors this winter - 10th September 2020.

Government Guidance: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. - 1st September 2020

Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in the autumn term.

A message from the Local Authority for parents/carers - 9th September 2020.

RCBC COVID Message to parents

Weekend Contact Information - In the case of a positive COVID-19 test result ONLY (not to report symptoms). - 9th September 2020.

In the unfortunate event that your child receives a positive test result for COVID-19 over a weekend (and your child has been in the academy and in contact with others leading up to this), please contact us via the following e-mail address immediately so that we can act upon this information and contact other parents/carers of students who may have been in contact with your child.

contactus@ryehills.rac.sch.uk

Or complete the online form on our website here: http://www.ryehills.co.uk/26/contact


Year Group - Timings of the Day from September 2020

Timings of the day for each year group.


How We Will Keep Each Other Safe:

Click here to find out how we will keep each other safe in the academy.


COVID-19 One-Way Systems:

COVID-19 - Sept 2020 One Way Systems - Rye Hills

Map of one-way systems in place within the academy


Guides Showing How Things Will Be Different In September

Picture Guide 1 - September 2020

Picture Guide 2 - September 2020


Face Masks

Notice from Mrs Waugh: Face Masks Letter Home - August 2020

Please read the attached letter about the use of face masks when we return to school next week. This applies to all students (Y7-11) and teachers when in communal spaces indoors.

COVID Statement