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First Test Schedule for Students who have consent in place - 3rd March 2021

Year 11:

Day

Date

Time Slot

Tutor Group

Thursday

04.03.21

9.00am

11SAC

Thursday

04.03.21

9.45am

11SFL

Thursday

04.03.21

10.30am

11NFR

Thursday

04.03.21

11.15am

11NRM

Thursday

04.03.21

12.00pm

11BJW

Thursday

04.03.21

12.45pm

11BJA

Thursday

04.03.21

1.30pm

11MCD

Year 10:

Day

Date

Time Slot

Tutor Group

Friday 

05.03.21

9.00am

10SCG

Friday 

05.03.21

  9.45am

10SHB

Friday 

05.03.21

10.30am

10NJW

Friday 

05.03.21

11.15am

10NJF

Friday 

05.03.21

12.00pm

10BBT

Friday 

05.03.21

12.45pm

10BJC

Friday 

05.03.21

1.30pm

10MRM

Year 7:

Day

Date

Time Slot

Tutor Group

Monday

08.03.21

9.00am

7STB/SRH

Monday

08.03.21

9.45am

7SAM/7NNA

Monday

08.03.21

10.30am

7NKB/7BTC

Monday

08.03.21

11.15am

7BCM/7BAH

Year 8: 

Day

Date

Time slot

Tutor Group

Tuesday

09.03.21

9.00am

8SRS/8SMM

Tuesday

09.03.21

9.45am

8SAB/8NSH

Tuesday

09.03.21

10.30am

8NMD/8NLC

Tuesday

09.03.21

11.15am

8BLH/8BLB

Tuesday

09.03.21

12.00pm

8BKR


Year 9:

Day

Date

time slot

Tutor Group

Wednesday

10.03.21

9.00am

9SLW/9SJL

Wednesday

10.03.21

9.45am

9NRA/9NMB

Wednesday

10.03.21

10.30am

9BBP/9BKH

Wednesday

10.03.21

11.15am

9BPS



Return dates for ALL students including those who are NOT taking part in COVID testing  - 2nd March 2021

Students will not be required to wear uniform when they come in for their first test as they will be going straight home to continue with remote learning lessons.

The students who are NOT taking part in Covid testing will return on the day when their year group returns full time.

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Students will continue to access their lessons remotely on Google Classroom until they return.


Equipment - Are you ready for school?  - 2nd March 2021

Ready


School Uniform - Have you got everything? - 2nd March 2021

School Uniform for Return

We do have some items of spare uniform. Please contact your child’s College office this week if you need any support with uniform.


Return to School March 2021 - 1st March 2021

Letter to Parents/Carers explaining phased return and COVID testing March 2021


Update Letter - 26th February 2021

Brief Update February 26th 2021


Academy Re-opening Information - 23rd February 2021

Reopening Week Commencing 8th March 2021


To view the most up-to-date guidance on Coronavirus please check the Gov.uk website regularly:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Update for Parents/Carers - February 9th 2021

Parent/Carer Update 09/02/21


Information for students who have received a laptop from the academy:

When you received your laptop there was an instructional leaflet accompanying it. Here is the information online: 

Getting started with your Microsoft Windows device


Update for Parents/Carers - February 1st 2021

Parent/Carer Update 01.02.21


Update for Parents/Carers - January 26th 2021

Parent/Carer Update 22.01.21


Redcar & Cleveland Council Coronavirus Aysymptomatic Rapid Testing from January 25th 2021:

People over 18 can be tested at Redcar Heart Leisure Centre (in the car park on Ridley Street) between 8am-6.30pm, Monday-Friday. This service is aimed at Key Workers/those who cannot work from home and for anyone who does not have symptoms.

To book the above asymptomatic test visit the RCBC Website here.

To book a test at a Mobile Testing Unit if you are symptomatic:

Please visit this website to book: RCBC Book a Coronavirus Test


Deadline for ONS Home Antibodies Testing Extended - Tuesday 19th January 2021:

Letter to Headteacher - Extended Deadline


Changes to ONS Infection Survey - Friday 15th January 2021

Good afternoon, 

This is an update on changes to the Office of National Statistics Schools Infection Survey.

Due to the impact/consequences of school closures, test round 3 is CANCELLED. Based on current plans, our next visit to the school is scheduled for mid-March.

As an alternative we are offering antibody home test kits to all new participants or participants missed in previous rounds due to unavailability e.g. absent from school.

This means a test kit will be sent to your home address with full step-by-step instructions on use.  The deadline for registering for this test is 23 January

  • For pupils the test is an oral fluid (saliva) sample – involves putting a small sponge into the mouth for two minutes to test for the antibodies against the COVID-19 virus.  

COVID–19 Schools Infection Study


Remote Education Provision - Wednesday 13th January 2021

Rye Hills Academy Remote Education Provision


Covid-19 'Rapid Flow Testing' - Tuesday 12th January 2021

As you may be aware schools are starting to test asymptomatic students and staff for COVID-19 using 'rapid flow tests'. Please read the attached information carefully and complete the consent form (linked below) to enable the testing to commence. If you have any questions in relation to the information attached, or the testing process, please get in touch using the email address: contactus@ryehills.rac.sch.uk

Many thanks,

Rye Hills Academy

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXVnqTeMVpDVxF52vFQ5LCnuVVxSjNlsov44FM-JciFz7FIA/viewform?fbzx=5502913661381512904


Reminder for Parents/Carers - Monday 11th January 2021

Please can we remind parents/carers of the following:

If anyone in your household/support bubble has symptoms, is waiting for a test result, or has received a positive test, please do not send your child to school.

Contact information and advice on reporting positive test results and attendance to the academy is available here: http://www.ryehills.co.uk/279/attendance

If students need to isolate

 


Letter About Lockdown - Tuesday 5th January 2021

Letter about lockdown 05/01/21


England Lockdown STAY AT HOME - Monday 4th January 2021

STAY HOME


Changes to January 2021 Letter UPDATE - 31st December 2020

Updated Information about Academy Reopening in January 2021

Google Classroom Codes are here.


Changes to January 2021 Letter - 18th December 2020

Please read the below publication explaining the change to the start of term in January:

Changes to January Opening Letter 18/12/20

Google Classroom Codes are here.


Positive COVID case in Year 8 – single case - 17th December 2020

Positive COVID case in Year 8 – single case


Positive COVID case in Year 10 – single case - 16th December 2020

Positive COVID case in Year 10 – single case


Christmas Letter 2020 - 15th December 2020

Please read the following letter which has end/start of term arrangements, revised start/finish times (below) and important information regarding Covid-19 during the Christmas holidays: Christmas Letter 2020 15/12/20

Revised Start and Finish Times from 4th January 2021:

 

Year 7 

Year 8 

Year 9 

Year 10 

Year 11 

Start time 

8:35am 

8:35am 

8:40am 

8:40am 

8am if at intervention. 

8:35am if not 

Finish time 

3pm 

3:05pm 

3:10pm 

3:15pm 

3:15pm 


Covid-19 Update - 11th December 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 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 in the new year.

Unfortunately, we are still waiting for a few test results, conducted outside of school, as we close today. We will contact close contacts via text message and/or email over the weekend if there are any positive results and this affects any other students in the academy. The dates for isolation will follow in a letter next week.

Best wishes, Mrs Waugh


Christmas/Covid Update - 7th December 2020

Letter for Parents/Carers regarding Christmas/Covid Update


Covid Catch Up - 3rd December 2020

COVID-19 Catch-up Plan

 


Where can you get a Coronavirus Test? - w/b 30th November 2020

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

Please check the Redcar & Cleveland Council website for a weekly update of mobile testing sites: https://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/coronavirus/Pages/Book-a-Test.aspx

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


Covid Update - Friday 27th November 2020

An update on Covid related matters for parents/carers


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 to Wednesday 2nd December 2020:

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


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:

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