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Tuesday 5th January - COVID update

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. I have been working with Hampshire County Council and my staff to decide what we are able to safely offer our pupils, given the high transmission rates and large numbers of COVID positive people in our local communities. Unfortunately I am still waiting for final guidance for Special Schools as the Government have not yet been clear as to the expectations for pupils with EHCPs. There are also over 70 staff here at Riverside, and I have to organise the school, taking into consideration my staff members own childcare and family arrangements in the light of current guidance. 


School will remain closed on Wednesday 6th January. We will be open to keyworker children only on Thursday and Friday (these places have now been agreed). I hope that on Friday I will have clear guidance as to what we are being asked to provide for our pupils and will then plan accordingly for the next 5 weeks.


The school office will be open on Wednesday between 8am and 4pm, so please do ring if you have any questions.


Kind regards

Catherine Le Roux