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COVID-19 Updates

This web page is designed to give you the school’s latest advice and guidance on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and what to do if you think that either you or someone you know may have come into contact with the virus.

 To report a positive test result for a student, please contact school on 01282 865200 or email ggoldstein@park-high.co.uk. Out of school hours, please contact the Head of School directly via email at ceulert@park-high.co.uk

 

Step 4 Updated Guidance for Contact Tracing

From Monday 19th July the guidance for contact tracing is changing in line with the Governments Step 4 of restriction easing. The Government has released two documents: frequently asked questions for contact tracing from 19th July and contract tracing journey, including changes from 16th August.

 

Active COVID-19 Status

We currently have the following number of confirmed COVID19 cases in school. Families of those pupils who need to be collected are contacted by phone call. If you have not been contacted your child is not a close / proximity contact. 

 

 Year 7

2

 Year 8

3

 Year 9

1

Year 10 

1

 Year 11

0

Staff: 0

UPDATED 19/07/2021

A copy of the advice that will be sent with children who have to self isolate (up to step 4) can be found here, along with more information below about how schools are managing outbreaks. To access Teams on mobile or tablet devices please download the app (Apple or Android). Click here to view the letter for parents and here for the guide for students on accessing Microsoft teams.

 

Latest news:

Students will receive 2 lateral tests on their return to school in September, the first on Friday 3rd September for information and appointment times will be sent out in due course.

Parents@Park weekly bulletin. Please note this is updated weekly each Friday morning and is circulated via MCAS.

The Government have updated the guidance for parents to support their children's remote education to provide more information for parents and carers as they support their children at home.

They have added top tips for supporting children during remote education, including links to information about the Reading Well booklist that supports mental health. They have also provided information on how to access online resources and services through your local library and online support for parents and carers to keep children and young people safe from online harm.

 

Remote Learning - Microsoft Teams

Instruction video - accessing Microsoft Teams and tips for mobile devices

Instruction PDF - accessing Microsoft Teams and tips for mobile devices

Remote Learning FAQ

Park High School Remote Learning Statement January 2021

Park High School Remote Learning Policy January 2021

 

Useful Contacts and Links:

Anyone who displays symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can and should get a test.

These symptoms are:

  • a high temperature,
  • a new, continuous cough,
  • or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

 

To access a test at a testing site or at home using the online booking portal.

 

FREE NHS 111 helpline and the NHS UK website

Government Website

The Department for Education (DfE) helpline:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email:  DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Place2Be advice for families

Information for children, families and professionals from Educational Psychologists

 

Home Schooling Support in the case of Regional Lockdowns:

Staff and students will utilise Microsoft Teams to ensure that all students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, whether in school or at home. Training will be provided for students at the beginning of term.

Here is a guide from LCC to help your child study during school closures.

Health and Wellbeing:

 

Link to Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools Service – Well-being During Covid-19

Guide to helping children cope with stress: Helping Children Cope

Talking to children about coronaovirus: Talking to children about coronavirus

 

Websites and phone lines that provide advice and support:

Ann Freud Learning Network

Young Minds advice for Coronavirus

Newsround: News friendly for young people

Happiful: Free online mental health magazine

Place2Be: How to answer questions from children? 

MH England: Looking after your mental health during Coronavirus 

Mindshift: Healthy Young Minds Anxiety Support App 

Catch It: NHS Mood Tracker 

Mood Path: Mood Journal  

Headspace: Mindfulness App  

Breethe: Meditation App  

Reflecty: Reflection App 

Calm: Meditation and Sleep App 

Cruse Bereavement Support

Whats Up?: Mental Health App 

Kooth: Online Support for Young People 

Shout for support in crisis Text ‘Shout’ to 85258

The Mix Essential Support for Under 25’s 0808 808 4994 

Talk Zone Lancashire County Council Webchat  Text 07786 51 11 11 Phone 0800 51 11 11

 

Online Safety:

With the current situation your children will be spending a great deal of time on the internet. Many of you will be aware of the safeguarding guidance re this however we need to be more careful than ever to make sure your children are safe online and do not put themselves in danger.

The following links may help you with lots of useful information:-

ThinkUKnow

Parent and Carer toolkit for online safety

The National Online Safety Website also has useful information