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27.03.20 UPDATE

posted 27 Mar 2020, 11:10 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

EYE TO EYE COUNSELLING SERVICE
Here is more information regarding Eye to Eye Young People’s Counselling Service

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM RCT COUNCIL:

Coronavirus is continuing to spread throughout Wales. Public Health Wales have now confirmed 34 people have died in Wales as a result of the virus and the number of confirmed cases in Wales continues to grow by the day.

The social distancing advice is there for a reason, it is absolutely imperative that we all personally take the responsibility to minimise the contact we have with one another to slow the spread of the virus. We must all work together and help the NHS which will come under huge strain in the coming weeks. 

If your children are not in the Emergency Childcare settings please keep them safe at home, this extends to the evenings and weekends. We all have to do this for the safety of them, our family, friends and neighbours, the message is to STAY AT HOME as much as possible.

26.03.20 UPDATE

posted 26 Mar 2020, 02:09 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎   [ updated 26 Mar 2020, 05:40 ]

MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER
Here is a letter from the Headteacher to parents, guardians and pupils.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE - RCT pupils
If you are an Essential Worker in
RCT and need to continue using the emergency childcare provision next week then you MUST re-apply by midday on FRIDAY(27.03.29). It is also possible to apply for emergency childcare provision for vulnerable learners.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE - Merthyr pupils
If you are an Essential Worker in Merthyr, you need to complete the questionnaire below if you wish to have access to childcare:

24.03.20 Update

posted 24 Mar 2020, 04:43 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎   [ updated 24 Mar 2020, 09:26 ]

Education Update from Welsh Government
Essential Workers If you no longer wish to access the childcare arrangements set up by RCT, could you please send notification to the below email address. schoolplanning@rctcbc.gov.uk

Free School Meals provision
Please register using the link below to order food from your nearest primary school.

23.03.20 HEADTEACHER UPDATE

posted 23 Mar 2020, 11:52 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

Here is a letter from the Headteacher to parents, guardians and pupils.

23.03.20 Critical message from the Local Authority to all Parents, Carers and Pupils

posted 23 Mar 2020, 07:55 by Betsan Jones ‎(Staff)‎

Coronavirus continues to spread in Wales. Public Health Wales yesterday announced that a further seven people have died in Wales over recent days as a result of the virus and the number of confirmed cases in Wales continues to grow by the day, with significant increases over the last two days in particular.

 

The social distancing advice is there for a reason – people are falling ill and people with under-lying health issues are dying as a result of continued transmission of the virus. Therefore, it is absolutely imperative that we all personally take the responsibility to minimise the contact we have with one another to slow the spread of the virus.

 

Play areas across the County have all now been closed and should not be attended.  If your children are not in the Emergency childcare settings please keep them safe at home, this extends to the evenings too. You have to do this for the safety of your family, friends and neighbours, to limit and slow down the spread of the virus.

Headteacher Update

posted 20 Mar 2020, 09:19 by Arwel James

20-3-20

 

Dear parents, guardians and pupils.

 

We hope you are well and taking care of each other as families during these uncertain times.

Following the information coming from the Government, the latest advice is clear:

"If children can stay safe at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading."

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

I realise that there is confusion regarding school closures and I would like to share an update we have received from the Local Authority during the day today.

 

Although no statutory education will be offered, as of Monday, Ysgol Rhydywaun will be open to pupils aged 11-14 who have parents / guardians working in essential services. We have also made arrangements for other specific groups of vulnerable pupils in our school. School transport will also continue next week with food available for pupils too.

 

Essential Services - these are people working in: -

• Health and social care;

• Education and childcare;

• Key public services;

• Local and national government;

• Food and other necessary goods;

• Public and national security;

• Transport;

• Utilities, communications and financial services.

 

If you are an Essential Worker, you need to complete the questionnaire below, for RCT, if you wish to have access to childcare

 

https://forms.rctcbc.gov.uk/en/Web/coronaviruschildcare/startnew

 

There is also a form on the school website specifically for Rhydywaun, to help us make arrangements for Monday.

 

Free School Meals 

Food provision for pupils in receipt of free school meals will be available from the nearest primary school to the home daily between 11.00am and 12.00pm.

 

We will continue to communicate with our parents, guardians and pupils. Remember that the "Disgyblion" page is available to everyone on the school website with additional information and support.

 

Best wishes.

Essential Workers - Parents of Years 7-9

posted 20 Mar 2020, 05:09 by Arwel James

Please could all parents of Years 7-9 complete the attached form regarding essential workers. Diolch

https://forms.gle/BADSfXTXL6qJiXmV8

Message from the Headteacher

posted 18 Mar 2020, 10:22 by Arwel James

Annwyl bawb / Dear All

Gweler isod neges y Gweinidog Addysg / Please see message from Education Minister below:

Nid oedd ysgolion yn ymwybodol o'r neges yma, a bydd angen amser ar Lywodraeth Cymru / yr Awdurdod Leol i rannu eu cynlluniau. Bydd ragor o wybodaeth i ddilyn.

Mae Ysgol Rhydywaun ar agor nes 3yh ddydd Gwener 20-3-20 fel bod rhieni'n cael amser i gynllunio ar gyfer gofal plant ayyb.
Fel staff ysgol, rydym ni wedi bod yn cynllunio ar gyfer sicrhau gwaith a chefnogaeth i'n disgyblion ac mae'r manylion yn fy llythyr bore 'ma.
Byddwn yn cyfathrebu gyda chi'n reolaidd fel rieni, gwarcheidwaid a disgyblion.

Schools were not given warning of this notice and Welsh Government / the Local Authority have not shared their plans with us so far. More information will follow.

Ysgol Rhydywaun will remain open until 3pm Friday 20-3-20 in order to ensure that parents have time to plan for childcare etc.
As school staff, we have been planning to ensure work and support for our pupils and there are some details regarding this on the letter I posted earlier this morning. 

We will be in regular communication with you as parents, guardians and pupils.




Cymerwch ofal / please take care,
Lisa Williams

Announcement by the Education Minister 18-03-20

posted 18 Mar 2020, 07:22 by Arwel James

Following the announcement by the Education Minister earlier this afternoon, Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun will remain open to pupils and staff until 3pm Friday 20-3-20. More information will follow.

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