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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Thank you very much for your continued support and understanding during these incredibly challenging times. Like you, we have been coming to terms with the new world in which we are living and really appreciate your continued kindness.

Key Workers

If you are a Key Worker and would like further information about our provision or how to access support, please see our 'Key Worker Provision' page (link below).

 

Communication and Updates

Please see below for any recent communication regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

 

In order to keep up to date with latest developments, please can we encourage parents to:

  • Check that the school has up-to-date contact details for your family
  • Follow the school on social media (Twitter: @mendipgreenpri / Facebook: 'Mendip Green School Forum')
  • Register for a free ParentPay account to receive free e-mail notifications (no payment details required). 
Click on the link below for all of the updates that have been shared via our Facebook forum and through Twitter.

18th March 2020: SCHOOL CLOSURE 

Mendip Green Primary School will close at 6pm on Friday 20th March 2020 for the foreseeable future to all pupils, except those identified as children of key workers or vulnerable pupils. Further details will be released upon receipt of government directions and advice.

 

Click on the link below for the most up to date information regarding phased reopening of schools:

Free School Meal Provision During Closure

From Monday 20th April we will begin using the government’s Free School Meal Voucher Distribution Scheme. This replaces our current weekly food pack scheme for entitled families. We believe that these vouchers will provide families with a greater flexibility of food choice to meet the needs of their children during this period.

 

Families entitled to free school meals will receive a £15 grocery voucher per child every week, term time only.

 

If you think your child may qualify for free school meals please contact the school or register here https://nsod.n-somerset.gov.uk/kb5/northsomerset/directory/fsm_app_landing.page

 

Further information can be found here:

https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/schools-learning/local-schools/schoolmeals/freeschoolmeals/

Free School Meal Vouchers - FAQs

The below document contains full guidance on how to exchange your Free School Meals eCode for a eGift card with the supermarket of your choice.

Section 14 shows which supermarkets allow the eGift cards to be redeemed online and which do not.

Section 15 explains what to do if think you have not received your eCode or eGift card.

Please be aware that, due to the number of eCodes being processed across the country there may be a delay of between 24 and 36 hours for eGift cards to be sent by your selected supermarket.

If you have requested for your voucher to be posted or available for collection from school, we have processed your eCode for you and you will receive a eGift card for the supermarket you requested.

 

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Safeguarding and Child Protection During Closure

To reflect the change in provision posed by the COVID-19 outbreak, our safeguarding policy has been updated.  Please follow the link for more information.

Further information is available on our Trust website. Please click here.

 

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