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Coronavirus

Click here for booklet with a Step by Step Guide to Lateral Flow Self-Tests

 

Positive Test Result Negative Test Result Void Test Result

Report result
www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

Report result

www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

Report result

www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

Phone the school 07766 410455

No phone call required Retake the test
Book a confirmatory PCR test    

Covid-19 Related Pupil Absence
A Quick Reference Guide and Terms Explained:

We recognise that this remains a stressful time for families. A number of you have been in contact with us requesting guidance related to illnesses and absence. We felt that the tables below may provide support in this key area.

COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide 

 Covid-19 Terms Explained

When to get your child tested?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTDbNz-1F3c

How to get your child tested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSwrlt1TIkY


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Click on the documents below for advice and information about dealing with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
and a simple breakdown for younger children.

    

 

For the latest information, please see the links below:
Welsh Government
Public Health Wales
NHS

Letters to Families 2020-2021

summer term 2021: APRIL-JULY 2021 

Communication Date Sent Sent by Subject Download
         
         
         

spring term 2021: jan-april 2021
 

Communication Date Sent Sent by Subject Download
Letter to Families 26.03.2021 Mrs J Jarrett Easter Message 2021 Open
Letter to Yr10-13 Families 25.03.2021 Mrs J Jarrett Lateral Flow Tests Privacy Notice - Outlay 2 Open
Letter to Yr10-13 Famile 25.03.2021 Mrs J Jarrett Lateral Flow Tests for Pupils - Outlay 2 Open
Letter to Yr10-13 Families 23.03.2021 Mrs J Jarrett
Lateral Flow Tests Next Steps_Parents
Open
Letter to Yr10-13 Families 23.03.2021 Mrs J Jarrett Lateral Flow Tests Next Steps_Pupils Open
Letter to Yr10-13 Families 18.03.2021 Mrs J Jarrett Lateral Flow Tests Step by Step Instructions Open
Letter to Yr10-13 Families 18.03.2021 Mrs J Jarrett Lateral Flow Tests Privacy Notice Open
Letter to Yr10-13 Families 18.03.2021 Mrs J Jarrett Lateral Flow Tests for Pupils Open
Letter to Yr10 Families 17.03.2021 Mrs J Morgan Summer Assessments Open
Letter to Yr 11,12,13 Families 16.03.2021 Mrs J Morgan Summer Assessments Open
Letter to Yr7 Families 12.03.2021 Mrs J Morgan Lesson Timetable and return dates Open
Letter to Yr8 and 9 Families 12.03.2021 Mrs J Morgan Lesson Timetable and return dates Open
Letter to Families 05.03.2021 Mrs J Jarrett Phased Return to School Open
Letter to Yr11 Families 04.03.2021 Mr T Seghiri Yr11 Survey Feedback Open
Letter to Families 03.03.2021 Mrs J Jarrett Return to School Open
Letter to Families 26.02.2021 Mrs J Morgan Exam Update and Catch Up Lessons Open
LETTER TO FAMILIES 12.02.2021 Mrs J Jarrett Half Term Update FEB21 Open
Letter to Families 09.02.2021 Mrs J Morgan Exam Update FEB 2021 Open
Letter to Families 19.01.2021 Mr T Seghiri Live Lesson Non-Attendance Survey Open
Letter to Families 12.01.2021 Mr T Seghiri GCSE Numeracy Results Open
Letter to Families 08.01.2021 Mrs J Jarrett Remote Learning Update Open
Letter to Yr11 Families 06.01.2021 Mr T Seghiri Yr11 Parents Eve Info Open
Letter to Families 05.01.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Revised Start of Term - Jan 2021 Open

autumn term 2020: september-december 2020
 

Communication Date Sent Sent by Subject Download
Letter to Families 17.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Start of New Term - Jan 2021 Open
Letter to Yr11/12/13 Families 17.12.2020 Kirsty Williams
Minister for Education
Assessments replacing Exams in 2021 Open
Letter to Yr12 Parents 11.12.2020 Mr T Seghiri Parents' Evening Survey Open
Letter to Yr12 Families 10.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Revised Isolation Dates DEC20 Open
Letter to Yr10 Families 10.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Revised Isolation Dates DEC20 Open
Letter to Yr9 Families 10.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Revised Isolation Dates DEC20 Open
Letter to Year 13 Families 09.12.2020 Mr T Segiri Year 13 Parents' Evening Survey Feedback Open
Letter to Families 09.12.2020 Mrs J Morgan Distance Learning Feedback Open
Letter to Year 9J Families 08.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr9 Distance Learning Dec20 Open
Letter to Year 9OFamilies 08.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr9 Distance Learning Dec20 Open
Letter to Year 9S Families 08.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr9 Distance Learning Dec20 Open
Letter to Year 9E Families 08.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr9 Distance Learning Dec20 Open
Letter to Year 9P Families 08.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr9 Distance Learning Dec20 Open
Letter to Year 9H Families 08.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr9 Distance Learning Dec20 Open
Letter to Year 9T Families 08.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr9 Distance Learning Dec20 Open
Letter to Year 9V Families 08.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr9 Distance Learning Dec20 Open
Letter to Families 08.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett End of Term Information DEC2020 Open
Letter to Year 9 Families 07.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr9 Positive COVID test Dec7th Open
Letter to Year 10JOSE Families 07.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr10JOSE Distance Learning Dec20 Open
Letter to Year 10PHTV Families 07.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr10PHTV Distance Learning Dec20 Open
Letter to Year 12 Families 07.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr12 Distance Learning Dec20 Open
Letter to Year 10 Families 06.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr10 Positive COVID test Dec6th Open
Letter to Year 12 Families 06.12.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr12 Positive COVID test Dec6th Open
Letter to Year 7 Pupils 01.12.2020 Mr O James New Contact Groups Information Open
Letter to Year 8 Families 29.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Year 8 Contact Groups Update Open
Letter to Year 7 Families 29.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Year 7 Contact Groups Update Open
Letter to Yr11JOSE Families 27.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Distance Learning Nov26th Open
Letter to Yr11PHTV Families 27.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Distance Learning Nov26th Open
URGENT Letter to Yr11 Families 26.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr11 Positive COVID test Nov24th Open
Letter to Year 7J Families 24.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Distance Learning NOV24th Open
Letter to Year 7O Families 24.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Distance Learning NOV24th Open
Letter to Year 7S Families 24.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Distance Learning NOV24th Open
Letter to Year 7E Families 24.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Distance Learning NOV24th Open
Letter to Year 7P Families 24.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Distance Learning NOV24th Open
Letter to Year 7H Families 24.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Distance Learning NOV24th Open
Letter to Year 7T Families 24.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Distance Learning NOV24th Open
Letter to Year 7V Families 24.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Distance Learning NOV24th Open
URGENT Letter to Yr7 Families 23.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr7 Positive COVID test Nov20th Open
Letter to Yr7 Families 18.11.2020 Mr T Seghiri Yr7 Parents Evening Feedback Open
Letter to Yr10 Families 17.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr10 Distance Learning Info Open
Letter to Yr8 Families 16.11.2020 Mr T Seghiri Yr8 Virtual Parents Evening Open
Letter to Year 8J Families 12.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 8J Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Year 8O Families 12.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 8O Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Year 8S Families 12.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 8S Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Year 8E Families 12.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 8E Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Year 8P Families 12.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 8P Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Year 8H Families 12.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 8H Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Year 8T Families 12.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 8T Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Year 8V Families 12.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 8V Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Families 12.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Essential Isolation Information Open
URGENT Letter to Yr8 Families 11.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr8 COVID-19 Positive Test NOV11th Open
Letter to Families 11.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett COVID-19 Awareness NOV Open
Letter to Yr7 Families 10.11.2020 Mr T Seghiri Year 7 Pastoral Evening Feedback Open
Letter to Families 06.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 7J Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Families 06.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 7O Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Families 06.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 7S Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Families 06.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 7E Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Families 06.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 7P Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Families 06.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 7H Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Families 06.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 7T Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Families 06.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett 7V Distance Learning NOV Open
Letter to Families 02.11.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Year 8 Firebreak Information Open
Letter to Families 22.10.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Year 9 Firebreak Information Open
Letter to Families 22.10.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Year 10 Firebreak Information Open
Letter to Families 22.10.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Year 11 Firebreak Information Open
Letter to Families 22.10.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Year 12 Firebreak Information Open
Letter to Families 22.10.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Year 13 Firebreak Information Open
Letter to Familes 22.10.2020 Mr T Seghiri Homework Survey Open
Letter to Families 19.10.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Fire Break Information Open
Letter to Families   Mrs R Hanford Yr13 Feedback Open
Letter to Yr13 Families   Mr J Ryan Yr13 Distance Learning Open
Letter to Yr7 Families 30.09.2020 Mrs R Hanford Yr7 Feedback Open
Letter to Yr8 Families 25.09.2020 Mrs S Webster Yr8 Return to School Open
Letter to Yr8 Families 21.09.2020 Mrs S Webster Yr8 Learning Support Open
Letter to Yr7 Familes 21.09.2020 Mr O James Return to School - Wed 23th Sept Open
Letter to Families 18.09.2020 Mrs Jarrett Support and Quick Reference Guide Open
Letter to Yr8 Families 18.09.2020 Mrs Jarrett Yr8 Distance Learning Open
Letter to Yr8 Families 17.09.2020

Mrs Jarrett

Yr8 COVID-19 Positive Open
Letter to Yr7 Families 11.09.2020 Mrs L Kent Photo Permissions Open
Letter to Families 10.09.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Update on Control Measures Open
Letter to Yr7 Families 10.09.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr7 Distance Learning Open
Letter to 7O Families 09.09.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Contact with COVID-19_7O Open
Letter to Yr7 Families 09.09.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Yr7 COVID-19 Positive Open
Letter to Families 09.09.2020 Mrs J Jarrett COVID-19 Awareness Open
Letter to Families 02.09.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Face Coverings Open

SPRING/SUMMER TERM 2020: MARCH - JULY 2020 

Communication Date Sent Sent by Subject Download
Letter to Families 16.07.2020 Mrs J Jarrett End of School Year Open
Letter to Families 26.06.2020 Mrs J Jarrett School Safety Measures Open
Letter to Families 21.06.2020 Mrs J Jarrett School Phased Attendance Open
Letter to Families 19.06.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Schools Opening: Date amendment Open
Letter to Families 11.06.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Schools ReOpening Update
PLUS survey information
Open
Letter to Families 03.06.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Schools ReOpening Open
Letter to Families 31.05.2020 Mrs R Hanford Fortnight Learning Plan 1-11 June Open
Letter to Families 22.05.2020 Mrs J Jarrett May Catch Up Open
Letter to Families 20.05.2020 Mrs R Hanford Pupil Motivation Open
Letter to Year 6 Families 07.05.2020 Mr I Humpage Transition to Year 7 Open
Letter to Families 23.04.2020 Mrs S Morgan CEO Food Voucher Scheme Open
Letter to Families 03.04.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Exam Grading Open
Letter to Families 01.04.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Holy Week/Easter Update Open
Letter to Families 27.03.2020 PM Mrs J Jarrett Exam Update 4 - Yr 10/12 Open
Letter to Families 27.03.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Exam Update 3 Open
Letter to Families 27.03.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Childcare Hub Update 4 Open
Letter to Families 24.03.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Childcare Hub Update 3 Open
Letter to Families 24.03.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Exams Update Open
Letter to Families 23.03.2020 Mrs J Jarrett ChildCare Hub Update Open
Letter to Families 20.03.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Distance Learning Open
Letter to Families 20.03.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Childcare Hubs Open
Letter to Families 20.03.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Free School Meals Open
Letter to Families 19.03.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Exam Update Open
Letter to Families 18.03.2020 Mrs J Jarrett School Closure Open
Letter to Families 17.03.2020 Mrs J Jarrett Coronavirus Information Open
SJHS Twitter feed Constant updates - Keep up to date Link

Full or partial school closure (short-term and/or long-term)

In the event of a school closure, staff will not be able to access the school site. Therefore, in this situation the school will:

  • Provide students in all year groups with online materials to facilitate distance learning (Google Classroom)
    Please see our Distance Learning and Heath & Wellbeing pages specifically set up for pupils and parents
  • Where possible provide paper-based materials for those students who do not have access to either a mobile device and/or internet
  • Communicate with families/students on a regular basis to provide updates on the recovery phase ie. safe return to normal school life.

Upon return to 'normal practices' the school will:

  • Undertake a learning audit for examination classes to identify skills-gaps
  • Communicate with relevant awarding bodies to make them aware of any requirements for special consideration
  • Respond to any ongoing support required for students and/or staff. This may include counselling services.

Communication

Throughout the UK Government response phases to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the school will work closely with relevant authorities to make decisions which are in the interests of the all members of the community. However, to support the safety, wellbeing and continued learning of students the school asks that all families:

  • Sign up to the school Twitter account @sjhsnewport to be able to access relevant information
  • Ensure that the school has the correct email address in order to maintain communication throughout the process
  • Also, please check your inbox regularly for any emails/updates you may receive from us via Schoolcomms.

FURTHER CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019. The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.

The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection

  • cough;
  • difficulty in breathing; and/or
  • fever.

Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, such as older people and/or those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have yet to have been reported in children.

How COVID-19 is spread?
From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.

Prevention
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including

  • students/staff who feel unwell (or develop high temperature or a new cough) should stay at home for 14 days;
  • washing your hands often - with liquid soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport; covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. Students, staff and visitors should wash their hands
    1) before leaving home;
    2) on arrival at school;
    3) after using the toilet;
    4) after breaks and sporting activities;
    5) before food preparation;
    6) before eating any food, including snacks; and
    7) before leaving school.
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell; 
  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please use the Coronavirus COVID-19 symptom checker on NHS Direct Wales. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment;
  • see the latest information about novel coronavirus on the Public Health Wales website.

Social Distancing
As of 17th March 2020, we recognise the need for all members of the community to be particularly stringent in adhering to 'social distancing measures' where they meet one of the following criteria