MONDAY 30TH MARCH 2020 UPDATES
Please see the link form public Health England which has useful guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreakhttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing
WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH - IMPORTANT UPDATE - HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Hertfordshire County Council has received reports that a scam email is being sent to parents, asking them for bank details if they have children who qualify for Free School Meals - Please do not give any details to anyone - Gade Valley School hold your details securely and communicate ONLY with HCC via secure file sharing.
We would like to remind you not to give out private information (such as bank details or passwords), reply to text messages, download attachments or click on any links in emails if you’re not sure they’re genuine. Please see this government link for further helpful information: https://www.gov.uk/report-suspicious-emails-websites-phishing
UPDATED COMMUNICATION - 10.00PM MONDAY 23RD MARCH 2020
Following tonight's announcement by our Prime Minister, I must stress the importance of social distancing. As from tomorrow, we will only be offering critical childcare for those that desperately need it. That means we will only accept children if both parents are key workers or if single parents are key workers. You must follow advice and only leave your homes if absolutely necessary.
Mr D Barron
Coronavirus Advice & Information
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!
If we receive a directive from Hertfordshire County Council, in light of the Coronavirus, to close our school, these are the ways in which we will inform you:
The Everbridge Notification System (HCC)
In the event of severe weather, a public emergency or unforeseen circumstances, it may be necessary for a school to close or partially close.
In order to ensure parents and guardians are informed as quickly as possible of anything that may have an impact on a normal school day, this notification system has been put in place to enable messages from schools to be sent immediately via text message, email and a voice message (if required).
Please take 5 minutes to register your details for any Hertfordshire school your child attends so that you can receive immediate information and updates.