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Return to school January 2022

Staggered Start and Collection Times


As part of our risk assessment we will be implementing a flexible staggered start and collection times.

We ask all families to remain at home if you are displaying any of the three identified Covid 19 symptoms, wear a face covering, social distance and leave the site as quickly as possible. Thank you.


They are as follows;



We will operate a flexible staggered start to the day, opening the gates from 8:50am to 9:10am in order to avoid congestion at 8.50 at the gates and allow a steady flow of families in and off the site.


Collection times are as follows;

All parents to use the junior / key stage 2  gate as normal and walk around the outside of the school to collect your child(ren.) and leave the infant / foundation phase yard. 


2.50 - 3.00 Nursery and Gwyn and any siblings in other classes.

3.00- 3.10 Oren and Arian and any other siblings in other classes.

3.10 Key Stage 2 pupils with no siblings. 


If you have any questions please contact the office or your class teacher via dojo.


Look forward to welcoming everyone back safely


Mrs Harries

A Happy New Year to our Penyrenglyn Community. We hope that by working together this term, we can keep everyone as safe as possible. Fewer cases in the community means fewer cases in school, supporting our main aim to keep children in face to face learning and keep class closures to a minimum.


Welsh Government and our Local Authority continue to update the guidance in response to the current cases and the impact of the new variant, Omicron. We know it can be confusing and so will do our best to communicate clearly and regularly to you. 

School leaders have a meeting with the Local Authority tomorrow and so we will update you on Wednesday of any changes. 



Dates for Start of Term:

  • Tuesday 4th January INSET Day is postposed (taken later in the year).

  • Tuesday 4th January - Planning Day 1 (Closed to all pupils).

  • Wednesday 5th January - Planning Day 2 (Provision in school for high priority vulnerable learners and children of critical workers. Link being sent on dojo and SchoolApp.Parents/carers must apply for this provision.)

  • Thursday 6th January – All pupils return for full time education


Specific Procedures and Operational Plan January 2022


  1. All parents and guardians must ensure that their child(ren) ARE NOT symptomatic of the virus before entering the school. 

  2. Those who display symptoms MUST isolate immediately and not attend the setting until receipt of a negative PCR result.

  3. Those who test positive must isolate, along with all members of the household, who must also book a PCR test.

  4. We will inform you of the arrangements for the start and end of the day over the next two days, as we want to ensure the measures in place keep everyone safe and align with current guidance.

  5. Please help us by ensuring social distancing is always maintained, especially on entry and exit to school. 

  6. Parents should also avoid gathering at the school gate and make their way on and off the premises as soon as possible to enable a quick and steady flow of families without unnecessary contacts.

  7. All parents and visitors to school sites must wear a face covering.  

  8. Face masks must be worn where 2m social distancing cannot be maintained.

  9. Classrooms will offer as much ventilation as possible, so please remember to send your child to school with a coat and jumper.  

  10. We have CO2 monitors in each classroom.  

  11. Please avoid sending in any unnecessary items and keep these to essential items only e.g., lunch box.   

  12. Moving forward, our strong expectation is that all staff should test three times a week using LFTs (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) in the week before returning to school and to then continue testing regularly three times a week after the start of term in January.

  13. All parents and visitors will need to make an appointment if they wish to enter the school building, to mitigate the risk of transmission.

  14. The Contact Tracers (TTP) will be responsible for contacting each positive case and collecting information about their close contacts.


Self - Isolation Guidance