Pupils at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Important Information - Action Required

Dear Parents,
We are hoping that you and your families are all keeping well. Yesterday our Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, announced plans for the reopening of schools in Wales as of Monday 29th June. 
To help us with our planning we kindly request you let us know whether or not you intend for your child/children to return to school. The Minister clearly stated that schools will be open for all year groups for limited periods during the week, with pupils being provided with opportunities to 'check in, catch up and prepare for the next phase'. She also emphasised that the structure of  the school day and the routines of which we are all familiar will be different and we can assure you that careful planning and risk assessments will take place before we open our doors.  
Parents who choose not to send their children into school will not be fined and can be assured that distance learning will continue. Any pupils in receipt of a shielding letter will not be expected to return. Similarly there will be no expectation for those parents who have themselves received a shielding letter to send their children to school.
We urge you to reply, with your decision, letting us know the name of your child and Class Teacher to smmail@hwbcymru.net by Friday the 5th June, with 3pm being the deadline.  We appreciate this is a tight deadline however this will enable  us to  strategically plan for your child's return to school. Failure to reply may mean your child/children not being included in the initial planned class numbers, meaning a delayed return to school for them. The more accurate information we receive from you, the smoother the reopening will be for us all. We want to make sure that everyone feels safe.
Thank you so much for all that you have done and continue to do during these testing weeks, your unwavering support is thoroughly appreciated by everyone here at St. Mary's.
Diolch yn fawr iawn, stay safe,
St. Mary's  Staff.