Return to School – March 2021
As of Monday, 8th March all three sites are now open for face to face learning.
Lateral Flow Device testing is being offered on-site and we are now in the process of transitioning to at-home testing. Please see the letters below for more details.
During periods of National Restrictions, Carisbrooke College, Medina College and the Island VI Form are able to offer remote education. Remote education is delivered via Google Classroom.
All students received lessons in how to access this online provision in the Autumn Term 2020. Please see the links below for full details.
Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Testing
On-site Lateral Flow Device Testing has begun for staff and students who access our sites. Full details can be found in the letters and attachments below.
As well as additional and more frequent cleaning across all sites, some of the measures we have implemented include:
- Wash hands with soap and warm water/use hand sanitiser regularly.
- Wear face coverings when not in a classroom inside the buildings.
- Maintain social distancing wherever possible, including two metres from staff.
- Keep rooms well ventilated.
- Year groups remain in bubbles and are based in a particular area of the school. Staff move to the students for lessons.
- Year group bubbles have designated entry and exit points.
- Year group bubbles have staggered break and lunch times to ensure that there is no mixing.
- There is no breakfast club and students are asked not to arrive before 8.45 am.
- After school clubs are temporarily suspended.
- Students must be prepared with appropriate stationery and equipment as the use of shared resources is being limited.
If your child has:
- a high temperature
- a continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if the child usually has a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- loss of taste and smell
Please arrange for your child to self-isolate and contact Coronavirus NHS for further advice and to book a test. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 then please do let their school know.
Please follow the Government Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for households with possible Coronavirus infection
If your child is unwell with other symptoms such as sore throat, earache, stomach ache, runny nose, skin rashes, or a winter related illness such as norovirus with vomiting and diarrhoea, then please check NHS 111 online health condition advice, and contact your local pharmacy or GP if you need further help.