Newsletter#04#2021

25 FEBRUARY 2021

 

NEWSLETTER

 

  1. SGB ELECTIONS 2021

Parents/guardians are hereby informed of the SGB Elections which will tentatively take place on the 18th of March 2021. A letter will follow which will provide further information. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend the meeting.

 

  1. ALL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS MUST BE ADHERED TO

We implore all learners and parents to strictly comply with all protocols and regulations related to Covid-19. Learners were issued with cloth face-masks supplied by the GDE. Learners will not be allowed to enter the school premises without wearing a face-mask. Face-masks WILL NOT be provided by the school thereafter should learners forget their masks at home. Learners who display flu-like symptoms should remain at home or parents should seek urgent medical attention. During screening, any learner who presents flu-like symptoms will be sent home. Their parents will be contacted to fetch them immediately. We remind everyone to constantly sanitize or wash their hands with soap and water; and to observe social distancing of at least two meters between yourself and others. We can only remain safe if everyone obeys and complies with all Covid-19 protocols.

 

  1. SCHOOL TIMES

Parents and learners are reminded of the school times noted below. Covid-19 screening takes place between 07:00 – 07:45 every day. Late coming will not be tolerated. Learners must be punctual.

 

GRADES START TIME DISMISSAL TIMES
1 7:45 DAILY 12:00 DAILY
2 & LSEN 7:45 DAILY 13:00 DAILY
3 7:45 DAILY 13:30 DAILY
4-7 7:45 DAILY 14:00 DAILY

 

  1. FOUNDATION PHASE – GRADE 1 RELEASE TIME

Grade 1 learners will be released at 13:00 daily starting from the 8th of March 2021. Parents are requested to make the necessary transport arrangements for learners to be fetched on time. There will be no waiting class for Foundation Phase learners. Learners must be fetched immediately after school.

 

  1. PE UNIFORM – TEMPORARY MEASURES

All learners (Grade 1-7 & LSEN) are expected to come to school attired in their PE uniform on the day they have a PE lesson and they will remain in their attire for the duration of the day. This is to ensure that no unnecessary movement occurs during PE lessons. Our aim is to promote learner safety.

 

  1. OUTSTANDING STATIONERY & COVERING OF LEARNERS’ NOTEBOOKS

Parents are reminded to send all outstanding stationery items to school. All learners’ stationery items must be clearly labelled. In order for effective teaching and learning to take place, learners must have all the required stationery items at school. All exercise books must be covered with relevant Subject book covers (provided by school) as well as good quality plastic covers. We aim to instil neatness in our learners.

 

 

 

 

  1. COMPULSORY SCHOOL DIARY

Parents are reminded that learners must have the compulsory school diary every day. The school diary is available at the finance office and costs R60.

 

  1. LEARNER SAFETY: LOCKING OF SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL HOURS

Learners will not be allowed on the school premises after school hours. The gates will be locked at 14:00 and parents must fetch their children on time to ensure their safety, especially amid the second wave of Covid-19. This is non-negotiable and we expect maximum co-operation in this regard.

 

  1. SCHOOL UNIFORM

Learners must be attired in the correct and full school uniform daily. We expect our learners to be neatly groomed and presentable at all times. Please consult pages 6-7 of the school diary for the summer uniform for boys and girls. All learners are to be attired accordingly. Except for female prefects, girls are not allowed to wear white socks. All boys are expected to wear a black belt with their khaki school pants.

 

  1. APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL FEES EXEMPTION

Qualifying parents/guardians who wish to apply for school fees exemption are requested to collect an application form from the Credit Control office from Friday, 19 February 2021. All accompanying documents that are certified should not be older than one month. The application period will conclude on the 15th of March 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

 

  1. APPLICATIONS FOR LOCKDOWN LEARNING

Parents of learners with comorbidities can apply for lockdown learning (learning from home). An email can be sent to info@midrandprimary.co.za to apply. It is compulsory to attach a medical certificate to confirm the child’s comorbidity.

 

  1. SCHOOL FEES

We urge parents to take advantage of a massive 10% discount if fees are settled by 31 March 2021. All parents are requested to ensure that their school fees account is up to date. School fees can be paid at the school’s finance office using debit or credit card or by direct deposit into the school’s bank account. No cash will be accepted.

 

BANK DETAILS:

BANK: NEDBANK          BRANCH: MIDRAND                 ACC. NO.: 1686 04 0075

CODE: 168642               TYPE: CURRENT                        REF: USE NAME, SURNAME & GRADE OF THE CHILD

Please use the correct references when making deposits.

Kind Regards,

 

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Mr. Kwena Kgaabi

    Principal