FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We welcome parents' questions. Please send questions to email@example.com.
- Will the school bus be running?
Yes. Kwoon Chung bus company will be in touch with you this week to arrange the schedule. Bus company employees will follow the CHP and EDB guidelines. Parents should take their children's temperature at home. Upon arrival, children will be greeted by school staff who will take children's temperatures before children proceed to classes.
- My child has a younger brother who is not in school. As I cannot leave him at home unattended, would I be able to bring him along to drop off and pick up?
Bringing younger children to school at drop-off and pick-up is no problem. Families can come into school together. All people entering the school site will need to wear masks.
- Will children wear their masks during P.E. lessons? What will P.E. lessons look like?
Children now have the option to remove their masks during P.E. lessons.
- What if a child has symptoms?
If your child has a temperature before school, do not send them to school. If a child presents with a cough, cold or flu symptoms at home, please do not send them in. If they present with any of these symptoms at school, our Health team will take over and will contact the child’s family for them to come and collect the child. Please note that temperature or respiratory symptoms do not mean a child has Covid-19.
- What happens if the school is advised that a child who has been on site has COVID-19?
We will follow the EDB and CHP guidelines. Generally, only students who are covid positive will be required to isolate however we are guided by the EDB and CHP guidance depending on the actual circumstances.
- Will children be using drinking fountains?
Drinking fountains can only be used to refill water bottles. No direct drinking from water fountains is permitted. Please send a refillable water bottle to school with your child. This should be clearly marked with their name and class.
- What if I, as a parent, need to come to school (e.g. for uniform fitting)?
Where possible, please make an appointment with the school office, PTA administrator or relevant staff member. All non-students are required to check in at the school office and be temperature checked. Everyone on-site must wear a mask at all times. From time to time and for various activities, additional H&S conditions and guidelines will be followed to ensure the safety of all students, staff and the wider community.
- Will School Provide RAT tests for my child?
Yes. The school will provide RAT tests to students for use on school days. We aim to send these home on the first day. Please provide your own test for the morning of the first day of school.
- Do students need to change in and out of PE Kit?
No. On the days that students have PE, they can wear their PE Kit all day.
If your child is taking part in an after-school ECA run by an external provider (not a Glenealy School staff member), we ask that parents/caregivers supervise their child between the end of the school day and the beginning of the ECA. Students wait downstairs until their ECA coach/tutor comes to collect them.
If your child needs to change into another outfit (for example, gymnastic outfits), then when appropriate, a staff member will allow parents/carers to accompany their child to the second-floor toilets to change. Once changed, please return to the lower playground waiting area until students are collected.
If you have any questions not answered above, please do not hesitate to contact us:
David Benzie (Health and Safety Officer): firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Kate: email@example.com
School Office: firstname.lastname@example.org