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Nightingale Academy

Minster Church of England Primary School

Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God


DAILY UPDATE – 17th March 2021

DAILY UPDATE – 17th March 2021 


RED NOSE DAY – Friday 19th March – children are invited to come to school in non-school uniform and if they can, bring in a donation.  Details have been sent via email. 

THANK YOU – we would like to say a big thank you to all parents with regards to social distancing when picking/dropping off children and their continued support during the current Covid situation. 

YEAR 4 – letter has come today from the year 4 teachers re Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) please read. 

PARKING – can we please remind parents to NOT park on the zig zags when they drop their children off in the morning.  We had several cars drop off in the zig zags this morning. As per the Highway Code - Yellow zig-zag lines outside schools, hospitals, or fire, police or ambulance stations indicate the length of road where stopping or waiting is strictly prohibited. The Highway Code states that you should keep these areas clear of stationary vehicles, even if picking up or setting down children. 

REQUEST - please can parents keep masks on until they are clear of the school crowds outside of school. This will help keep everyone safe. Thank you. 

If your child is unwell in any form ie headache, tummy ache, sickness, sore throat etc. PLEASE DO NOT sent them into school. We would encourage you to undertake a Lateral Flow test on your child.  These can be obtained from the sites as belowed further in this Update. Please ensure you inform the School of the results of the test. 

CONTACT DETAILS – could I please stress how important it is to have an up to date contact number for parents.  Should your child fall ill whilst at school it is imperative that we are able to get hold of you.  If you do change your contact details whether it be mobile,home number, email or address, please do notify us as a matter of urgency.  Thank you Liz/Karen. 

YEAR 2 - require junk modelling suitable for creating castles - cardboard tubes, cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes. We would like all donations preferably by Friday 19th March to allow for the necessary quarantine time. 


GUIDANCE RE RAPID LATERAL FLOW TESTS – you will see that another site has been added to the list for collection of Lateral Flow Tests.  Remind for families of the guidance which can be found:-[http://Rapid%20lateral%20flow%20testing%20for%20households%20and%20bubbles%20of%20school%20pupils%20and%20staff%20-%20GOV.UK%20(]Rapid lateral flow testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and staff - GOV.UK ( 


From 1 March 2021, if you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble or support bubble of staff or a pupil you can get a twice-weekly test. 

Get a test through your employer 

Your workplace may offer rapid lateral flow testing to you. Contact your employer to find out more. 

Take a test at a rapid lateral flow test site 

You can take a rapid lateral flow test at a local site. Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator. 

You may need to book an appointment. 

Find your nearest rapid lateral flow test site

Order home test kits online 

If you cannot get tested at your workplace, or are unable to go to a test site or collect test kits, you can order a home test kit online. 

Do not order online if you can get a test through other methods. This frees up home delivery for those who need it most. 

Order rapid lateral flow home test kits 

Collect test kits 

You can collect 2 packs of home test kits at a local collection point. Each pack contains 7 tests. 

Anyone 18 or over can collect. 

Most collection points are open from 1.30pm to 7pm. You can check online if the location is open or busy before you go. You do not need to make an appointment. 

Do not visit a collection point outside opening hours, as it may be used to test people with coronavirus symptoms outside these times. 

Find your nearest home test kit collection point

For your ease the test centres where kits can be collected are as follows: 


Site Name 


Dreamland Car Park (LTS & RTS) 


Manston Airport  


SPONSORED READ – Please ensure any sponsor monies are handed into school by 27th March.  Many thanks for your support with this event. 

LAST DAY OF TERM – Thursday 1st April for the Easter holidays.  Start of Term 5 is Monday 19th April 

COVID TESTING – a reminder – if a member of your household has to go for a Covid test, (NOT a work requested Lateral Flow Test) please remember that all those within the household MUST self isolate until the results of the Covid test have been received. Please advise us of who the person is going for the test. Children can then return to school once a negative result is received. 

COVID 19 – should you or a member of your family at anytime need to go for a Covid test. Could we please ask that you notify us as soon as possible of the results.  Should this happen over the weekend or out of school hours, please contact 07741 594078. 

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