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26th April 2021

Dear pupils, parents and families of Cathays High School,

I am writing to update you on our arrangements for home testing of pupils in years 7, 8 and 9. This process will begin from the week beginning April 26th. The Minister for Education and the Minister for Health and Social Services announced on 12th April that the offer of regular, twice weekly, Lateral Flow Tests will be extended to all those of lower secondary age.

 

 

The purpose of the self-testing is to quickly detect asymptomatic adults, ask them to self-isolate as soon as possible, reduce the likelihood of clusters and outbreaks in settings and the disruption that brings to education. You should not take a Lateral Flow Test if you are displaying symptoms. If you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, please book a PCR test.

 

 

Test at home kits have been delivered to all schools and settings in order for staff and students (in years 7, 8 and 9) to take twice weekly tests. Testing is voluntary, but those who are eligible for tests are strongly encouraged to participate to further reduce the risk of asymptomatic transmission within the workplace. We will provide each pupil with 6 tests which should last until Friday May 14th.

 

 

For those taking part, the test will need to be carried out at home and the result will need to be logged on the reporting form. If your test result is positive, you are required to have a confirmatory PCR test. You will be required to immediately self-isolate if your test result is positive, and you will receive a phone call to book a confirmatory PCR test appointment within 24 hours of submission of the result form. Please notify the school if your test result is positive so we can begin the track and trace process.

 

To view a video on how to take the test, please click here.

 

For information on the self-isolation process in the result of a positive test, please click here.

 

For guidance on asymptomatic testing in education, please click here.

 

 

Yours faithfully

Stuart Davies

(Headteacher)

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13/04/2021

Dear parent/ guardian

I am writing to let you know that we have now received confirmation that a pupil in Year 8 has had a positive test for COVID-19. The pupil was in school on Monday 12th April.

In line with the guidance and advice from the track and trace team and the school’s risk assessment, pupils in 8CAM, 8JW and 8HV will need to self-isolate at home from today and should return to school on Friday 23rd April. Teachers will set work for these students in accordance with their usual in-school timetable. Therefore, students in those Year 8 forms 8CAM, 8JW and 8HV should not turn up to school tomorrow and we will ask any who do to return home to self-isolate.

Due to the risk control measures that Cathays High staff have successfully implemented, pupils in years 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 as well as those in 8LK3, 8AJ2 & 8CT can and should attend school on Wednesday 14th April onwards as normal unless they or a member of their household has COVID symptoms. This includes the siblings of children in 8CAM, 8JW & 8HV who are well but have been asked to self-isolate.

All other members of the household (e.g. parents and siblings in other schools) can continue to attend work or school unless someone starts to show symptoms.

If pupils show COVID symptoms they should remain at home in self-isolation for 10 days and parents should try to arrange a test. If you are unable to arrange a test then please let the Inclusion and Wellbeing Team know and we will refer you to a testing centre. Should a member of a pupil’s household show symptoms then the pupils must self-isolate for 10 days. Please let school know if your child is away with COVID symptoms on the first day of absence.

I appreciate this news will cause some anxiety amongst pupils and parents. However, we should take strength from knowing that the school’s systems and those of Cardiff Council have worked and the measures have been implemented robustly to reduce the risk of infection as much as possible for all pupils, families and staff at the school.

Yours sincerely

Stuart Davies

(Headteacher)

 

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12th March 2021

Dear pupils, parents and families of Cathays High School,

I am writing to update you on our arrangements for home testing of pupils in years 10, 11, 12 and 13. This process will begin when students to return to school on 15th March. The Minister for Education and the Minister for Health and Social Services announced on 22 February that the offer of regular, twice weekly, Lateral Flow Tests will be extended to all those of upper secondary age.

The purpose of the self-testing is to quickly detect asymptomatic adults, ask them to self-isolate as soon as possible, reduce the likelihood of clusters and outbreaks in settings and the disruption that brings to education. You should not take a Lateral Flow Test if you are displaying symptoms. If you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, please book a PCR test.

Test at home kits have been delivered to all schools and settings in order for staff and students (in years 10,11,12 and 13) to take twice weekly tests. Testing is voluntary, but those who are eligible for tests are strongly encouraged to participate to further reduce the risk of asymptomatic transmission within the workplace. We will provide each pupil with 6 tests which should last until Friday April 16th.

For those taking part, the test will need to be carried out at home and the result will need to be logged on the reporting form.  If your test result is positive, you are required to have a confirmatory PCR test. You will be required to immediately self-isolate if your test result is positive, and you will receive a phone call to book a confirmatory PCR test appointment within 24 hours of submission of the result form. Please notify the school if your test result is positive so we can begin the track and trace process.

To view a video on how to take the test, please click here.

For information on the self-isolation process in the result of a positive test, please click here.

For guidance on asymptomatic testing in education, please click here.

Yours faithfully

Stuart Davies

(Headteacher)

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