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Week 5 Update - Friday 9/10/2020

We have been fortunate again this week to have recorded no positive cases of Coronavirus.  Our measures to minimise risk are in place and students and staff are following the procedures.  After our initial worries over face coverings all students are now wearing face coverings in the corridors.  In a normal year I would use weekly update to talk about all the extra things that we would be doing in school. Due to the restrictions it feels like an achievement for everyone at YHS to get through the week without incident.

It is extremely unlikely that we will be able to hold  traditional parents evenings this year so this week we have researched and bought a programme which will allow us to host a virtual parents evening.  Parents will be able to book their own appointments and we will be able to have 1 to 1 video calls to discuss the students progress.  The only tech needed will be a smartphone or tablet/laptop.  Look forward to another new normal!

We have moved from SMHW (Satchel One) to Google classrooms so that if we have to close to a year group or for a period of time we will be able to deliver interactive lessons.  SMHW was unable to do this,  SMHW was however very good for Homework and currently we are aware that there are teething issues with homework on Google Classrooms.  Next week we will be sending out our parents survey please let us know what needs changing, what you need to know.

Lastly we do have something extra to a normal week to report.  Well done to all of the students and staff who have taken part in the Hello Yellow fundraising today.  Congratulations to all of those who have walked a mile and to those who found something yellow to wear.  Luckily for me my Leeds Rhinos shirt came in handy again.  Thank you to Mr Walker for organising the event in a covid secure way for very worthwhile cause.

Enjoy the weekend

Rod Sims