Coronavirus/Covid-19 Updates


Coronavirus/Covid-19 Updates

Friday 11th September 2020

Update Letter to Parents (11/09/2020)

Thursday 10th September 2020

Updated: Risk Assessment (10th September 2020)

Tuesday 8th September 2020

When and How to Get Your Child Tested

Please find below links to new pieces of film footage from Heather Payne, Paediatrician – “When and How to Get Your Child Tested”

When?

When should you have a Covid-19 test for your child – https://youtu.be/TTDbNz-1F3c

How?

How to get a Covid-19 test for your child – https://youtu.be/TSwrlt1TIkY

Thursday 27th August 2020

Face Masks

Following the latest national announcement, we recommend that all Castell Alun students wear a face mask when on school transport, on the corridors and in communal areas during break and lunchtime upon their return to school. We would ask parents / carers to provide a mask for your children and encourage them to keep the mask safely in their bag when it is not required. This is not mandatory, but we feel it will help further mitigate the risk of any potential spread of the virus.
Thanks for your understanding

Thursday 20th August 2020

BTEC Results

Congratulations to all Year 11 students receiving GCSE results today.  We are so proud of you all!

You may have seen in the news that late yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19 Aug 2020) schools were made aware that Pearson (the Exam Board who oversees BTEC qualifications) has taken the decision to re-grade their BTEC qualifications.

Pearson have written to schools and colleges to inform them of this decision and will provide more information about the publication of BTEC results shortly. An update will be provided on our website when it becomes available, and final BTEC results for Sport, Business and Performing Arts will be issued as soon as we get them via email.


Reissuing AS and A-Level Grades

You will today be receiving your updated A or AS level grades which will be the highest grade out of the CAG and calculated grade.

You may have seen in the news that late yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 19 Aug 2020) schools were made aware that Pearson (the Exam Board who oversees BTEC qualifications) has taken the decision to re-grade their BTEC qualifications.Pearson have written to schools and colleges to inform them of this decision and will provide more information about the publication of BTEC results shortly. An update will be provided on our website when it becomes available, and final BTEC results for Sport, Business and Performing Arts will be issued as soon as we get them via email.

Wednesday 19th August 2020

UPDATED: Results Days CAG and Final Grade Information (19/08/2020)

Qualifications Wales/WJEC have also produced information packs and frequently asked questions that explain how grades have been awarded this year and the standardisation process. Please use the links below to access these:

https://qualificationswales.org/english/results-2020/results-day-faqs/

https://www.wjec.co.uk/home/summer-results-2020-everything-you-need-to-know/latest-updates/

 


Free School Meals Update September 2020:

As not all year groups will be returning to school within the first two weeks of the autumn term, you will continue to receive the free school meal award via a secure direct payment for your child(ren) for the period 1st September 2020 to 11th September 2020. Due to this your child(ren) will not receive a free school meal on the days they attend school during this time, therefore you will need to provide your child(ren) with a packed lunch or money to purchase a lunch using the school’s preferred payment method.

Year 12 pupils: If your child(ren) is returning to year 12 and you are eligible to free school meals, you will need to reapply on line via Flintshire County Councils web site.

Tuesday 7th July 2020

 Letter for all Year 13 students which explains the procedure used for Centre Assessed Grades, Appeals and Results Day


Will all Castell Alun students please note that they are no longer permitted to be at Hope Quarry/Park in the Past unless they have an adult over 18 accompanying them, and that the police have informed us that this venue is now ticketed entry only.

Return of Books/ Lockers:

Please could all students in Years 11 and 13 return their school text books and other school resources on Monday July 20th between the hours of 9.00 and 3.00. Please put the books in a bag clearly labelled with the students name on it and year group. Please enter the school building via the Eluned Parry School Hall, entering by the side doors and exiting via the Gym corridor.

Year 13 students will be able to return their Locker Keys at the same time and then they will be reimbursed.

Many Thanks for your co-operation.

Monday 22nd June 2020

FCC Letter to Parents and Carers (22/06/2020)

This letter is from Flintshire Local Authority.

Please note, it does not change any of the plans which we have already provided for parents / carers of Castell Alun students.


School Uniform Information (22/06/2020)

School ties and Technology aprons will be available to purchase from Forresters too for this year, as we are unable to put the usual starter pack together.  Calculator and sketchbooks will be available to purchase from school in September.

Friday 19th June 2020

School Reopening Letter (19/06/2020)

Tuesday 9th June 2020

School Reopening – Bus Use Survey

(For Parents/Carers of students with bus passes only. Please complete by no later than midday on Friday 12th June 2020)

Monday 8th June 2020

School Reopening Survey for Parents/Carers of Students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12

(Please complete by no later than midday on Wednesday 10th June 2020)

Monday 1st June 2020

NSPCC Advice and Support

Thursday 14th May 2020

Sustrans Outside In

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Sixth Form Letter (21/04/2020)

Monday 30th March 2020

Google Classroom Letter (30/03/2020)

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Castell Alun High School Update (25/03/2020)

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Google Classroom Update (24/03/2020)

 

Sunday 22nd March 2020

Covid-19 FCC Statement (22/03/2020)

Friday 20th March 2020

Covid-19 Update Letter (20/03/2020)

Friday 13th March 2020

Overseas Trips Letter (13/03/2020)

Tuesday 10th March 2020

Coronavirus Letter (10/03/2020)