30th August 2020
We are excited and delighted that our students and staff will all be returning to College on a full timetable on Thursday 3rd September with as close to a normal routine and community as we can provide while keeping within the guidelines. The safety of our students and staff comes before everything. The purpose of this letter is to explain what we are doing. Please do read it carefully with your daughter.
Returning after off-island travel
Students returning to Jersey with a green travel history should not attend JCG until they receive a negative test result. Students with an amber or red travel history should not attend until they have completed the necessary isolation period; for amber countries this is until they have received a negative day 5 test result, for red countries this is 14 days. Please do contact us if your daughter is unable to attend College because you are awaiting a test results or are isolating.
All students should now attend JCG unless they are isolating due to recent travel or because they or a household member has symptoms of COVID-19 or there are other reasons for absence (such as shielding due to health conditions). Please notify your us, as normal, if your child is unable to attend so that we are aware and can discuss this with you and make decisions about how best to support and educate your daughter.
Students who are considered clinically to be high risk individuals (extremely vulnerable) should continue to shield and should not be expected to attend.
Moderate risk (vulnerable) people are those considered to be at a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19. A small number of children will fall into this category and parents should follow medical advice if their child is in this category.
Students who live in a household with someone who is clinically high risk can attend JCG. For such students strict social distancing is encouraged and should be adhered to. If there is any uncertainty, medical advice should be sought.
Students and parents are encouraged to walk or cycle where possible. School buses will operate at normal capacity with the introduction of additional public health safety measures that Liberty Bus have in place. When dropping your daughter off in the carpark, please do not congregate with other parents and maintain social distancing at all times.
Your daughter should arrive to school wearing her normal full summer uniform. Please see below a link for ease:
Please check your daughter’s uniform as we are aware that she will not have worn this since March and may well have grown. New dresses may need to be purchased. We do have some blazers in stock therefore should you require a new blazer please email June Fosse on [email protected]
On arrival to school on Thursday 3rd September your daughter should go directly to her form room as listed below. Prefects will be around the College to help our new students.
|7AB||AS – Adam Sykes||R12|
|7CA||JMO – Jenny Morris||C25|
|7CF||ANJ – Annabel Jervis||R24|
|7GA||LM – Livia Medai||R4|
|7IN||RBI – Richard Bidmead||R15|
|7NI||KM – Katherine Moss||C13|
|8AB||HH – Helen Hadjam||R21|
|8CA||ADL – Toni De Louche||C21|
|8CF||SMB – Steve Braithwaite + SF Sarah Ferraby||C14|
|8GA||SW – Sally Welburn||R23|
|8IN||LD – Lauren Devine||R11|
|8NI||JB – John Bowley||R2|
|9AB||SS – Stuart Sleath||R25|
|9CA||KST – Katie Stirk||C22|
|9CF||NB – Nathan Barker||R3|
|9GA||MB – Michelle Bolton||C9|
|9IN||SC – Sandra Coleman||R5|
|9NI||SLA – Stuart Langhorn||R13|
|10AB||EPO – Emma Powell||C12|
|10CA||BP – Bianca Padidar||J3|
|10CF||FCA – Francois Cartant||C24|
|10GA||BDO – Bronagh Dowdall||R1|
|10IN||MH – Matthew Herbert||R14|
|10NI||EC – Emma Carre||R22|
|11AB||JLG – Jacquie Le Gallais||C23|
|11CA||SAH – Samantha Hearn||J6|
|11CF||AC – Angela Crowcroft||A2|
|11GA||DMM/LB – Danielle Mynes/Lucy Batty||C11|
|11IN||ABA – Abi Atkinson||C15|
|11NI||SL – Suzan Loose / SJL – Sarah Lovell||B3|
|12AB||CS – Caroline Stone||QSR|
|12CA||SG – Sian Goldhawk||B13|
|12CF||KC – Kevin Coxshall||C17|
|12GA||ZM – Zoe Mountford||J5|
|12IN||JAG – Joe Aguiar||B14|
|12NI||JXG – James Grogan||B1|
|13AB||GWP – Gary Powell||B12|
|13CA||JV – Janet Vernaglione||B11|
|13CF||JVI – John Vibert||C16|
|13GA||TB – Tim Barnett||A1|
|13IN||SPL – Simon Lewis||B2|
|13NI||RA – Russell Abraham||C2|
Lesson timing is returning to normal as below:
|8:25 – 8:35||Registration|
|8:35 – 9:35||Period 1|
|9:40 – 10:40||Period 2|
|10:40 – 11:00||Break|
|11:00 – 12:00||Period 3|
|12:05 – 13:05||Period 4|
|13:05 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 14:20||Tutor/Assembly Time|
|14:25 – 15:25||Period 5|
Break and lunch
Each year group will be given a ‘zoned area’ to spend their break and lunchtimes:
|Dry weather||Wet weather||Buying Food|
|Year 8||Barton netball court marquee||Dome|
|Year 9||Roberts Quad||Hall||Hall|
|Year 10||Library roof canopy||Hall|
|Year 11||Side of Chesshire||Year 11 form rooms||Hall|
|Year 12||Harry’s Garden + Colin Rowe Garden + Library, Sixth Form Centre, Quiet Study Room|
At least 1 metre physical distancing between all adults and between adults and children wherever possible should be followed. No physical distancing requirement between students in their year group.
Students from different year groups will be kept separate as much as possible. Therefore, please remind your daughter that she always needs to socially distance from students in other year groups, for example, when queuing for any food from the Dome.
Our Dome will be providing a normal service but will operate a smartcard payment policy only. No cash will be accepted therefore please ensure that your daughter’s card is topped up via our ‘TouchTopup’ system.
PE and Drama lessons
PE and Drama lessons will run as normal. From Friday 4th September, your daughter will need to bring her kit to school as our changing rooms will operate as normal.
All students will be allocated a locker on the first day of term and these can now be used.
We will remind students about the increased hygiene routines. Students will be required to gel their hands and wipe desks at the beginning of every new lesson. Desks will be configured to comply with social distancing for our staff and all students will face the front.
During form time, Year 7 students will receive their smartcards and their rucksacks. In their first Computer Science lesson, they will be taught how to use their school email and to access their Office 365 account. We will also ensure that they leave their last lesson before lunch a few minutes early, to allow them additional orientation time and be first in the queue!
I hope this covers many of your questions. Below is Government guidance in the form of a checklist which I hope is useful.
When we returned after lockdown in the Summer term, the whole JCG community was incredible in following the guidance and enabling us all to enjoy being back at our College. I have every confidence that September will be just the same.
Checklist for parents and carers