Plans for welcoming back our students! Holsworthy Community College

On Monday 22 February, the Prime Minister made an announcement that schools would be able to open to all students from 8 March. We were delighted with the decision and we are looking forward to welcoming all students back to full time education. Returning to school is vital for our students’ education and for their wellbeing. Time out of school is detrimental for young people’s cognitive, social and academic development, no matter how hard teachers work to provide remote learning.

Returning to HCC
You will have seen in the media that in order for students to return to school, they are expected to undertake lateral flow tests, each one being 3 to 5 days apart. The first test should be taken before they start back in their lessons. This testing programme is not compulsory and consent must be given. However, it is strongly recommended because the tests identify asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 and participating in this programme will help us to reduce the risk of transmission. We will be conducting the first three tests in school, after which students will be expected to take the test at home.

In order to offer the first test to every student before the full curriculum and timetable can resume, we are staggering the start of the return to school for different year groups.

  • Monday 8 March 2021 – The school will be open for Year 7, 10 and 11 ONLY. Remote learning will continue for Year 8 and 9.
  • Tuesday 9 March 2021 – The school be open for Year 7, 8 and 9 ONLY. Remote learning will be in place for Year 10 and 11 on this day.
  • Wednesday 10th March 2021 – All students to attend school and the full curriculum and timetable will resume.

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