Worried or Anxious?
Here is a booklet full of information that we hope will help our students and parents/carers during this uncertain time ...
Start of Term Arrangements
Dear Parents and Carers
We are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students and wished to clarify the arrangements for the first few days.
Thursday 2nd September:
Students come to school for their lateral flow test and will then go home. You will receive a phone call if your daughter tests positive.
Friday 3rd September:
All Year 7 students who tested negative will be in school for the whole day. The gates will be open from 08.30 and tutor time will begin at 08.45. They will need to arrive by 08.40.
Lunch will be provided on Friday 3rd September, but your daughter may wish to bring in a healthy snack for break time.
Students will need their pencil case and school bag. They will need: a pencil; pencil sharpener; blue/black pen; ruler; rubber; colouring pencils; scissors; glue stick.
They will spend time with their tutors and have three lessons.
Monday 6th September
Year 7 will spend the day with their tutor, getting to know their class, and doing a range of induction activities.
Tuesday 7th September
Students will start their timetable, and it will be Week A. We have a two-week timetable, alternating between Week A and Week B.
We hope your daughter received their postcard from one of our current Year 7 students, and that she is feeling positive about moving to secondary school.
Ms Fearon and Ms Simpson
Year 7 Student Progress Leaders
Start of term Covid Testing
Dear Year 7 Parents and Carers
Further to the last email at the end of the summer term we would like to remind you that we will be conducting Lateral Flow Covid-19 testing of all students at the start of term. You will need to provide consent for your daughter to undertake the test and thank you to all those parents and carers who have already provided that consent. If you have yet to do so please could you complete this consent form.
These tests are not mandatory, but we do strongly urge students to undertake a test to give added assurance of minimising the risk of spreading the virus when lessons resume at the start of term.
If you have provided consent, your daughter should attend school on Thursday 2nd September at 8.30am or 9.30am. Once their test is complete your daughter will be allowed to return home. All students with negative test results will start lessons from Friday 3rd September. Those that have a positive test result will be required to isolate for 10 days as per government guidelines.
Your daughter will not need to wear uniform when conducting their 1st Lateral Flow Test but they will need to wear uniform from the following day onwards when full lessons will resume.
School Business Manager
G.R.E.E.N. lessons in Year 7
Information on Our G.R.E.E.N. Vision can be found here ...
PSHE in Year 7
WSFG Office 365 Guide
For your information and to help you support your daughter's learning both in and out of school here is our Walthamstow School for Girls user guide for Office365. This should provide you with any information you need when accessing online learning.
Dear Parent / Carer
Parent App – easy access to important school information
We have a convenient way to share information with you about your daughter’s school life. In the next few days you will be able to access our new parent app and website.
You can access the system from a smartphone, tablet or PC – anytime, anywhere.
What you will find in the SIMS Parent App initially:
Important information related to your daughter’s attendance and timetables
School term, inset dates, calendar events at the click of a button
Access to your child’s school report
Access to update your contact details, so we always have the most up-to-date information in case of emergency
If you have more than one child at school, you’ll have access to information for all your children, from the same app.
As we develop the system, we hope to provide data related to your daughter’s progress in subject areas, homework set and her conduct over the course of the next academic year.
The information that you receive through the app will help you to stay up-to-date with your daughter’s school life as well as support your child’s development and progress.
Getting started with the SIMS Parent App
1. We will send you an activation email within the next two weeks to the email address we hold for you on our records; simply click on the link from your tablet, PC or smartphone to activate your account.
2. You can then login using your normal Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft username and password.
3. From your smartphone or tablet (Android or Apple), download the app from the Google Play or Apple App store - search for “SIMS Parent”. (You can do this in advance of receiving the activation email).
4. From a PC or Windows phone, login online at http://www.sims-parent.co.uk
Your activation email link will expire after 14 days if it is not used, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a new activation email link after this date or have any further questions about the new SIMs Parent App.