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Letter to Parents on School Arrangements after Circuit Breaker

Dear Parents,

With the end of the Circuit Breaker period on 1 June 2020, we will progressively bring students back to school from 2 June 2020 (Term 3), in a careful and safe manner.

For a start,
  • Students from Primary 6 will attend school daily from Mondays to Fridays. Students from Primary 1 to 5 will rotate weekly between Home-Based Learning (HBL) and returning to school for lessons. Please refer to the table below for the weekly rotation schedule.
WeekIn-SchoolHBL
T3W1Primary 4, 5, 6Primary 1, 2, 3
T3W2Primary 1, 2, 3, 6Primary 4, 5
T3W3Primary 4, 5, 6Primary 1, 2, 3
T3W4Primary 1, 2, 3, 6Primary 4, 5

From Term 3 Week 5, we will work towards bringing all students back to school daily, if the situation permits.  MOE will monitor the situation closely and we will inform all parents in due course.

Schools will ensure that safe management measures are in place to keep our students safe:

  • Daily temperature-taking with additional visual and question screening will continue to be carried out for all students and staff. We seek the home support to provide your child a working thermometer to bring to school.  As part of social responsibility, students returning on the first day without thermometers or working thermometers will have to purchase one from the bookshop priced at $4. In addition, students and staff who are unwell, or who have adult household members on home quarantine / Stay Home Notice or have flu-like symptoms such as fever and cough, will be required to stay away from school.
  • Schools will clean high-touch surfaces more frequently and disinfect the premises daily.
  • Students and staff are required to wear their masks or face shields. Students should bring a labelled zip lock / plastic bag (name and class) to contain their masks during meals.
  • Students will practise frequent hand-washing throughout the school day and practice wipe down of tables and shared equipment after use.
  • Intermingling across classes and levels will be minimised.
  • There will be fixed exam-style seating in classrooms and spaced seating in canteens or alternative venues. 
  • Schools will also stagger arrival, dismissal and recess timings to reduce congestion. Separate routes will also be designated for movement to the classrooms by levels upon arrival.

Arrival, Recess and Dismissal Timings (Term 3 Weeks 1-4)

Term 3 Weeks

Levels

*Arrival Time

Recess Time

Snack Break

Dismissal Time

Dismissal Point

1 & 3

P4

By 7.40 am

9:30 to 10 am

12 pm

1:30 pm

12:45 pm (Fri) 

Side Gate 2

P5

By 7:30 am

10 to 10:30 am

8:30 am

1:20 pm

12:35 pm (Fri)

Side Gate 1

P6

10:30 to 11 am

8:30 am 

1:40 pm

12:55 pm (Fri) 

Side Gate 1


Term 3 Weeks

Levels

*Arrival Time

Recess Time

Snack Break

Dismissal Time

Dismissal Point

2 & 4

P1

By 7.40 am

9:30 to 10 am

12 pm

1:20 pm

12:35 pm (Fri) 

Side Gate 2

P2

10 to 10:30 am

8:30 am

1:30 pm 

12:45 pm (Fri) 

Side Gate 2

P3

By 7:30 am

10:30 to 11 am

8: 30 am

1:20 pm

12:35 pm (Fri) 

Side Gate 1

P6

10:30 to 11 am

8:30 am

1:40 pm

12:55 pm (Fri) 

Side Gate 1

*The arrival timing does not affect students taking the school bus transport. Students with siblings are to exit via Side Gate 2 regardless of their levels. Side Gate 1 – Security post, Side Gate 2 – along Tampines Ave 4

Designated route to classroom upon arrival (Term 3 Weeks 1-4)

Term 3 Weeks

Levels

Route to classrooms

Arrival at Side Gate 2

Arrival at Side Gate 1/Bus/Car

1 & 3

P4

Staircase next to liftStaircase next to lift

P5

Staircase next to bookshopStaircase next to Health & Fitness Room

P6

Staircase next to basketball courtStaircase next to Art Room
2 & 4P1 & 2Staircase next to Health & Fitness Room
Staircase next to Health & Fitness Room

P3

Staircase next to liftStaircase next to lift

P6

Staircase next to basketball courtStaircase next to Art Room


To ensure that our students remain active and keep healthy, we will resume Physical Education (PE) lessons when they return to school, with strict adherence to safe management measures. During PE lessons, students and PE teachers will not be required to wear masks when engaged in strenuous physical activities such as running and workouts. Given that students may not be sufficiently prepared physically, the National Physical Fitness Award (NAPFA) this year will be cancelled.

School-based Student Care Centres will resume operations from 2 June 2020 for all levels of students in primary schools in the afternoon, with fixed groupings and required standards of hygiene. If you are unable to secure alternative care arrangements during HBL days and both parents have to return to work, please approach the school for assistance by 5pm, 26 May. 

Students who have loaned the ICT devices during the FHBL are to bring them back on the designated week of their return (the P4-6 on 2 June and P1-3 on 8 June).  Students are to ensure that the mobile wifi (if applicable), mouse, power adaptor and ASUS transformer are placed in the laptop bag and returned together with the loan form. This enables the ICT team to service the devices to better support the HBL held on alternate weeks.

All National School Games competitions for 2020 will be cancelled, as there is insufficient time to complete the season within the school calendar. In addition, students would not be adequately prepared for the competitions due to lack of training.

Our teachers will continue to monitor the progress of your child and be in regular contact with you and your child to provide support during this transition. MOE will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. We urge you to rely on official sources of information and not to circulate any unconfirmed information. If you have any further queries, please contact the school office at 67830375.

Thank you and keep safe!


Chan Weng Cheong
Principal