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CCHS Newsletter 48 - 7th February 2022
Weekly Message from Mr Harding, Executive Head Teacher
This weekend I had the misfortune of watching my national team (Wales) lose their first fixture in this year's Six Nations tournament. It would be kind to say we were lucky to have scored 0 points at half time! Whilst being a supporter of probably any sporting team is never straightforward it does seem that the expression "feast and famine" neatly encapsulates the nature of supporting the Welsh rugby team over recent years. What's this got to do with anything you may well ask? Well, it's about having the understanding that not everything in life will be plain sailing and that, in life you will be faced with peaks and troughs with your patience being tested to the extreme. A valuable lesson for all our students is to be nice to people on the way up as you'll inevitably meet them again on your way down!
Mr Harding
Executive Headteacher

Codsall High Federation of Schools
New Covid-19 Guidance
Mask Wearing

Following a change in Government guidance, face coverings are no longer be required in classrooms.  For the time being face coverings are still necessary in corridors and indoor social spaces when not eating or drinking.
 
Testing
Reminder - people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature.   For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day.  All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace 

If the result of either of their tests is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.  Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10-day period of self-isolation.
 
Upcoming Events
This week                                 - Year 10 assessment week

Wednesday 9th February       - Covid vaccination team administering
                                                    second student vaccinations

Friday 11th February              - Football Academy Taster Day

Monday 14th February           - STAFF TRAINING DAY

Tuesday 15t
h February          - School re-opens to students

Tuesday 15th -                        - CAREERS WEEK            
Friday 18th February                (Details to follow)

Wednesday 16th February    - Discovery House Cake Sale in aid of
                                                   Compton Care


REMINDER - Each Wednesday and Sunday - Student and staff home Lateral Flow Tests - please continue to do these and submit results through the school  website
Children's Mental Health Week 7th-13th February 2022

The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Growing Together.

Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.

 Check out the free resources for families https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/parents-and-carers/
 

Money raised for Children In Need
Car Park Safety
As you will know, the CCHS car park has a safety barrier to ensure that our students are safe when walking on the school grounds.  The barrier will only be raised for parents/carers who have an appointment on site.   

If you are driving onto the school site to drop off or pick up students, please drive to the left towards the top of the school driveway to avoid the barrier.  In order to minimise traffic jams to allow access for school buses and coaches, please consider whether you would prefer to park in another nearby area to drop off or meet your child. 
Thank you for your support with this necessary safety measure.  
Replacing Lost or Broken Meal Cards
Students use their card to make purchases at our various eating pods around school.  If students lose or damage their meal cards, they will be replaced for free in the first instance.  Subsequent replacement cards will be charged at £1, the monies being deducted from the ParentPay balance. Students who present at the eating pods without a payment card will be sent to the back of the queue so as not to inconvenience students who do have their payment cards ready, and will be served last by giving their name to the kitchen staff to do a manual look-up on the tills.
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Staff Commendations
Students that have been nominated for extra praise by teaching staff and will receive extra Achievement points for their Head of Year/ Senior Leadership Team nomination which can be seen on EduLink. 
The students nominated this week are as follows:  


   Amy C                             Ruby H                             Lily M           
Dylan P                           Brad P                          Noah S    Hannah T                       Sasha T     
                       Izzabella C   Willow G                    Seb N                        Darcie R
                      Ryan M                           Jacob W  
     
On-Line Reading Platform

Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful— irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the gods' wrath.

They are trained by the centaur Chiron in the arts of war and medicine, but when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the heroes of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the cruel Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

Suitable for:  Older teenagers
The link for ePlatform is: 
 https://cchs.eplatform.co/
User name and passwords can be obtained from English teachers.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Congratulations to our Year 11 House Captains, Carla W, Anna M, Jack H, Maddie H who took part in their second community litter pick with the Midcounties Coop team last week @midcountiescoop #1Change and #ValuesInAction
If you would like us to share a community event with others in a future newsletter, please contact the school with details email: office@cc-hs.com
Have your circumstances changed recently?

Parents claiming some benefits can claim free school meals for any of their children who are registered at a Staffordshire school and who would normally be at school at lunch time. School meals are a good way to ensure that your child eats well at lunchtime and you can save yourself time and money.

Even if you don't want your children to have the meals, claiming them helps their school. The more eligible parents who claim meals, the more funding the school receives.

The phone number for the free school entitlement checking service team has changed.  Should you need to contact them regarding any claims queries, their number is now 0300 111 8007  option 3, then option 2


https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Educational-awards-benefits/FreeSchoolMeals/Apply-online.aspx
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