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Our School will close at 12.30pm on the following dates:

Wednesday 11th January 2023 – Year 11
Tuesday 24th January 2023 – Year 8
Thursday 9th February 2023 – Year 10
Wednesday 8th March 2023 – Year 9
Thursday 23rd March 2023 – Year 7

Dear Plashet students, parents and carers,

Tomorrow, Wednesday 14th December, is a normal school day.

Students should arrive at school for 8.45am and will leave at the normal time of 3.35pm.

Given pavements in the local area remain icy students are permitted to wear footwear with good grip such as trainers, wellingtons or boots.

With warm regards,

Mrs Rachel McGowan
Head Teacher
Plashet School

Today, Mrs McGowan was accompanied by three of our Student Leadership Team to sign the Book of Condolence at East Ham Library.

Zhara, our Head Girl, and Isha and Tara, both Deputy Head Girls signed on behalf of all the students at Plashet School.

It is our sincere hope that you are able to find a moment of quiet reflection on the upcoming Bank Holiday on Monday 19th September.

Dear students, parents and carers,

The news this evening that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away is extremely sad and I am sure that your thoughts and prayers like mine are with her family at this difficult time.

However, Plashet is open tomorrow.

All students are expected to be in school for registration as normal.

When Buckingham Palace announces details of her majesty’s state funeral we will know more about whether schools will close as a mark of respect. This decision will be taken at a national level. I will update you all once I know more.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs McGowan
Headteacher

We will be closing at 12.30 pm on Tuesday 19th July 2022 and opening again on Monday 5th September 2022.

All students are aware that they can wear non-uniform on Tuesday 19th July and that £1 contributions to our charity drive for Great Ormond Street Hospital, Rewilding Britain and Supporting Humanity can be made between Monday 11th July and Monday 18th July via our online payment portal, ParentMail.

We wish all our students and their families a restful break and look forward to seeing Years 7 to 11 on site again on Monday 5th September.

Current Year 11 will be on site for GCSE Results Day on Thursday 25th August.

 

On Thursday 7th July we are hosting our new intake of Year 7 students on site.

Students should arrive for a 8.50am start on the North side of our school site.

Students will need to bring snacks for Break, their pencil case and a bottle of water/drink. They will not be participating in any PE, so do not require any sports kit.

Students will leave from the North playground gate on Plashet Grove at 3pm and we ask that parents wait on the opposite pavement to ease congestion and allow flow of movement along the pavement. We would also remind parents that driving should be avoided, as Plashet Grove is both a busy road and on several bus routes, so there is no parking available

Further information can be found in our Admissions section of our website.

On Thursday 30th June, Years 7 – 10 will be participating in our Sports Day at The Terence McMillan Stadium. Students should make their own way to the venue for a 8.50am start.

Students will need plenty of water, snacks and a hat/sunscreen in case of hot weather.

We will be finishing at approximately 12.30pm. Please be advised that the car park will be very congested, so we advise all parents/carers to make alternative arrangements to collect their daughter.

Should there be inclement weather, we will publish on our website and our Twitter account along with emailing families.

Cashless Catering

We are introducing a cashless payment system with Online Payments using IRIS ParentMail. You can use Online Payments to pay for school lunches, school educational visits, textbooks/revision guides you may wish to purchase and other items using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

With Online Payments you can:
Top up your daughter’s lunch money account electronically using credit or debit cards, PayPal, or PayPoint.
Receive automatic reminders when your daughter’s lunch money account balance is running low.

If you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we recommend you download the free IRIS ParentMail App so you can make payments on the go. Just search for IRIS ParentMail in your App store.

We would like you to logon to ParentMail and deposit some money on the account for your child before half term holidays.

In order to ensure a smooth transition to cashless catering, each year will move to cashless catering as per the schedule below:

  • Monday 1st November: Year 10
  • Monday 8th November: Years 9 & 11
  • Monday 15th November: Years 7 & 8

You will need to be registered with IRIS ParentMail and have lunch money deposited beforehand to enable your daughter to pay for school lunches. If your daughter receives free school meals she will receive a daily allowance to enable her to obtain her lunch using the same cashless system.

Your bank statement will display either the school name or IRIS ParentMail, depending on your payment method. If you need any additional information or assistance, please visit our help centre www.parentmail.co.uk/help/parenthelp/

Please see the ‘Parent Welcome Pack’ here which will guide you to logging on to your account and resetting passwords.

Those parents/carers who have logged on/downloaded ParentMail in the past please make sure you are still able to login. If you have forgotten your password the attached pack will guide you on how to reset this.

For those parents/carers who have never used ParentMail, you will have received an email with your registration link on Friday 24th September 2021. Please follow the attached guide to help get you started.

If you have not received the email from ParentMail on Friday please check your Spam/Junk folder in your email. Note this email will only be for new registrations not existing users.

If you have not received a registration email and you have checked that it is not in your Spam/Junk mailbox, please email: cashless@plashet.newham.sch.uk with your child’s Full name and form group along with your name and relationship to the child i.e. Mum/Dad with your mobile number. Plashet administrative staff will then check to see if your email address is registered with us and if not update this and resend the verification email.

Any queries should be directed to the School’s Business Manager, Mr S Heys.

How To Take a Covid-19 Test

Please access videos on how to do a rapid test via the links below.
Note there are separate videos for the throat and nose test, and nose-only tests.

Watch a video of how to do a nose-only test (blue and white pack – ACON Flowflex).

Watch a video of how to do a nose-only test (green and white pack – Orient Gene).

Watch a video of how to do a throat and nose test (blue and white pack).

Please access guides to all rapid tests in different languages here:

Arabic
Nose-only test (ACON Flowflex): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Nose-only test (Orient Gene): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Throat and nose test: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions

Bengali
Nose-only test (ACON Flowflex): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Nose-only test (Orient Gene): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Throat and nose test: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions

Chinese
Nose-only test (ACON Flowflex): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Nose-only test (Orient Gene): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Throat and nose test: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions

Gujarati
Nose-only test (ACON Flowflex): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Nose-only test (Orient Gene): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Throat and nose test: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions

Polish
Nose-only test (ACON Flowflex): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Nose-only test (Orient Gene): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Throat and nose test: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions

Punjabi – Gurmukhi
Nose-only test (ACON Flowflex): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Nose-only test (Orient Gene): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Throat and nose test: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions

Punjabi – Shahmukhi
Nose-only test (ACON Flowflex): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Nose-only test (Orient Gene): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Throat and nose test: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions

Romanian
Nose-only test (ACON Flowflex): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Nose-only test (Orient Gene): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Throat and nose test: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions

Somali
Nose-only test (ACON Flowflex): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Nose-only test (Orient Gene): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Throat and nose test: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions

Turkish
Nose-only test (ACON Flowflex): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Nose-only test (Orient Gene): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Throat and nose test: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions

Urdu
Nose-only test (ACON Flowflex): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Nose-only test (Orient Gene): COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions
Throat and nose test: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions

Dear Parents/Carers

Please find guidance regarding our Remote Education provision here:

Remote Education Provision_ Information for Parents
Plashet School