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Letters

Please see below for copies of letters that been sent home with your child recently.  Copies of letters will be removed half termly, but if there is something you would like a copy of please ask at the office.  Letters relating to specific year groups can be found in the year group pages.

Parents' Evening Booking Guide 

Step 1: Login

 

Please fill out all the details on the page. A confirmation of your appointments will be emailed to you and we may use the phone number to contact you.

 

Please use your child’s “preferred” forename that matches our records (no abbreviations).

 

Date of birth – eg: 26/11/2005

 

 

Step 2: Select Parents’ Evening

 

Click the green tick to select the parents’ evening you want to make appointments for.  If your child’s teacher does not have availability for the evening you have selected, then their name will not appear on the next screen and you won’t be able to book an appointment for the session chosen.

 

Step 3: Choose Teachers

 

Your children’s teachers will appear. Ensure the teacher you wish to see is selected in green.

Click on the Continue button to proceed.

 

 

Step 4: Book Appointments

 

Click ‘Book’ to make your appointment with the teacher for the time you wish.

 

After you have finished booking your appointment, click on “click here” in the yellow box at the top of the page to send the confirmation email.

Step 5: Finished

 

You will receive an email confirmation of your appointments. To send the school feedback about this system, click on “Send Feedback”.

Viewing/Editing/Printing Appointments

 

You can also view and print your appointments online by clicking the “Appointments” tab.

 

You can change your appointments by clicking on “Add/Edit/Delete Appointments”. There is a link at the bottom of the confirmation email which logs you back into the system.

 

 

 

Flu Consent 2022

Please follow the link below the view the flu consent letter which also includes the link to the consent form.

It is important to complete and return the form even if you do not want your child to have the vaccine. If you choose not to complete the consent, this does NOT mean that you have refused the vaccine for your son or daughter.

School Gateway

Communication
As many of you are aware, we use the ‘School Gateway’ which enables you to make payments for
school trips and school meals.

I’m pleased to advise that we also have a text and email service through the School Gateway which will allow you to receive messages from school and for you to be able to reply to these messages.
The School Gateway app allows us to do this in the most cost effective way. If parents download the app we will be able to send text messages free of charge through this system.

Please help the school save money by downloading the School Gateway app.

What you need to do now
If you already use School Gateway to make payments then there is nothing else you need to do. If you haven’t yet activated your School Gateway account it’s quick and easy to do. All you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you.

Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store
(Android and iPhone).

We’re aiming to get 60% of parents using the School Gateway smartphone app – please help us achieve this target.
OR
Visit the website and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway.

If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Complete the change of details form on the Forms and Surveys page and we can check these details for you.

Operation Encompass

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Operation Encompass is the notification to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, of incidents where and when a child or young person has experienced or been exposed to any domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (DSL) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence. Whilst also ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been experienced a domestic abuse
incident. 

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Red Box 

Almond Hill has  joined the Red Box Project, a national community organisation committed to giving young people access to fre menstrual products in schools.

As a result, we now have a selection of menstrual products available for students to access during school hours. This includes a range of pads in all absorbencies, night pads (and tampons). It also contains clean underwear, should it be needed. The box is stocked from donations from our local community, who support the project and its aims.

Any student who needs to receive items from the box, whether it's one item to get them through the day or several packs to ensure they're able to attend school throughout their period, will be able to access it via their teacher. Students should ask for the Red Box where they will be able to take away whatever they need.

We will be speaking to students about the box but you may also want to take this opportunity to talk to your children about their needs and how the box might be able to help them.

If you have any further questions, or would like to know more about the Red Box Project, you can email Gerry The Red Box Coordinator for Stevenage at; 
theredboxprojectstevenage@gmail.com. There is also a Facebook page of the same name, Gofundme page and Twitter @RedStevenage