Transfer Update Letter 13th July 2020

Transition Update                                                                Monday 13th July 2020

Hello!

Just an update from me!

One week to go until the summer break with lots still to happen which is really exciting.

I cannot wait to see you all on your tutor transfer afternoons this week.

Please remember you will enter through the student entrance next to the Sports Centre. This is made clear in my video. If you got to our website and under the Transfer tab you will see 4 videos from our Senior Team, mine will be at the top.. This is our virtual ‘Transfer Evening Event’ that we would usually hold at FUS for parents to come along to. With the current climate, I hope you will agree that videos are our best method of communication.

You will be able to connect to ParentMail this week. Therefore if you have tried and not been able to connect please do not panic. Once you are signed in, you will then be able to receive updates via this account.  If you experience any difficulties then please email school@fernup.dorset.sch.uk .

Fobs and locker keys will be provided within the first week of term in September, there are more details to follow about how these are set / run. While these are being set up, your son and daughter will need to use cash for the cafeteria.

Go4Schools will not let you sign in at the moment as your son and daughter has not ‘technically’ started at FUS yet but you will be able to log into their account in September.

All the step by step guides are in our admissions booklet. This can be found on the school website under the tab ‘Transfer’.

Moving onto Transfer afternoons this week. If students have a medical need and will have medication with them, please may I ask that it comes into school in a named bag and is handed to our on-site First Aider.   They will be located on the Tennis Courts where you arrive.

Students will have a gift to take home with them at the end of their hour with us. If, for whatever reason, you know your son or daughter is unable to make this event, please let us know so that we can make it available for you from Reception to pick up.

As you know, we have always ‘vertically tutored’ at FUS.  This has meant that students have, for many years, had 9’s, 10’s and 11’s in each group.  However, the government issued detailed guidance last week which requires schools to prepare for ‘year group bubbles’ for September.  This is in order to minimise contact between students in different year groups as far as possible.  Therefore, each year group will have 9 tutor groups; three in each house.  This will ensure the safety of our students.  The positive effect of this means that students will have more pupils they know in their tutor group. Also please don’t panic regarding house colours, they will remain the same.

All the best,

J L Collins

Mr Collins

Head of Year 9