8th October, 2020,

Greeting to all Parents.

RE: PROGRESSIVE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS.

Following the press release by the Cabinet Secretary for Education dated 6th October, 2020 on the progressive reopening of basic Education institutions, Testimony school wishes to further advise the parents as follows;

  1. Grade 4, Class 8 and form 4 classes of 2020 resume their studies on 12th October, 2020 for their second term of the academic year 2020. Parents of learners in other classes should continue to prepare their children in anticipation of the pronouncement on reopening by the CS Ministry of Education.
  2. The school has done its best to adhere to the reopening guidelines of the stated levels as we wait for announcement of the progressive reopening of the other levels by the Cabinet Secretary.
  3. Classes will be adjusted to a maximum of 25 learners per class, to factor in Social Distance Protocol. Admission will be on a ‘first come first served’ basis until the respective classes are full.
  4. The school fees will go up by 20% (Ksh2,800 in Nursery, Ksh4,600 in Primary and Ksh5,400 in Secondary).
  5. The school will NOT offer transport for the time being. We will communicate once we have put in place the necessary requirements for the Transport Protocols.
  6. The protocols for reopening of schools as outlined in the guidelines should be well understood and strictly implemented by all parties for the safety of all learners and other stakeholders.
  7. All co-curriculum activities, including swimming, will be suspended until further notice.
Parents

Parents will be responsible for;

  1. Ensuring all learners have face masks.
  2. School fees is paid in full before bringing the learners to school. The school prefers all fees paid via Mpesa and respective messages forwarded or direct to KCB Bank and the respective pay inn slips emailed to school (Email address on letterhead above).
  3. Learners don’t have COVID -19 symptoms as they come to school.
  4. Leaners are handed over by a responsible adult to a member of the school personnel either at the bus pick points, when transport services resume or at the school gate. The adult accompanying the learners will have to wait until the learner’s temperature is taken and school fees clearance verified. Any leaner with a temperature reading 37.5 o C and above or un-cleared fees will NOT be allowed to enter the bus /school. Learners exhibiting COVID -19 symptoms will also NOT be received.
  5. All vehicles will enter through the lower gate and leave through the upper gate.
  6. Temperature will be checked at the second gate next to the dining room.
  7. The children will be picked by a responsible adult at the drive way after classes.
  8. The adults picking the children will not get out of the vehicles when picking or dropping children.
  9. Provide personal text books, exercise books and any other personal gear like tissue for their children. The school will no longer provide these items.

School

The school will be responsible for:

  1. Training all learners on observation of all COVID – 19 Protocols.
  2. Provision of Individual desks and chairs for all learners.
  3. Provision of water and liquid soap.
  4. Provision of enough hand washing points as per the guidelines.
  5. Fumigate classrooms and furniture as per the guidelines.
  6. Provision of temperature guns and taking and recording temperature of anybody entering school buses/school compound.
  7. Provision an isolation room for learners and staff members suspected of being COVID-19 positive.
  8. Supervision and directing learners to ensure Social Distance and other protocols are observed.
  9. Provision of Psychosocial Support on a needs basis.

Learners

Learners will be expected to;

  1. Have masks on throughout when in school.
  2. Keep and observe 1 m social distance from others.
  3. Obey the school personnel.
  4. Not to share books or any personal items with others.

The school is ready to receive Grade 4, Class 8 and form 4 learners. Boarders will report on Sunday, 11th October between 4pm and 5pm and the Day scholars on Monday, 12th October at 8am.

Principal

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