Circular: 03/2020

05 June 2020

Dear Grade 7 Parents/Guardians

The DBE has indicated that Grade 7’s should return to school on Monday, 08 June 2020.

We at York Road Primary School understand the concerns of parents and have therefore gone the extra mile to comply with the Covid 19 requirements to make the school as safe as possible.

The following was stated in Covid Circular 01/2020 distributed on 28 May 2020.

The premises including all classrooms have been sanitized and deep cleaned twice. The school has received the necessary PPE’s which includes face masks and sanitizing materials. However, it would be appreciated if parents could supply additional cloth masks as all children are required to wear their own face mask upon arrival at school. Learners are also advised to bring hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wet wipes, liquid soap and a toilet roll for personal use. These items should be labelled and kept in a sealed covid pack and it remains in their possession at all times. They are also encouraged to have their own stationery and textbooks as no sharing of any items will be allowed.


To ensure the safety of all learners the following precautions have been put in place:

  • access control protocols
  • screening processes
  • social distancing markers
  • each class will record the learners temperature
  • pupils will sanitize hands throughout the day.
  • limited class sizes (reduced to fewer than 20 learners so that we can adhere to the social distancing requirements.)
  • academic programme has been amended to limit direct contact between learners.
  • supervised and staggered intervals to ensure social distancing
  • no tuckshop available (Please bring a healthy lunch)
  • Mediators are relieved of their duties until further notice so that they can adhere to the social distancing requirements.
  • staggered dismissal times which are supervised by educators
  • Classrooms and desks will be sanitized daily


Learners are to wear their winter school uniform from Monday.

Upon arrival at school, should your child not meet the screening criteria which includes

  • a temperature exceeding 37.5 degrees Celsius
  • display cough, shortness of breath or sore throat
  • have been in contact with a COVID positive person

You will be contacted and your child will be sent home immediately. Parents are advised to seek medical attention and to keep the school informed as to the outcome.


Term 2 for Grade 7’s ONLY





08 – 11 JUNE 2020

08h00 – 13h00


12 JUNE 2020

08h00 – 12h20

Please be punctual when fetching your children as they will not be supervised after school.

Pre-screening must be done by parents, at home, to avoid your child being turned away at the gate. If your child is ill, PLEASE keep them at home.


  • ONLY the school gates at the “Drop & Go” Area will be opened for learners.
  • Entrance and exit for learners will ONLY be via these gates.
  • Access commences from 07h30.
  • Screening will be done before learners are escorted to their lines.

In compliance with Covid 19 regulations, parents will not be allowed onto the school premises but are able to contact the school via:


The Department of Education has made provision for learners with comorbidities to remain at home once they have applied for permission.

Should your child have a co-morbidity please refer to Annexure I(A) for clarity. Complete Annexure I(C) as soon as possible and email the completed Annexure I(C) and the Medical Certificate to the email address listed below.

We are using Google Classroom to support learners with the curriculum but this is not the same as class teaching. Please refer to the school’s website for updates.


Please be advised that the printed Grade 7 reports will be available on Monday, 08 June 2020.

It is the intention of all teaching staff to always do our best for your child, but decisions regarding your child’s safety rest with you.

Yours in Education



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