Circular: 05/2020

24 June 2020

Re: School reopening for Grades 6, 3, 2, 1 and R

Dear Parents/Guardians      

We trust you are well and safe during this trying and testing period.  Our learners have been constantly in our thoughts and prayers.  We take this opportunity to thank our educators for working tirelessly behind the scenes and for keeping our learners academically motivated. To all the parents who monitored and supervised your children’s work, your efforts and dedication are much appreciated.

The Minister of Education announced that Grades 6, 3, 2, 1 and R learners are to return to school on 6 July 2020.

We understand many parents have concerns but we wish to reassure you that at York Road Primary we have been preparing the school for your child’s return. 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
  • limited class sizes
  • supervised intervals to ensure social distancing
  • staggered dismissal


To facilitate the safe return of all learners on the 6 July 2020 we are implementing an Orientation Day for each Grade. This will ensure we have sufficient staff available to assist with the orientation programme and guide learners through the new protocols.

NB!! Each Grade only attends school ON THE DAY indicated in the table below:

Grade 6


29 June 2020

Grade R


30 June 2020

Grade 1


01 July 2020

Grade 2


02 July 2020

Grade 3


03 July 2020



Should your child not meet the screening criteria upon arrival at school, 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.

If your child is ill, PLEASE keep them at home.


Dismissal times for Orientation Day will be at 12h00 daily.


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.


  • 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 for Orientation Day.
  • 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:


We appeal to parents to pay School Fees as the funds are required to create a clean and safe environment as well as to provide quality education.

Please deposit school fees directly into the School’s Bank Account.


York Road Primary School


First National Bank




203 209


5488 163 0403


Name Surname and Grade of learner

Please send proof of payment to the Bursar by email:

 It is the intention of all teaching staff to always do our best for your child especially as we proceed with the 2020 academic program.

We look forward to your continued support and co-operation as we navigate these uncertain times.

Yours in Education



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