Face Coverings at Unity College (Fri 17 Sep 2:40 pm)
From Monday 20 September 2021 we are reintroducing face coverings on corridors and inside social spaces for staff and students (unless exempt). This will be for a temporary period for two weeks initially due the increase in Covid-19 cases at Unity College. This will be reviewed on Friday 1st October 2021. If numbers continue to rise students may need to wear a face covering in lessons. If your child would like to wear a face covering in class from Monday that is fine.
Please ensure that your child has a face covering with them on Monday with a clear plastic bag to keep it in when not on the corridors. There will be some face coverings available as students enter the college if they have forgotten their face covering but we only have limited stock of these.
I am aware that year 7 students may not have worn a face covering in college before. If your year 7 child is exempt from wearing a face covering please email email@example.com so that they can be issued with an exemption badge.
If your child shows any symptoms of Covid-19, I urge you to get them tested as soon as possible.
Thank you again for your support.
Covid-19 Update (Tue 14 Sep 3:30 pm)
I will be sending a letter home if your child has been in close contact with another student who has tested positive for Covid-19. In the letter I will be advising you to take your child for a PCR test. The letter will be on bright yellow paper and will be given to your child at the end of the day to bring home. Please check with your child each evening to see if they have been given a bright yellow letter.
Covid-19 Vaccinations for Unity College students (Tue 14 Sep 2021 1:00 pm)
I have had a number of emails from parents asking questions about Covid-19 vaccinations for Unity College students. I have not been informed of any decision by the government regarding vaccinations for students and how they would be administered.
If the decision by the government is to offer Covid-19 vaccines in college to secondary school children I will contact all parents. I WILL NOT be offering or allowing any child a Covid-19 vaccination at Unity College without written parental consent.
Macmillan Cancer Support (Fri 17 Sep 3:35 pm)
Macmillan Cancer Support Cake Sale and Bottle Tombola takes place next Friday, 24th September, at break time in the Canteen.
This is open to all students. It is a cash only event – students cannot use parent pay. Every £1 ticket for the tombola is a winner!
Open Evenings 2021 (Wed 15 Sep 3:00 pm)
Following advice from Public Health Lancashire regarding the rise in Covid-19 cases locally in Burnley, Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College, Shuttleworth College, Sir John Thursby Community College and Unity College have made the difficult decision to not have Open Evenings on site this year.
Instead, from Monday 4 October until Sunday 31 October 2021 a package of information including videos / virtual tours will be available on each of the colleges websites to help families get an insight into each college to help make their decision about their year 6 child’s secondary education for September 2022.
Duke of Edinburgh Award (Wed 15 Sep 2:50 pm)
We are now accepting applications from Year 9 and 10 students to do their Bronze D of E award this academic year. Application forms are available from internal reception. All applications forms must be filled in and returned to internal reception by no later than 3.10pm on Friday 8th October. If parents wish to discuss it further, please contact Mr Cochrane via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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