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Newsletter - 7th January 2022

Upperby Primary School


Uldale Road, Carlisle, CA2 4JT

Telephone: (01228) 815460


Head Teacher: Mrs J Hodgkins BA (Hons) PGCE


7th January 2022

Dear Parents and Carers.

Welcome back to the new term, Happy New Year to everyone.


As you are aware the current rates are very high.  Please ensure you inform school if you have any cases of COVID in your household.   Please only use the e-mail address to report cases or incidents of self-isolation.


Please follow the guidance which was sent out in the letter on Tuesday.  If you are unsure please contact school for further advice.  Please do not send your child(ren) to school if they are unwell, this will protect other children and staff in school.  The case rates are high and this does have an impact on staffing in school.   We will try to maintain face to face learning as a priority. While rates are so high we encourage everyone coming onto the site to wear a face covering to protect the staff in school. 


If your child(ren) is off school self-isolating they must access the on-line learning provided by school.  For children in Year 2 – Year 6 work is provided via google classroom, the same system we used during the last lockdown. Children in Year 1 and Reception are provided with work via Tapestry.  There is comprehensive support on the school website under the children’s tab, remote learning.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need support to access on-line learning.    It is vital that children engage with on-line learning so they do not miss out on their education, we encourage all parents to support us in this matter.


Please could I remind all parents that we limit items brought into school.  Please do not send any backpacks into school – we have no space in cloakrooms.  P,E kits should be sent in drawstring bags which can be stored in the classrooms for the half term.  The children should only bring their bookbag, water bottle and packed lunch into school.  Thank you for your support in this matter.



February half term                 Monday 14th February to Friday 18th February.

Spring term finishes              Friday 1st April.


Please do not hesitate to contact school if you have any concerns.  Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely


J Hodgkins                                                                 

Head Teacher.