The are beginning rehearsals for the Lower School Christmas production which will be held on 4th and 5th December 2018. The Year 4 children form the cast while the Year 3 children will form the choir, we would like to start preparing their costumes.
Please see the letters below about the costumes they will need. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the class teachers.
HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT CHANGES CONSULTATION PLEASE HAVE YOUR SAY!
THERE IS A PUBLIC INFORMATION EVENT FOR RESIDENTS AT IVER VILLAGE JUNIOR SCHOOL ON MONDAY 12TH OF NOVEMBER AT 7PM
There are three proposals they are seeking your views on:
· Changing how they provide school transport – greater integration of school bus services with public bus services
· Only providing free home to school transport to the nearest eligible school, withdrawing historic, non-statutory transport arrangements in Iver
· Introducing transport charges for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) aged 16+
Please complete the survey at https://www.research.net/r/schooltransport
Further information is available here
Communications & Community Engagement
The Ivers Parish Council
Christmas Charity – Samaritans Purse
This year, we will be supporting "Operation Christmas Child" organised by the charity Samaritans Purse where ourselves and St Peters Church we will be collecting shoeboxes of toys to make sure as many children as possible, who might not otherwise get a Christmas present, receive something at this special time of year.
If you would like to donate, we are collecting the boxes between 1st and 9th November. We are aiming for shoeboxes of toys and hygiene products, for more details of what to donate and how to send it, please click here:
All contributions have to be with us by Friday 9th November, so that they can be sorted and dispatched in time for Christmas.
Thank you in advance, your donations will make a huge difference to children all around the world and make even one day a year just that little bit special.
Miss J Digweed
We have now released the club list for next half term. You can find a list of the clubs below, we will be using our normal online booking system and clubs will be starting Tuesday 30th October and cost £14 for the half term (7 weeks).
We have set up a page for parents of children who are attending PGL 2018. It will be on this page that the teachers will post updates of the children while they are away. This year, instead of a Facebook page, we have set up a separate, password protected webpage for parents to view. The link to the page along with the password will be sent to parents who request it via separate text messages for security reasons.
Please complete the form (part of the letter) and return to school as soon as possible so that we can begin sending out links to the PGL Updates page.
We would like to remind parents of the school procedure for children who have unexplained absences from school. There have been public cases in the past where schools have not chased up the reasons as to why children are off of school. It has then transpired that there have been tragic circumstances around these absences, e.g. illness of a parent and a child unable to seek help. We will do everything we can to prevent such situations occurring as I am sure you would agree that your child’s safety is paramount to us all.
If your child is not going to be in school, please call the office or email the school to report their absence. Please do this before 9am on the first day of the absence and each day afterwards. If we have not heard from you by 9.15am then we will start to call all the contact numbers that you have provided in order to gain an explanation for the absence. If we still have not been able to ascertain where your child is then we will make a home visit. However, if we still haven’t been able to get a response then we will report it to the police as your child will then be classed a ‘missing child’.
This procedure is to ensure that we know where your child is and that you are all safe. This is the recommended procedure in Bucks. Please let us know in good time why your child is absent from school. If you would like to talk to us about this, please make an appointment to see Mrs Chapman-Allen.
I would like to inform you that our school photographer; Tempest Photography will be visiting Iver Village Junior School on Friday 12th October 2018. Individual photographs for all students will take place during the morning.
In school, we hold your child's data on our school management system, SIMS, and this is run on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council by Capita. It holds all of the pupil’s information that is required for their education including any special needs and medical information.
Tempest Photography, will be given a list of all of the children and will assign them with a unique barcode which will enable the photographs to be uploaded into SIMS for identification of children.
All data will be kept safely in accordance with GDPR laws and we use public task as your lawful basis; this means that we need to process personal data to carry out your official functions in the public interest.
If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact the school office.
This is where we'll post all school news and updates. If you require paper copies of any information on our website then please contact Mrs Goggin in our school reception.