Gas Supply Update

16th November 2016

Wednesday 16th November 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

Gas Supply

As you will be only too aware, Ampthill and the surrounding villages are without gas at the moment.

The Gas Board have informed us that as a school we will be a priority but we still have no firm indication of when we may have our supply restored.

We aim to continue opening the school each day.

I have held an assembly this morning with all staff and children informing them of short term measures such as:

  • Keeping doors closed where at all possible

  • Wearing a vest or T-shirt under their school uniform

  • Hand washing procedures while we do not have hot water – including the use of hand sanitiser after the use of soap and water

  • Bringing a packed lunch with them for the time being if at all possible to relieve the pressure on the school kitchen

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. We greatly appreciate it. Please assume that school is open unless you hear otherwise.

If we have to close school before school starts in the morning, the following things will happen:

  1. A message to say the school is closed will be posted on the school website under ‘Latest News’ http://www.russell-lower.co.uk/website/home/147

  2. Heart and Three Counties Radio will be informed and they will broadcast regular bulletins

  3. If we have your email, we will email you a closure message

  4. A message will be posted on the school’s Facebook Page   https://www.facebook.com/Russell-Lower-School-1479735168958006/?ref=bookmarks

 

If we have to close school during the day, the following things will happen:

  1. A message to say the school is having to close will be posted on the school website under ‘Latest News’ http://www.russell-lower.co.uk/website/home/147

  2. Heart and Three Counties Radio will be informed and they will broadcast regular bulletins

  3. If we have your email, we will email you a closure message

  4. A message will be posted on the school’s Facebook Page   https://www.facebook.com/Russell-Lower-School-1479735168958006/?ref=bookmarks

  5. We will telephone your contact phone numbers

Once again, thank you very much for your on-going support and please be assured we will endeavour to keep school open if at all possible.