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PARENT/GUARDIAN BULLETIN: 11 Week Commencing Monday 30 November 2020 Covid-19 update

Tier 2 Restrictions for Brighton and Hove and the South East region When the national lockdown ends on Wednesday 2 December, Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex and London will be placed under Tier 2 restrictions. Please find below a selection of the measures we will all be required to follow. You can find out more about Tier restrictions by clicking the following link: Tier Restrictions in the UK Tier 2: High Alert This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, where some additional restrictions need to be in place. In Tier 2 

You must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place.

You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including in a garden or a public space – this is called the ‘rule of 6’.

Organised outdoor sport, and physical activity and exercise classes can continue.

Organised indoor sport, physical activity and exercise classes will only be permitted if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with (or share a support bubble with). There are exceptions for indoor disability sport, sport for educational purposes and supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s, which can take place with larger groups mixing.

You can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.

If you live in a Tier 2 area, you must continue to follow Tier 2 rules when you travel to a Tier 1 area. Avoid travel to or overnight stays in Tier 3 areas other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through a Tier 3 area as a part of a longer journey.

General notices and information Last week of Autumn Term We hope it is helpful for parents to know in advance the activities and events planned: Friday 4 December

Christmas Jumper Day Your daughter can either wear a Christmas jumper over her school uniform or she can accessorise her school jumper or tracksuit top with baubles, tinsel and Christmas decorations. Performing Arts Showcase - ‘A Night At The Theatre’ (see below)

Mon 7 – Wed 9 December

Lessons as normal

Thursday 10 December 08:20 – 11:40

Lessons as normal

12:00 – 12:50

Years 7, 9, 11, 13 Carol Service (streamed to tutor groups), followed by Christmas Lunch Years 8, 10, 12 Christmas Lunch, followed by Carol Service (streamed to tutor groups)

13:40 – 15:35

Normal lessons for Christmas games and activities

15:40 – 16:05

Tutor period as normal


End of day; no co-curricular activities


Day minibuses depart early today

Friday 11 December 08:20 – 12:00

All in tutor groups for Christmas Charity activities, including a year group quiz, and year group Final Chapel


Autumn Term ends


Day minibuses depart at 12:30* * Due to limited luggage space on some of our buses, please encourage your daughter to start taking her belongings home before the last day of term. Thank you.

Performing Arts Showcase – A Night At The Theatre: Friday 4 December at 19:00 Broadcast ‘live’ from our wonderful theatre, this is a fantastic evening’s entertainment brought to you by a selection of our co-curricular performers. Including dance, drama, music and musical theatre this will be a lovely way to start the wind down to Christmas, from the comfort of your own home! To receive the live link, which will be sent to you a few hours before the performance begins, please ‘book’ using this link www.roedeantheatre.co.uk For those of you who are unable to join us live, a link will be sent at a later date for you to watch the recording at your leisure.

Charity notices ‘100 Roedeanians’ – Book We are excited to announce our long-awaited book '100 Roedeanians' is now available to preorder from the Roedean Shop: www.roedean.co.uk/shop. The book is a gorgeous compilation of biographies and photographs of 100 of our notable Old Roedeanians, with entries researched and written by the girls, in celebration of 100 years of suffrage and the School being on its current site for 125 years. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards supporting the Secret Garden Library at St Mark’s Primary School, which Roedean fund-raised to build from scratch in 2018. To pre-order a copy, which will be available before the end of term, please visit the Roedean Shop on the link above, where you can opt to order the book at for £14.50 or to add an additional £5 donation to our cause. Happy reading! ‘Brighton to Bulgaria – An Adventure’ The deadline for ordering a copy of this fantastic book, which has been produced by Emily, Olivia, and Megan (Year 12), is Monday 30 November. In order to maximum the money raised, only preordered books will be printed. The cost of the book is £5.50 and you can charge this to your school fees account by using this link https://roedean.wufoo.com/forms/brighton-to-bulgaria-charity-childrens-book/ Alternatively, anyone can buy a copy from the Roedean Shop – the web address is www.roedean.co.uk/shop The money raised will provide vulnerable children in Bulgaria with basic school supplies and stationery, to improve their school experience and their futures. Year 12 Christmas Foodbank Appeal - Reminder A huge thank you to those of you who have already donated items for a local foodbank. The final date for donations is Monday 7 December. There are a number of collection points in school, including one at Main Reception, where items can be left. A reminder is given below of the urgently needed items: Rice Pudding, Tea, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Ham, Carbonara Sauce, Curry Sauce Tinned Curry (Chicken/Vegetables), Long-life Juice, Meatballs, Toilet roll (no baked beans, please) Small, wrapped Christmas gifts with a clear labelling of the intended age and gender of who the gift is appropriate for are very welcome too. The final date for donations is Monday 7 December. Thank you for your support! Academic information

Curriculum Overview: Monday 30 November – Friday 11 December We will be sending to you by separate email your daughter’s curriculum overview for the last two weeks of term. Your daughter will receive a copy from her Head of Year.

Year 10 & 11 GCSE History With Reading Week almost over, the History department would like to extend this idea and actively encourage Year 10 and Year 11 historians to read a book connected to the topics they are studying at GCSE. Therefore, History teachers will be asking their students to choose one book from a short-list for them to read and hopefully finish over the Christmas holidays. Books should arrive by the last week of term. The books range in cost and vary from fiction to non-fiction but will not be more than £10 each. A list of the books is available from the Head of History, Mrs Black. If you do not want your daughter to have one of these books charged to your account next term, please email Mrs Black sbb@roedean.co.uk

Dates for your diary This week: Tuesday 1 December

Year 11 Remote Learners: parent/pupil/teacher online meetings

Wednesday 2 December

Year 10 Teenage Booster Vaccinations (afternoon) Year 11 Parents’ Evening, 17:30 – 20:30 (online)

Thursday 3 December

Year 13 Prospective Medics MMI Interview Practice (online)

Friday 4 December

Christmas Jumper Day Performing Arts Showcase – live stream 19:00

TERM DATES FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2021– 2022 Please find below the term dates for the Academic Year 2021 – 2022. These have been published on the Parent Portal and on the School’s website. There will be a requirement for all pupils to be in school for 6 x Saturdays during the year to cover Opening Mornings, Speech Day, Roedean Day and Christmas Fair. These dates will be confirmed as soon as possible. AUTUMN TERM 2021 Monday 30 August

UK Bank Holiday

Tuesday 31 August

Boarders’ induction NEW and CURRENT international boarders arrive from 09:00 NEW and CURRENT UK boarders (including flexi & weekly) arrive from 14:00

Wednesday 1 September

Year group induction with tutors as follows: Years 7, 8 and 9 induction morning 09:00 – 12:00 Year 12 A Level course induction 10:00 – 16:00 Years 10, 11 and 13 induction afternoon 13:30 – 16:30 (boarding induction programme continues morning & afternoon)


Thursday 2 September, with First Chapel All pupils in school – lessons begin Day Minibus Service starts today


Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September


Begins 16:15 on Monday 18 October*; ends 19:00 on Sunday 31 October *end of half term time to be confirmed


Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November


Friday 10 December at 12:00 Day minibuses depart school at 12:30

SPRING TERM 2022 Monday 3 January

UK Bank Holiday

Tuesday 4 January

Boarding pupils return; Houses are open from 09:00


Wednesday 5 January with First Chapel


Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 January


Begins 16:15 on Friday 11 February; ends 19:00 on Sunday 20 February


Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March


Thursday 31 March at 12:00 Day minibuses depart school at 12:30


Years 11 and 13 – dates to be confirmed

SUMMER TERM 2022 Friday 15 April Sunday 17 April Monday 18 April Monday 2 May Thursday 2 June Friday 3 June

UK Bank Holiday Good Friday Easter Sunday UK Bank Holiday Easter Monday UK Bank Holiday UK Bank Holiday (Queen’s Platinum Jubilee) UK Bank Holiday (Queen’s Platinum Jubilee)

Sunday 24 April

Boarding pupils return; Houses are open from 09:00


Monday 25 April with First Chapel


Saturday 30 April, Sunday 1 & Monday 2 May (Bank Holiday)


Begins 16:15 on Friday 27 May; ends 19:00 on Sunday 5 June


Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June


Friday 1 July at 12:00 Day minibuses depart school at 12:30

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