Free School Meal Vouchers UPDATE 30/3/2020 12:19PM
For children in our juniors who receive a free school meal, you should receive a text/email shortly asking you which supermarket you prefer to use your vouchers in. Infant school meal vouchers will follow over the coming days.
SCHOOL REOPENS ON THURSDAY 2ND APRIL FOR EMERGENCY CHILDCARE
Any queries email: email@example.com
Dear Parent / Carer,
We hope this letter finds you well. As you are aware, school sites are now closed to the majority of children and staff and they are operating only as emergency childcare centres for those key children identified by the Government. Millbrook is closed until April 2nd due to staffing shortages.
In line with Government guidance, Knowsley Council has worked with the school to be able to support you to provide meals for your child during these difficult times. Thank you for your patience whilst we have worked to resolve this matter.
If your child currently receives means tested free school meals (not Universal Free School Meals eligible to Reception to Year 2 children) and is not attending school during this period of time, Knowsley Council has made arrangements for you to receive food vouchers via a partnership with Wonde.com. This will replace the previous arrangement of collecting a packed lunch.
These vouchers will be sent once a fortnight, in the first instance via TEXT or EMAIL to your mobile phone. Millbrook has used the most recent data on our school file to identify your EMAIL and TEXT details. Knowsley Council will fund this service until a Central Government scheme is up and running. For Primary School Pupils the voucher will have a value of £32.20 and for Secondary School Pupils the voucher will have a value of £32.90.
You will shortly receive a text message from Wonde to confirm which supermarket you would like to use your voucher in. The supermarkets currently available are ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s (however Wonde are adding more in the near future). Apologies we have no influence over supermarkets that can be used. We have made the LA aware that within the Kirkby Community there are limited supermarket accessible.
As Millbrook Primary School is currently closed please contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org if:
- You have any questions about the message that you receive from Wonde OR
- Your child is eligible for means tested Free School Meals but you have not received a text from Wonde. It may be that your contact details are not up to date with school
Further updates about the scheme will be provided shortly both via:
Knowsley News (www.knowsleynews.co.uk),
class dojo https://www.classdojo.com
school website http://millbrookprimaryknowsley.co.uk/
We hope that you are keeping you and your family safe and thank you once again for your patience and support.
Mrs J Williams
DFE OR SCHOOL OR ANY AUTHORITY LINKED TO FREE SCHOOL MEALS WILL NOT ASK FOR YOUR BANK DETAILS. IF YOU ARE ASKED FOR BANK DETAILS THIS IS A SCAM. IGNORE AND REPORT THIS
Please note that you will receive a communication from Wonde soon regards which supermarket you would like to use for your free school meals vouchers.
We will use Class Dojo, School Website and Twitter to send out general communications. We cannot respond to individual comments on any of these sites. This is due to a mixture of privacy and practicality.
Following the announcement by Boris Johnson, schools are directed to close on Friday 20th March at 3:15pm. He has requested that we stay open – where possible – for Key Workers; though the main principle is “If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be” Do also note the following: “Scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.” Guidance for Schools Gov.Uk 19th March 2020.
Key Workers include: NHS staff, Police Officers, Fire Brigade, National security and prison staff, teaching staff, justice system staff, social care staff, delivering essential public services such as payment of benefits, food production and delivery workers and key public transport operatives. School have spoken directly with pupils considered vulnerable at this time.
Please see for below:
Day to day communications from school will be made through our Class DoJo and Twitter accounts.