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Virtual Sharing Learning Information Event

Dear Families,

At this time of year we would usually welcome our parents into the school for an Information Evening. Unfortunately, due to ongoing health and safety measures, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this isn’t possible.

Your child’s teacher has instead created a short video introducing themselves and outlining key information regarding the class, curriculum and school day. This video is available by clicking the following link:

P1S:

P1D:

P2W:

P2/3W:

P3A:

P3/4M:

P4Y:

P5LD:

P5JD:

P6A:

P6/7:

P7S:

We also have a very active twitter (@sunnyside_ps) and website (sunnyside.clacks.sch.uk) where you can keep up with your child’s learning via our class blogs, weekly tweets and regular newsletters.

If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us via phone (01259 452319) or email (sunnyside@edu.clacks.sch.uk).

Thank you for your continuing support.

Back to School – Wednesday 18th August, 2021.

Dear All,

We look forward to welcoming our pupils on Wednesday 18th August 2021.

Please could we ask that all pupils wear school uniform:

At this time, there are certain health and safety measures still in place, therefore PE kits, school bags and pencil cases are not permitted.

If your child brings a packed lunch please can we ask that this is in a wipeable bag or container. It is important to highlight that all P1-4 children are entitled to free school meals, to apply and register for this, please click the link below:

https://www.clacks.gov.uk/learning/freeschoolmeals/

 

Thank you.

Self Isolation Grant Available

Dear Parent/Carer,

The £500 Self Isolation Support Grant is available to help those in work who are on a low income and would lose some, or all, of their earnings because they need to self isolate.

You can apply for the £500 Self-Isolation Support Grant if you

  • have been told by the Test and Protect Service or the Protect Scotland app that you must self isolate as a result of Covid-19, or are primary parent/carer of children under 16 who are asked to self-isolate, but who are not required to self isolate yourself,
  • are employed or self employed, unable to work from home while self isolating and will experience loss of earnings as a result of self-isolating,
  • are currently in receipt of, or would ordinarily be entitled to should an application have been made, Universal Credit or one of the other earnings based benefits listed below:
    • Universal Credit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
    • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Housing Benefit
    • Pension Credit
    • Council Tax Reductionor, you are an individual who earns less than the Real Living Wage or your household income is less than 25% above the UC level.

You must meet all three of the above criteria to qualify for a Self Isolation Support Grant.

For further information and instructions on how to apply please visit the Clackmannanshire Council Website here: https://www.clacks.gov.uk/coronavirus/sisgrantcv/

ParentClub.scot

ParentClub.Scot is a digital information resource, support hub and online community supported by the Scottish Government. It aims to offer practical advice and support for families across Scotland. The wesbite includes tips and advice on a wide range of subjects, including coping with challenging behaviours.

From 7th November 2020, all physical punishment of a child will be illegal, meaning children in Scotland will have the same protections against assault as adults.

We understand that being a parent or carer is the best job in the work but there will be days when it all feels a bit too much for parents and that it can be difficult to keep calm when kids are acting up.

To help support families manage challenges, especially during the COVID, Parent Club Scotland have started a Positive Parenting Campaign which provides tips on coping with being a parent and keeping calm with children to help build relationships.

For further information, please visit: www.parentclub.scot/topics/coronavirus/coping-with-parenting