European Day of Languages

  • European Day of Languages: EU countries fact hunt:

Hunt for facts through the school. One country poster by classroom. Take a photo from the poster, read the fact through and fill in the quiz form during break, lunch time or at home.

If you don’t have one, please see either Mrs Begou or Mrs Bayliss.

This competition runs from Monday 21 September until Friday 2 October included

European facts hunt – EDL

  • European Day of Languages: Duolingo competition:

Please enter the code you find on the poster displayed around the school to enter the competition.

This competition runs from Monday 21 September until Friday 2 October. Open to all pupils and staff.

Prizes to win.

How to join a Duolingo class:

  1. Sign into Duolingo
  2. Go to the settings page for your account.
  3. Go to the progress sharing tab. (under your email address)
  4. Type the classroom code into the provided box. wqxgmv
  5. Click join classroom.

If your username is not easily identifiable, please see either Mrs Begou or Mrs Bayliss

Duolingo competition

  • European Day of Languages: Library Quiz

Mr Leitch will be hosting a Quiz to celebrate European Day of Languages on Tuesday 29th September from 1.30pm to 2pm in the Library.  Teams of maximum 3 pupils.  Open to all S1 and S2 pupils.  Please sign up in the Modern Languages department (see poster on the ML base door)

Library Recommendations

If you are looking for reading suggestions to help your children with their reading choices at Keith Grammar School, why not check out the School Library Book Recommendation webpage. It has a growing number of ‘If You Like …’ themed lists to choose from, a ‘Bookflix’ page and recommendation videos made by Moray school librarians.  The ‘If You Like …’ book lists are specifically  aimed at S1-3 pupils. A new themed list will be posted each week till October – so keep checking back!

https://sites.google.com/my.glow.scot/kgsvirtuallibrary/reading-writing-for-pleasure/book-recommendation-videos

 

Covid-19 – Arrangements for wearing Masks

2020.08.26 ParentCarer Letter1

A letter has been sent to parents regarding Covid 19 arrangements in school, including the new regulations about wearing of masks which comes into effect on Monday 31st August.

Masks should be kept in a plastic bag/ similar when not being worn.

A clean mask should be brought each day.

Parents should get in touch with us at school if they think their child is exempt from wearing a mask so that we can inform the relevant staff.

This is another change that we will support young people with and we appreciate your support as always.

Mrs Bain

Acting Rector

 

Show My Homework

This week, S1 pupils are being sent home with letters and parent/guardian codes for Show My Homework.   Pupils will have logged into Show My Homework in school and will have some experience of returning homework.

When using SMHW on a PC at home, search for “Show My Homework Login” or click here.  If you wish to download the app onto other devices, this can be done through Google Play or the Apple Store.

Pupils will login using their Glow username and password and have been reminded to keep these in a safe place.

For help in using SMHW, select the appropriate link below to take you to the help pages:

For Pupils

For Parents/Guardians

 

Health and Safety: message to pupils from Acting Rector

Mrs Bain spoke to all pupils in a virtual assembly today regarding the serious issue of health and safety. She thanked all pupils who have been responsible and patient in following all the new arrangements in school. She emphasised the uniqueness and seriousness of the situation we are in as a society. Mrs Bain said the situation we are in is as serious as anything else we have faced as a society in her lifetime.
Her message was that we are all responsible for the health and wellbeing of others as well as ourselves. It is tempting to fall into our old habits and ways as we relax into being in school again. However, the virus does not relax and we must all stick to the rules: cleanse hands, no close physical contact and follow all instructions given. We cannot afford to be complacent and consequences will be consistent and firm if health and safety is compromised.
It would help if families emphasised the health and safety messages at home as well. We greatly appreciate the support we receive from parents and carers in working together to keep our young folks safe and learning.
Here is a link to the video shown to all pupils today:
https://youtu.be/iUBxP544imk

S5/6 Student Leadership Opportunities

A reminder that the ‘Form’ to apply for S1 Buddy and Prefect posts is open until Monday 10th and we need your help to make a success of the 2020-21 session. If you were a prefect in 2019-20, please reapply as well.

Thanks to those who have done this already.

Further info is on the Form itself- click below…

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