There are many practical issues young people will be worrying about when thinking about coming in to school tomorrow. Where will I eat? How do I get in? Where are the toilets?
Attached is a quick FAQ document for parents to help answer young people’s questions… Everything will also be covered tomorrow period 1.
Wednesday 12th August for parents
In order for us to make sure that we have accurate and up to date information on all of your plans for after the summer and for senior phase pupil destinations, we would like you to complete this form.
This will allow us to gather details of leavers as well as those of you who are returning to school for S5 and S6 for session 2020/21.
It will help to make sure you get the right support and guidance and must be completed, especially if you are planning to leave school.
ALL S4-6 students from 2019-20 should complete the form but it is also acting as a ”Leavers’ Form”.
If you have any questions about the form, please contact our admin email address.
Deadline: Friday 15 May 2020.
To contact us please use our email address:
As the building is closed, this is the best way to get a message to anyone you need to. There may be no one to answer the phone but we are monitoring the admin email regularly.
KGS Twitter and Facebook are also checked during working hours so it is possible to send a DM.
Thank you for your patience- please keep in touch.
Term 4 Arrangements Letter 280420
Attached is a letter from Vivienne Cross, Head of Education, which was sent out today. Please note that Friday 1st May is now an In-Service Training day to allow teaching staff in Moray secondary schools time to prepare for the early moving on of the timetable. Please note that this is not an extra day but the INSET planned for the 14th of May brought forward.
15th May is still an INSET day and 8th May is a public holiday so no scheduled classes, setting of work or communication with class teachers will be available on any of those days just as would be the case were we physically in school.
Letters outlining the moving on of classes into the new session’s ‘timetable’ from next Monday and choice of course outcomes will be sent home this week explaining how this will work. The rationale behind all this is to engage and motivate our learners and make the best use of the time created by the cancellation of SQA exams and exam leave. Students will be able to complete work still required to be done and make a start on some new level courses.
Rest assured that well-being and equity are very much at the heart of all our decisions. We don’t want anyone to be left out or left behind.
Please take care,
Wishing you all health and happiness as we go (virtually) back to school.
We return to learning, studying, new experiences, helping, staying in touch, reading, drawing, exercising, cooking, writing, counting… and general STAYING AT HOME!
Check out Glow and SMHW for work and activities. Paper packs where required will be prepared during the week.
Email, Glow, SMHW, Twitter all being checked regularly. Please get in touch if you need anything at all. We will see what we can do!
A reminder that the school building is closed but you can reach us on email:
I have attached 2 letters which went home today- one to all parents and one to Senior Phase parents re SQA.
Kindest regards to all
Term 4 Letter – 8.4.20
SQA Awards – 8.4.20
During this period of school closure, updates will be posted here and emails will be sent to parents with letters sent to those without access to email.
Parents, pupils and staff should see the Home Learning section of this website where there are links to both general education and subject specific websites.
Your children should check SMHW and Glow: you don’t need a computer as this can be done equally well from a mobile device. Not all activities will require a pc and there is no requirement to provide a whole traditional ‘school day’ for young people.
Some school/ educational work each day as part of a routine which suits your household is the thing to aim for.
If young people are doing some school activity, getting some exercise and engaging in some off-line activity or interests, this is great.
This is a stressful time for all and we must remember that young people may be stressed as well and that their whole worlds have just shrunk enormously.
Making a safe space for them at home is the most important thing to be doing now.
More information will be updated as and when we receive it.
Stay safe and well.
Some of you may remember a wee vote over on Twitter a while back when many folk thought a school Facebook page was a good idea. Well… it’s taken an international crisis, but we now have a brand NEW Facebook page to help communicate information more widely to our school community. Please join us and share the page.
We hope to be able to share school and community info as well as stay in touch with everyone while we have to observe enforced isolation and social distancing.
Who knows, it may be that what keeps us apart brings us together.
Nicola’s contact details are:
Nicola still available and contactable and will continue to offer support by phone/skype etc to pupils and parents/family
Keith Grammar School is fortunate to be able to offer the opportunity to some of our current S4 pupils to become Career Ready Students over their S5 and S6.
Career Ready UK, is a business led charity, supporting a movement of employers and schools working together to help raise the aspirations of 16 to 19 year olds and bridge the gap between education and work by giving them access to real experience of the world of work. Together we provide an awareness of business that broadens young people’s horizons and helps them decide whether to opt for employment, work-based learning (such as apprenticeships or school leaver programmes) or higher education.
Selected students follow a programme of mentoring, masterclasses, workplace visits and a four week paid internship.
S4 pupils have been informed about this opportunity in PSE and those meeting the selection criteria who are interested have taken a letter home about an information evening on Tuesday 26th March. If your child has not taken home a letter and you would like them to apply for this opportunity please contact their Guidance Teacher.
To be eligible to apply for this programme students must meet the following criteria:
- Studying between one and three Highers in S5
- Decent grades in National 4/5 qualifications
- Planning to stay in school until the end of S6
- Available for the minimum four consecutive week paid internship that starts in the last week of summer term of S5 and continues into the school holidays.
More information can be found at https://careerready.org.uk/
Ms Emily Souness
Principal Teacher of Guidance
For details of where and when additional support is available please see KEITH GRAMMAR SCHOOL STUDY CLUBS
Late bus for bus students is available every Thursday, please sign up at the Office by interval.