Please see the attached letter from Derek Brown, Executive Director, Education and Families, regarding the updated advice from the government guidance for level 4 for schools.
Scottish Government guidance requires pupils to wear a face covering on school buses and in communal areas, with S4-S6 pupils also required to wear a face covering in class. We have a limited supply of paper Face Masks for pupils who have forgotten to bring theirs. Unfortunately the number of paper Face Masks that we are handing out is increasing on a weekly basis.
In order to be kinder to the environment I am asking that pupils wear a face covering that can be washed and reused. To support this we will soon be selling a 2ply cloth Face Mask with the school badge and motto for £2.
Calderhead High School
UPDATE: Well done to Calderhead High School’s Captains and Prefects team who raised £671.01 for Children in Need!
They organised a dress down day and Rounders Festival for BBC Children in Need on Friday, 13th November. Staff and pupils braved the inclement Shotts weather to play spirited games of rounders in their year groups and a great time was had by all. Well done to everyone who organised and participated in the fundraising activities.
Parents and carers can help the fundraising effort by donating at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/calderheadhsprefectteam
Following on from feedback received from our Connectivity survey, we have created a guide for parents and carers in accessing Microsoft Teams. Please click on image below.
This platform is widely used by school staff to provide work, set homework, share resources and communicate with pupils. We hope that you can take some time to access the guide and support your son/daughter in accessing Teams from home.
This year has been a tough year for everyone and we want to make sure young people’s voices are heard.
If you know of anyone who would be interested in being a voice for young people, why not encourage them to stand – please see attached poster.
Registration is open now and the closing date is 5pm on Friday 6th November.
Our Children in Need fundraising will be different this year. As the current restrictions do not allow us to have assemblies, we cannot do our usual talent show. However, Calderhead High School’s Captain and Prefect Team have arranged an outdoor Rounders Festival on Friday, 13th November 2020. Pupils will be asked to pay £1 to participate.
This will also be a ‘Come as Yourself’ dress down day for all pupils and staff, who will be asked to donate £1 if possible.
They have also set up a ‘Just Giving’ page and would appreciate it if you would help them raise as much money as possible to support Children in Need.
We hope that parents/carers of pupils at our school can help us gather information about the ease of access to digital resources. We will use the results of the survey to help us improve digital connection as much as possible. Thank you. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=oyzTzM4Wj0KVQTctawUZKSLznQZc2_VLsOqygGdE3-5UQ1I5T1FNVk1KWDhVT0s5TUdNRDBXNktNQy4u
Please note that the cost of a school meal in secondary school will increase to £3.05 from 26th October, 2020.
Please see the attached letter for more information (click on image below – will open in a new page).
NHS Lanarkshire’s test and protect team is carrying out contact tracing after a person at Calderhead High School tested positive for Covid-19. They are currently self-isolating at home.
NHS Lanarkshire is working closely with North Lanarkshire Council with regards to the case and is contacting close contacts. Public health advice is being given to these individuals and they are being told to self-isolate.
Following the findings of a review, there is no evidence currently to suggest that there is transmission in the school. The risk to the wider school community has currently been assessed as low and the school will remain open.
Please click on the images below for more information (link will open in new page):
We have arranged for free delivery to the school for PE T-Shirts and Blazers on orders placed with Academy Uniform. This is a saving of £6.50.
The free delivery code is CALDERH , this is valid until Saturday, 10th October 2020. The code is entered once goods have been selected and prior to payment. It is anticipated that orders will be in school week beginning 19th October.
Goods can still be ordered for home delivery if customers prefer at a cost of £6.50
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