The following information is relevant to all families, regardless of whether your child is home learning or in school.
As you all know, our Nursery & P1-3 children will return to school on a full time basis from Monday 22nd February 2021 and we are very much looking forward to seeing their wee faces!
With the return of those children, we need to give you some specific information and reminders in order to keep everyone safe. If your child is in P1-3 or if they are accessing time in school under the Keyworker/Vulnerable status, a letter will be emailed to you this evening. Please keep an eye out for it as it give you the following:
- Reminder of what house your child is in
- Start/Finish times
- Reminder of PE Days
- Zones/Gates for access
- Health & Safety information & reminders ALL adults are expected to follow these!
Please note: Those families who are accessing school through the Keyworker/Vulnerable category, your child’s current hours remain in place. These children do not come to school on a full time basis. Remember, if there is an adult or alternative care available at home, your child should not attend!
Please click on the link below to see blank version of this letter. If you do not receive a letter and your child is entitled to attend school, then please just come to school on Monday, as we must not have an email address for you.
IF YOUR CHILD IS IN P4-7 AND CONTINUING TO LEARN AT HOME:
We have had an increase in requests for older siblings to attend school when P1-3 return. Please understand that we would like nothing more than to welcome all children back to school. However, the message from the Government is clear and we should all be staying at home unless completely necessary for the time being. I understand that many of you will be finding this situation challenging to say the least and we will continue to do what we can to support you. However, the emphasis is currently on having the least amount of children and adults in school as possible.
Please do not disengage with digital learning! We have made such great progress and the provision is very good. I understand that there is the temptation to disengage. Even if your child joins in with certain aspects or if they need a break but are then guided back to their lessons, it is better for them to be involved.
THE GUIDELINES FOR ISOLATION AND TESTING HAVE CHANGED…
If you live with other people and have symptoms, YOU WILL ALL need to stay at home for 10 days from the start of your symptoms even if the others don’t have symptoms themselves. They should book a test 3 to 5 days after your symptoms started. Even if they receive a negative result, they must still complete the 10 day isolation.
If they develop symptoms, they need to stay at home for 10 days from the day their symptoms started. They should do this even if it takes them over the original 10-day isolation period.
Your whole household should follow our stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.