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Unfortuantely, Whitelees Parent/Teacher meetings scheduled to take place tomorrow (Thursday 1st March) are cancelled due to the severe weather warning issued.  All NLC schools are also closed tomorrow.  

An alternative date for Parent/Teacher meetings will be agreed and we will inform you once this has been arranged.  

Thank you once again for your patience and support.




As we are due to experience some adverse weather over the next couple of days I thought it would be appropriate to reiterate some advice distributed in November.   You can keep up to date on the Council’s Facebook page “nlcwinter” and we will be keeping you up to date on our own Twitter page WhiteleesPS and website www.whitelees.n-lanark.sch.uk.  During periods of prolonged bad weather the North Lanarkshire website www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk will be updated daily at 7.00am

The school will only be closed in exceptional circumstances taking into account pupil safety, in which case you will find the details on our Twitter page, our website or the North Lanarkshire website. If the decision is made to close the school after the start of the school day our office staff will contact all parents via email or text.  It is therefore vital that the school is kept updated with any change of emergency contact numbers over the Winter season and that you are registered for our new Groupcall Xpressions system.

If pathways in the school are particularly icy or snow covered one main pathway through the school will be cleared/gritted.  Please ensure children are dressed appropriately for the weather as they will be outside for break and lunch unless the weather is particularly bad or the playground is icy or exceptionally snow covered.   Children will only be admitted to the school building before 9.00am if there are sufficient staff in the building to supervise them.

Thank you for your continued support.


Winter Weather Update

Winter weather

Now that  Winter has properly begun we would like to take this opportunity to let you know that the school paths and areas of the playground have been gritted. 
Could you please remind your child to stay on the gritted areas to help avoid any accidents?  We will also continue to remind the children and will do so today at assembly.
Children will be kept in at playtime and lunchtime until such times as the weather improves and it is safe for them to be outside again.
We will continue to monitor this situation.
Once again thank you for your continued support.