Category Archives: Whole School News

Thank You and September Newsletter

Firstly thank you to all who donated books towards the class library stock. These will be distributed to classes and are a welcome addition to our current selection.

Please also see our September newsletter. We are trying to minimise the number of pieces of paper sent home, so only those that require a return will be sent in paper format.

On behalf of all the staff I would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Tuesday 29th September.

 

Letter Sep2020

Maths Week Scotland 2020 – 28th September to 4th October

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From Monday 28th September to Sunday 4th October, we will be celebrating all things about maths and numeracy because it is Maths Week Scotland 2020! The Renfrewshire theme is ‘Maths at Work‘ so your child may be asking you when and how you use maths in your job or every day life.

P2-7 pupils are all entered in the National Sumdog Contest which  they will play in school and can also play at home. We will be having fun in school exploring and investigating a variety of maths topics and concepts. We will be challenging ourselves with low floor high ceiling tasks and making mistakes and connections throughout the week!

Keep checking our blog and Twitter feed for photos and updates of what we are up to!

New Lunch Menu from Monday 7th September

Please see the interim lunch menu below. The menu will start on Monday the 7th September when a hot option will become  available.

Week 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sausage Roll with Salad & Potato Wedges Fish Goujon Wrap with Salad & Smiley Faces Pizzini with Salad & Potato Wedges Chicken Burger with Salad & Smiley Faces Hot dog with Salad and Potato Wedges
Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise

Yoghurt, Fruit, water & milk

Week 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Chicken Nuggets Salad & Smiley Faces Veggie Burger with Salad & Potato Wedges Chicken Goujon Wrap with Salad & Smiley Faces Pizzini with Salad & Potato Wedges Hot dog with Salad and Smiley Faces
Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise Sandwich Selection Cheese, Ham or Tuna Mayonnaise

Yoghurt, Fruit, water & milk

School Transport Travellers Only

Today Glen Coaches have issued each child who is on their bus list with a pass. Moving forward pupils will need to show this pass to the driver before they board the bus.

Only those who have applied and been accepted for school transport are insured to travel by this means.

If your child has not been issued with a pass today but you think that they should have one please make sure you have applied for home school transport through this link.

Alternatively contact Children’s Services on 0300 300 0170

Physical Distancing Reminder

In light of the recent increase in the daily numbers of COVID-19 cases, just a reminder that the rules on physical distancing remain in place.

All adults who are not from the same household should remain at least 2 metres apart at all times.

If you are waiting in the streets around the school or in the playground please make sure that you maintain this distance at all times.  It would also be helpful if a maximum of one adult per family attended at the end of the day.  This will  help reduce the number of adults in the vicinity of the school.

The guidance also states that in places where distancing is difficult a mask should be worn. You may wish to consider this on the Ashy Path.

Pupils do not need to physically distance from each other and therefore can leave through the gates side by side.

Adults may wish to wait until the gates are clear of the majority of  pupils before trying to exit as this will make it easier to distance from one another.

Our only aim is to keep all in the Bishopton Community safe and healthy and we appreciate your assistance in this.

Current Advice on COVID Symptoms and Testing

Please see the attached letters giving the current advice on COVID symptoms and testing in children.

Should a child present with any one of the 3 symptoms in school, we will contact you and advise that you arrange a test. As noted in the letters some of these symptoms are not specific to COVID and may be related to other illnesses. However, in order to ensure the health and safety of all, if a child presents with any one of these symptoms we will be in touch and ask you to follow the appropriate medical advice.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Coronavirus – Jason Leitch Letter on testing and common colds – 31

August 2020 2020 DFM Letter

Using Teams and Glow for Homework

Most classes will be issuing homework from Monday 31st August. To minimise paperwork and jotters being brought back and forth between home and school, we will be using Teams to upload the completed homework tasks. Please have a look at previously published post to help you and your child navigate Glow and Teams.

Glow & Teams Help

This can be found under the Glow button on the top right of the school site.

Face Coverings on School Transport

A reminder that the guidance is once again changing, and from Monday 31st August all children over 5 should wear a face covering on School Transport, bringing it in line with all other public transport.

If your child is wearing a disposable face covering they will dispose of it appropriately when they enter the building.  If it is a reusable one, please make sure they have something to store it in.

If a child forgets their face covering we can provide them with one before they board.

If for any reason this is not appropriate please get in touch to let us know.

Wet Weather Footwear

In our original communication we asked that pupils come to school in footwear appropriate to wear outdoors to avoid the need for changing and we said that we would revisit this when the weather turned for the worse.

Obviously we didn’t expect that to be so soon into the new term. We had hoped for a spell of reasonable weather for a few more weeks yet.  Unfortunately the weather has been more unpredictable than ever and although we have had some very sunny spells, we have had a lot of very wet weather too.

In light of this we will be allowing pupils to change their shoes in the cloakroom areas of the school. If they wish to leave their wellies or similar in school please send them in a bag, labelled with their name,  that can be hung on their peg so that they are not left on the floor or taken into the classroom.

We will be continue to go outdoors for play and learning even if the weather is wet. However safety is our first priority and on days like today where gusts of wind of 40 mph or more are forecast pupils will remain indoors.

I appreciate that this is early in the session to be making changes but we are all getting used to working under the new COVID guidance and protocols. The safety of our pupils and staff remains our top priority.

ParentPay and Parent Portal

In support of Renfrewshire’s ambition to provide better communications between parents/carers and our schools, we are excited to launch Parentsportal.scot – an exciting new initiative which enables and creates a digital relationship between parents, pupils and schools.

The portal is designed to replace the ‘schoolbag run’, giving parents online access to a range of school-related services.  At the heart of the system, is a secure online account through mygov.scot which is referred to as a ‘My Account’.  This is already used in over half of Renfrewshire schools enabling parents to make payments online.

The first phase of the service will introduce basic information about your school and will allow you to link to your child and update your own, as well as your child’s details as part of the Annual Data Check process, that is now managed electronically.

As the portal develops, we look forward to seeing more services introduced in the coming months.

On signing up to the portal, you will be able to link to your child and gain access to the services which are currently available.  Please note this service is only available to Primary and Secondary children.  In order to link to your child, the data you provide during the sign up process must match the most up-to-date data that your child’s school holds.

Click on the link below to get started:

http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/schools/parentsportal

Could I ask you to open a Parentpay account if you haven’t already done so? Also, look out for e-mail from ParentPay on the Launch of Parentsportal. Click the link below for instructions how to create an account:

Create My Account