Welcome

Welcome to our website. Please follow the menu links to ‘Classes’ for details of your child’s teacher(s) and PE days. Curricular information will follow soon. Under the ‘Home Activities’ tab parents can find links to Education Scotland and other educational sites. We look forward to welcoming all of our pupils back after the long break. Our School telephone number is 0300-300-0166. Our 2020-21 School Handbook (pdf) can be viewed here and Renfrewshire Council’s ‘Welcome back’ to school booklet here regarding remote learning, communication with school and other matters.

We post regular updates for you regarding coronavirus and other school information, so please keep checking in to our website and scroll down to check for new information:

30/4/21 New School Newsletter for May here.

1/4/21 A big thank you to all pupils who took part in our Easter Egg competition (see an eggs-ample below…) and best wishes from Mr Maclean and all the staff for a happy Easter holiday. School resumes on Monday 19th April (and staggered times continue). Keep safe and well.

29/3/21 Information letter for parent/guardians from HT here.

29/3/21 Lunch menu for Thursday 1st April ‘Spring Tea Party’ here.

29/3/21 Details of Thursday 1st April’s (no, really!) Easter Fun Day here.

10/3/21 Mr Maclean’s letter regarding the return to school of P4-7 can be found here.

19/2/21 Feedback from Julie Calder
Head of Service (Curriculum and Quality) re: Renfrewshire Council’s parental survey on remote learning here.

19/2/21 Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director writes to you here to explain the reason for the decision to enable younger children to return to ELC and schools.

17/2/21 Parent update letter from Director of Children’s Services here.

10/2/21 Change to May in-service day for school year 2020-2021
The May in-service day has been moved from Tuesday 4 May to Thursday 6 May. This is to cover election day when some of our schools are used as polling stations. Parents have been sent a letter explaining the date change. You can read that and check the school holidays dates on the council’s website.

5/2/21 SCHOOL CLOSED – Just a reminder that the school will be closed for the mid term holiday on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th February and also on Wednesday 10th February for the staff In-service day.  The school hubs and home learning activities will resume again on Thursday 11th February.

2/2/21 Invitation to parents/carers of current P7 pupils – Gleniffer High School is holding an  ‘Online Parents’ Information Evening’ on Thursday 4th February at 6.30 pm. Click here for full details.

8/1/21 letter to parent/carers from Mr Maclean here regarding remote learning and communication with the school in the immediate future.

8/1/21  Did you know that pupils can access Glow via some gaming consoles? This might help to free up laptops or devices for others at home.  Xbox and Playstation users can click here for a useful guide. A guide to using the See-Saw home learning platform can be found here.

5/1/21 Important message from Mr Maclean here regarding return to school and children of key-workers. Read for full details please, but summary here:  Most pupils will commence online learning from Monday 11th January until at least Friday 29th January and we will provide you with further details by the end of the week.  Some of our pupils will attend our school hub from Thursday 7th January, if you have met the criteria for being a key-worker.  If this is the case, we will contact you tomorrow and I would ask that you only attend the Hub if your place has been confirmed by a phone call from us.

19/11/20 Update on Level 4 Covid restrictions from Steven Quinn here.

11/11/20 Please find an updated School safety (Covid-19) letter here.

28/10/20 Information for Registration of Infant Beginners for session 2021-22 here and details of Catchment area schools and Placing Requests here.

27/10/20 We have to thank Taylor Hamilton (p4/5) for his wonderful ‘LPS’ Hallowe’en pumpkin:

22/10/20 Sumdog maths have a video for parents here.  There are more  Sumdog guides in the Numeracy section under our Home Activities menu.

22/10/20 Our Summary Improvement Plan 2020-21 for parents is available here  and our Standards and Quality Report June 2020 here (This report will inform you of the school’s progress and achievements in the last session and let you know about our plans for 2020-2021).

2/10/20 P5 have created an outdoor compass in the playground to help with mathematics studies – details here.

22/9/20  Renfrewshire Council have produced a short public health Q&A video about Coronavirus (just over 6 minutes long). We hope it will be helpful to answer some commonly asked questions by parents – just click here.

Sending your child to school next year?  Information booklet here.  Choice of school or placing request info here.  Registration of infant beginners info here.

3/9/20 New school meals menu starts Monday 7th September – view details here. Gluten-free, and dairy-free options available.

1/9/20 September School newsletter here.

31/8/20 – Letter from Jason Leitch (National Clinical Director) regarding testing for Covid 19 and common colds here.

28/8/20 – Parent information letters are available under the class menus above. These will give some basic welcome and ‘housekeeping’ information at this early stage.

27/8/20 Letter to parents from Steven Quinn, Director of Children’s Services, giving an update, here.

27/8/20 NHS parent letter re: Covid19 testing, here.

27/8/20 Updated Operational Guidance for Schools booklet (to follow) here.

24/8/20 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, and gives 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’.  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. Click here to begin.

11/8/20 More details about this week’s return to school from Mr Maclean here and below:

Additional Information For Parents

School Bags/Lunch Boxes – We advise no school bags and that packed lunches be in a ‘poly’ bag.  However, if it is your preference for your child to bring a school bag and/or lunch box into school then that is fine but these will be placed under the pupil’s desk in the classroom.

Lunches – there will be no hot meals served initially.  Pupils can purchase a packed lunch (ham, cheese or tuna sandwich) along with pupils who receive a free school meal.  Pupils can bring their own packed lunch if they wish.  During dry weather, P1-P3 will eat their lunch in the classroom from 12pm-12.15pm and then go outside to play.  P4-P7 will eat their lunch outside from 12.15pm onwards.  During wet weather, all pupils will eat their lunch in the classroom.

Water – Pupils are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and take it home in the afternoon to be washed and refilled for the next day.

Medication – Essential Medication only should be brought to school and pupils should be able to administer their own inhalers.

Playground – We have decided to divide the senior playground into 3 zones – P6s & P7s, P4s & P5s and P3s will all play together in their own areas.  This will be reviewed as the session progresses.  There will be no segregated areas in the infant playground.

31/7/20 Return to school arrangements confirmed by Steven Quinn, Director of Children’s Services – click here for full details.

Three lovely Langcraigs ladies! After many years of great service, our three ‘Langcraigs Legends’ left in June 2020 for a well-earned retirement – we wish them every health and happiness for the future.

25/6/20 Refunds for school trips: We apologise to our parents and carers who are waiting for a refund for any day and residential school trips that have been cancelled. It has been a complex process and our staff have worked incredibly hard to resolve matters to ensure refunds can be paid. All refunds should be made by the middle of July.       Refunds for school meals:  All refunds for school meals, whether paid into our ParentPay system or paid directly to the school, have now been refunded.

24/6/20 IMPORTANT Steven Quinn latest parent update letter here.

12/6/20 IMPORTANT Steven Quinn Parent Update Letter 12.6.20 here  (gives latest information on plans for school reopening in August and how to apply for key-worker childcare, etc.)

11/6/20  From Children’s Services at Ren Council: applications for free school meals and clothing grants for the 2020/21 session.  We are still awaiting information from the government as to the qualifying criteria for both of these and so we are unable to open applications at present.  Please do not make applications for the new session right now.  We will be in touch again once these applications are open. Please remember that families can still apply for free school meals for the 2019/20 session but you will need to reapply again for 2020/21.

30/5/20 Here’s the council’s response to your questions about schools and nurseries here.  Earlier this month, Renfrewshire Council asked parents and carers to submit their questions on schools and nurseries. Thank you to everyone who took part, there was a phenomenal response with more than 1,000 questions. Your most-asked questions were put to Steven Quinn, Director of Children’s Services, which you can also see here via YouTube.

30/5/20 Steven Quinn, Director of Education and Childcare,  answers parents and carers most-asked questions here by video.

28/5/20  General Coronavirus Information (includes a link to schools information) here.

28/5/20 Coronavirus Information and FAQs about early years and schools: here

28/5/20 Online application for free school meals: here (Visit the page and then click on ‘Apply for Free School Meals’ under Related Links on the right hand side of the page)

28/5/20 Online application for clothing grantshere this should reopen on 1 June 2020 or shortly thereafter and information is on the same page as for meals.

Do you have a child excited about coming to start P1 with us at Langcraigs when the new 2020-21 session begins? Miss McLennan has made a wonderful video entitled P1 Transition virtual school tour of Langcraigs – it’s great! Just click here to view what our super school has to offer! (18/5/20)

28/5/20 What is the Best Start Grant?
It is a package of three payments that will give extra money to parents and carers during the early years of a child’s life.
28/5/20 What is the School Age Payment?
It is a £250 payment made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 to help with the costs of a child starting school.  If your child was born between 1 March 2015 – 29 Feb 2016, and you get certain benefits or tax credits, you could get £250 to help with the costs of starting school For full details and how to apply, please click here.

ParentPay will be live at our school on 30th April 2020. Click here to view the information sheet previously sent home, or click here to find out more for parents on the ParentPay website and login page.

To book an extra-curricular club, please click here and for a PDF guide on using the booking system, here: RL System Guidance Notes

Please click to view our Summary Improvement Plan for parents Aug 2019  which details our scheduled developments for 2019-2020 .

GDPR – We have our school ‘Privacy Notice’ available to view under the  ‘Information’ tab, above – this outlines how we collect and process your data and personal information. For full data protection information from Renfrewshire Council, please click here.

School menus and gritting/icy weather access advice viewable under ‘Information’ tab.

P4 Mr Lardner 032

Welcome from the Head Teacher

Dear Parent/Carer,

Welcome to Langcraigs Primary School’s website.

In Langcraigs, we aim to provide a happy, secure and health promoting learning environment where your child will be encouraged to work hard, to develop social talents and abilities and to take pride in their achievements. We strive to provide all our pupils with a wide range of learning opportunities and our aim is to encourage pupils to be confident individuals, responsible citizens, effective contributors and successful learners.

I look forward to working with you to achieve these aims and to provide a quality education for your child.

Our School Handbook is your guide to the school and an electronic copy is accessible via the ‘Information’ tab above. It, along with links to Renfrewshire Council’s website, will provide you with information on all aspects of life and work within the school. I hope that you will find all the information on and accessible via our website to be helpful and informative.

If at any time there is any matter you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours sincerely

Graeme Maclean

Head Teacher

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