Please see below the attached letter from Douglas explaining the arrangements for key workers and the explanation of a key worker. If your job is not included in this list please keep your child at home.
The most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
Where all adults in the family are key workers, please ensure that this is your only option before bringing your child into school on Monday and speaking with a member of the management team. Copies of the Registration Form for provision after next week will be available from the school. It is an essential part of our national effort to combat this disease.
This service is only for children in families where all adults in the household are designated as keyworkers.
Childcare provision for Key Workers – Letter from Douglas Hutchison
Registration form – key worker service
Although the school will close today, we are still waiting to hear what options are available for children of key workers that have no other child care. Please ensure that you follow all government advice to keep youself and the community as safe as possible.
I would like to thank all the school staff for the amazing effort they have put in this week despite a lot of uncertainty and anxiety. They have gone above and beyond to make sure that the children have a ‘normal’ time as possible. The children have all been amazing too.
I hope all our parents have been able to access the ‘Home Learning’ section on the website. If you are having any issues around logging in to any of the websites please email the school. This will be updated over the duration of the school closure and we will be setting up microsoft teams for each class. This can be accessed through GLOW. We will send out information about this when it is set up.
All microsoft office programmes are available to download free through GLOW. We will re-post how to do this.
If you have any comments about the Home Learning or ways in which we can support you. Please leave a comment or email in.
We will update you when we have further information. In the meantime, stay safe.
School email: Holmston.Mail@south-ayrshire.gov.uk