March 16, 2020
by Mrs Hay
All pupils at Burravoe Primary School have GLOW usernames and logins. P3-7 pupils are familiar with logging in and should need minimal support from parents in accessing Teams, where pupils tasks and activities are being shared, and the class notebook where they can save any documents.
P1/2 pupils all have literacy and numeracy packs sent home last week, and a selection of suggested home activities has been shared with parents for Early, First and Second level to complement this.
If any parents have issues with access or digital devices, please contact the school via email, as although schools are still open for staff many are having to work from home due to childcare.
Information has been shared today from Children’s Services, as follows –
Dear Parent and Carer
When the decision was made to close some of our schools for one week from Monday 16 March for operational and resilience reasons, Children’s Services committed to issuing further information to parents and carers at the start of this week, including information about learning that can be done at home, and electronic communication between children and staff during the closure period.
We recognise that is a very unsettling time for families, and school staff, and we are committed to ensuring that learning can take place at this time at home.
More specifically, the following arrangements are already in place:
– All secondary pupils should now have a Glow username and password. Glow is the Scottish schools free intranet platform, supported by the Scottish Government and is a secure site GLOW
– Many of our children and staff are already familiar with Glow and the Office 365 tools within it through their use of it in school.
– Some upper primary pupils will also have a Glow username and password.
– Guidance notes for the use of Glow are also attached to this email.
– There is also a pupil Glow support email address PUPILglowsupportshetland@shetland.gov.uk , which is being monitored regularly.
– If your child does not have access to an internet enabled device, please inform the school so alternative arrangements can be in place.
– If you live in an area which is poorly served in terms of internet connectivity, then please contact the school.
– For any pupil who requires physical work to be delivered, the school will contact parents directly.
– For children and young people in the senior phase of their education, secondary four to secondary six, please note that Children’s Services are in discussion with the SQA to discuss the implications of the school closures this week, and we will be sharing information with schools and parents and carers as soon as possible.
– Finally, please find attached general advice that Children’s Services have received for supporting family life at this time, which may be of use to your family.
Please do discuss any concerns you have with your school in the first instance.