End of School Year Letter 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

End of the School Year Letter to Parents and Carers


 On Friday 26 June, Mrs. Budge, the Director of Children’s Services, wrote to you to confirm the Scottish Government’s announcement on Tuesday 23 June that, providing coronavirus continues to be suppressed, and it is safe to do so, all local authorities in Scotland should prepare for children to be able to return to school full-time in August.

The Scottish Government also confirmed on the 23 June that the blended learning model is the contingency option that may still need to be enacted.

The purpose of this letter is to provide further clarification and information ahead of the end of the school term on Friday 3 July.

  1. P1 – 7 Class Allocation for 2020 – 21

Teachers have been allocated for the next session as follows:

P 1 – 3 Miss Anne Margaret Laurenson

P 4 – 7 Mrs Elaine O’Neill/ Mrs Wendy Fraser

Mrs Vaila Stevenson will continue as Additional Support Needs teacher on Mondays.  Expressive art staff for next year are Mrs Sarah Mullay (Art), Mrs Natalie Cairns-Ratter (Music) and Mrs Kerri Redfern (PE).  These staff work in the school on a part-time basis and pupils receive 50 minutes of art, music and PE from these specialist teachers.

  1. What happens next?

 The final decision on whether schools will reopen full-time for children and young people on the 11 August, or partially with a blended model of delivery, will be made by the Scottish Government by the 30 July.

You will appreciate that this is very fluid situation.  Therefore, Children’s Services will continue to write to all parents and carers through the summer holidays, and will confirm the actual arrangements at the start of August for the return of children and young people in Shetland for the new academic session 2020/21.

During the summer holidays, if you have any queries or concerns about the return of your children to school in August, please do contact Children’s Services directly by emailing: Education.SocialServices@shetland.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Wendy Fraser

Head Teacher