I am sure you will all be aware of the First Minister’s announcement yesterday informing us all that schools will be closed to the majority of pupils until 1st February.
We are all aware of how fast this new strain of the Coronavirus is spreading as our own community has been significantly affected in the past couple of weeks.
Staying at home remains the safest place for your children to be. However this will not be possible for everyone and school will be open for those families who need it.
Thank you to those of you who have completed the application for key worker places – these currently can all be honoured and you should send your children to nursery/school on your requested days. I have also been in touch with others who should send their children in on agreed days.
For those children attending, nursery and school will operate at the usual hours. School lunches will be available but children can take in a packed lunch if they prefer.
This week the provision is for childcare only so pupils can take a small toy/activity/book with them to keep them occupied, as per the letter issued by Highland Council prior to the holidays.
From Monday 11th January staff will try their best to support children with teaching and learning activities set by class teachers on google classrooms.
ALL pupils, whether at school or home, are expected to register and complete work on a daily basis from 11th January.
In school, pupils will be in small groups and remain in these groups throughout the day to limit the spreading of germs as much as possible. All previous regimes of hand washing/sanitising/cleaning of resources and equipment will be closely followed.
For those attending school in the next few weeks…
Children from nursery to P2 should enter through the nursery door.
P3-4 should enter through the door at the front of the building (where P1/2 usually line up).
P5-7 should enter through the main door at reception (where P6/7 usually line up).
If you require a place for your children to attend school in the coming weeks and have not yet requested this, please get in touch with me as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org
As always I thank you for your support in this ever changing landscape. We promise to keep your precious children, and our precious staff as safe as we possibly can.