What a pleasure it has been to have everyone back in the building this week! We hope that you have all settled back into the school routine and that pupils have been happy with their return. There are only a few updates and reminders this week to make you aware of;
Parents night for P1-3 pupils take place this coming Tuesday and Wednesday evening. We are using the new Parent Booking system for these and parents, who have chosen to, should have signed up on the website. Instructions for joining the video calls are above for your reference. Other schools that have used this system report it be very reliable – we will hope that technology cooperates for us too! Please contact the school office if you have had any issues with requesting an appointment time.
We hope to hold Parents Night appointments for P4-7 pupils on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th of May, also using the online system and will be in touch with further details about this following the Easter break.
Arrival at School
Pupils should not arrive at school prior to 8.50 each morning. Staff will be in the playground from 8.50 each morning, however, when the playground is unsupervised, pupils should not be there. This is also the case after school and weekends when the playground is also out of use.
Self Isolation Support
The Highland Council have asked us to share the following message;
From 7 December 2020 parents or primary carers of children who are required to isolate are eligible to apply for a Covid-19 Self-Isolation Support Grant. If you are in receipt of low-income benefits and will lose income as a result of being required to self-isolate to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and you have been asked by NHS Test and Protect Service to self-isolate either because you have tested positive for Covid-19 or you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, you may be entitled to a £500 Self-Isolation Support Grant.
Please contact the Welfare Support Team on 0800 090 1004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Over the next two weeks, our Primary 4 and Primary 7 pupils will be taking part in the Scottish National Standardised Assessments which will help to inform planning over the final term of school. These assessments are delivered online, during class time, just as they have been for the past few years. Please be in touch if you have any questions regarding this.
Just a reminder that school will close on for the Easter break on Thursday 1st April at 3.30pm and will reopen on Monday 19th April. Also advance notice that the May Day holiday this year is on Monday 3rd May and there is a council wide inset day on Thursday 6th May.
We wish you all a lovely weekend. I’m sure that after this first full week of being back to school routines, everyone is ready for it.