C19 update: 4 Jan 2021 – New restrictions, more change

I hope you have all managed to get some valuable down-time over the festive period. The first Minister announced yesterday that (in response to a steeply rising number of cofirmed C-19 cases and concern about increased transmission as a result of the new variant) there will be;

An extension to the period of home learning that was announced before Christmas. This will now run until 1 February – subject to review.

Vulnerable children and children of key workers will still be able to attend school in person. Families that this concerns will be contacted with finer details this afternoon.

Staff continue to work very hard to ensure high quality learning, teaching and assessment. We ask that parents make sure that expectations of remote learning are met during this period and we are all very grateful for your support.

The main platform for remote learning will be provided through class TEAMS. Staff have ensured all children were issued with log in details before the winter break. However, we are mindful that this will present some challenges for some individuals. If you do experience any difficulties accessing learning during this time please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff at school so we can support.

Stay safe

Mrs Henry (Acting Headteacher)

Reminder

Just a reminder, if your child receives a positive test for COVID19 please call school on 0131 661 3054 during office hours. Outside office hours and over the holiday period please call 0131 200 2000. Thank you.