Last week

Dear Parents/ Carers,

I am aware that this is the last week and that many of you will be feeling anxious about information for next session.

I would like to reassure you that we will be in a position tomorrow to share classes,  teachers and what information we can about what next session will look like,  in line with all other schools in Aberdeen City.

On Thursday morning we will be having our special leavers’ assembly which we would encourage everyone to tune into. The link for this will be shared soon. Then on Thursday pm there are a series of Meet the Teacher Google Meets organised so that your child can get an opportunity to meet their teacher for next session. The details of those will be communicated to you separately.

Teachers will be involved in some training sessions at the end of this week to allow as much time as possible for planning at the start of the new term.

Please try to enjoy the last week of what has been one of our most eventful sessions.

S. Campbell-Morgan

(Acting Head Teacher)

Wellbeing Surveys

Dear Parents/ Carers

I have been asked to share these links with you so that the local authority can guage wellbeing. One is for you as a parent and the other for your child/ren.

Please take a minute as it will be useful information for the authority to use in their planning.

Your child’s class teacher will also share the link but the only need to do it once.

Health & Wellbeing Parent/Carer Questionnaire”

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aw-pJD2_E02ip4k2nOs166u34B_csPtNhATOn9juXjFURURLM1RWRzVHSUtRUEpTM0k2NlIxSU1QQiQlQCN0PWcu

Education Learner Wellbeing Questionnaire

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aw-pJD2_E02ip4k2nOs166u34B_csPtNhATOn9juXjFUM1BHQVM2UVUwODc1MlVMUjQ1RVZRTDI2OCQlQCN0PWcu

Thank you for your time

S.Campbell-Morgan

(Acting Head Teacher)

School Plan

Dear Parents/ Carers,

You will be aware that today I had planned to publish our School Recovery Plan which will now become our contingency plan.

Yesterday, John Swinney, the Depute First Minister (DFM), made a statement in Parliament which detailed the ambition of The Scottish Government for all children and young people to return to school full- time in August 2020. The DFM stressed that it is an aim which the Government is now working towards but it “remains conditional and dependent upon ongoing scientific and health advice.”

You’ll be aware that all schools were asked to develop a Plan to detail the arrangements made for ‘blended learning’, this is the plan I refer to above and now acts as our Contingency Plan.  The Plan details all the arrangements made to keep our children safe and outlines a number of new arrangements to ensure physical distancing.  The Plan also outlines how children will access in-school learning if we are asked to deliver education in this way in August.

We now know that this plan will only be enacted if the scientific and health advice determine that it is unsafe for children and staff to return to school full time.  We currently await further guidance in light of the DFM statement yesterday and plan to share contingency arrangements with you as soon as we can check our approach against updated guidance.

I understand completely that this again put you in a situation where you still have no information. What I can tell you is that we should be in a position to tell you which class your child will be in and which teacher they will have by Monday.

I thank you for your patience in this and understand how hard it is for all of you.

S.Campbell-Morgan

(Acting Head Teacher)

News this week so far

Dear Parents/ Carers,

I have entitled this news so far as I’m sure there will be more!

Assembly- The link to watch this live at 9.30am on Wednesday this week is here https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/8b555bf9-c4f5-4003-be10-1c3cc77d20c2

It will, as usual, be recorded and that link can be requested afterwards if anyone is unable to watch live.

Meet the Teacher Events-We hope to have your child’s teacher/class/group info out to you by the end of the week or early next week. We have planned Google Meet-meet the teacher events for the afternoon of Thursday 2nd July as this is something we physically do every year. More details of times and links will follow.

Primary 1-more information re extra transition events will come out to later today from Ms Pert who is in charge of that area.

School Recovery Plan-this will be posted to our website on Wednesday this week in line with all other schools in Aberdeen City. More information specific to your child should follow soon afterwards. Again I understand what an anxious time this is for all and thank you for your patience.

S.Campbell-Morgan

(Acting Head Teacher)

World of Work – Qand A Sessions

There has been a bit of confusion this morning accessing the meet for some.  Unfortunately Ms Gill had difficulty getting to the meeting and then she had internet issues.  I am hoping that she may be able to reschedule.

What I have realised is that the code that is being used to access the meet is the class code if pupils want to join the class.  The meeting code is something different – byynhit5ex. You can go directly to the meet icon (not the classroom link) and click on join a meet using this code.

Due to security restricitons these meets cannot be accessed by gmails that are not from education and should start with gw…….   An older brother or sister’s address can be used or please contact the office if you require an address.

Sorry for the confusion…hopefully the difficulties are addressed now! Technology!!!