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St John’s RC High SchoolHealth & Safety Protocol

PUPIL – COVID-19 PROTOCOL

The school’s priorities will always be to adhere to strict hygiene guidelines and social distancing. 

ARRIVAL

  • Pupils should as far as possible maintain social distancing at all times
  • Pupils should enter the building through the pupil entrance and use the hand sanitiser located on the wall or table 
  • Where pupils are being dropped off, this should be out with the school grounds.  Parent/carers should not enter the school grounds personally or with their vehicle

DEPARTURE

  • Pupils should use the hand sanitisers on departure 
  • When pupils are being picked up, this should be done out with the school grounds

PPE

  • All areas being used by staff and pupils will be provided with appropriate PPE.  This will include gloves, hand sanitiser, antibacterial wipes, and sprays. 

CLASSROOMS

  • Pupils will be given an antibacterial wipe to wipe down their desk, chair and working area. A disposable bag will be provided to place wipes in
  • Pupils should remain seated at their desk and not move around the classroom.  The teacher will be the only person who has free movement around the classroom
  • At the end of the lesson, pupils should remain seated until directed by the teacher
  • Pupils should follow the one-way system while moving around the building at any time
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BREAK & LUNCHTIME

  • Break will be staggered and access to the cafeteria at lunchtime will be on an allocated basis
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CLASS TIME

  • Pupils will be encouraged to use the toilet at break and lunchtimes and going to the toilet during class time will be for emergencies only.

 

SAFE CLASSROOM PRACTICE

  • Please follow all hygiene rules
  • Please remain in your own seat
  • Please use your own stationery
  • Please wipe down your work area on arrival and departure
  • Please put wipes in the disposable bag provided
  • Please follow all social distancing rules

 

                                      

New Term Arrangements

Dear Parent/Carer

I hope this finds you and your family in good health and looking forward to the new term.  Our arrangements for next week are as follows:

Monday 10th August        Staff In-service day
Tuesday 11th August        Staff In-service day

Wednesday 12th August
S5 and S6
Young people will be met at the pupil entrance by SLT at 8.40 and directed to their Tutor Room.
Period 1 and 2 will be an extended induction to ensure a smooth return to school.
Period 3 – 7 normal timetable/course choice changes by appointment with Guidance Teacher.

Thursday 13th August

S5/6 will continue with their normal timetable

S1 and S4
Young people will be met at the pupil entrance by SLT at 8.40 and directed to their Tutor rooms.
Period 1 and 2 will be an extended induction period to ensure a smooth transition/return to school
Period 3 – 6 normal timetable

Friday 14th August

S1/4/5/6 Follow normal timetable

S2 and S3
Young people will be met at the pupil entrance by SLT at 8.40 and directed to their Tutor rooms
Pupil Protocol – included 

Equipment – All young people will be issued with a resource pack which will include pens, pencils, eraser, sharpener, ruler and calculator. 

Filled water bottles are encouraged.  The water fountains are not available for use at this time. 

Uniform: School uniform should be worn as normal. 

If, for any reason you may not be in a position to provide school uniform, please contact the school by email or telephone.

 

Email: st-johns@dundeecity.gov.uk
Telephone: 01382 307060

Transport
If you are travelling to school by public transport please remember that you must wear a face mask, observe social distancing and ensure good hand hygiene. 

I would encourage young people to walk or cycle where at all possible. 

Cars
Please drop off and pick up your child away from the school grounds.  Cars may not enter the school grounds unless previously agreed with Mrs McLagan. 

I would encourage you to use the Stack Leisure Car Park as a drop off/pick up point. 

Catering
Initially there will only be a lunchtime service

Any young person requiring lunch will complete lunch order form, the choices will be limited. The lunch will be provided within sealed containers in a snack bag. 

Young people will not be able to top up their account as we are operating a cashless catering service.  Your child’s account can be topped up through parent pay or by paypoint.

New S1 pupils – parent pay letter is included.  I would encourage all S1 pupils to remain in school at lunchtime until the October holidays. 

Packed lunches – designated areas will be available for young people who bring packed lunches to school.

Any young people who choose to go to the shops at lunchtime, must remember to observe current restrictions – social distancing and wearing a face mask to enter a shop.

Any food bought out with the school should not be brought into the school. Please encourage your child to bring a packed lunch. 

Covid 19 Symptoms

If you or any member of your family show symptoms of Covid 19, your young person should not come to school. 

The symptoms are: 
•    A new continuous cough
•    A high temperature
•    Loss of, or change in sense of smell or taste
You may find the following websites helpful:

1.    https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-preparing-start-new-school-term-august-2020/
2.    https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/coronavirus/faqs-for-parents-about-the-re-opening-of-schools-and-nurseries
3.    https://www.npfs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/npfs backtoschool guidance F.pdf

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.  My sincere thanks for your patience and understanding as we journey forwards together.

Yours faithfully
Fiona McLagan
Head Teacher

 

Parents and Carers Newsletter 26th June 2020

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June 2020
Issue 8

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We are delighted to bring you the newest edition of the Scotland Learns: Parents and Carers Newsletter. You can see the latest issue of this newsletter here.

 

We hope you have found the learning activities, links, hints and tips in #ScotlandLearns supportive and useful.

 

In this newsletter you will find:

  • new learning activities on literacy, numeracy, Gaelic, as well as health and wellbeing;
  • advice on supporting children who are deaf; 
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  • advice for those planning to go to college;
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You can also see previous editions of this newsletter on our Scotland Learns website, alongside all the learning activities to date.

 

This newsletter is specifically for parents and carers. The activities do not require lots of materials and the tasks are designed to encourage children’s creativity and independence.

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June 2020
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We are delighted to bring you the latest edition of the Scotland Learns: Parents and Carers Newsletter. You can see the latest issue of this newsletter here.

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  • new learning activities on literacy, numeracy, Gaelic, as well as health and wellbeing;
  • advice on supporting children with visual impairment;
  • useful links, information and support on dealing with racism from Young Scot and Childline;
  • ideas about looking back and reflecting on achievements, changes and actions;
  • and a great creativity challenge.
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We would be grateful if you could share this newsletter with others and let them know that they can subscribe to receive it direct to their inbox.

 

This newsletter is specifically for parents and carers. The activities do not require lots of materials and the tasks are designed to encourage children’s creativity and independence.

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Parents and Carers Newsletter 11 June 2020

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We are delighted to bring you the latest edition of the Scotland Learns: Parents and Carers Newsletter. You can see the latest issue of this newsletter here.

In this edition there are:

  • new learning activities on literacy, numeracy, Gaelic, as well as health and wellbeing;
  • advice for supporting children with dyslexia; 
  • information on transitions for young people starting and leaving secondary school;
  • a new resource on supporting young carers in education at this time;
  • a great creativity challenge.
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We would be grateful if you could share this newsletter with others and let them know that they can subscribe to receive it direct to their inbox.

 

This newsletter is specifically for parents and carers. The activities do not require lots of materials and the tasks are designed to encourage children’s creativity and independence.

You can see previous editions of this newsletter on our Scotland Learns website, alongside all the learning activities to date.

 

We are focused on supporting practitioners, learners, parents and carers.

Parent and Carer Newsletter 4th June

 
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June 2020
Issue 5

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Thank you for signing up to our Scotland Learns: Parents and Carers Newsletter. You can see the latest issue of this newsletter here.

In this edition there are:

 

  • new learning activities on literacy, numeracy, as well as health and wellbeing,
  • advice for helping children with attention and hyperactivity difficulties with learning at home; 
  • information on transitions for children starting early learning and primary;
  • tips for preparing children and young people with autism on a return to school;
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  • a great creative drawing challenge.
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This newsletter is specifically for parents and carers. The activities do not require lots of materials and the tasks are designed to encourage children’s creativity and independence.

You can see previous editions of this newsletter on our Scotland Learns website.

 

We are very much focused on supporting practitioners, learners, parents and carers during the unchartered period of learning at home.

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Good Luck to our Class of 2020

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May 2020
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  • great new learning activities on Literacy, Numeracy, Gaelic, as well as Health and Wellbeing,
  • hints and tips for helping children who need additional support,
  • advice for parents and carers on social media and
  • information and advice to support learning transitions.
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This newsletter is specifically for parents and carers. The activities do not require lots of materials and the tasks are designed to encourage children’s creativity and independence.

You can see previous editions of this newsletter on our Scotland Learns website.

 

We are very much focused on supporting practitioners, learners, parents and carers during the unchartered period of learning at home.

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Update for Parents and Carers 27th May 2020

Click here to read an update for parents and carers from Audrey May, Head of Service, Children and Families Service