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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