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Message from the Headteacher (Updated 07.04.2021)
You may already be aware that the First Minister announced on 6 April 2021 that secondary schools would re-open full-time after Spring Break (with the exception of those on the shielding list who will return on 26 April 2021).
This is really positive news in particular for learners in the Senior Phase undertaking certificate examinations but we are really looking forward to the return of all pupils. A letter for parents and carers was issued on 7 April 2021 and can be found here.
The return of all pupils sees the removal of the 2m physical distancing requirement between pupils but other key mitigations will remain in place such as hand washing/sanitising; good respiratory hygiene; and the wearing of face coverings (except for those with exemptions). We shall also continue to remind our pupils of the need to adhere to all mitigations when out in the community.
Learning provision for the children of key workers and vulnerable pupils was available up until 1 April 2021. The following update from South Lanarkshire Council outlines changes to this support:
All pupils in primary schools returned on 15 March 2021 and from this date a phased return of secondary schools until the Easter/Spring break. Taking into account the improving national position in relation to the suppression of the virus and with having consulted with our partners, and with all schools now open for pupils the need to provide specific support for key worker children is being scaled down.
Schools will close for the Easter/Spring break on Thursday 1 April at 2.30pm and reopen Monday 19th April 2021. During this period there will be no ‘hub provision’ as schools are closed and this time is also used for preparing for more pupils to return in April.
Further information is available from South Lanarkshire Council website and can be accessed here.
The Scottish Government has put in place a programme where staff in education settings and Senior Phase students can undergo Lateral Flow Device Testing on two occasions each week. This programme has now being extended to pupils in S1-S3 and Mrs Wilson, Depute Head Teacher, has communicated with parents/carers and pupils about this programme. Testing kits were issued to pupils who have provided their consent from Monday 29 March 2021 and we shall continue to do so after Spring Break.
These tests can be self-administered at home and do not need to go to a laboratory for a result. Further information and supporting documentation is available on the Covid-19 information page which can be accessed by clicking here.
The safety of all members of our school community is underpinned by two important documents which can be accessed through the links below. The first is a Safe Systems of Work document which applies to all South Lanarkshire Council education establishments and the second is our school’s individualised Risk Assessment.
Face coverings: the school has a supply of both re-usable and disposable face coverings and these are being issued to pupils on a daily basis when they require one. A number of our students have an exemption to wearing a face covering with parents/carers being asked to complete a short Google Form to let us know. Pupils with an exemption have been issued with a green lanyard to indicate to others their exemption.
Best wishes and take care.
Communication at Lanark Grammar