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ELCC payments

Good afternoon 

Please ignore this post if it does not concern you

The ELCC DD will be collected next week as normal and then suspended until further notice. 

If you are a voucher payer please do not transfer any further funds at this time we will be in touch in due course.

The same applies to parents/carers who pay for Breakfast Club and Out of School Care.

Kind regards

Mrs Webb

Google Classroom for parents

Google Classroom for parents.docx

Dear Parents,

From after Easter, each class will be using google classroom to upload work and learning tasks.  We have spent this week as a staff getting confident in using it and we are now ready to go.

It is really simple to use and I have ATTACHED AN INFORMATION PACK for you all to read (see link above). This outlines our policy for home learning and also some guidance.

Google classroom is found by:

1. Googling “google classroom”

2. Typing in your child’s email and Password – IN INFO PACKS

3. Seeing learning tasks and notes from teachers  

 

All this information is attached.

Please have a read and all parents will be expected to engage with this from the week beginning 20th April – to give you all time to play about with it and learn how to use it.

 

Thanks

 

Ruth

 

And …..

 

Happy Holidays All from all at TeamHolm

 

Ruth Mackay

 

Head Teacher

Holm Primary School

Highland Council to launch e-vouchers for free school meals

27 March 2020

For immediate release

Highland Council to launch e-vouchers for free school meals

Highland Council will be providing e-vouchers to families to support access to free school meals from week commencing 30 March 2020.

This innovative and easy-to-use service will ensure over 4,000 school children will continue to receive support for school meals while schools are closed. For the majority of pupils, this will be delivered digitally through e-vouchers for food in local supermarkets.

Enabling choice will provide flexibility and also help to reduce waste, as food can be purchased according to need or preference in the household. Some restrictions do apply as the e-vouchers cannot be used to purchase age restricted products such as tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets and fuel.

The impact of Coronavirus has caused many vulnerable families additional hardship and this process will ensure that the most vulnerable children can get food.

Highland Council continues to investigate other ways of providing food across the Highlands for vulnerable groups within the rapidly changing environment. This includes working closely with High Life Highland, Eden Court and our many partners including the Third Sector. Further information will be provided in due course.

Cllr John Finlayson, Chair of the Education Committee, said: “The provision of school meals is a priority service that we are committed to delivering including during when schools are closed in the current times. I applaud the Highland Council staff who are working hard to implement this service as quickly as possible and for e-vouchers to be issued next week”.

A helpline number has been set up for anyone who is struggling and needing urgent help during this crisis. The single line number – 0300 303 1362 – will connect callers to relevant Council specialist teams and will operate Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm. All calls are free.

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Urgent- Action Required Please

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Dear Parent/Guardian

We understand this is a very busy and stressful time for most of you, so thank you to those who replied quickly last week regarding wifi and device access, you do not need to resubmit your answers.

We have a lot of replies outstanding, so if you haven’t already, please answer the 2 questions below by return of email. We want to make sure we can support all children to access online learning at home.

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The Scottish government has announced that we should expect all schools to close by the end of this week. I know how unsettling a time this if for everyone and want to reassure that I will do all I can to keep you informed of measures being taken place upon school closure and to support you and your families during this process. Please check the school blog daily for up-to-date information.

We have been asked by the local authority to ensure that all children can access online learning at home. For us to be able to do so, could you please complete and return the form below to school. Please reply to this email with the completed information below by ASAP (original email for Friday 20th March 2020 at 12.00pm). If you cannot fill out the form electronically, please just reply to this email stating your child’s name and class and answer the questions below.

With best wishes,

Ruth Mackay

Head Teacher

______________________________________________________________

­Online Learning at Holm Primary School

Pupil Name: ________________________________________________Class: _______

Pupil Name: ________________________________________________Class: _______

Pupil Name: ________________________________________________Class: _______

Pupil Name: ________________________________________________Class: _______

Access to online learning and devices at home

(Please tick as appropriate) 

 

YES

 

NO

Do you have access to a device for online learning at home?
Do you have Wifi at home?

Update

Hi everyone,

Thank you to those who have been emailing teachers every morning to let us know your children are well and ready to learn – we really appreciate this contact as a means of us knowing our children are well and learning.  Obviously, the next 2 weeks are the Easter holidays so you will NOT need to do this and also staff will not be available to discuss learning in these 2 weeks as it is also their well-deserved holidays.

From Tuesday 14th April (school start date), can you all please email your child’s teacher every day to let them know they are safe and learning. Work will be uploaded daily for P5 to P7 on google classroom and for Nursery to P4 on the school blog.

Further information about this is attached here.

Take care, enjoy a lovely holiday and be safe.

See you all soon – probably virtually.

#Teamholm

Ruth Mackay

 Head Teacher

Holm Primary School

www.holmprimary.co.uk

@schoolholm @holmmaths @holmelcc

Important Highland Council Update

Released late last night – 23 March 2020

 

For immediate release

Council responds to Government lockdown

In light of the UK and Scottish Government’s decision tonight to begin a three-week lockdown in order to delay the spread of the Coronavirus, the Highland Council has taken the decision to cancel the provision of school meals tomorrow (TODAY Tues 24th). The current format of provision would involve staff and children gathering at school premises and this would go against national advice and directives.

The Council’s Strategic Group will consider the announcement first thing tomorrow morning and the implications this will have for the delivery of essential services and the provision of welfare and humanitarian aid in a way that complies with the Government’s directive and protects life and our NHS services.

More information will be issued once this important step has been discussed with our Local and Regional Resilience Partners.

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Good morning!!

Good morning Holmies!!! What a different day today is!!!

I hope you have all started your day off well with some breakfast and maybe little bit of Joe Wicks on Youtube!!  Sending everyone a wave virtually this morning.

Please remember to email class teachers for registatraion before 10am each day this week if you are in P1-4 as we need to know you are safe.  Older children should be active on their google classrooms from p5-7.

Thank you.

Fun activity idea

A lovely mass game of Eye Spy.

Get the kids to draw a picture following the themes below and then whilst out for a walk why not see if you can spot any! Please pass this idea along and see how many families and communnities we can get involved.

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