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UPDATED guidance 7th September

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You will receive these letters in the post on Friday 21/8/20

Dear parents,

We hope you and your families are safe and well. This letter is to inform you of our planning for school reopening after receiving the Department of Education Guidance last Friday afternoon.

We have made plans for opening in the new school term but we would ask that you understand these plans could change due to the unprecedented nature of Covid 19 and any plans we share are subject to change!

Firstly, our new P7 pupils (The current P6 pupils) will return to school on Monday 24th August. This will be a full time return from 8.45am until 2.45pm every day until further notice. The earlier start and therefore earlier finish is to allow class groups to come in to school separate from other classes.

Pupils from P1 to P6 will come in for one day during this week for a special induction day.

We are planning for ALL pupils to return on Tuesday 1/9/20.

The focus for the induction days will be to show pupils the class changes, whole school changes and it will focus on the children’s well being. It will allow them to experience school again with their classmates and their new teacher.

It will also be an opportunity for parents, teachers and more importantly the children to see the new arrangements we have in place to ensure the safety of every person in our school community.

There will be different starting times and finishing times for each year group and changes to the school community. The children will ONLY be mixing with their classmates coming into and leaving school and during break times and lunch time.

Presently these are the induction dates for our pupils.

The current P4 and P5 (our new P5 and P6) will come in for one day on Tuesday 25/8/20 (starting and ending times to be confirmed).

The current P3 pupils (our new P4 pupils)  will come in for one day on  Wednesday 26/8/20 (starting and ending times to be confirmed).

The current P1 and P2 pupils (our new P2 and P3 pupils)will come in on for one day Thursday 27/8/20 (starting and ending times to be confirmed).

Our new P1 pupils (our first group of P1 Little Bears and P1 Little Dears…the dates for your child’s group will be sent to you soon)  (starting time 9.15am and ending time 1pm).

We will be issuing detailed information on procedures etc in August and we will inform you of any changes to the planned return at this time.

We have health and safety at the forefront of everything we are planning and we will be guided but health and safety for every member of our school community. School will be different when we return but we will ensure Presentation PS stays the same happy, family oriented, fun filled place we strive to be.

I hope this information will be of some help to you. Hopefully by the time August comes the pandemic will have subsided further!

Until them please have your family connected to Seesaw family where I am available every weekday and where I will be posting lots of fun activities over the summer for your child to help with their routine during this strange time. Also have our school App downloaded and check out the website for updates during the summer.

We still have a few exciting days of school left!

On Friday 26/6/20 P2 Little Hedgehogs will have our last assembly.

On Monday 29/6/20 at 9.30am every teacher will post a slideshow of their class year.

At 11am we will post the P4 and P7 Key Stage Awards.

At 1pm the P7 teachers will post messages to the P7 classes from all the teachers.

At 2pm I will post the P7 end of year movie.

On Tuesday 30th June at 9.30am each teacher will post a goodbye message to their class.

And on Wednesday 1st July I will be posting (every week day) some fun activities and videos from the teachers and myself.

I want to thank you all for the brilliant cooperation over the past few months whilst we were in Seesaw School. You have been amazing. I know the teachers and I appreciate the fantastic communication from home.

I wish you all a safe and healthy summer and hope to talk with you on Seesaw over the summer.

Kindest regards and my best wishes

Ms Mulholland xxxxxx