Dear Parents and Carers
I hope that this finds you all well. I am aware of some concern amongst our school community with two confirmed cases of COVID – 19 in school this week. As I am sure you will understand for reasons of confidentiality I am unable to disclose who has tested positive but please be assured that all necessary risk assessments have been carried out. These have resulted in one P3 class being asked to isolate. It would not appear that the two cases are connected although it is impossible to say this with absolute certainty. We continue to ensure frequent hand washing, adults adhere to 2m distancing and face coverings are worn in communal school areas and when working closely with children. As stated in the newsletter last week I do appreciate that children being in school and mixing with others the closer we get to Christmas may increase anxiety for some families. A number of parents have been in touch requesting to keep their own child at home from an earlier date in order to either avoid their child/family being a contact of a positive case and thus having to isolate over Christmas or in preparation to spend the holiday period with elderly or more vulnerable relatives. These really are unprecedented circumstances and I both understand & support any decision that families may make. Please do get in touch if you wish to discuss this.
Our Christmas activities continue until Friday – see below for what is still going on
Class parties – all parties will take place before Friday
Santa is now on the homeward bound part of his journey leaving Caracas this morning and heading to Mexico City. He is due to arrive back in Edinburgh on Thursday!
Each class is ‘Christmas Crackering’ another class
Our reverse advent calendar continues to raise money for Steps to Hope. Our last day for donations is Friday Dec 18th
Wed Dec 16th : Pyjamas and Film day – no need to get dressed but please do wear suitable outdoor shoes!
Fri Dec 18th : premiere of our P1 Nativity ‘A Bundle of Joy’
Christmas Star Time
Mon 21st Dec – check out the website for our online Christmas service
Tues 22nd Dec : school closes for the holidays
11.40am : P5, P6 & P7
11.50am : P3 & P4
12noon : P1 & P2
Wed 6th Jan : School resumes for pupils
Thank you again for the continued support and reassuring emails. Kind words really do go a long way!