Please click the link to read a letter from Mrs Henry.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any queries regarding P1 enrolment.
South Lanarkshire Council are pleased to announce some new financial supports for families who have children or young people in school entitled to Free School Meals. This does not include those entitled to universal provision of P1-3 meals.
· Winter Fuel Payment
South Lanarkshire Council has approved a scheme to make a one-off payment of £50 to support with winter fuel costs, for families of pupils entitled to free school meals. This does not include those entitled to universal provision of P1-3 meals.
· £100 Winter Payment
South Lanarkshire Council has approved a scheme to make a one-off payment of £100 to families of pupils entitled to free school meals to support with winter costs such as Christmas presents, food, fuel and other essentials. This does not include those entitled to universal provision of P1-3 meals. This payment is per child; families will receive £100 for each eligible child.
· Free School Meals Payment for Pupils Self-isolating
South Lanarkshire Council has approved a scheme to make a one-off payment of £30 to parents/carers towards the cost of lunch for pupils eligible for free school meals but unable to attend school due to requiring to self-isolate as part of the Test and Protect Scheme. This does not include those entitled to universal provision of P1-3 meals.
· Free School Meals Payments During School Holiday Periods
The Scottish Government have provided Local Authorities additional funding for pupils currently in receipt of Free School Meals (this does not include those entitled to universal provision of P1-3 meals), to receive a free school meal payment for the following school holiday periods:
Christmas 2020 One-off payment of £30
February 2021 Mid Term Break One-off payment of £9
Spring Break 2021 One-off payment of £33
· Free School Meals Payment for Pupils Shielding During Tier 4 Lockdown Period
Any pupils eligible for free school meals and in receipt of a letter from the Chief Medical Officer advising they should not attend school and should shield for the 3 week period from Monday 23rd November 2020 to Friday 11th December will receive a one-off free school meals payment of £45 if they actually shield and do not attend school. This does not include those entitled to universal provision of P1-3 meals.
· £500 Self-isolation Support Grant
From 7th December the Scottish Government is giving a £500 Self Isolation Support grant to families if they are:
· The primary carer or parent of a child who has been asked to self-isolate by Test and Protect or the school AND
- They receive low income benefits AND
- Are employed or self-employed and will experience reduced earnings because you have to stay at home to look after your child.
More information, including information on eligibility and how you can apply for this self-isolation grant can be found on the SLC website.
The SLC Website contains more detailed information for parents/carers including information on eligibility, how this will be paid and a Frequently Asked Questions section. Please refer to this information in the first instance.
Please refer to the photo for the OPOP online session timetable. The zoom link for Thursdays introductory session is as follows – please note this is the link for the Introductory session only!
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Re-scheduled in-service day:
The 2nd in-service day for schools across South Lanarkshire has been agreed as follows:
- Tuesday, 29 September 2020
You may recall that the original schedule was to begin the new term with two in-service days, but this had to be changed to one day given the Scottish Government announcement that pupils would begin to return to school from Wednesday 12 August 2020.
The other 3 in-service days remain unchanged giving us 5 in total:
- Monday, 16 November 2020
- Wednesday, 10 February 2021
- Thursday, 6 May 2021
The setting of holiday dates for schools in Scotland requires pupils to attend school for 190 days each year with teachers required to work 195 days, which includes 5 in-service days.
We hope that by sharing this information it will give you some time to plan for these dates when children are not at school.
Milk must now be paid for through ParentPay. Please click on the link below to view instructions.
As our return to school next week approaches, we have put together a Pupil Guide with some of the most important points for children to be aware of.
Please take some time to read through this with your child/children before their return next week. If you have any questions, please get in touch.