WELCOME BACK

Welcome to session 2020-2021 at Gullane Primary School. We hope that you managed to have a good break.

It has been rather a strange start to the term as we get used to following guidance designed to keep us all safe and healthy. We would ask that you support us in this by maintaining a social distance around the school and not gathering in groups. To help with the above, we would ask that, wherever possible, you arrange a drop-off and pick-up point, outwith school grounds, for your child/ren that ensures that you can socially distance from other parents/carers and children from other classes. We are aware that this has been made a little more difficult as a result of the loss of a gate due to construction work.

As you know, we have changed the school hours to minimise the time children are in the playground and these are as follows:

Monday to Thursday P1, P1/2 and P2 of P2/3 08:45 – 10:35 Break 10:55 – 12:20 Lunch 12:50 – 14:25
P3 of P2/3 and P3 08:45 – 10:35 Break 10:55 – 12:20 Lunch 12:50 – 15:05
P4, P4/5, P5/6, P6 and P7 08:45 – 10:35 Break 10:55 – 12:35 Lunch 13:05 – 15:05
Friday P1, P1/2 and P2 of P2/3 08:45 – 10:35 Break

 

10:55 – 12:15
  P3 of P2/3, P3, P4, P4/5, P5/6, P6 and P7 08:45 – 10:35 Break 10:55 – 12:05

If you need to contact your child/ren’s class teacher/s you should, in the first instance, contact the school office.

We will keep these arrangements under review in light of any guidance that we receive.

Using G-Suite and Google Classroom At Home

If your child has been told by their teacher that they can log on to Google Classroom and the G-Suite Apps at home, you may find these instructions useful if they need some support –

Accessing Google Classroom

Devices

You can use 

A Tablet – iPad, Kindle, Chrome Tablet, Kindle
A computer – laptop or desktop
A Chromebook
A Smartphone – with apps that can go on the internet

How?

Use Apps for your Smartphone or Tablet
Go to Google Playstore or the Apple Store to get them for free.

You need to get an app for every Google Application like Google Classroom, Google Docs.

If you have been told just to log in to Google Classroom just now you would download that app.

You log in with your own Google/Edubuzz username and password.   (Remember @edubuzz.org).

Using a Desktop or a Laptop

Open the browser (application) you use to go on the Internet.  (Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome).
Go to Google.com
Click on sign in
Type in your username (remember the @edubuzz.org)
Type your password.
Find the Google Classroom App from the 9 dots/app picker/Waffle.

Or you can go to Google and type in Google classroom.

Using a Chromebook

If you have your own Chromebook, remember that you type in your SCHOOL details to log in at home to your account  (including @edubuzz.org).

You do not log in with another account your parents may have created for you, as you will be unable to use your School Apps or Classroom.

Dos

Go in Google Classroom  or Google Docs anytime you want.  You can look at Slides and Sheets
Make your own docs anytime you want and share them with your teacher.
Share any news or add to any of the teacher’s posts anytime you want.
Ask the computer or device to remember your log if it is your own device with a password or face or fingerprint ID
Type @edubuzz with your username
Use Google Classroom sensibly.   Don’t fill it with things like ‘Are you there?’

Don’t

Tell someone your password
Use an app that you have not been shown at school
Say things you shouldn’t or use rude emojis or post about things that are inappropriate.
Ask the device to remember your password if your share the device and do not have your own log in for it
Use email until you have been taught or are doing it with your parent.
Log in and pretend to be someone else.
Open anything you are sent from someone you don’t know.

If your password is NOT working at home AND school, I can reset it  for you.   If it is working at school and not at home, follow these instructions carefully.

I hope this helps with any issues your child may have logging in.

Mr McEwan

PS To find out how to join Google Classroom go here.

RESPIRATORY ILLNESS

As you are aware, we have had a number of children who have been unwell as a result of respiratory illness. The main symptoms being reported include:

– fever

– cough

– sore throat

– muscle aches

– sore tummy

– cold/flu like symptoms

– headache

We would advise parents to take note of the following advice from NHS.

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water

• Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing

• Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed of immediately after use.

• You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI

Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.

• https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/common-cold

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/flu

CHILDREN SHOULD NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL COMPLETELY WELL AND 48 HOURS AFTER THE SYMPTOMS HAVE CEASED.

 

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