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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.

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.