You will probably be aware that we have seen a large number of respiratory outbreaks in nurseries and schools in the past few weeks. These have caused service disruption with staff shortages and many pupils being absent from school/nursery.
The main symptoms being reported include: – Fever – Cough – Sore throat – Muscle aches – Sore tummy – Cold/Flu like symptoms – headache
These symptoms are consistent with respiratory viral illnesses such as the common cold, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza.
Respiratory viruses are spread by breathing in droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes. You can also catch the virus by touching the surfaces that the droplets have landed on if you pick up the virus on your hands and then touch your nose or mouth.
Key advice for parents and carers
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 off 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.
- Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.
Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have disappeared.
Yester Primary School has NO POWER OR PHONE LINE this morning, Thursday, 14 November 2019. School will open as normal at the moment. Scottish Power are trying to get us up and running as quickly as possible.
If you child is due to start school in August 2020 we will be enrolling on Tuesday, 12 November 2019 from 9.00 – 10.00am. Please come along to the Staffroom at 9.00am, have a cup of tea and complete the enrolment form.
Your child’s birth certificate
The most recent council tax assessment letter
A recent utility bill dated within 6 months of the day of registration.
The new Yester Primary School email address to inform us of any changes/information regarding your child/children accessing the school bus is:
Please note in order to place a school packed lunch for a Friday:
The schoolpay system requires you to order meals for the whole week (Monday – Thursday). Any changes can be made by your child in the classroom each morning.
In order not to run up debt due to your child being absent please select:
Home packed lunch (Monday – Thursday).
A Friday’s school packed lunch must be ordered by 2.00pm on a Monday. This is a requirement for P1-7.
Payment for lunches should be paid via schoolpay. If you are sending your child in with cash/cheque please send this in on a Monday morning only for the whole week/month/term.
Debbie Stenhouse, Kitchen Supervisor
On Wednesday evening (28 August) we look forward to welcoming you to our ‘Meet the teacher’ evening. Each class teacher will run three 20 minute slots so that families with more than one child in the school can attend a slot for each of their children.
The slots will run from:
18:00 – 18.20
18:20 – 18:40
18:40 – 19.00
There is no need to book a slot, just turn up at one of the sessions.
Heather Williams, Head Teacher