Notifying the School of Absences
We ask that you do not send your child to school if they are feeling unwell. It would be appreciated if all parents could ensure that they follow the advice contained in infection control guidelines, which states that if a child has an illness which causes vomiting and/or diarrhoea, the child should stay away from school for a full 48 hours after the last occurrence, to avoid infecting other children and staff. Please notify the school if your child is going to be absent. Failure to report an absence may result in a member of staff carrying out a home visit to establish that your child is safe.
Please be aware that there are times that we do not have administrative support, so calls may not be immediately answered. Please use the answerphone facility, or email email@example.com.
We continue to implement enhanced hygiene measures in school and remind parents that masks are required when at the school, whether outdoors or indoors. Further information on what to do if you think that your child or a member of your family is displaying covid-19 symptoms can be found on the NHSinform website: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19.
Thanks to all parents for following our request to limit the number of items children bring to school. Thank you also for your social distancing at the end of the school day.
Arriving at School
A brief reminder that on arrival at school in the morning, all pupils should go to the back play area. Pupils not using school transport should arrive as close to 9am as possible.
Applying for Free School Meals
Forms for free school meals and clothing grants have now been issued. if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits, you could be entitled:
Income based job-seeker's allowance
Income related employment and support allowance;
Child Tax Credit (but not working tax credit) with a household annual income of below £16,105
Child tax credit and working tax credit, with a household annual income below £6420
Support under Part IV of the immigration and asylum act 1999
Universal credit where the monthly earned income does not exceed £610
Application are available here: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals
Childcare and Family Information Directories
The Highland Perthshire Area Childcare and Family Information Directory is available to download from www.pkc.gov.uk/localdirectories.
The directory includes details of a wide range of services, groups and organisations in the local area that we hope will be of interest to families and to professionals working with parents, carers and children.
PKC Welfare Support
Information for parents regarding welfare support can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/PKC-Welfare-Rights-Team-927765370610029/