I hope you and your families are all keeping well.
As we move towards the end of term I wanted to share with you information regarding next session.
As I am sure you know the guidance we are receiving is changing on an almost daily basis.
Following the most recent health and safety advice and to minimise the risk of infection, I am asking that children come to school wearing a school polo shirt, sweatshirt and grey or black trousers or skirt. Children should not wear leggings or jeans.
In normal times I would actively encourage the wearing of our school tie, however the wearing of scarves and ties is being discouraged as these are items that are not washed as regularlyas other uniform items. The wearing of blazers is also being discouraged at the moment.
Children should wear a suitable jacket and footwear for all weather.
When children arrive at school they will have to wait in a designated area as entry to the school will be strictly controlled. The children will be expected to wait outside, regardless of the weather.
More information will be sent regarding this as soon as procedures have been confirmed.
At the moment your child will not need an indoor PE kit as all physical activity will take place outdoors. Indoor shoes will not be needed as children will not be asked to change shoes when inside the building.
Children should not bring school bags, pencil cases or any personal belongings to school. Again, this is to minimise the risk of infection.
Children should bring a water bottle. Please fill this before the children come to school as they will be unable to refill it throughput the day.
I am waiting on information from North Lanarkshire Council regarding breakfast club, tuck and lunch time arrangements. I will share this information with you as soon as I have it.Children should bring a small snack in their pocket each day.
I understand that you are keen to know what days your child/children will attend school. Again, I will share that information with you as soon as I can.
As many of the staff at Ladywell are working parents I fully appreciate the difficulties that many of you are going to be faced with in the coming months, trying to juggle your own working commitments along with school work. I understand that the proposed approach to schooling will be difficult for all families regardless of circumstances.
Please trust that I am doing everything I can, within the current guidelines and advice, to ensure your child is fully supported on his/her return to school.
Please note, that due to the constant changes to national and local guidance, the information in this letter, while correct at the present time, is subject to change. If any changes occur, I will inform you as soon as I can.