Parental Update - 6th January 2021

Following on from the most recent announcement made by Scottish Government please find updated information below:

We hope that everyone in our Dalziel community had a restful and happy holiday and we wish you a healthy and happy New Year. Each year group will receive a message on their Health & Wellbeing Teams page to keep them updated over the next few days.

All Pupils
Arrangements for 6th/7th/8th January:
The school is only open to vulnerable pupils and key worker children. Both parents must be key workers to qualify.
An application to NLC must be completed online and authorised before pupils can attend school.
Parents must provide proof of employment to ensure that pupils meet the criteria for in school attendance.
All other pupils will officially be on holiday.

Arrangement for 11th January until further notice:
The school is only open to vulnerable pupils or key worker children. Both parents must be key workers to qualify.
An application to NLC must be completed online and authorised before pupils can attend school.
Parents must provide proof of employment to ensure that pupils meet the criteria for in school attendance.

Pupils who attend school will access the same work as provided on each TEAMS page for those working at home.
Pupils will be placed in to small groups and will remain in the same class throughout the day.

Digital Learning
From the week beginning 11th January pupils will be able to access work for the subjects they have each day in their Week 1 timetable.

This will then move on to week 2 on the week beginning 18th January and then continue to alternate between week 1 and 2 as their normal timetable does.
Digital work will be provided on individual class TEAMS pages for all pupils.
Pupils should aim to follow their normal timetable in order to complete work for the subjects they have each day.
Activities/lessons will be placed on Teams each day for the work to be covered during the double period time slot.
Pupils and staff should both endeavour to ask and answer questions regarding lessons during their normal set class time.
If a pupil has asked a question outwith the normal set time period this may not be answered until the next allocated class time.

The booklet ‘Home Learning Guidance for Pupils and Parents’ is in the curriculum/digital learning section of the school website. This booklet contains guidance for pupils and parents on how to access work and homework on individual class Teams.

It can also be accessed through the link below:
https://www.dalzielhigh.org.uk/curriculum/digital-learning.html

S5/6 Parents
S5/6 prelims have provisionally been postponed until school resumes.
Pupils should continue to engage with their individual class Teams.
We understand that this is a stressful time for pupils and we encourage them not to worry. We want to reassure all pupils that the school will support them in every way we can.

We realise that you will have many unanswered questions regarding such things as SQA, estimates etc. We endeavour to keep you regularly updated as and when we receive more information.

We thank our parents and carers once again for your continued support.