Phew…..what a day!

Well, I am sure that all of the pupils in the nursery and school will sleep well tonight….and I am certain the staff will! What a first day….

I am hoping that all your children came home with a smile and some positive comments about how today went. Or at least, are keen to come back tomorrow!

There were certainly a few ‘teething’ issues throughout the day, not least the end of day procedures in terms of where to collect children from and knowing which gates to use. It also didn’t help that we forgot to unlock the gates….ooops!

I thought it would be useful to outline the start of term/end of day procedures for the future…

Children in P1-7 will be able to enter and exit the school via:

a) The gate which runs alongside the main road and which is nearest to the underpass. This gate will usually be unlocked at 8.30am (and then locked again at 9.15am) and then unlocked at 2.45pm (and the locked again at 3.15pm). This gate will give access to the whole of the school playground and to all of the doors which the children will be using.

b) The gate which is at the bottom of the school, nearest to the MUGA. This gate will be locked and unlocked at the same times as above and will also allow access to the whole of the school playground.

c) For any child being dropped off in the carpark or the drop off zone, the gate nearest to the steps down to the MUGA, will be unlocked at the same times. This will allow pupils to get into the playground and to walk round into either the front playground or the courtyard.

d) For parents of P1 pupils (or any other younger pupils), access to your child’s external classroom door will be through these three gates.

e) Nursery pupils should enter through the dedicated nursery entrance, next to the main school entrance.

For access to the school at any other times, please use the main school entrance by pressing the buzzer and the office staff will release the security doors.

Any children attending Breakfast Club should arrive at the Nursery Entrance at 8.10am where they will be met by a member of staff. Children attending the After School Club should be collected from the same door. Can I ask that you please remind any children staying for the After School Club, that this is the plan and therefore not to head off home?

So…one day down….and from my point of view, a successful one. Time to re-charge the batteries and prepare for day two! Look out for some press coverage over the coming days in the Inverness Courier, P&J and Highland News.

Sleep well!

Mr Quigley

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Over the current school closure, please contact your child’s class teacher by email if you have any queries about online learning. If you have any other concerns, please contact Meg Snedden, Acting Head Teacher, using the following email: meg.snedden@highland.gov.uk

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