Weekly Update 08/01/2021

COVID-19 – Update

Although the KHS building is closed at this time, the school remains virtually ‘open’ and all of our staff are still working to support the school community.

If you have any concerns or queries during this lockdown period which you wish to raise or discuss please contact the school via the school email KelsoHS@scotborders.gov.uk  and it will be forwarded to an appropriate member of staff.

Documents for Pupils and Parents

Support for Parents from Scottish Government

A Parent Club COVID-19 internet microsite, which contains advice on working from home whilst caring for children, advice on helping children with remote and blended learning as well as links to advice and support resources for parents of children with additional support needs.

https://www.parentclub.scot/topics/coronavirus

Education Scotland’s Parentzone Scotland website includes advice for parents, families and practitioners on supporting children and young people’s learning during COVID-19.

https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/

The National Parent Forum Nutshell guide on blended learning, published in August 2020. This joins further Nutshells on Supporting Learning at Home during “lockdown” and on online safety.

https://www.npfs.org.uk/downloads/blended-learning-nutshell/

https://www.npfs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/edd/2020/05/NPFS_learning-at-home_E.pdf

https://www.npfs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/edd/2020/05/NPFS_online_safety_E.pdf

Education Scotland’s Scotland Learns initiative provides newsletters and online resources for teachers and for parents/carers.

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/scotland-learns/

Young Scot have updated their guidance for children and young people to include information on the phased start to the term in January 2021. This can be accessed through the Young Scot website

https://young.scot/get-informed/national/back-to-school-your-frequently-asked-questions

KHS Parent Council – Update

3 Ball Lottery Draw – December 2020
The numbers drawn were 7, 11 and 14
Congratulations to Mr John Hughes, the lucky winner of  £406!!

The prize fund of approximately £100 will be drawn at the end of January!!

To join and be in with a chance to win please complete the attached form and hand into the School Office.

The next meeting of the KHS Parent Council is scheduled for:

Thursday 14th January 2021 at 7.30pm via Zoom

Zoom Platform: Option to log into Zoom either through their app or web browser, link below:

https://zoom.us/j/98552836195?pwd=Y0wzSW1PdDhOUjFBaW9OdFQvUGVmQT09

Meeting ID: 985 5283 6195

Passcode: 303210

This will give parents/carers the opportunity to get an update from the school following the pupils commencing remote learning.  If you have any items that you would like added to the agenda or any questions/queries you would like addressed please email the Parent Council mailbox (KHSParentCouncil@scotborders.gov.uk) directly with the information.  We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

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