Covid-19

Schools have reopened as of Wednesday 12th August. Please see below for any relevant information. If you need anything else please contact Mrs Davidson, Mrs Cradock or Miss MacRae as soon as possible. You can do this by email on mdavidson@aberdeencity.gov.uk , lcradock@aberdeencity.gov.uk , lymacrae@aberdeencity.gov.uk or by phoning the school on 01224 694958.

Please see updated information for October-December term. October-December Term Update

Please see our risk assessment: N Risk Assessment and Inspection Education- updated 10th August 2020_

 

All children will receive a copy of this booklet which will be completed in school and should remain at home. Pupil Friendly Return to School Booklet Draft

New school dinners menu:

Attached is our Standards, Quality, Recovery & Improvement Plan: School Recovery Plan 14 August 2020

This is a link to the Parent Version of the Local Delivery Phasing Plan, detailing the phased return to school within Aberdeen City Council – https://sway.office.com/Dd9pxR7RZF46vQek?ref=Link&loc=play

Here is the full version of the Local Delivery Phasing Plan – LDPP 1.0 (1)

Please find below a letter released on Thursday 28th May 2020.

Parent letter 28.05.20(1)

Please find below a letter released following the information published by the first minister on 21st May 2020.

22 May 2020 parent letter

The council have also set up helpline links for parents, please see numbers below

Virtual School Helpline 01224 523322

ACC Crisis Support Line 0800 0304 713

This page will be updated regularly with any relevant information.

Please see below for a range of relevant links

Katherine Shand, our school nurse, is available if you require any support –

Mobile – 07500573241

Email – katherine.shand@nhs.net

 

Know anyone experiencing Domestic Abuse? Helpline – 08000271234 or safer.scot. Police – 999 or 101

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

Parentline Leaflet

Please find below a link to a leaflet on Parentline that will be another support for families across Aberdeen City.  The information below is from Aberdeen City Council:

This is our digital family support, usually run by volunteers but due to COVID -19 our staff are running this through this period where demand is increasing for the more vulnerable families especially, it’s a website, help line, text and webchat providing free emotional and practical support 7 days a week. Already we are seeing a huge increase to the website and families calling the support line about the virus.  Parents worried about how they will cope with money worries or managing the children 24/7, kinship carers concerned for their own health and mental wellbeing concerns for parents escalating. Parentline will be  a calm and reassurance support for families in the months ahead.

Follow this link: Parentline Leaflet

Information from Mastrick Community Centre

 

Autism Outreach have been uploading a range of resources onto Orchard Brae’s website with a section for how parents can support their children at home, please click the following link to access these resources Autism Outreach – Orchard Brae website

 

Lord Provost Hardship Fund

The Lord Provost is to launch a fund to support individuals and families affected by COVID-19. The initial fund is £100k but it is anticipated that this will be matched by the Common Good Fund and added to by other funding streams.   Individuals and families will be able to apply for themselves online – or they can phone the ACC Crisis Support Line 0800 0304 713 to access funds.  The funding criteria will be:

  • People suffering financial hardship as a result of COVID-19
  • People whose income has been directly affected by COPVID-19 – a reduction of 50% or more of household income
  • Individuals with an income of less than 20k
  • Families with an income of less than 30k
  • Other support options must have been explored
  • People can only apply once every 31 days

 

The maximum for an individual application will be £200 and for a family £300.