Dear Parents and Carers

02 November 2020

Health and Safety

Firstly, a reminder that we have been advised by Public Health to keep classrooms well ventilated and this means windows and doors will be open.  As the weather gets colder, young people should bring a black jumper or black cardigan to school to wear on top of their school shirt or wear a t-shirt under their school shirt; the jumpers and cardigans should conform to the school uniform policy.  On occasion staff may allow pupils to wear their outdoor jacket in the classroom if it’s particularly cold.  Pupils will continue to be asked to use the outdoor spaces at interval and lunch and should come to school dressed for the colder weather.

If you require assistance with outdoor clothing, PE kit or school jumpers, please contact your child’s guidance teacher and we can arrange this.

If your child develop symptoms such as a persistent cough, high temperature or loses their sense of taste or smell, please keep them at home and don’t send them into school.  Teachers are continuing to upload materials and resources to Teams and pupils can access these from home if absent.  If your child doesn’t have access to the internet at home or doesn’t know how to log in to Teams please let us know.

Parent/Carer access to the building

At the end of last term we were informed by Fife Council, based on Public Health information, that all parental meetings will have to take place either virtually or by telephone.  If you require to speak to your child’s Guidance Teacher, please contact the school office.  A reminder of the Guidance Teachers can be found below.

Craigendal House – Mrs Robertson

Fidra House – Mrs Edwards

MacGregor House – Mrs Hughes

Student Teachers

We are pleased to welcome 5 student teachers who will be working with us this term.  We have Charlie Drever in Drama, Rachel Kelsey in English, Jemma Veale in Geography, Morgan Ratter in Modern Studies and Jay Hogg in Physical Education.  I’m sure they’ll have a very positive experience at VHS and we wish them well with their placements.

Please continue to look after yourselves and stay safe.

Yours faithfully

 

Mrs Lisa Moore

Head Teacher

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