The NHS have seen a large number of respiratory outbreaks in nurseries and schools in the past few weeks. These have caused service disruption with staff shortages and many pupils being absent from school/nursery.
The main symptoms being reported include:
– Sore throat
– Muscle aches
– Sore tummy
– Cold/Flu like symptoms
These symptoms are consistent with respiratory viral illnesses such as the common cold, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza.
Respiratory viruses are spread by breathing in droplets produced when a person coughs or sneezes. You can also catch the virus by touching the surfaces that the droplets have landed on if you pick up the virus on your hands and then touch your nose or mouth.
Key advice for parents and carers:
In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:
• Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water
• Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
• Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed off immediately after use.
• You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI
• Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.
Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.
As we experience darker nights and approach the busy festive period it’s a good time of year to review the security of your home and outbuildings such as sheds and garages. For crime prevention advice and further information that will help secure your homes and sheds from intruders please visit our website on the link below.
Keep Safe This Christmas
Home Security Guide
With the increase in traffic to the area, we are inviting parents/carers to complete a short survey on how your children are transported to school, what you feel are the main issues regarding transport and traffic management around the school and what your views are on potential solutions to ease traffic congestion around the school.
The survey will be available to complete until 22nd October. You can access the survey by clicking on the link below or scanning the QR code.
Parent Travel Survey
Thank you for your help.
Over the last few weeks we have found some children arriving for breakfast club before 8.00 a.m. Our breakfast club starts at 8.00 a.m. and children can access it from this time or after.
Many schools have a system, whereby, parents/carers sign their children into breakfast club each morning, but we have avoided this option as it is more inconvenient for our families to do this. However, if this continues it may be an option we need to explore.
Children are not allowed on the premises before 8.00 a.m. So if you are allowing your children to come to the school at 7.45a.m., which is when certain children are found to arrive, you are responsible for them and you are leaving them unsupervised until 8.00 a.m., as they will not be given access to the school.
We are not insured for children to be unsupervised on our premises before 8.00 a.m. and staff are not on duty at that time. Please help us to keep your children safe by sending them to school at the correct time.
We’re pleased to have the Maximise team (Esme, Nikki & Val) working with us at Craigroyston on Thursday mornings. They can help you with welfare rights, income maximisation, money advice, housing advice, family support and employability support.
The ladies can also help you investigate if your child should be getting free school meals.
If you would like an appointment please contact the school office.
Lunches will be served on the following days:
Thursday 13th December P1, P6 & P7
Tuesday 18th December P2 & P3
Thursday 20th December P4 & P5