Covid-19 Secondary Update - 18/03/2020

As you are no doubt aware, Covid-19 is a rapidly changing situation and, whilst there has been no confirmation of school closures as of yet, we need to prepare for such potential events.  Thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding.

 

Garnock Community Campus remains open with the majority of pupils in attendance.  We have a number of staff who are absent but we are working hard to make sure the correct education provision is in place for our pupils in school and those who are self-isolating. 

 

If the school closes, we have been advised to ensure pupils have access to online resources in order for learning to continue to take place.  Listed below are the resources staff have worked hard to get in place for your child to use in the event of a closure:

 

  • Glow: All pupils should have their usernames and passwords

  • Show My Homework – this will be the main method for issuing regular work should it be necessary.

  • Google Classroom – a vast amount of tailored resources for BGE and Senior Phase Pupils.

  • Any other online resources your child’s teacher would like them to access.

 

We will be updating this website with all the relevant information and guidance explaining how to access and use the above resources.   

 

If pupils cannot get access online, please inform the school as soon as possible and appropriate steps will be put in place.

 

At present, we have had no update to any changes to SQA examinations.  We will, of course, inform you as soon as we have further information.

 

We will be giving regular updates via Text / Twitter and our website.  If you feel you need to contact us directly please do so using the main school email address.  

 

These are challenging times for us all and we appreciate your continued understanding and support during this time. 

 

Yours sincerely,

Alan Dick

Head Teacher

Winter Weather Arrangements

Due to the winter weather being unpredictable over the next few months it is sometimes necessary for schools to send pupils home earlier than usual at very short notice. 

 

To ensure this can happen safely we ask that all parents/carers have emergency arrangements in place for your child to go, which have been shared with your child and are abundantly clear to them.

 

As previously advised in our recent Data update, if you have requested that your child remain in school, please stress to them that they should report to the Auditorium and must not on any account leave the school without notifying a member of the senior management to allow us to ensure that they are safely collected.  It is very important that your child is aware of these arrangements and should remain safely in school until collected.

 

Please also be aware that in the event of the school requiring to close arrangements will be made for all contracted school transport buses/taxis to facilitate this.  However, please be aware that the school cannot be responsible for any privately arranged transport who should be contacted directly by the organiser to collect pupils as required.

 

Please also ensure you make us aware of any changes to your mobile number as you would be contacted by text message in the event of any closure.  

Covid-19 Update - 19/03/2020

You may have heard the announcement yesterday afternoon from the First Minister that schools across Scotland will close at the end of day on Friday 20th March 2020. More detail is still to follow on what the arrangements will be to support the most vulernable, for those sitting exams and for the children of those parents/carers delivering key services. We will let you know what North Ayrshire's plans are as soon as possible before the end of the week.

Tel: 01505 682685

Email: garnock@ea.n-ayrshire.sch.uk

Garnock Community Campus, Beith Road, Glengarnock, KA14 3BF