Coronavirus Update – 18/03/20

Trinity High School will be open Thursday 19th March 2020.

Please note the statement from the First Minister today.  Another statement is expected from the Deputy First Minister tomorrow.

South Lanarkshire Council statement:

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The current situation is constantly under review by both the Scottish and UK Governments. SLC and the school are closely monitoring this guidance and will endeavour to provide updates as they emerge.

A number of staff and pupils are currently self-isolating, following government and NHS advice.  Parents are requested to notify the school, as they normally would, if their child is absent.

Home Learning Arrangements

If your son/daughter is absent from school, on-line resources such as Google Classroom, Sumdog and BBC Bitesize will provide access to resources and revision materials to supplement their learning at home.  Below is a summary of available online resources for specific subject areas and year groups.  This will be updated as more resources are added.  Google Classroom codes have been distributed to pupils.

Spanish
  • Google Classroom has a range of tasks, worksheets for all year groups.
  • Linguascope available for a range of materials.
  • Log on details for Spanish magazines via Google Classroom.
Maths
  • Google Classrooms has a range of N5, H, AH Materials.
  • Google Classrooms for Individual classes are available.
  • Google Classrooms for Level 3 and 4 mainly S1-S3.
  • Sumdog is also available.
Science
  • S1/2 all course power points, homework and skills book available on google classroom with links to videos.
  • S3 to 6 Revision notes homework and question book on google classroom, also links to SQA, revision videos etc available here with plenty of past paper revision.
English
Social Subjects
  • Google classrooms are set up for S3, S4 and S5/6 classes.  There are a variety of resources available on these online classes and additional resources can and will be uploaded in the lead up to the exams.
  • Pupils can also communicate with the class teacher and ask any questions or queries they may have in relation to content/structure/exam preparation.
  • Additionally pupils are being directed to useful online resources such as BBC Bitesize.

If your son/daughter has forgotten their Glow/Google Classroom password then please ask them to see Mr McGowan for a password reset.  If they are currently at home, parents can call the school and ask to speak to Mr McGowan for a password reset.

SQA Arrangements

Scottish Government and SQA joint statement on the Coronavirus, and impact on August 2020 certification: https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/93577.html

This statement intimates that the SQA still intend to proceed with the SQA Exam Diet however, they do concede that this is dependent on Medical/Scientific advice nearer the time.  As a school, we will endeavour to prepare our young people for their forthcoming Exams and offer our reassurances that we will still be here to support them – albeit remotely.  The statement from the SQA also mentions partial opening for the completion of coursework etc.  We are waiting for further guidance as to what this might look like for our learners.

Public Health Advice

The most informative and up to date information and guidance around Covid-19 can be found on the NHS Inform website.

Hygiene & Cleaning

Current advice:

Staff, children and young people should:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and hot water for 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand rub where available if you don’t have access to soap and water.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover the nose and mouth with a disposable tissue when sneezing, coughing, wiping and blowing the nose.
  • Dispose of all used tissues promptly into a waste bin. If no tissues available, cough and sneeze into the crook of the elbow.
  • Not attend school if they have symptoms of Coronavirus.

A modified cleaning specification now includes daily sanitising of all touch points such as door handles, push bars, light switches, handrails and desks in all schools/establishments.

Extra-Curricular Activities, Excursions and Events

All planned extra-curricular activities, excursions and events have been cancelled/postponed until further notice.  This includes all trips, parents’ evenings, school shows, S5 Spring Fling and Blackpool Pleasure Beach trip.


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