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Headteacher’s Update 11th January 2021

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Message from Kaimes School Acting Head Teacher 22/12/20

Dear Parents and Carers,

In preparation for the Key Worker childcare starting on the 6th January 2021, please check the flowchart image below to find out if you qualify to apply for a place for your child, if so, please complete the form in the following link by 11.45 p.m. on 3rd January 2021.  I will confirm on Tuesday 5th January whether you have a place. 


Online Learning will be on offer from the 11th of January.  Teachers will use Class Note which is part of the Office 365 suite.  If you cannot access your child’s Office 365 account, please refer to the video description posted by Mr Burge during lockdown.   If you still require assistance or login details, please email admin@kaimes.edin.sch.uk and we will get back to you in the new year.  Key adults will also be allocated for a weekly contact. 

Kind regards,

Miss Karen Watters

Message from Kaimes School Acting Head Teacher and NHS Lothian 9/12/20

8 December 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

 As you know we have had several confirmed cases of Covid-19 at Kaimes School. Following an Incident Management Team meeting with the Health Protection Team and City of Edinburgh Council, the decision has been made to close Kaimes School up to and including the 22nd December 2020, which is the start of the school holidays. 

This is a precautionary step and is designed to minimise the risk of onwards transmission of COVID19. The safety of our staff and pupils is our main priority and we are working closely with the health protection team at NHS Lothian to follow all national guidance.

All the individuals who have been identified as contacts of the confirmed cases have been informed that they will need to self-isolate. It is very important that your child or young person remains at home and does not mix for the duration of the self-isolation period. As parents or carers, you do not have to self-isolate. We recognise that it will be difficult to isolate yourself from your child however, so where possible you should try to restrict yourself to activities that are essential, such as shopping for supplies or taking an outdoor walk.  

Our teaching staff will continue to provide support for learners and their parents through providing virtual learning experiences. We will share more information about this tomorrow.

If you have any concerns, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.

For further information you may find this FAQs

useful https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me if your child is in Kaimes primary school, and Allan Scott if your child is in Kaimes secondary school.

Kind regards,

Miss Karen Watters

Acting Head Teacher: Miss Karen Watters | Kaimes School | 140 Lasswade Road | Edinburgh | EH16 6RT | 0131 664 8241 admin@kaimes.edin.sch.uk

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