Parent Council Meeting 01/02/22

Grantown Grammar School Parent Council will be holding their meeting via Zoom at 7pm on Tuesday 1 February. Following communication from the school yesterday on the proposed change of curriculum, there will be an opportunity to discuss this consultation. If you wish to attend, please contact the Parent Council on grantown.grammar@highlandpc.co.uk so that we can send you documents and an access link.

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic 04/02/22

NHS Highland will be running a Covid-19 vaccination clinic at the school on Friday 4 February 2022.
This will be exactly 12 weeks from the last clinic on Friday 12 November 2021, but is open to anyone wishing to get their first, second or booster doses of the vaccine. Every pupil will be offered the leaflet, letter and consent form to take home tomorrow, Wednesday 26 January and we ask that if you wish to attend this clinic, you return these completed forms to the school office as soon as possible.

If pupils have completed the consent forms, they will be called down by year group throughout the morning and can return after the vaccine, to continue in class as normal.

Further information about the vaccine and copies of the leaflet can be found at www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccineyoungpeople

NHS Highland Vaccine consents

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is offered to every S1 pupil in Scotland. Evidence shows the HPV vaccine helps protect both boys and girls from HPV-related cancers. NHS Highland provided Information and consent letters in December, to pupils in S1 and some from S2 and S3 that missed out previously. Can you please ensure your consent is returned to the school reception by Tuesday 11 January, so they can progress with the HPV vaccination programme at the end of this month.

Also, S3 and S4 Pupils will receive information and a consent letter at tutor time on Tuesday 11 January, for Diptheria, Tetanus/Polio and Men ACWY Vaccination programme. Can you please discuss this with your child and return your completed consent forms to the school reception by Tuesday 18 January.

S1, S2 & S3 Gradebook Extract

The S1, S2 and S3 Gradebook Extract for term 2, has been emailed to parents, guardians and pupils today. This method of reporting is based around a traffic light system and will inform you ‘at a glance’ how your child is progressing.  Please use this opportunity to ask your child/ren about their report and how they feel they are progressing in their subjects.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s Guidance teacher or contact the school on grantown.grammar@highland.gov.uk

Hard copies of this report will be handed to pupils when we return after the holidays. The letter below, has further information to explain the gradebook.

MFR Cash for Kids Fundraiser

Today, Grantown Grammar School looked very festive, with pupils and staff wearing their best Christmas jumpers and spreading Christmas cheer by donating money to the Moray Firth Radio – Mission Christmas, Cash for Kids Campaign. We have collected a huge amount, filling this enormous box with gifts for children of all ages and raising almost £200, which will be passed on to the MFR Campaign and benefit children throughout the Highlands. A great BIG THANK YOU to everyone that has contributed.

You can continue to donate electronically here:

https://www.cashforkidsgive.co.uk/campaign/mfr-mission-christmas-fundraising-2021/fundraisers/grantown-grammar-school/

Senior Gradebook Extract

The Senior Gradebook Extract for term 2, has been emailed to parents and guardians and handed to pupils, this week. This method of reporting is based around a traffic light system.  The report will inform you ‘at a glance’ how your child is progressing.  All progress is judged against the current SQA level and target grades. We hope you have had a chance to look at this with your child and discuss how they are progressing in their subjects.

If you have any concerns about your child’s progress, courses or levels then please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s Guidance teacher or contact the school for more information.

The Alternative Assessment Requests (AAR) have also been emailed and shared with those pupils that require support in Assessments, Prelims and Exams. You will need to confirm your agreement to these arrangements and this can be done my email to grantown.grammar@highland.gov.uk

Lost Property

There is a large amount of “valuable” lost property waiting to be claimed in the school office. This has accumulated over the last year. So, if Pupils think they may have mislaid Glasses, Purses/wallets, Keys, Fitbits, Airpods or Rings please come to the office with a description of the item, in order to claim it.