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From Friday 3 April we have in place new arrangements to send PayPoint vouchers directly to parents/carers of children who are entitled to free school meals.

These will replace the 'take and go' lunches that have been available from our emergency childcare hubs and some other schools. These lunches will not be available for collection after 3 April.

Parents/carers of eligible children do not need to apply for this payment.

A £30 voucher will be sent to you on a fortnightly basis using the mobile phone numbers or email addresses we already hold for you. If we don't have your number or email we will post the vouchers to you.

The first £30 payments will be made on Friday 3 April, covering weeks commencing 30 March and 6 April.

A second payment will be made on Thursday 9 April (as Friday 10 April is a public holiday), covering weeks beginning 13 and 20 April.

Advance payments will continue every fortnight thereafter from Friday 24 April.

Scottish Government guidelines suggest that payments should reflect what councils charge for school lunches. As the cost of a school lunch in South Lanarkshire is £1.70, the £30 fortnightly payment considerably exceeds that. The payment is also in line with the UK Government’s £15 a week vouchers system.

Payments will be made only to those entitled to means-tested free school meals. This includes children in Primaries 1 to 3, who will be assessed for free school meal entitlement. Again, this is in line with Scottish Government guidelines.

For more information on eligibility see the Free school meals page.

The payment vouchers can be redeemed for cash at any PayPoint outlet, of which there are more than 100 across South Lanarkshire. Parents/carers can then purchase food for children, bearing in mind current advice on limiting excursions and social distancing.

For details of PayPoint outlets see the PayPoint website.

Payments will be made automatically using information held by the council, so applications are not necessary. However, contact details can be updated and other enquiries can be sent by using the Free school meals enquiry form.

https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200228/health_and_medical_information/1863/coronavirus_covid-19_advice/21

 

COVID-19 - Community Wellbeing Line

A new helpline is now available for individuals living in South Lanarkshire who are self-isolating/vulnerable and whose usual support network is no longer available.

The helpline will help people to access food and other essential supplies. The Community Engagement Team within the council have been working along with VASLAN to collate activity which is happening within communities, and to make contact with new groups and networks which are developing in response to the current situation.

Community volunteers are playing a key role in supporting the people around them. This includes helping transport essential goods such as food to people who cannot leave their home, carrying out welfare checks where there was a concern expressed about the wellbeing of someone, and offering telephone befriending to those who are isolated.

The helpline number is 0303 123 1009 and the opening hours are as follows:-

Monday to Thursday 8.45 – 4.45

Friday 8.45 – 4.15

Saturday and Sunday 8.45 – 4.45

If you have any questions about the helpline please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are seeking volunteers!

If you are interested and have some time to help our communities please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please find below links to information on:

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Resources for ASN Pupils

This year we have a new uniform supplier.

ALJ Industrial Supplies

18 Bloomgate

Lanark

Web : https://www.aljonline.co.uk/

 

Below is their latest communication with us:

Due to the current coronavirus situation we will be unable to hold P7 Blazer Fitting evenings at the Carluke, Biggar High or Lanark Grammar, or attend any of the P1 Intake Days at the Primary Schools.

As this is such an important and exciting time for the new P1 & S1 pupils we are doing all we can to keep the transition period and the supply of uniform flowing smoothly for them.

Within the current guidelines being issued from the Scottish Government today, we will be operating on an appointment only basis (one customer only per appointment time and everwhere cleaned between appointments) for essential orders, between the hours of 11am and 3pm. This will allow us to conform to Social Distancing requirements.

Our Online Shop will also be available for ordering.

Any updates on opening hours etc will be posted on our Facebook page and web site, and we will always be available should you need to get in contact with us.

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the closure of the school, Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver career services face to face, but they are still there to help.

Your child can contact their School Careers Advisers Helen Sutton / Phyllis McCann for careers information, advice and guidance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk.

You can also still access their career services.
Call your local centre to speak to one of our qualified advisers.
Find your nearest centre at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres.

You can also find their services for parents/carers online at myworldofwork.co.uk and www.mykidscareer.com.

For Home Economics pupils who cannot access Google Classroom:

S1
As of Friday 20/3/20 pupils should be working from home due to the Corona virus outbreak. Pupils should complete the following task while schools are closed:
Produce an information booklet on Textiles which should include information on the following -fibres/methods of making fabric/ fabric properties/ care labels/ small sewing equipment/ large sewing equipment/ safety rules when using equipment.

S2
As of Friday 20/3/20 pupils should be working from home due to the Corona virus outbreak. Pupils should complete the following task while schools are closed:
Continuing our work on Foods of the World, complete a factsheet (this can be in the form of a poster) for each of the following countries listed below. If possible find a recipe (BBC good food website is a good source) and make a dish traditional to each country for your family.
India/ France/ Mexico/Italy/Great Britain/Spain/Thailand/ Germany

S2 Foods of the World Fact Sheet

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