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 Further Update on the Re-opening of Perth and Kinross Schools in August 2020

As you are aware, the Deputy first Minister announced on Tuesday 23 June that local authorities should plan for the re-opening of schools for all pupils full-time from August, subject to further confirmation that it is safe to do so.

Colleagues across Education and Children’s Services are working closely with our staff, trade unions and Parent Councils to prepare for the re-opening of all Perth and Kinross schools in August 2020, if it continues to be safe to do so. Further to my recent letter to you 24 June 2020, I can confirm some further details about the planned re-opening of all Perth and Kinross schools in August 2020.

In-Service Days – 10 and 11 August 2020

The designated in-service days are confirmed as Monday 10 August and Tuesday 11 August 2020 as agreed with the Teaching Unions. This marks a change to the previously indicated arrangements.

Phased Return of Pupils – 12-14 August 2020

The first week of the new term will have a phased return to school for all Perth and Kinross pupils. This will enable focused time for induction for new pupils and reorientation back into the school building for current pupils. I can advise the following phased return arrangements will be in place for our school’s pupils:

Wednesday 12 August - S1 & S2

Thursday 13 August - S1, S5 & S6

Friday 14 August - S3 & S4

All pupils (who are able) will then recommence full-time education from Monday 17 August 2020.

These arrangements should only change if the Deputy First Minister’s announcement on 30 July indicates that a full-time return to education is not possible. We will of course keep you informed of any further changes or information as soon as possible.

Information about the return of schools will continue to be published on Perth and Kinross Council’s website where an FAQ page has been developed:

https://www.pkc.gov.uk/coronavirus/schools

The Council will also continue to distribute the latest information through its Twitter and Facebook sites.

It has been a very different and challenging end to our school year and I fully appreciate the difficulties that you have all faced as families during this unprecedented crisis. I would like to thank you again for your ongoing support and patience as we prepare to re-open our school, and we look forward to welcoming our new and current pupils back in August.