P7 Transition Information
Please find attached a letter for P7 parents/carers which has been issued via Groupcall.
School Jotter Availability
There will be graph paper available for collection also - just ask.
School Holiday Monday 8th June 2020
Assembly for 15th May 2020
Please see the below video from Mrs Sharp. Our Assembly today is celebrating some excellent work going on by people learning from home. We also hear from Mrs Sharp on one of school values: Aspiration.
To view the video you will need you GLOW login.
Registration Online Help Video
All Fraserburgh Academy Students should be using their Microsoft Teams Registration class each time they log on. This allows the school to know that learners are well and active in their learning. Please view the linked video on GLOW about how to register. PLEASE BE AWARE - IF YOU ARE USING THE MOBILE APP FOR TEAMS, YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT AS ‘THUMBS UP’ ON THE APP DOES NOT TRIGGER YOU BEING REGISTERED.
Police Scotland Cybercrime Information - Child Protection in Education
Fraserburgh Bids Farewell to Our Leavers
A fond farewell and huge thanks for all you have done for our school.
Please see the below PDF file which has links to some videos from students and staff.
There is also a link to the School Captain’s letter to the school.
Lastly, a message from World Challenge leader and teacher of Maths Mrs McCavanagh.
To open the links you will need to enter your glow username and password (remember to add ‘glow.sch.uk’).
Best wishes for your Future,
School Uniform Update
Parents/Carers/Guardians – Please note the important following information in connection with changes to School Uniform.
From the change of timetable in June all pupils S1-S6 will be required to wear school uniform – black or white school shirt and tie, black or red cardigan or pullover and black trousers or skirt. In addition all S5-S6 pupils are to wear a blazer as part of their uniform. This was an idea put forward by senior pupils earlier in the session. Parents, pupils and staff, and the Parent Council were consulted on this, with the consensus being that we introduce blazers as part of the school uniform. This change will be introduced with a ’soft start’ at the change of timetable in June with it being mandatory in August for all S5-S6 pupils. Blazers are optional for S1-4 pupils.
Please note that P7 pupils will be supplied with a school tie.
Orders for blazers can now be placed with Designs On You, 46 Mid Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9EP – tel 07814 580692.
School Leavers Information
School Nurse Support
School Nurses within the Fraserburgh Cluster are continuing their work in supporting young people and families. If you feel you need to contact them to access their support please use this number – 01346 585245.
Advice for Parents from Aberdeenshire Child Protection Committee
Educational Psychology Service
We are offering a phone service for parents/carers or professionals who would like to talk through any education or wellbeing concerns about a child or young person. The times of this service have now been extended as per the undernoted leaflet.
Parenting across Scotland
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. They have created a package to help support children and young people at a time when they are likely to be spending more time online. Families can download a pack according to their child’s age, each pack will contain simple 15-minute activities parents can do at home with their child using Thinkuknow resources. The packs will be renewed fortnightly. The site also has advice for parents and careers.
Online Learning Information
We are delighted with the update of our online learning resources by the vast majority of your learners and there is much great work being submitted – well done! For the small number of learners who have not yet logged on we have a number of online resources for every subject area available for all learners in S1-S3. Information on how to access this is on the school website. If you need assistance with this please email Fraserburgh.email@example.com and we will do our best to help you.
When Online Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe
Please see below document that explains the Roles & Responsibilities of young people and parents when accessing their learning online. Above all, you are a Fraserburgh Learner, and the Fraserburgh Way will continue to be Ready, Respectful and Safe when working online. If misuse is detected we will impose sanctions.
Updated hub information
From Wednesday 25th March only St Andrews school will be open as a hub for childcare for Category 1 Keyworkers in the Fraserburgh Cluster and will receive all age groups from nursery to S6. Income based free school meals can also be collected from St Andrews School.
Fraserburgh Academy will no longer be open as a hub for Keyworker children and the collection of free school meals.
Further details are available on the Aberdeenshire Council website https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/schools-covid-19/
As of 3rd April 2020 Hub opening times have been extended for childcare of Keyworkers. The attached letter provides details.
Key Workers Childcare Information
Please find below a link to the Aberdeenshire Council website for key workers to complete a request form to register their need for childcare. This form is to be completed by any parents and carers who consider themselves to be Category 1, 2 or 3 key workers who would have difficulties with sourcing childcare elsewhere. Help us assess the need of provision in this area.
Arrangements for free school meals for those in need
Families eligible to receive free school meals – not those offered universally in P1-3 – are to receive a payment to cover the cost of these (£12.50 per child per week) directly from Monday, 30th March 2020. Payments will be sent in four-weekly instalments during term time.
The council is able to make this payment to families in the same way as is done for school clothing grants. This only applies to families who are eligible for clothing grants too.
We have decided to continue the service in this way until further notice to ensure we comply with the social distancing advice now in place and to ensure equity of service provision for all of our families across Aberdeenshire. This approach will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
If you are facing financial hardship and believe you may now be eligible for free school meals, please apply online. Eligibility is usually based on whether you are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits or allowances
Arrangements for EY children will follow.
SQA Coursework for National Courses Update
Please click on the undernoted link to read the latest update from SQA as at 24th March 2020 regarding coursework for National Courses.
🚗 Safe Travel Around School Campus 🚗
There is growing concern regarding the number of vehicles picking up and dropping off pupils on the school drive and parking outwith the designated car parking areas at the beginning and end of the school day. A number of near collisions have occurred recently and the safety of pupils has been compromised. In addition, a clear way needs to be maintained for emergency services.
With effect from Thursday 20th February parent and carers are asked to drop off pupils on Dennyduff Road and Alexandra Terrace only. All pupils will be encouraged to use the marked crossings and the designated footpath. Pupils with mobility issues may be dropped off at the school door.
Random Acts of Kindness
The #GrowingKindness Tree is in full blossom now! Well done everyone! Still looks like Corbie house is the most represented. Thank you for your contributions. If you have anymore, keep posting them in the box in the library or give them to me. RAK Week has definitely shown that we have made a way forwards in thinking about and recognising kindness, also that we could do with more practise. So watch this space for future events.’. #Kindness #TheBrochRocks #BecauseOfCLD