Dear Parents and Carers
The First Minster has just made an announcement closing schools after Friday this week.
Donna Manson, Chief Executive of The Highland Council said:
“Highland Council will need time to assess the impact of this announcement on our workforce, and our communities as well as on the provision of support for our young people.
“Further information will be forthcoming tomorrow, and please be assured that our central education team have been working extensively on providing learning materials for use at home.
“More detail will be given to parents and carers and pupils from the Council later this week.
“As was intimated by the First Minister, details about free school meals will again be forthcoming in the days ahead.
“Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
“We are expecting further information from the Scottish Government on what will be happening for older pupils regarding exams and the Council will provide further updates as they come.
“Thank you for your understanding on this matter.”
The Highland Council
You may wonder what this means for Smithton ELC and School. We will take advice and pass on details as soon as we have them. It really is a matter of remaining calm, acting responsibly and being there for each other.
Always in your service, Aileen Mackay, HT