December Dates


December 2020
Wednesday 9 December Pupil Council Meeting Period 5
Friday 11 December Christmas Jumper Day
Thursday 17 December School Christmas Lunch
Tuesday 21 December Christmas Concert via Facebook Live
Wednesday 23 December First Day of Christmas Holidays

Adverse Weather

For full guidance for adverse weather, please view/download the following document:

Adverse Weather Guidance 2020

If the school is closing early for any reason including adverse weather, we will endeavour to make contact with all parents via telephone.

We will also post the announcement on our Facebook  (  and Twitter (

At all other times (i.e. before school opens), parents should check the Highland Council Schools Messaging Service, the Highland Council Website – School Closures and/or our Facebook or Twitter pages which we will update as soon as we possibly can.

Staff will not be contacting parents from their homes.

The school’s messaging service number and pin is as follows for all NWS Schools:   0800 564 2272     PIN Number   04 1130

Full guidance can be found in the Adverse Weather Guidance document.

Agenda for Parent Council Meeting – 11 November 2020



Wednesday 11th November 2020

Virtual Meeting via Google Meet at 6.00pm


1. Welcome, apologies, attendees
2. Minutes of last meeting
3. Matters arising from minutes
4. Head Teacher’s report
5. Nurseries
6. Primary Schools
a. Durness
b. Kinlochbervie
c. Scourie
7. High School
8. Treasurers report
9. Fundraising
10. Correspondence
11. Any other business (AOB)
12. Date of next meeting

November-December Dates

Date Event Other
November 2020
Wednesday 11 November Pupil Council Meeting Period 3
Parent Council Meeting 6.00 pm
Friday 13 November Children In Need
December 2020
Wednesday 9 December Pupil Council Meeting Period 3
Friday 11 December S1-S3 Reports to Parents
Christmas Jumper Day
Tuesday 22 December Last Day of School before Christmas Holidays

Guidance on COVID-19 in Children

Click the link below to view/download the letter to parents (dated 31 August 2020) from Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director containing advice on the symptoms of COVID-19, what to do if your child has symptoms and the differences between the symptoms of COVID-19 and the common cold.

Coronavirus – Jason Leitch Letter on testing and common colds – 31 August 2020

Click the link below to view/download the letter to parents (dated 31 August 2020) from John Swinney, Deputy Prime Mister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.

2020 Deputy First Minister Letter

Information is also available on the Parent Club website:



Face Coverings in Schools

The Scottish Government has updated their guidance on face coverings in schools. Effective 31 August 2020, the following applies:

In light of the latest scientific and public health advice, including World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, face coverings should now (unless exemptions apply) be worn:

• in secondary schools, by adults and all pupils moving around the school, such as in corridors and communal areas where physical distancing is difficult to maintain
• on dedicated school transport by all children aged five and over, bringing it into line with guidance for public transport.

Click here to view/download the letter to parents.

face coverings letter for parents