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Important Information
       Primary 1 Transition   

 
       Primary 7 Transition       
 
 
ParentPay - Woodside became a cashless school on 25th February 2019. This facility means parents/carers need to pay for school items such as school dinners, milk, activities and trips online. Parents should activate their ParentPay account using the codes issued to each child by the school. A few points to note :
You do not need to ‘book’ any lunches, the children will do this each morning in class.
Milk – this needs to be pre-booked online before 9.30am after you have added credit to your child’s milk account, otherwise they will not get any milk.
Keep checking the balance of your child’s school meals account, when a pupil orders a lunch it is charged to your account whether or not it has any credit. So please keep an eye on it and top it up when necessary to avoid it going into debt.
The ParentPay platform is also used as our main source of communication. It is therefore important that you complete the activation with your email address as soon as possible to ensure you receive all updates & information.
Please find below some quick links to help you with using your account. As always if you have any questions, give us a call at the office.


Contact Information - please make sure you advise the school office of any change to your contact details or address. A change of address form can be downloaded and printed from our 'About Us' page. 

After School Arrangements - if there are any changes from the normal to your child/rens' after school/pick up/bus arrangements, can parents please mark the information in the pupils homework diary/reading record. If you need to phone the school to pass on a message to your child, please do so before 2.30pm. The office is can be very busy at the end of the day and this can help at 3pm when we are trying to contact parents at short notice for confirmation of any arrangements.

School Transport - Please note that parents must apply to SLC for a place on the school bus before the transition to primary school and then again to secondary school. Once a place has been granted, children can only travel on the allocated bus and must not move between the other buses. If your child has a place on the school bus and you move address or school, you will need to reapply to SLC for transport. You child cannot travel on the bus until the new place has been confirmed. Parents of pupils staring P1 in August 2021 and our current P7's transfering to secondary, who think they may be eligible for school transport, should apply online here.
Pupils who are entitled to free school transport can find information on pick up times for each of the three routes by clicking here 

Playground Safety -The safety of our pupils in the playground is extremely important and we would remind all parents/carers to wait beyond the parent zones and not in the playground at 9am and 3pm. Members of staff will be at each of the 3 entrances to the playground and we would ask parents to drop children off at these points. If you need to speak to a member of staff please call into the office through the main gate only, thank you. Anyone involed in the drop off and collection of pupils should take a few minutes to read this letter, found here

Administration of Medicine - we can only administer prescribed medication in school and parent's must complete a form before we can do this. A copy of the form, including the privacy notice, can be found on our 'About Us Page' so you can print it off and complete in advance if that is easier. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

School LunchesPlease remember that all pupils in P1-3 are entitled to free school meals and the cost is £1.75 for all pupils in P4-7. All school meals must be paid via ParentPay as our school is cashless. If you are in receipt of any benefits you may be entitled to free school meals for your child/ren, information on this can be found on South Lanarkshire Council's website. 

Breakfast Club - Our Breakfast Club is available between 8.25am and 8.55am and is free of charge to all pupils. There is no need to pre-book and children who wish to attend should enter the dining hall from the main playground. Due to the current situation, our breakfast club is not available just now.





Our Woodside Tree

We all just love our special Woodside tree! This marked the opening of our new school on 26th March 2015. It was commissioned by our Parent Council as a feature which would live and grow in Woodside forever! Local artist, Laurie McCrone, (who has special links with Woodside, as she was heavily involved in our transport situation during our decant) brought our idea to life…and our tree was born!
The idea is, that everyone in our school – children, staff, support staff, senior leadership, janitor, dinner ladies and cleaning staff engrave a leaf each with their name. As our P7s prepare to leave Primary School, their leaves are removed and presented to them at their Summer Leavers’ Service. In their place, our newest pupils P1s leaves are added, and so the tree is forever in blossom, and will continue to do so in the years to come.

Mrs Jan McKeran 08.11.17 - Woodside’s Head Teacher August 2002 - December 2017