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       Primary 1 Transition   

 
       Primary 7 Transition       
 
 
ParentPay - Woodside became a cashless school on 25th February 2019. This facility means parents/carers 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 :
  • The ParentPay platform is our main source of communication with our families. It is important that you complete the activation with your email address as soon as possible to ensure you receive all updates & information.
  • School meals - 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. You can book this up to 2 weeks in advance. Please note however if your child is absent from school you will need to unbook it otherwise you will still be charged.
  • Check the balance of your child’s school meals account on a regular basis. 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. You can set up alerts advising of a low balance. We regularly monitor any accounts showing a debit balance.
  • Please go to our 'Parent Area' tab for some quick links to help you with using your account.


Contact Information - please ensure 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. 

Google Classroom - classes use Google classroom for accessing pupil homework. Please click on these links for guidelines on accessing it.
Google Classroom and using the Google Classroom App


After School Arrangements - if there are any changes from the normal to your child/rens' after school/pick up/bus arrangements, can parents please send a note in for the class teacher.. If you need to advise your child of a change of plan please phone the school before 2.30pm to allow sufficient time to pass on the information. The office can be very busy at the end of the day and this avoids us trying to contact parents at 3pm at short notice to clarify 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 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 from 8.40am 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. 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 parents 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. 

School LunchesPlease remember that all pupils in P1-5 are entitled to free school meals and the cost is £2.00 for all pupils in P6-7. Milk is 24p. All school meals/milk 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 both our and South Lanarkshire Council's websites.

Breakfast ClubOur Breakfast Club currently offers a 'toast-n-go' service every morning. It is available between 8.30am 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. Once they have collected their toast children will remain outside in the playground until the bell rings. Parents should be aware that the playground has no adult unsupervision until 8.40am.





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