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Dear Parents and Students
It was great to have the first groups of students back at school today. We welcomed our S2 who fitted back in to school life, despite not having been here for 5 months, and coped well with the changes that we have needed to make. We also welcomed our new S1 for the first time. They did very well to get to grips with all the new ways of working. Both groups were in very good spirits and were a credit to themselves.
Tomorrow it is the turn of S3 and S4 and we look forward to welcoming them as follows:
S3 should arrive at 8:25am
S4 should arrive at 8:45am
Both groups should arrive on time (not too early and not late) and go directly to their DMT (Daily Morning Tutor) class where the new procedures and ways of working will be explained to them. It would be good if all students could bring a large bottle of water with them since our water fountains will not be in operation.
Students are permitted to wear face coverings if they choose. Today, this has helped some students to feel more confident. Face coverings will be most important for those who intend to go out for lunch or for those traveling by public transport.
I look forward to seeing all S3 and S4 students tomorrow and then S5 and S6 on Friday.
Thanks, and best wishes
I am writing with further updated information relating to the return of students to school. Some of the information below is adapted from my previous communication. However, there is also important new information regarding our procedures for the coming term.
As previously communicated, students will make a phased return to school this week and attend as detailed in the table below. (more…)
UPDATED PLANS FOR REOPENING SCHOOL TO STUDENTS ON 12TH AUGUST
I hope that you and your families are well and that you have managed to enjoy the summer, despite the poor weather. Of course, this is about to improve just as schools are due to start back.
We have now received confirmation from the City of Edinburgh Council regarding the phased return to school for all students. You will also have received a letter today from Alistair Gaw, Executive Director for Communities and Families, explaining how schools will manage a safe return between Wednesday and Friday of next week.
Our phased return involves students attending two year groups at a time as per the table below:
Wednesday 12th August S1 and S2 only
S1 should arrive at 8:45am and will be met at the main student entrance.
S2 should arrive at 8:25am and go directly to Daily Morning Tutor
Thursday 13th August S3 and S4 only
S3 should arrive at 8:25am and go directly to Daily Morning Tutor
S4 should arrive at 8:45am and go directly to Daily Morning Tutor
Friday 14th August S5 and S6 only
S5 should arrive at 8:45am and go directly to Daily Morning Tutor
S6 should arrive at the Office Entrance at 8:45am and go directly to Daily Morning Tutor (more…)
There will be an opportunity next week to discuss any changes to courses/subjects/levels that you might require following SQA exam results. Please come to the school office (front entrance) between 9am and 12 noon on Tuesday 11th August. You will be given a numbered ticket at the front office and shown to a waiting room before being asked to report to Mr Ennis to discuss your options. Please note that you should follow all guidelines on social distancing on route to school and wash your hands on arrival or use hand sanitiser (located at the front entrance). Unfortunately we are not allowed to give access to Parents during these times.
We wish all our students well today on SQA results day. However, we know that some will be looking for more advice and guidance. We will provide more information in the days ahead on schools reopening and supports that will be on offer, but for now, please see some supports that are available below.
SQA Helpline 0345 279 1000
Skills Development Scotland Helpline 0808 100 8000 or visit myworldofwork.co.uk