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School Reopening – Parental Communication 5 Aug 20

Dear Parent


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…)

Young Scot – Young People Survey (11-25yr Olds)

The Scottish Youth Parliament, YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot are partnering to deliver #LockdownLowdown.

#LockdownLowdown is a survey asking young people from every community in Scotland to share their concerns about COVID-19. The results will help to identify what young people in Scotland are worried about in relation to COVID-19 – and the wider impact it’s having on their lives.

The anonymous information will be shared with stakeholders. These include the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland, COSLA, Local Authorities and others, who can use the insights to feed directly into policy design and service provision in response to the pandemic. At Young Scot, we will tailor our daily digital information based on the responses to the survey to ensure that young people have all the information they need.

Please note the survey will close on the 17th April 2020.

Please Retweet our message and share the survey with young people you know and encourage them and their friends to take part.

Thank you



Novel Coronavirus – General Advice

The situation regarding Coronavirus continues to change very rapidly and the list of designated risk countries has expanded. The most up to date list is at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

This site has general information for the public and is updated daily.

The risk to people in this country remains low.

Across the UK, some pupils (and staff) may have returned from China or other designated risk areas after half term. Unless from Wuhan or Hubei province, pupils (or staff) who have returned from these designated risk areas and who have no symptoms may attend school as usual.

Any pupil who develops respiratory symptoms including cough, fever or shortness of breath within 14 days of return from one of the designated risk countries should stay at home and seek medical attention by phone with their GP (in hours) or NHS 24 on 111 (out of hours).