April 2022

Published: 29 April 2022

Jason Leitch (National Clinical Director) has written to all parents/carers:


"To Parents, Carers and Young People,  As I’ve tried to do throughout the pandemic, I wanted to share the latest advice about the way we are managing Covid-19. From Sunday 1 May, public health advice will change to a ‘stay at home’ message and replace self-isolation for people who have symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, people who have symptoms of Covid-19 and who have a fever or are too unwell to carry out normal activities will be asked to stay at home while they are unwell or have a fever. They will no longer be advised to take a PCR test. These changes will also see testing for the general population and most contact tracing end on 30 April."


Continue to read the full letter from Jason Leitch

Published: 29 April 2022

By working together, the RNLI and Her Majesty’s Coastguard (HMCG) save hundreds of lives each year. Sadly, too many people continue to get into difficulty. We aim to save every one . The RNLI Key Water Safety Message booklet  can help you keep people safe.

Published: 26 April 2022

Parents Portal is now live, a new way for parents to access information on their children, interact with their schools and easily access other school services.  Parents can now access the Portal by using the same myaccount login (which is used for SchoolPay) to update parent and child details, report absences, access SchoolPay, and much more.  Over time, more services will be available.  For more information on how parents can log into the Parents Portal and “link” to their children, visit the East Lothian Council website.

Please note, it is advised that parents of P7 pupils wait to sign up to the Parents Portal until they start at their new school in August


Published: 25 April 2022

An updated Risk Assessment, to take into account updates during the holidays, has now been published.  This is effective from 25 April 2022. 

Published: 25 April 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

I last wrote to you on 8 April regarding COVID-19 measures in schools after the Easter break. On 13 April the Scottish Government subsequently issued an update to its guidance.

I am therefore writing to advise you of the key changes which will now apply when our schools return on 25 April. These changes primarily relate to the use of face coverings.

Full details are available in the letter issued on Monday 25 April 2022 from Nicola McDowell, Head of Education Service.

Published: 25 April 2022


Dear Parent/Carer

Good morning,
I hope you all had a lovely Easter break. The guidance has just arrived from SQA & Scottish Government and I wanted to share this with you in regard to your young person having Covid or Covid symptoms during this time. Please see SQA Exams Exceptional Arrangements letter for further details and a statement that SQA wish us to publish. 

Kind regards

Sue Cook 

Published: 08 April 2022

Dear Parents and Carers, I am writing to update you on the changes to COVID-19 mitigation measures in schools from 18 April 2022. This follows new guidance from the Scottish Government published on 25 March 2022. These changes will bring schools into line with the position in wider society. They follow the changes to Test and Protect asymptomatic testing programme which we wrote to you about recently.   Full details are available in the letter issued on Friday 8 April 2022 from Nicola McDowell, Head of Education Service.

Published: 08 April 2022

The updated Risk Assessment for Covid In School, for implementation on 25 April 2022, is now available. 

Published: 07 April 2022

An SQA Information letter has been issued to S4/S5/S6 today, to accompany the Subject Estimate Grades document.  This letter provides information on SQA Estimate Grades, Exceptional Circumstance Service and Attending Exams. 

Published: 06 April 2022

Parents Portal is a new way for parents to access information on their children, interact with their schools and easily access other school services.

By using a single login, parents will be able to update their own and their children’s details, report absences, look up their children’s reports, access SchoolPay, the school calendar and much more.

Knox Academy will be launching the service for parents, with instructions on how to register.  More details will be available soon…

Published: 05 April 2022

Would you like to read this year's Carnegie Award shortlisted books? These books have been selected by a panel, as the most outstanding new titles of the past year, and schools will vote for the one which they consider the best of the eight titles.

If you are interested or have any questions please speak to Ms Fry in the Library.