Pupil Post

This is the place to view all letters and other documents sent home via 'pupil post'.

Letters in the Last Month

Published: Mon 30 Mar 2020

As you will be aware, the Depute First Minister has announced that this year’s SQA exams will not now go ahead. Firstly, and most importantly, please do not worry – we want the best for all of our pupils. We will do everything we can to ensure no Senior Phase pupil is disadvantaged, and the Scottish Government, and the SQA will be working with us on this. We understand that this is an uncertain time for everyone but we will keep you up-to-date with any new information as soon as we have it.

You can read the latest updates from the SQA on their website.

This letter (PDF) provides pupils and their families with an SQA update, and answers some of the more common questions we have had:

  • Will pupils’ achievements this year be recognised?
  • What happens if a pupil did not complete the coursework for a subject?
  • Can a pupil still complete and submit coursework to the SQA online with their teacher?
  • Why should a pupil continue to complete online tasks set by a teacher when the school cannot submit any work to the SQA for marking?
  • Will I receive certification for achievements this year?
  • How do teachers decide on an estimate grade?
  • A pupil has produced work at home – can that contribute to the estimate grade?
  • Does a disappointing prelim grade automatically mean a poor estimate grade?
  • Can a teacher tell a pupil what grade they are going to get in a subject?
  • Can a pupil find out what their final grade will be before 4 August?
  • Other commonly asked questions
Published: Tue 24 Mar 2020

The Educational Psychology Service have produced a couple of documents to help manage during this time of school closure.

For Parents/Carers:
Your child will learn from your response to the current situation. Seeing you stay calm and resilient will be crucial to help them cope with the circumstances. It is helpful to maintain structure and routine for your child or children whilst schools are closed.
15 Tips for Parents/Carers

For Young People:
This is a strange time for everyone. We need to make sure we are avoiding physical contact and washing our hands to keep ourselves and others safe from a virus called COVID-19. This means school buildings have closed.
Tips for Young People

Published: Mon 16 Mar 2020

East Lothian Council is continuing to act on national advice with regards to Coronavirus.

Lesley Brown (Chief Operating Officer - Education) has today written a letter providing an update to parents/carers.

Published: Thu 12 Mar 2020

We are delighted to invite you to attend our S6 Leavers’ Ceremony at 11am, on Friday 24 April 2020.

Our ceremony will be led by our S6 Pupil Leadership and Senior Leadership Teams, and is an important day in the life of our S6 as they prepare to move on to University, College or Employment.  This event allows us to come together to wish all of our S6 pupils the very best for their future and to thank you, as parents/carers, for your support of your young person throughout their journey at Knox Academy.

Full details of arrangements and a reply slip can be found in the letter from Mr Tait, S6 Year Head

Published: Fri 6 Mar 2020

I am sure you will be aware of the current outbreak of coronavirus that has now resulted in positive cases having been identified in Scotland.

East Lothian Council is acting on national advice and keeping schools updated. A letter has been issued today for parents/carers covering the following points:

  • Advice to parents/carers – COVID-19 (coronavirus)
  • What is coronavirus?
  • Preventing spread of infection
Published: Wed 4 Mar 2020

It has been a very busy term and all of our young people have been applying themselves extremely well in their studies and also in their many contributions to the wider life and work of the school.

Details of key events over the next few weeks can be found in the End of Term Arrangements Letter.

Published: Wed 4 Mar 2020

As you are no doubt aware our S4, S5 and S6 are soon to embark on the 2020 diet of the national SQA examinations. 

Letters were issued this morning at registration with relevant information which should assist candidates in preparing for this.

Exam Leave Monday 27 April 2020 – Wednesday 3 June 2020 (inclusive)

SQA 2020 Exam Timetable 2020

Archive Letters

Published: Wed 5 Feb 2020

East Lothian Council have had a lot of queries from schools about pupils from China.  Pupils (or staff) who have returned from China and who have no symptoms may attend school as usual. 

However, full details can be read in the letters from NHS Lothian (3 February 2020) and another from NHS Lothian (27 January 2020)

Government Information for the General Public
 

Published: Thu 30 Jan 2020

Mumps is currently circulating in the community at a higher than usual level in Lothian. Most cases are young adults, older than school age, but we are starting to see cases in school children. Mumps is a viral infection which is not usually a serious illness but it can take up to ten days or more to feel better. The infection can be easily spread from person to person by direct contact with saliva or droplets of saliva (e.g. via coughs and sneezes) from an infected individual.

Lothian NHS Board have issued a letter giving further information surrounding Mumps and the MMR vaccination.

Published: Thu 16 Jan 2020

East Lothian Council have taken the decision to allocate 8 May 2020 as an additional day's leave in order to celebrate the 75th Anniversary VE Day Celebrations. This follows a consultation held in December 2019.

The current and future session dates can be viewed on our website within the School Information Section.

Full details can be found in the letter to all parents/carers dated 14 January 2020 from Lesley Brown (Chief Operating Officer - Education)

Published: Fri 22 Nov 2019

The Autumn/Winter term is always packed with activities, which add something special to school life, and this session will be no different in terms of the number of events taking place during the month of December. 

Full details can be found in the Christmas letter from Miss Cook.