This is the place to view all letters and other documents sent home via 'pupil post'.
Letters in the Last Month
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.
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)
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.
The UK Government has approved a change to the date of next year’s early May bank holiday from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May 2020 to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.
As school session dates have already been published (with a holiday on Monday 4 May 2020), the Education Service is seeking your views on an proposed additional school closure day prior to submitting an application to do so to the Scottish Government.
Full details of this proposal can be found in the VE Day 75th Anniversary letter from Fiona Robertson, Head of Education and Childrens' Services
Complete this consultation to indicate your views on this matter, the closing date being Friday 6 December 2019.
As you may be aware, Knox Academy was awarded the Silver Rights Respecting School Award in 2016. This year, we are going for Gold!
We would like to invite all parents and carers to an information evening on Wednesday 30 October 2019 from 7 - 8pm.
Further information about Rights Respecting Schools can be found on the their website.
On Friday, we launched the Activities Week programme to all our S3 cohort. A letter was sent home with an overview of all the trips on offer. We hope that with the large variety on offer here, there will be something for everyone. All trips have a residential aspect except the Sailing week which will come home each night.
As stated in the letter, financial support may be available and if this is something you wish to know more about please tick the sheet when returning it with the choices for a trip and we will get back in touch. The deadline for the letters to be returned with choices is Friday 6 September 2019. Beyond this date, we aim to organise the groups as quickly as possible and then individual trip leaders will be in touch with specific details about the trip and payment plans etc.
As always, we cannot guarantee attendance on any trip, and if trips are not fully subscribed they may not run. Equally, some trips are limited in numbers and if these are oversubscribed we will pull names out of a hat. In these cases, second or third choices will be used. We have encouraged all the S3s to think about what interests them rather than planning a trip away with their friends, as we are confident that there will be lots of opportunities to make new friends whichever trip they decide to take part in.
The benefits of trips such as these are well documented and we hope they build confidence in our learners, build social skills and are a really enjoyable way to learn outside of the classroom environment.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with myself or any of the trip leaders.
Depute Head Teacher
Additional documents related to Activities Week 2020 will be available on the Activities Week page of the school website as details are confirmed across the year.
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