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 25 Jan 2021

Support for Learning Staff have put together a Guide to Remote Learning. Dr Lyon and Mrs Wright are available to support you in your learning at home in addition to your subject teachers.

Published: Mon 25 Jan 2021

I know that you will be disappointed not to be in school with your friends and teachers and that learning at home may be challenging for you. I hope that the help and support you are receiving from your teachers is helping you to keep connected with your learning and with your school. Yesterday, the First Minister announced that schools would remain closed until the middle of February and I know that many of you will be feeling anxious about that and what it means for your learning. Full details available in letter issued 25 January 2021 from Lesley Brown, Director of Education.

Published: Mon 25 Jan 2021

Now that the new term is well underway, I wanted to write to you with a further update. This is not the way we were hoping to begin this year, but our schools have been preparing for the possibility of further remote learning since last year and you can be reassured that we are doing all that we can to support our children and young people. I am very proud of everything that our schools are achieving despite the restrictions that are in place. Full details available in letter issued 25 January 2021 from Lesley Brown, Director of Education. 

Published: Thu 21 Jan 2021

Please see Parentline leaflet for your information.

Published: Tue 12 Jan 2021

During this period of remote learning the principle we are working to is about delivering high quality remote learning opportunities for all young people which:

 Provides timely feedback which is transparent, actionable, ongoing and consistent.  Includes opportunities for connectivity to help pupils and teachers stay connected, support pupil well-being.  Offers real-time support to pupils who need help accessing their learning.  Contributes to an overall range of remote learning experiences, including collaborative learning experiences, which foster engagement and meet the needs of diverse groups of learners. Full details available in letter issued 12 January 2021 from our Head Teacher.

Published: Fri 8 Jan 2021

First and foremost, Happy New Year to you and your families. I hope you managed to have some fun and relaxation during the festive break. I am sure you would agree with me in saying this is not the start we had wished for the New Year! However I know that we will work together, to provide the best support we can, to ensure our young people’s progress during the forthcoming period of remote learning. Full details available in letter dated 8 January 2021 from our Head Teacher.

Please see below timetables for S1 and S2 pupils only. S3 - S6 pupils should follow their usual timetables during this period of remote learning.  Miss Cook will also be sending an email to all our pupils directly making them aware of the arrangements for Monday, so please ask them to check their EduBuzz accounts in advance. 

Published: Wed 6 Jan 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

As a result of the First Minister's announcement on Monday 4 January 2021, schools will be closed to most children other than children of key workers and the most vulnerable until 29th January 2021.  This is a change from the initial statement from the First Minister on 19 December 2020 which required a phased return to school. 

Due to the extended period of school closure, East Lothian Council has reopened the application process for key worker children to access places for in-school learning and childcare from Monday 18th to Friday 29th January 2021.  This online application process is for new applicants who did not apply in the first round in December 2020.  Those who have confirmed places already will roll over in to extended period and do not need to reapply.

Priority will be given to those key workers in category 1 and category 2 where both parent/carers are key workers or where there is a single parent who is a key worker.  Information about the category definitions can be found here: 

Wherever possible, parents/carers should make use of informal childcare arrangements in line with the Scottish Government Guidance.

Any parents/carers who believe they are key workers under criteria set out by the Scottish Government will be invited to complete our online application.  

Kind regards
The Education Support Team

Published: Tue 22 Dec 2020

Schools in East Lothian had been due to re-open to all pupils on Wednesday, 6 January 2021.
However, as you may be aware, the Scottish Government has announced new plans for the return of children and young people in the New Year.
This is to support a phased return to the start of the new term. It comes as protections against Coronavirus (COVID-19) are tightened across Scotland to prevent the spread of the new, highly contagious strain of the virus.

Full details of arrangements can be read in the letter from Lesley Brown (Executive Direction Education and Children's Services) - 22 December 2020

Archive Letters

Published: Thu 26 Nov 2020

Senior Students are reminded that Prelims start on Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Timetable of Prelim Exams

Personalised timetable letters were issued to registration classes on Friday 27 November 2020. Note: if any student notices an error or conflict we would ask them to speak with their class teacher as soon as possible.

We are encouraging a flexible approach to study for the duration of the prelims Wednesday 2 December 2020 – Thursday 10 December 2020 inclusive. Pupils should be in classes on Monday & Tuesday next week (w/c 30 November 2020), and back in on Friday 11 December 2020. Between these times they are welcome in the building to follow their normal timetabled classes, but we are assuming the majority will work from home and treat this as study leave.

Published: Mon 23 Nov 2020

Due to the current Covid19 restrictions, we are unable to invite you into the school, and therefore we are running our parents’ evenings via GoogleMeet.  GoogleMeets are secure on-line video meetings through Google accounts (within East Lothian Council, Google accounts are our edubuzz system). 

Full details available in letter issued 18 November 2020 from our Depute Head, Alice Clubb.

Published: Wed 18 Nov 2020

As you will be aware, the First Minister has announced that East Lothian will move in to COVID-19 protection level 2 from Tuesday 24th November 2020. Parents and carers will recall that protection level 3 had additional enhanced protective measures. These included the need for all staff and pupils to wear a face covering during lessons in the senior phase. In addition, there was also the need for parents and carers to discuss with their clinician whether children with the highest clinical risk should still attend school. Full details available in letter issued 18 November from Lesley Brown, Chief Operating Officer (Education).

Published: Wed 18 Nov 2020

As you will be aware, based on the Depute First Minister’s statement in October, there will be no National 5 exams in session 20/21.  Full details available in letter issued 18 November from our Head Teacher.