Pupil Post

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

Letters in the Last Month

Published: Tue 5 Jun 2018

Further to our recent return HMI inspection, the follow-up letter from Education Scotland has now been published.

Published: Tue 15 May 2018

East Lothian Council are investing in a new online payments system, iPayimpact, to help you manage your school-related spending better. You will be able to use the new system from Thursday 31 May 2018. As a necessary part of installing the new system, we need to switch off the existing system you use to make school payments online from Thursday 17 May.

The wall-mounted machines in the school dining area will continue to work during this changeover period, and will continue to work from 31 May 2018. If your child doesn’t have sufficient funds on his/her card to pay for meals from 17 May to 31 May, please give them cash to load their cards using the wall-mounted machines, known as Revos. If you have other items you wish to pay for between 17 May and 31 May, please make your payment in cash at the school office.

We apologise for any disruption caused as a result of this temporary withdrawal of online options. We’ve tried to keep this period as short as possible and hope you will appreciate the greater control and transparency you will benefit from in terms of keeping track of your spending on school-related items when you set up your iPayimpact account.

You will receive a personal invitation by letter over the next few days for you to set up your personal account on iPayimpact. We would encourage you to sign up for your account as soon as possible so this new service is ready for you to use from 31 May 2018.

If you have any queries about this email, or the iPayimpact system in general, please contact me, on 01620 827992 or by email.

Stephen Fraser
Project Manager

Archive Letters

Published: Thu 29 Mar 2018

The following letters provide information on arrangements for study leave, SQA arrangements for examinations, and results following the examination diet in May 2018.  

For pupils who are leaving school, we invite you to attend the Leavers' Ceremony on Friday 6 June 2018.

Published: Thu 8 Mar 2018

We are excited to be launching Show My Homework, a new way to record and communicate homework at Knox Academy.  This is an online tool to help you keep track of your child’s homework. Show My Homework will allow you to see the details of the tasks your child has been set, all their deadlines and their submission status. We have decided to introduce this system to improve the way we communicate with parents and to give you access to the homework we set. This system will replace the school planner, which many of our young people do not use effectively.

You will be provided with login details to your personal account. This is linked to your child’s homework calendar where you will be able to see your child’s To-do List and any homework that is overdue. These logins will be sent out shortly.

To view all homework set without login details please visit our website www.ka-net.org.uk  the link for Show My Homework is on our Homepage. This will be available from the week beginning 19 March 2018.  Please note you will need to use the filter options at the top of the page to find your child’s homework.

This online tool should provide you with a number of benefits including:

  • 24/7 access
  • Ability to view quality and quantity of homework
  • Translation into over 50 languages
  • Apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices
  • Automated notifications before homework is due

We’ll be launching Show My Homework to pupils during the week beginning 12 March 2018 and we hope that this service will provide parents with a deeper insight into the homework your child receives. More importantly, we hope that it will improve your child’s organisation and time-management and will help them to keep on top of their workload.

To keep up to date on the move please download the Show My Homework app once you receive your login details. You will then be sent push notifications to let you know what homework is due. More information will be available on this on the school website shortly.

If you have any questions about the service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Show My Homework, who are always happy to help. Just visit help.showmyhomework.co.uk or call 0207 197 9550.  

If you’d like to get in touch with the school or provide feedback, please contact Mrs C Falconer (DHT).

Thank you once again for your support.

Published: Fri 23 Feb 2018

We would like to invite our parents/carers along to our Home Learning Evening on Tuesday 6 March 2018 in the school assembly hall. This is open to parents/carers of pupils in all year groups and will focus on the launch of our new Home Learning Policy and also give you some information on our new digital communication platform for home learning activities known as Show My Homework. The programme for the evening is below.

6.30pm – Welcome from the Head Teacher

6.35pm – Presentation from Mrs Falconer (DHT) - Our new Home Learning Policy

6.45pm - Presentation from Mrs Falconer (DHT) – Show My Homework, a new resource to support home learning.

7pm – Five 10 minute workshops on supporting Home Learning. The workshops will focus on the following;

  • What do is needed to complete good quality learning at home and how parents can provide the appropriate support? (Led by Anya Reynolds)
  • How to complete effective research (Led by Angela Leggatt)
  • Strategies to support reading at home. (Led by Emma Reynolds)
  • Types of home learning we do, what to expect at different ages/stages. (Led by Calum Blair and the Pupil Learning Team)
  • Effective Revision (Led by Dot Ferguson)

7.50pm – Closing Remarks – Head Teacher

We do hope you are able to attend and that you will find the evening informative and helpful.  To this end, we would be grateful if you could use the link knox.is/hle to register your interest in attending and help with our planning. Please complete this by Friday 2 March 2018 and note that we are limited to 2 people attending per family, due to limited space in the hall. Pupils are welcome to attend.

Caroline Falconer
Depute Head Teacher

Published: Thu 8 Feb 2018

All S2 pupils will receive this letter: S2 History Trip Letter (8 February 2018) detailing arrangements for the S2 History trip to Discovery Point, Dundee.  This will take place on Thursday 8 March 2018.

There are only 30 places and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis (ie all appropriate paperwork returned and money paid).  Forms will be accepted from Tuesday 20 February 2018.

All forms must be completed and handed in by Thursday 22 February 2018 at the latest (lunchtime).