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Coronavirus Update 19.3.20 6pm

Dear Parent/Carer,

Following the Deputy First Minister’s statement this afternoon I know many of you will be anxious about our approach to support pupils in S4-6, particularly in light of the decision not to hold the final SQA exam diet in April and May.

I have included the Midlothian Council communication which was issued this afternoon and it is also available on the school website. Since this communication I have met with the Principal Teachers in school to pull together our plans for the next two weeks.

The finalised plan and timetable will be communicated to you tomorrow, however, all pupils in S4-6 will be given support to complete any outstanding coursework, folios, timed assessments etc. in each of their subjects. Our priority is to ensure we have all the appropriate evidence which reflects the hard work and achievements of the pupils throughout this year.

You will appreciate that there will be a degree of fluidity to these arrangements as staffing levels may change as the weeks progress; we are already operating with a significantly reduced number of teachers. Pupils only need to be in school when required and Guidance staff will contact parents directly for specific pupils e.g. those who are self-isolating.

Some of the finer details still need to be worked out and specifics around travel will be clarified tomorrow and shared with you then.

A catering service will not be provided, so we would ask that pupils either bring a packed lunch or money to get food from Tesco’s etc.

If you have any queries please email them to the school address we will do our best to answer them as soon possible. Please bare with us as we are currently experiencing a large volume of correspondence and phone calls.

Your co-operation and understanding is greatly appreciated.
Yours Sincerely
Lynn Black

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