Covid-19 Update 18/03/20

Wednesday 18th March 2020

As outlined in last night’s update,  it is with regret that due to a steadily increasing number of unavailable staff I am confirming with parent/carers of S2 and S3 that they should not attend school on Thursday 19th March. These students should be able, and encouraged, to access learning opportunities via GLOW and our Google Classrooms.

Our approach remains one of prioritising in school time, and staff, for our Senior Phase (S4/S5/S6) students as they work towards completing SQA coursework and course requirements.

We will continue to monitor both staff and student attendance to make best use of available resources to achieve our immediate objectives. To this end it is highly likely that I will request Midlothian Council approves our proposals for Friday. At this time they are

Please note that Friday’s measures are advised to give parent/carers notice of potential action we will take. They are not yet approved by Midlothian Council. As you will appreciate the situation is fluid and we will aim to confirm arrangements for Friday, via GroupCall, by lunchtime tomorrow.  Assuming we are putting similar arrangements in place next week we will ensure there is a balance in terms of S1/S2/S3 learning at home.

I am sure that you are aware that advice from Scottish Government changes on a regular basis and the website below is one I’m sure you access regularly. If you don’t, please do

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

As always we will continue to update our website regularly. Please also note that we have created a sub-folder within our news section unimaginatively called ‘Covid-19’ where all posts in relation to the virus are posted.

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