Please follow the link for the most up to date information on Covid19 on the Midlothian Council website.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATES FROM MIDLOTHIAN COUNCIL
Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Jim Muirhead reassured parents and carers that, as schools are now fully open to all pupils, we’re doing all we can to keep staff and children safe. However, he stressed parents and carers need to do their part too.
He said: “It’s absolutely vital we all remain vigilant. If your child or a member of your household has any of the symptoms of coronavirus, however mild, be that a continuous cough, a temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell, under no circumstances send your child to school. Please follow the guidance to the letter. This will ensure schools can remain open and ultimately, it could save lives.”
READ THE GUIDANCE HERE
Please click the link below to view a letter from from the Chief Nursing officer for the Scottish Government addressed to all parents/carers in Scotland 31/8/20
Our campus staff are excited to welcome back all of our children on Wednesday. As you will have expected, there are a few changes in place for the school day which are outlined in the guidance below.
Please can you familiarise yourself with these before Wednesday and discuss with your children, we appreciate your support and understanding in this matter.
(click the link below to open the PDF)
Advice re return
Ramsay Campus Staff
We look forward to welcoming all of our pupils back to school on Wednesday 12th of August. Following advice and guidance given to head teachers yesterday from our ASG, we will be sharing more detailed information on Monday 10th of August.
Please see the attachment or the link below for today’s letter to parent’s carers based on Council guidance.
We thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Parents and Carers 060820.docx
As part of the P1 induction, there is usually opportunity to purchase a homework/book bag, school tie or School badge to sell on uniform if desired.
These items are £4 each. If you wish to purchase please can you put the correct money into an envelope with your child’s name and hand it into the office. You may do this on the transition day, in service days in aug or on the first day of school.
RESPONSE TO DEPUTE FIRST MINISTER’S STATEMENT – TUESDAY 23 JUNE 2020
You may be aware that John Swinney, the Depute First Minister has, this afternoon, made a statement in the Scottish Parliament about all children and young people returning to school on 12 August. The Depute First Minister indicated that the Scottish Government’s planning assumption is now to have all pupils returning to schools 12 August, if it is safe to do so. He has also indicated that this will be conditional and dependent upon scientific and health advice. Clearly, our schools are delighted at the prospect of welcoming all of our pupils back to school in August with the knowledge that it is safe to do so.
Midlothian Council’s local delivery plans to deliver a blended learning model will remain in place as a contingency and essential preparation in case they are needed. We would like to assure you that all Midlothian schools have a robust blended learning plan ready to be implemented should that be the requirement.
We are now urgently considering the implications of this announcement on our plans for August. It is clear that final decisions on a full return will not be confirmed until during the summer holidays. We are awaiting further specific guidance and will be in touch with you again as soon as we can. We continue to work on the assumption that staff will return to school on the 10 August 2020 and pupils will return on the 12 August 2020.
We appreciate that this is a fast changing situation and you will be keen to know what this means for your child/children. As this change has to be achieved safely, it inevitably remains conditional and dependent upon ongoing scientific and health advice, therefore we are committed to continuing to share information with you as soon as we can, including during the summer holidays.
Midlothian Promise 12.6.20
A document showing a united front from Midlothian council for a safe return to schools for all in August 2020.