Update from the Headteacher – Friday 26 February 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,
I am delighted to report that some of our senior phase pupils have returned to school this week for important practical work for their national qualifications.  It is lovely to see them back in the building to re-engage with practical work and I hope we will be in a position to welcome more pupils back in the next few weeks.
Please find below our usual weekly newsletter and associated documents.  As ever, do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.
Kind regards,
Allyson Dobson

Update from the Headteacher – Friday 5 February 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please find below our weekly newsletter to keep you up to date with all that is happening in our school community.  I hope that you find this helpful.

Download: Friday, 5th February

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support throughout this half-term.  The pandemic continues to test us in so many ways but I believe that we face every challenge with a positive approach.

I do hope that our pupils take time to rest over the February break and that everyone in the family stays safe.

With very best wishes,

Allyson Dobson

Update from the Headteacher – Friday 29 January 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,
Please find below the weekly newsletter to keep you up to date with all that is happening in our school community. Also below are two letters to update you following the most recent SQA announcement of 27 January.    I hope that you will find the information helpful.
Kind regards,
Allyson Dobson

Update from the Headteacher – 22 January 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

I do hope that the week has gone well for our pupils who are currently working at home.  It has been a busy week in school with numbers attending the Hub remaining high.

I have attached our usual weekly newsletter to keep you up to date with all that is happening in our school community.  I hope that you will be able to find the time to read it to allow everyone to keep connected.

Download: Friday, 22nd January 

 

With very best wishes,

Allyson Dobson

Information from Fiona Robertson

Please find attached a letter for your parents and carers from Fiona Robertson re Remote Learning, along with the Midlothian Promise for Remote Learning and 2 support documents from our Digital Learning Team.  Please share these with parents and carers in your usual ways.

Download: Parents and Carers 200121

MIdlothian Promise for Delivery of Remote Learning.docx

Live Video Sessions_ Advice for Pupils

Live Video Sessions_ Advice for Parents and Carers

Update from the Headteacher 20 January 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

You will be aware that Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister, made the announcement in the Scottish Parliament today that lockdown measures will be in place until at least the middle of February with most pupils to continue to learn from home. The First Minister hopes schools will at least begin a phased return to the classroom from the middle of next month. This will be reviewed on Tuesday, 2nd February when she hopes to provide a firmer timetable for a return.

I know that many of you will have anticipated this news but it is still disappointing that we will not be able to return to in-school learning for all pupils for an extended period of time.  For now, we will continue to offer high quality online learning with the Hub being available for the children of key workers and those pupils who we need to have in school for wellbeing reasons.

I would like to record my thanks to all of our families who continue to work with us as we chart a course through this challenging time.  A full newsletter will be issued on Friday as usual.

Kind regards,

Allyson Dobson

Update from the Headteacher – Friday 15 January 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

As we reach the end of the first week of working at home, I am pleased to report that our pupils have engaged very well with their online learning.  I am also able to share with you that our Hub is up and running, providing critical care for the children of key workers and some pupils who need this supportive environment at this time.

You will find our normal weekly newsletter below and a number of additional documents providing information about the following topics:

  • Online learning at Dalkeith High School
  • Digital communication guide for Dalkeith High School
  • Ongoing support for young people at Dalkeith High School
  • College email communication for senior phase pupils

Download: Newsletter Friday, 15th January

Download: Online Learning at DHS | College email w.b. 11 Jan | Ongoing support for young people at DHS | Digital communication guide for DHS

As ever, please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have concerns or require support in any way.

Enjoy the weekend.

Kind regards,

Allyson Dobson