Close Contact Log

Please find below a log for you to keep a note of any close contacts you may have in school during the last week of term.

You should keep a note of anyone you have sat near in class, had lunch with, travelled to or from school or had close contact with.
This document will be useful in the unlikely event that you test positive for Covid during the Christmas Holiday.
You do not need to note any teachers names, only fellow pupils.
Download BGE Form: Close Contact Log DHS BGE
Download Senior Form: Close Contact Log DHS Senior
Mr Knight

Craig Knight

Depute Headteacher

Changes to contact tracing for children and young people – 10 September 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please find below a letter explaining the changes to contact tracing for children and young people. I hope that this is useful and helps to answer any questions that you may have with regards to recent changes in the procedure. Should you wish to discuss the contents of this letter further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Download: 20210914082543309_ParentCarersLetterSchools10sept2021

 

Many thanks,

Craig Knight

Depute Headteacher

Pupil Support During the Summer Holidays

Pupil Support Team

The Pupil Support Leaders will be unable to respond to emails and make contact with parents/carers/pupils during the Summer break. If you wish to leave a message for a Pupil Support Leader, please email: dalkeith.hs@midlothian.gov.uk

This email will be picked up by the pupil support team on Monday 16th August.

If you need to speak to someone urgently regarding child protection, please contact the Emergency Social Work service on 0800 731 6969 or Police Scotland 101 or 999 in an emergency.

As previously shared, these key contact may also be useful:

Ms Preston

Depute Headteacher

Dalkeith High School

Lateral Flow Testing for Senior Pupils Attending School

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you may be aware, both staff and senior phase pupils attending school will be invited to participate in the COVID-19 asymptomatic testing programme. Attached are 3 documents relating to Lateral Flow Testing at Dalkeith High School.

Download: Midlothian Privacy Notice.docx Consent Form Pupil Version Letter

Information is also available on the Dalkeith High School YouTube page (https://youtu.be/DJIAOh4jx7s).

Regular collection of test kits will be available from Monday 22nd February as detailed in the attached letter, however we would encourage senior pupils who will be attending school for practical subjects or those senior pupils attending the Hub to collect test kits prior to returning on Monday 22nd February.

Test kits will be available to collect from the school office on Friday 19th February at the following times and pupils should bring a completed consent form or ensure this is returned electronically prior to collecting test kits. Electronic forms can be sent to Dalkeith.hs@midlothian.gov.uk

 

Lothian – 9:00am to 9:30am

Buccleuch – 9:30am to 10:00am

Dalhousie – 10:00am to 10:30am

Melville – 10:30am to 11:00am

 

Please note, test kits are currently only available for those senior pupils who will be physically attending school.

 

Kind regards,

Craig Knight

Depute Headteacher

Dalkeith High School

0131 654 4701

Update from the Headteacher re Contact Tracing

Dear Parent/Carer,

I am contacting you today regarding the procedures that will be put in place for any possible contact tracing that may need to take place at the start of the school holidays in response to the identification of positive cases of Covid-19.  I have attached a letter from Midlothian Council to explain the procedures that will be used.

Download: Parent letter 141220 (1)

Download: Close Contact Log DHS (1)

I understand that some parents/carers will be keeping their young person at home on Monday and Tuesday to reduce the number of contacts in the period leading up to Christmas Day in a bid to protect others in the family.  Please let the school know if you intend to do this and we will amend the register accordingly.

I will issue my last weekly newsletter of 2020 on Friday as normal.

Thank you in advance of your support,

Mrs Dobson