Update from the Headteacher – Friday 21 January 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for your support yesterday as we had to close the school early due to the disruption in the supply of water to the area.  All appears to be back to normal today but we will keep you informed of any issues if they arise.
Please find attached the weekly newsletter with lots of information about our school community.  Essential reading!
Kind regards,
Allyson Dobson

Important Message!

20 January 2022

Due to an issue with the supply of water to the school Campus and the surrounding area, all pupils will be sent home at 12.45pm today. School buses have been rearranged. Further updates to follow.

Update from the Headteacher – Friday 14 January 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
Happy New Year and welcome to our first weekly newsletter of 2022.  I do hope that you enjoyed some time with your families over the festive season.  Perhaps more importantly, I hope that all in the family kept good health.
Please see attached the newsletter and two accompanying documents.  One of the documents is a letter from me regarding my intention to retire in the summer of 2022.
I look forward to continuing to communicate with you throughout the course of this term.
Download: Letter from HT
Kind regards,
Allyson Dobson

Message from the Headteacher – 22 December 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,
As the term comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your unstinting support throughout this most challenging of years.
I think it is important that we acknowledge the many achievements of the school against the backdrop of uncertainty throughout 2021.  From moving swiftly to online learning at the start of the year, to opening up the Hubs providing care for children of Key Workers, to supporting our senior phase pupils to success in their National Qualifications.  Not forgetting, of course, helping our new S1 pupils to settle quickly into the school without having experience of the normal transition arrangements. All has been achieved because we are the school community that we are: caring, resilient, resourceful.
I hope that all in our school community can now enjoy some time to relax and recharge.  We are all aware that we may be facing different challenges again in the new term but I know that we will face them together with the same fortitude that we have shown before.
Wishing all a Merry Christmas and all good wishes for 2022.
Allyson Dobson

Update from the Headteacher – Thursday 16 December 2021

Dear Parents and Carers of senior pupils,
Thank you for your understanding in the past couple of weeks as we have asked senior pupils to study for assessments at home.  I am pleased to report that the assessments have gone well with very few interruptions.
We are looking forward to welcoming our senior pupils back into the building on Monday for the last 3 days of term.  All pupils should take a lateral flow test on Monday morning before returning to school.
Due to the ongoing concerns around infection rates, it is important that we adhere to all safety mitigations that we have in place.  Pupils should wear masks at all times, test on a daily basis, maintain good hand hygiene, clean work stations before and after use, stay home and book a PCR test of they are displaying symptoms of Covid.
It is also important  that all pupils remain in the playground until doors are opened at 8.30am.  Pupils should enter through the door closest to their period 1 class.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Allyson Dobson
Headteacher
Dalkeith High School