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

S2/3 Subject Choices – Help for Parents/Carers

Helping your child with S2/3 subject choices – support for parents and carers 
 
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is offering parents and carers an online opportunity to find out more about how they can help their child make their S2/3 subject choices for the Senior Phase. Scotland’s national skills agency has organised the virtual session on Thursday 25 February which will also give parents and carers information about accessing a wide range of SDS support. 
 
Careers advisers Joan Duncan and Gemma Smith will be providing expert advice for parents and carers of young people in S2 and S3.  
Joan said: “Thinking about what options to choose at school can be daunting for young people and their parents and carers. As well as this session, SDS also has a Subject Choices tool on SDS’s My World of Work website which helps pupils explore where options choices can take them.  
“It gives young people and their parents and carers the opportunity to explore job profiles, industries, Foundation and Modern Apprenticeships, refine their search by what someone is most interested in and use the tool as many times as they like to find out more about different options. There are other tools to try and the more tools you try, the better career suggestions we can give.” 
 
This virtual event, which is from 6.30pm until 7.15pm, will also have a question and answer session. 
To take part please register here. 

Careers Opportunities

Medic Mentor – you may recall I mentioned this for anyone interested in medicine, vet medicine or dentistry as a career.  They have useful conferences but there is a fee however here is a useful hack from SDS.  Put in the code SDS2021 and it will waive the fees :0)

Another useful snippet is Investment 20/20 for pupils / leavers interested in finance, business management and HR – it has traineeships and apprenticeships.  Those interested can register at www.investment2020.org.uk

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