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Dear Parents/Carers

It’s been a busy week with senior assessments and pupils engaging well in their learning, reconnecting with their peers and settling back into familiar routines. A reminder that the S4/5/6 Assessment Schedule with detailed parental information can be accessed following the link: – https://bit.ly/3frrsVC We thank all our parents and carers for all you are doing to support at home and wish our pupils every success. The S4 assessments will conclude on Monday 7 June and S5/6 assessments will conclude on Tuesday 8 June.

Important Dates

Monday 3 May- May Day – School closed

Tuesday 4 May- Staff Inservice Day

Monday 24 May Victoria Day – School closed.

Tuesday 25 May* – Secondary only exceptional Staff Inservice Day

Wednesday 9 June* – Secondary only exceptional Staff Inservice Day

Friday 25 June – Last day of term

*The Scottish Government announced that there will be two exceptional in-service days to prepare for the Alternative Certification Model.

Pupils continue to comply very well with health and safety advice. We remind everyone to bring a face covering to school each day and maintain good hygiene by regularly washing re-usable face coverings and using hand sanitiser when entering the building and each classroom.

All pupils have been offered and are encouraged to undertake lateral flow tests twice weekly. These were issued this week. A reminder that parental consent must be given if your child is under 16. There will be a further opportunity to collect lateral flow tests in May.

I attach an update letter from Police Scotland which schools have been asked to share with our parent body. The letter urges parents to have discussions with their child/young person regarding travelling to Portobello for the purpose of taking part in anti-social behaviour.

Police Scotland

It was lovely to meet some new parents at the Parent Council AGM on Teams. The next meeting of the Parent Council is on 10 May. If you wish to note interest to join the Parent Council, please email Admin@Holyrood.edin.sch.uk

Finally, we hope to organise an informal goodbye for our leavers on Friday 11 June. This will depend on government restrictions, we will be in touch with an update in due course.

We would like to wish everyone a great long weekend ahead. We look forward to seeing all pupils on Wednesday 5 May.

Yours sincerely

Joan Daly
Head Teacher