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Dear Parents/Carers

It’s been another very busy week in school. Like many other schools we continue to experience a small number of pupils testing positive for covid. Following a positive test, please alert the school and pupils should self-isolate as per the guidelines. A reminder that following a household case, if other children in the household test is negative via a lateral flow device, they can now come to school as long as daily tests for the duration of the family member’s isolation are negative.  

Attendance

If your child is unwell (non – covid related) please also contact school. Pupils are very well supported in school by teachers, our Pupil Support Team and, if necessary, by support staff and professionals from external agencies. Good attendance is crucial to enable pupils to make progress learning. Let us know if we can help in any way in this regard.

If you have any concerns or wish to discuss your child’s learning or health and wellbeing, please contact the appropriate Year Head. You are respectfully reminded that due to the current circumstances, access for parent and carers will be restricted to maintain the safety of everyone and will be by appointment/invitation only.

S1 Mr Scott year1head@holyrood.edin.sch.uk

S2 Mrs McIntosh year2head@holyrood.edin.sch.uk

S3 Mr Kiernan year3head@holyrood.edin.sch.uk

S4 Mr Lindsay year4head@holyrood.edin.sch.uk

S5/6 Mr Campbell year5head@holyrood.edin.sch.uk and year6head@holyrood.edin.sch.uk

Parent/Carer Survey S4/5 Course Information

In order to support parents and carers with the S4/5 Course Information Process, we’d like to hear from you about how we can best meet your needs. Your responses will inform what we offer for you and in what format. Please complete the following very short survey by Monday 17 January:- https://forms.office.com/r/R8KLvftwHL

Parent Survey S2 Review of Learning

In order to support S2 parents and carers with the S2 Review of Learning, we’d like to hear from you about how we can best meet your needs. Your responses will inform what we offer for you and in what format. Please complete the following very short survey by Monday 17 January:- https://forms.office.com/r/T8imWfNnmu

LFD TESTS

A reminder that Lateral Flow Testing Kits are offered to all pupils during school hours:
S5/6 Mondays                         S1, S2, S4 Tuesdays               S3 Wednesdays
Please note that parental consent is no longer required.  Kits are also available from the canteen towards the end of lunch time

It is vital that all pupils bring a face covering to school each day and wears it appropriately. Please remind your child of the importance of wearing his/her face covering so that it covers both the mouth and nose.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Please note that all extra-curricular sports are now back up and running as are lunch time and after school clubs. We are currently updating our Supported Study Programme and will forward this after the senior Prelims. There are still spaces in some sports. To join in, click link Activity detail (joininedinburgh.org)

Course Information

This week parents and carers should have received links to detailed Course Information via email. Here they are again as a reminder: –

S1 https://tinyurl.com/2p8952zb

S2 https://tinyurl.com/f4ck8r3m

S3 https://tinyurl.com/5ft294aa

S4 https://tinyurl.com/3unuh57k

S5/6 https://tinyurl.com/3jtasrz9

We hope this supports you having conversations with your child about their learning.

Parent/Carer Careers Event “How to have meaningful career conversations with young people” Parents and carers can learn more about the power of having meaningful careers conversations with their young person on a free webinar on Thursday 27 January 2022 6.30-7.15pm. Careers Advisers will offer hints and tips as well as introduce parents and carers to My World of Work. Following their online presentation, there will also be an opportunity to ask the Advisers questions to support your career conversation planning. Parents and carers can register for our session here: https://meaningfulcareerconversations.eventbrite.co.uk

Dates for your diary

Monday 17 January                                                    S2 and S3 Interim Reports to Parents/Carers

Tuesday 18 January – Monday 24 January                S5/6 Prelims, for info :- https://tinyurl.com/ye2y9643

Thursday 27 January                                                   Careers Event (book in advance – see link above)

Please follow our school Twitter account for further updates @HolyRoodRCHigh

If you have any questions or if we can support you in any way, please contact Admin@Holyrood.edin.sch.uk

Best wishes

Joan Daly

HEAD TEACHER