I was pleased to be able to open our doors as planned this morning and welcome pupils back for the new term. Despite it being a dark, wet morning they seemed happy enough to be back and uniform looked great!!
Government guidance around self-isolation has changed and I would urge you to familiarise yourselves with this to reduce the impact of covid on your households https://www.gov.scot/news/self-isolation-and-testing-changes/
We still encourage young people to wear face coverings in classes and communal areas such as corridors, toilets and the social area and to participate in lateral flow testing. We have kits available for pick up (no consent form needed) every morning in the social area. Hand sanitising when entering the building and classrooms is also encouraged.
Our Higher and Advanced Higher prelims start on Monday 10th January and we wish our S5/6 pupils involved in this the very best. Our extensive supported study programme continues to run for S4-6 pupils and sessions have been published on our website.
As we now look forward to lighter nights and (hopefully) warmer days, I wish you all a happy and healthy new year
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