Severe weather update (1st Dec 2010, 3.30pm)

Schools

Due to the continuing severe weather conditions, it has been confirmed that ALL East Lothian schools will remain closed to pupils on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December.

The forecast for Wednesday night is for worsening weather conditions with snowfalls of between 5 and 10cm and falls of 20-30cm in some parts of the county.

Major efforts to open up safe access routes to schools will continue during the rest of the week. East Lothian Council appreciates that these closures are causing major inconvenience to parents and carers. However, every effort is being made to re-open schools in the face of unprecedented severe weather conditions and transport difficulties.

Further updates for this week will be added here in due course with information also being available on Radio Forth and school websites.

School staff should continue to follow the Policy on Employee Absence due to Adverse Weather conditions.

Access to learning resources at home

During the adverse weather, and at any other time, parents, carers and children are able to access a wide range of learning materials though our innovative eduBuzz.org web site. You can find a wide range of learning resources, suggested research activities and homework tasks – either on your own school’s Edubuzz pages or on any of the other school sites.

Our teaching staff are adding to and updating this information on a regular basis and many of them are available to contact by email. Edubuzz also gives you access to over 1000 other sites and the opportunity to network with more than 2000 contributors across East Lothian.

For a full list of Edubuzz school sites, including your own school, go to http://shortlinks.www.edubuzz.org/schoolsites

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