Update 17 September 2020

A reminder that the school is closed on Friday 18 September and Monday 21 September

Please see the attached letter regarding residential trips for session 2020-2021: Trips 20-09-17

Staffing news

This week we said farewell to Mrs Addie, teacher of Chemistry and Ms Duguid, teacher of Modern Languages. We wish them all the best in their future careers. We also welcome back Mrs Reid, teacher of English.

S1 Early Lunch

From next week, S1s will not be released early for lunch.  However, they do still need to remain in school grounds for the remainder of this term.

Scholar

All students who have access to Scholar were emailed their login details this week.  This is a valuable resource that is incredibly helpful with revision.  Not every subject is available on it, you can check which courses are available here:  https://scholar.hw.ac.uk/why.html#availableCourses

If you have any queries then please contact the school.

E-Soigl

E-Sgoil is an online learning resource available to senior students.  See the leaflet below for further information.  Senior students have been issued with their Glow usernames and passwords today.

Maths Equipment

The Maths department would like to remind all students to bring their own calculator to school.

Music Lessons

The school currently has spaces open to students who would like to undertake Bagpipe lessons. These lessons are open to pupils from all year groups. Please follow the link to sign up to the East Lothian Instrumental Music Service if you are interested. If you would like any more information beforehand then please speak to your music teacher. https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210557/schools_and_learning/12379/instrumental_music_service

Please also see the video below from our new piping teacher Mr Ross to learn a little bit more about how the bagpipes work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wju6zFT09lg&feature=youtu.be

Trophies from Session 2019-2020 – Urgent Required

If you received a trophy last year, now is the time for it to be returned to the school office.

Google Classroom Codes

Please see the attached for the classroom codes for Google Classrooms: Google Class Codes

S3 Modern Languages

S3 students are selecting their Modern Languages option for the rest of S3.
Students are choosing between continuing with the core German course or a unit called Modern Languages for Life.
Please see the attached PowerPoint slide for more information and discuss the options with your child:

The current Modern Languages options for S4 students are: short course Nat 4/5 German and long course Nat 4/5 French or Spanish.

Guardian Summary Set Up

S1 parent/carers can sign up to receive guardian summaries from all their child’s Google Classrooms. More information and full instructions are here: Guardian Summary Setup Letter. PLEASE NOTE: Your son /daughter must give their consent before we can enable this feature.

Update from the Sport & Physical Activity Co-ordinator

This year DGS Sports Club sign up is slightly different due to the current Covid pandemic. We are looking for all students to sign up to Sports clubs via East Lothian BookingLive system.

For all DGS Sport info please head to: https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/dgssport/

For any questions on any Active School clubs please email smarnoch@elcschool.org.uk

Information Update

We still have outstanding PC1s and Annual Data Check forms which are required to be checked by parent/carers, updated as appropriate, signed and returned. Packs also contain photo permission forms, email consent forms and school closure forms if we do not hold a copy on file.

Good luck!

Well done to Callum in 1C5 who has been selected to represent Scotland in the European Youth Chess Championships starting this Friday.  Best of luck Callum!

Attendance

We now have an “Attendance” inbox for parents to email with student absences/appointments. Please email attendance@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Other Information