Update 19 June 2020

Update From Lesley Brown, Chief Operating Officer (Education) – Education & Children’s Services 23 June 2020

You may be aware that the Depute First Minister has,  this afternoon, made a statement in the Scottish Parliament about all children and young people returning to school in August. He has indicated that the Scottish Government’s planning assumption is now to have all pupils returning to schools in August if it safe to do so. He has also indicated that this will be conditional and based on the scientific and health advice. He has confirmed that the plans we were putting in place for blended learning will be a contingency and will be essential preparation in case they are needed.

We are now urgently considering the implications of this announcement on our plans for August. It is clear that final decisions on this full return will not be confirmed until during the summer holidays. We are awaiting further specific guidance and will be in touch with you again as soon as we can.   We continue to work on the assumption that staff will return to school on the 10th August and pupils will return on the 12th August.

We appreciate that this is a fast changing situation and you will be keen to know what this means for your child / children.  We are committed to sharing information with you as soon as we can, including during the summer holidays.

Kind regards.

Please see our Update for 19 June 2020, our second out of 3 updates focusing on returning to school: Friday 19th June

Message from Transportation

Due to the effect of social distancing measures and as per the Scottish Governments’ Coronavirus guidance, East Lothian Council regrets that for the foreseeable future we will be unable to offer any Grace & Favour places on our Home to school routes. If and when this situation changes we will update and advise accordingly

Transition Videos



More Transition information can be viewed here: https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/p7-transition-information/

Google Guardian Summaries

All students are now able to access the Guardian Summary consent form through their home Google Classrooms. Guardian Summaries allow parents to receive regular updates about the work posted on their child’s Google Classrooms.  Further details can be found in our letter: Guardian Summary Setup Letter, please note that the sign up window will close on the 26 of June. PLEASE NOTE: Your son /daughter must give their consent before we can enable this feature.

Please be aware that Google Meet through Calendar is providing US dial-in numbers and PIN. This will incur an international charge.
The dial-in number being provided via Calendar entries is clearly labelled “(US)”, and includes a US country code. We are unable to disable this at present.

School Uniform Support Bank

Dunbar Community Council, Local COVID-19 resilience teams and Community Learning and Development have offered to help establish and manage a Recycle & Reuse School Clothing facility at The Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar.

The uniform bank is encouraging donations of the following:

  • Shirts
  • Trousers
  • DGS polo shirts
  • DGS black jumpers

All items of clothing will be washed, ironed and returned to the centre and arranged in age group.

If there is any school uniform your son or daughter has grown out of, please arrange an appointment to drop it off at Bleachingfield next week. All social distancing regulations will be observed.

Appointments should be made with Helen Harper Community Development Officer via text or email her on: 07970 189321 or hharper@eastlothian.gov.uk

Scholar Update
Students can access Scholar by going to https://scholar.hw.ac.uk. If a student has forgotten their username or password they should email Mr White.

How to Login – https://youtu.be/6jILx4X0CeM
Intro to Scholar – https://youtu.be/IB0fqQyTLas


Careers/Further & Higher Education Information

Online Safety Advice

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