Update 16 September 2021

A reminder that we are closed for the September weekend on Friday 17th and Monday 20th September

Documents home this week:

Study and Revision Clubs

Please see the following link for our study clubs and revision clubs on offer to students. Pleases note that more may be added throughout the year.

Staffing Updates

This week welcomed Christie McLeman (Pupil Support Assistant).

Scottish Government Covid Update

The latest Scottish Government Update advised that all current mitigations in schools (including face coverings) will remain in place until at least the October Holidays https://www.gov.scot/news/school-safety/

Focus on wise and responsible use of mobile phones

After the September weekend until the October Holiday, we are going to have a whole school focus on the wise and responsible use of mobile phones.  This technology is part of everyday life and has many useful benefits.  However, it is important that we maintain a focus on educating our students about using this responsibly.

A copy of our mobile device policy can be found here: Mobile-Device-Policy.pdf (edubuzz.org).  The messages in this will be reiterated to students in all classes.  As parents and carers we would ask that you support us by discussing this with your young person at home.

Awards Event

This year’s event will take place on Friday 1 October. Unfortunately parents and guests will not be able to attend but will be able to view it via the school website at their leisure at a later date.

Letters have gone home this week to students who are receiving awards.

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, unless they are going home for lunch.

Attendance

We have an “Attendance” inbox for parents to email with student absences/appointments. Please email with a return date, or email each day: attendance@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Please see the following link for our extra-curricular clubs on offer to all students. Pleases note that more may be added throughout the year.

Donations of Unused Uniform 

We keep a supply of laundered uniform items in school for students who may require access to these.  If your young person has any items of uniform which they no longer use and is still in good condition, these can be donated by handing them into the school office.

Date of the next Parent Council (DGSC) meeting

The next meeting of the parent council is on Wednesday 6th October at 7pm.  If you would like to attend, please email parentcouncil@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk  and a meeting link will be sent to you.

Macmillan Bake Sale

The Catering and Events class will be hosting a bake sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support on Thursday 23 September. This will take place over break and lunch in the old Social Space and the Atrium. Items for sale include: tiffin; rocky road; millionaire shortbread; cupcakes and brownies and will cost between 25p to £1. Students, please support if you can.

Information Update

A pack is going home with students over the next few weeks containing a PC1 and an Annual Data Check form which is required to be checked by parent/carers, updated as appropriate, signed and returned. Packs will contain photo permission forms and school closure forms if we do not hold a copy on file.

If you have no email address, it is essential that you inform the school. Where this is the case, the weekly email information is automatically updated on our website.

NHS Flu Vaccinations

The deadline for returning the vaccination forms has been extended. Please return these to the school office asap.

Invigilators wanted for May 2022 examinations

If you are interested in taking up this role, or know someone who might be interested, can you please email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Other Information / Opportunities