Update 26 August 2022

SQA Appeals – URGENT

The deadline for all remaining SQA appeals is the 30th August.  All appeals must be registered directly with the SQA via their website: https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/79049.11314.html.

Candidates wishing to submit an appeal for one or more of their results must:

  1. Complete a consent form-  https://forms.gle/6WDmU7X2M2LheqSFA AND
  2. Register their appeal on the SQA website https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/79049.html

The deadline for all appeals is the 30th August. Please speak to Mr McBride if you have any questions about this process.

Google Guardian Summaries

Guardian summaries allow parents to receive regular updates by email of assignments posted to students on their Google classrooms.  The summaries allow parents to keep track of any upcoming, late or missing assignments and if you have a Google email account you can also manage the frequency of such updates.  To sign up for guardian summaries, students must give consent by filling in the consent form linked below.  It is important that they supply an accurate parental email address on this form as this will be the address used to invite their guardians.  To set this up, follow these steps:

  1. Ask your child to sign into Google using their EduBuzz account
  2. Complete the consent form by following this link (this has also been shared on the year group Google classrooms)

S6 Students

Just a reminder that ALL S6 must attend registration every day.  This is an important time to pass on crucial information and for member of staff to be able to catch up with students.

Email – Please ensure parent/carer emails are up to date and if amendments are required please email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Medicines Held in School

If your child still requires to have medication in school please complete the appropriate form from the links on our website and send it in at the start of the next term along with the medication:

19th DGS Battlefields experience 2023

S3 Battlefields Experience Launch Letter

Please note there will be a Battlefields Parents information evening in the school Wednesday 31st August 6pm to 7pm

If you are unable to attend the meeting the information will be added to our website the following day.

We really need to confirm numbers and so, if you have not done so already, please complete this brief survey to confirm if you would like your young person to take part in this experience. https://forms.gle/FuLadjuVVcsK2MCM8.

If you would like a copy of the original letter, please contact pupilsupport@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Financial support will be provided for all families in receipt of Free School meals and Clothing grants.(https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210557/schools_and_learning/11899/free_school_meals_and_clothing_grants) For families not in receipt of free school meals but for whom payments will be challenging there are other sources of financial support we can put you in touch with. This is one of the questions on the form.

Thank you,

Mr. Offer

Young Scot /Smart cards

It is important that all students have, and carry with them, their young scot/smartcard. These are required for bus transportation and also to purchase food from the Bistro and Hub.  If any student requires a replacement, they can collect a form at the office or print off the attached: Replacement smart card form

Parent Council – DGSC

Our Parent Council meets every month and is open to all parent and carers. Meetings are from 7pm – 8.30pm. They cover a range of matters and are a great opportunity for parents and carers to find out more about the school and also have their say.  Our September meeting on Wednesday 7th September will also include a 30 minute AGM at the start so will begin at 6.30pm.  This will be held in the Conference room beside the school office (Main Entrance). If you are interested in attending, can you please email  parentcouncil@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk and agenda items will be sent to you in advance.  Alternatively, you can just come along on the evening.  We would also like to draw to attention to parents and carers that nominations for Chair will be taken at the AGM.

Dunbar Grammar School Association 200 Club

The Dunbar Grammar School 200 Club’s aim is to raise funds for the school. The funds are then available to enhance the educational experience of students at the school and are used to purchase items not available through normal budget streams. Full details of winner’s names will be available on the school website.

The draw is open to parents, carers, grandparents, teachers, staff, friends and family are all welcome to join.  As this is a registered lottery, you must be aged 18 years or over.

The cost of each entry is £2.50 per month, any individual can hold multiple entries.  The draw takes place monthly.

To join all you need to do is complete the Standing Order Mandate and return it to the School Office: DGSA 200 Club Mandate Form

ELC Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Point         Info Point

Helping with the cost of living crisis_leaflet_Summer 2022

School Uniform Information

The following letter was emailed to parents and carers on Tuesday 28 June: Uniform Letter June 2022

Student Information Slides

22-08-30 Plasma Info Sheet

Parents Portal

East Lothian Council has introduced  Parentsportal.scot for P1 to S6 pupils. This is a new digital service to help replace the traditional school bag run, by providing direct communication to parents through a growing set of online services, using one single login.

The portal has been developed to help provide parents with a clear insight into their child’s education and to support transactional communications between them and the school.

Registration for a Parent’s Portal customer account uses the MyGovScot myaccount service. This is a secure and trusted service provided by the Scottish Government. Most parents have already registered with myaccount to use the SchoolPay online payment system and you can use the same login details for the Parent’s Portal.

S5/S6 Survey

There is a survey on the council’s online consultation page for people aged 16-30. Young people face particular challenges when they want to move away from the family home, including – affordability, lack of choice, and access to support. The Housing Strategy Team would like to hear about young people’s needs, experiences and aspirations of living in East Lothian. So please feel free to share with school children aged 16+ where appropriate: https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/housing-environment/housing-needs-of-16-30-year-olds/

Clubs and Study Support Information

Assemblies for Next Week

Monday              S2 in Assembly Hall with Mr Offer

Tuesday              S3 in Assembly Hall with Mr Offer

Wednesday       S4 in Assembly Hall with Mr Offer

Thursday            S5 in Assembly Hall with Mr Offer

Friday                  S1 in Games Hall with Mr Offer

S6 in Assembly Hall with Mrs Slowther

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) applications are now open.  Information and Guidance Notes are available on the website www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ema

 

Opportunities/Careers

Other Information

 

Senior Student Study Resources

Attendance

Contacting teachers/Queries

 

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