It has been great to see so many of our children engaging with the Google Classroom tasks. We appreciate the hard work
that the staff are putting into preparing these learning opportunities and the effort that families are going to in supporting
their children to engage with them.
One of the tasks that both the children and teachers look forward to is a Google Meet or Check In where they can catch up ‘face to face’
over a video call or text . This is a great opportunity for a catch up, to answer any questions and to discuss learning with the children.
Thank you for supporting your child to be part of any Google Meet lessons, but could you please ensure that you are not part
of these lesson to ensure that the children are given every opportunity to speak freely with their teachers. Should you wish to
ask a teacher a question or to have a discussion, these are to be organised through the usual way of contacting the school
office to request a call.
Contact with parents should continue through the usual
channels (telephone and email) and should not be carried out during a class Google Meet. When contacting the school
requesting to speak to the class teacher, please use the phone number and email a below and put the
teacher’s name in the ‘subject’ field. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Survey on home learning
We have created a short survey to gauge initial thoughts and feelings around our remote learning approach and to identify
anyone who requires support. We will send a link out next week and would appreciate it if as many of our parents and carers could fill it
out as possible. Working together and having open dialogue is the best way for us to improve and adapt the service we are
This can be a really worrying time for many families as they face up to reduced finances.
Advice on the financial supports available for families can be found on the East Lothian Council website here.