Summer Activity Grid

The summer holidays are almost upon us.

A huge well done to everyone for working so hard during such uncertain times. We think a well deserved holiday is in order for you all!

We have produced a summer activity grid should you wish to continue with some fun activities over the summer holiday.

We will soon be updating our Google Classrooms to reflect our new classes for the school session 2020-2021. If you do any of the activities from our summer grid, please share them with us via our Twitter @rosewell_ps using our hashtags #weareresilient #weareRosewell #RosewellSummer

RPS Summer Activities

Midlothian Response to Depute First Minister’s Statement 23rd June 2020

RESPONSE TO DEPUTE FIRST MINISTER’S STATEMENT – TUESDAY 23 JUNE 2020

You may be aware that John Swinney, the Depute First Minister has, this afternoon, made a statement in the Scottish Parliament about all children and young people returning to school on 12 August. The Depute First Minister indicated that the Scottish Government’s planning assumption is now to have all pupils returning to schools 12 August, if it is safe to do so. He has also indicated that this will be conditional and dependent upon scientific and health advice. Clearly, our schools are delighted at the prospect of welcoming all of our pupils back to school in August with the knowledge that it is safe to do so.

 Midlothian Council’s local delivery plans to deliver a blended learning model will remain in place as a contingency and essential preparation in case they are needed. We would like to assure you that all Midlothian schools have a robust blended learning plan ready to be implemented should that be the requirement.

We are now urgently considering the implications of this announcement on our plans for August. It is clear that final decisions on a 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 10 August 2020 and pupils will return on the 12 August 2020.

We appreciate that this is a fast changing situation and you will be keen to know what this means for your child/children. As this change has to be achieved safely, it inevitably remains conditional and dependent upon ongoing scientific and health advice, therefore we are committed to continuing to share information with you as soon as we can, including during the summer holidays.

Message from The Scottish Government

Message from The Scottish Government 26th May 2020

As you may already be aware, following the publication of a route map document today which outlines the Scottish Government’s planned future response to the COVID19 Pandemic:

 https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-framework-decision-making-scotlands-route-map-through-out-crisis/ 

the First Minister has announced, that the Scottish Government is currently planning for the reopening of Scottish schools on 11th August 2020.

This announcement is part of a wider planned route map on the reopening of schools and ELC settings which can be accessed here:

 https://www.gov.scot/publications/excellent-equity-during-covid-19-pandemic-strategic-framework-reopening-schools-early-learning-childcare-provision-scotland/

We understand that this will be an anxious and uncertain time for many people, including parents and carers.  For that reason the Scottish Government have produced a Q&A document to support parents and carers at this time.  This document covers some of the key questions that parents will have with regard to the safe reopening of schools and ELC settings.  This information has been published on the Scottish Government’s Parent Club website and can be accessed at:

 www.parentclub.scot/easing-restrictions-in-scotland

Latest News During School Closures

@OfficialSYP have launched the new Mind Yer Time digital resource that helps children and young people learn more about healthy use of screens and social media. 📱

This world-leading resource supports mental and physical health and was co-created with @Creative_Voices through the support of over 650 children and young people from across Scotland. 💻🏴

Check out Mind Yer Time at www.MindYerTime.scot

 

A letter to give further information to parents and carers regarding plans for the coming term can be found below.

Parent Carer Information letter 17.04.2020

 

We have produced guidance to support families using Google Classroom and accessing social media.

Guide to accessing and using Google Classroom

Guide to using Google Classroom’s online features

Guide to Using Social Media

Our Hub staff have produced an information leaflet to support you and give you further guidance on supporting your child with Home Learning.

Guidance on Home Learning 

If you require further help or support with Distance Learning please use the following link for additional contact details.

Hub Distance Learning Contact Details

Midlothian council have shared information on how to access emergency provisions.  Please find the information here.

 

Pupils have all received their Distance Learning packs.  Within the pack you will find login information in order to access Google Classroom via Glow.  You will also find login information for the following websites:

www.sumdog.com

www.educationcity.com

www.IDLsgroup.com

Further guidance for accessing online learning can be found here.

Initial home learning grids can be found here.

 

 

Midlothian Council have shared advice for supporting our children and to help them manage their concerns.  A copy can be found here.

Guidance for parents and carers in the event of school closure due to Coronavirus can be found here.

A letter has been sent home with information regarding COVID-19.  Click on the link below for an electronic copy of the same letter:

Parent/Carer COVID-19 letter

 

 

Midlothian Council will update their website with current information.  To access this, please click on the link below