National 5 English Folios

As previously indicated, the National 5 Writing Folio is due to be submitted to the English Faculty on Friday, 9th March. We are sure that pupils have been working hard to complete their essays over the past few days.

We are very keen to support pupils to meet the deadline. If pupils require support with Folio submissions, English staff will be available this week after school. Pupils must make sure that they bring all essays – whether finished or in progress – to school on Tuesday, 6th March.

Pupils who do not have English on Tuesday, should make a point of seeing their English teacher either at interval or lunchtime tomorrow, to submit work for further marking or to have work returned.

A reminder too that the LRC is also open before school, at interval, during lunchtimes and and after school, if pupils need to access computers to complete the Folio.

Thank you for your on-going support.

Mrs L. Martin
PTC English

Schools open on Tuesday

All schools will open on Tuesday, 6th March.

Carrie Lindsay (Executive Director Education) said, “All Fife schools will be open tomorrow – Tuesday.

The particularly bad conditions mean that some of our bus routes still aren’t fully accessible.  We’re working with operators to clear routes and establish safe pick up points.  There may still be issues with some buses tomorrow; more information about school transport will be available later. 

We’re still working to clear footpaths around many schools, although the milder temperatures overnight is helping.  Parents are asked to take extra care and ensure children wear appropriate clothing and footwear. 

Thank you again for all your patience, support and help during a very difficult week.”

Text alerts will follow.  More information about school transport will be posted later this afternoon on our social media channels and at www.fifedirect.org.uk/schooltransport

Additional Study Support opportunities

Just a reminder that the school is offering pupils in S4 – S6 the opportunity to undertake additional study support during the Easter holidays and on Saturday mornings: please see full timetable below.

If you would like to attend any of the additional Study Support opportunities please register you interest below.  Alternatively, the tear-off slip contained with the document below can be returned to Pupil Reception.

All returns must be received by the school no later than 5pm on Monday 12th March, 2018.

Classes will only run if enough pupils show interest in attending the session.  An updated final programme will appear on the school website.

Easter Revision School and Saturday morning Study Support timetable

Registering for additional Study Support opportunities

School closure – Monday, 5th March

Fife Council have taken the decision to close all schools to pupils tomorrow Monday, 5th March: see announcement below.

Update 6.30pm

“ALL schools in Fife to close tomorrow – secondaries, primaries, nurseries and special schools.

A decision has now reluctantly been taken to close ALL Fife schools to pupils tomorrow.

Despite a huge effort from all involved it has not been possible to re-open any schools tomorrow.  The exceptional community effort and Fife Council support will help us to open sooner than we would otherwise have been able to.  The decision was taken in the interests of pupil safety, with so many pedestrian routes and school bus routes still inaccessible and severely affected by snow and ice.  Staff are expected to attend, if not at their own school then at their nearest available school.

Carrie Lindsay, Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services, said “This is not a decision which has been taken lightly and we have weighed up all possible scenarios before coming to this decision, pupil safety has to be our main priority.

I am acutely aware of the need to get our children back in the classroom to continue their learning and to allow our parents back to work.  The efforts made by some school communities yesterday and today have been amazing and hugely appreciated.  These efforts will not go to waste because they will allow us to get our schools opened sooner.

We have gone to great lengths today to try to at least open our secondary schools, but the sheer size and diversity of Fife has made this impossible.  Even within individual schools the travel arrangements for different sections of the community have been so varied it is unfair to expect children to attend.”

Road routes to our 18 high schools were treated regularly over the weekend and school car parks and access routes were cleared but in many areas the weather is still extreme and making travel conditions unsafe. Even where buses could be running the routes to the bus stops are not passable. The pavement condition of these walking routes varies greatly over Fife.”

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