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Support for Families – Easter Break

Please find below information about lots of different supports and online activities that are happening in our local community to help families.

Support for Families NE Spring 2020

Weekly Update 3 April 2020

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Weekly Update 03.04.20

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Support for Remote Digital Learning

If you’re having trouble accessing any aspects of the remote digital learning we are providing, the links below may help.

Finding Learning Activities

  • Accessing S1 learning activities, go to https://tinyurl.com/S1PHS
  • Accessing S2 learning activities, go to https://tinyurl.com/S2PHS
  • S3-6 learning activities are being communicated to pupils via their existing OneNote Class Notebooks. Pupils should also monitor their email for any additional instructions and can email their teachers directly for support.
  • S4-6 pupils have also been emailed information about using Scholar. Scholar can be used to access learning materials for many current and future courses.

Free School Meals – Information

Please click the link below to see the latest information on free school meals from City of Edinburgh Council.

Weekly Update 27 March 2020

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Weekly Update 24 March 2020

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Accessing Learning

Click HERE to read the school’s advice on Distance Learning during closure.

Learning activities can be accessed remotely as follows:

For S1/2 pupils

All learning content will be distributed to you via OneNote Notebooks. This can be accessed via a web browser on any internet-connected device using the following links:

Click HERE to watch a video with help on how to do this.

For S3-6 pupils

All activities will be communicated to pupils via their existing OneNote Class Notebooks. Pupils should also monitor their email for any additional instructions.

NB: S4 -6 pupils have also been emailed information about using Scholar. Scholar can be used to access learning materials for many current and future courses.

For reference, the whole Office 365 suite can be accessed via a browser using the link http://office365.edin.org

Latest info for Parents/Carers, 20th March

Please see the documents below for the latest information from the school and City of Edinburgh Council.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Portobello High School is currently open. In line with NHS advice, anyone with symptoms of infection (such as new persistent cough / high temperature) should self-isolate and stay at home for 7 days. Further information regarding health can be found at:
https://www.nhsinform.scot/

At this time, please note the following arrangements:

  • All extracurricular sport is suspended
  • Scheduled concerts and evening events will not go ahead
  • There will be no assemblies for the time being
  • Parent consultation events and meetings are suspended

Keeping Learning Going during Self-Isolation

Young people in S1-3 who are self-isolating can access level 3 and 4 resources to keep learning going at:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Young people in S4-6 will also find the website above useful and can, in addition, email their class teacher.

Weekly Update 13 March 2020

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