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Parent Council Meeting, Monday 21st November

The next meeting of the Parent Council will be at 7pm on Monday 21st November, in the school library.

Click HERE to see the agenda.

Measles infection in Lothian

Measles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults.

Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.

Symptoms

The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days. 

If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your General Practitioner for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on tel. 111).

This is very important in order to avoid the spread of measles to other people.

People with measles are infectious from around five days before the rash appears until four days after the rash appears and should self isolate at home during this time.

MMR

The best protection against measles is two doses of MMR.

http://www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/vaccines-and-diseases/mmr.aspx

NHS Lothian Health Protection Team October 2016

A letter to parents 25.10.16

It’s finally here – the first day of school in the new Portobello High School! Our pupils were welcomed this morning in a series of special assemblies which focussed on key information about our new building and some of the new arrangements which come with it.

Click here to read more!

Arrival in the new building!

We are looking forward to welcoming pupils for their first day in our fantastic new building. A reminder of arrangements is below:

In order to allow as smooth a start as possible, start times for pupils on their first day back have been amended

slightly to allow us to get them all in, though a special assembly and settled in an orderly fashion. Please see details

below:

Abercorn House – Pupils to arrive for 8.30 am

Brunstane House – Pupils to arrive for 9.00am

Crichton House – Pupils to arrive for 9.30 am

Duddingston House – Pupils to arrive for 10.00am

Please support us by ensuring that your youngster(s) arrive at school in time for the start time listed and not far in advance of it.

 

Ruth McKay, Headteacher

New school opening arrangements and biometrics!

As we enter our final days of operation in the Duddingston Road building that has been our home for 51 years, we would like to share information and arrangements about our move to our new site on Milton Road.

Please see the full arrangements here.

We are very pleased that we will be the very first school in Edinburgh which will be able to take advantage of the latest technology in biometrics to ensure that meals and snacks are paid for as quickly and efficiently as possible. Essentially, pupils will access their account via a fingertip reader rather than through a PIN or a swipe card, saving time for pupils and staff and avoiding the possibility of lost cards and forgotten numbers.

Further information can be found here.

Please note that any parent who does not wish their child to take part in this scheme, must let the school office know by noon on Friday 7 October. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.