As we are now into getting into winter, may we remind you to make sure that your child knows what to do should the school be closed for bad weather or heating failure. If there is bad weather at the weekend and there is a question about the school being opened the procedure is to listen to Radio Forth and Radio Scotland for information. Midlothian website www.midlothian.gov.uk will also have regularly updated information.
We would, of course, never send children home early from school unless we were sure that there was an adult to receive them.
It is extremely important that all phone numbers and emergency contact numbers are kept up to date and we would urge you to let the office staff know as early as possible if phone numbers have changed.
If weather is bad and the school is open we would appreciate the children coming to school as near bell time as possible. We endeavour to let children in to school early in bad weather, but this relies on staff being available in wings to cover as children cannot be left unattended. We would also appreciate the children being dressed appropriately with a warm winter jacket, hats, gloves and a scarf, as well as appropriate footwear. If you child is coming to school in Wellington/Winter boots please ensure they have a pair of indoor shoes to change into.
Here is the policy guideline from Midlothian Council.