We once again arrive at the Friday of another week. Today I have also provided my update in the form of a face to face video to at least have some sort of ‘normalised’ contact with our pupils and families. Click here https://clickv.ie/w/WMbn
The key points for today;
We have made the move to our new learning on a step by step basis. Teachers are grouping their new classes together and are beginning to make contact through a variety of platforms. Pupils should check their school email account for updates. Pupils should know how to log on, but if you need support with this you can find it on our website here https://leithacademy.uk/pupils/pupil-online-resources/ under the heading Office 365 Education for Students
Our website continues to be updated with material to help provide some home learning opportunities, by subject and year group here https://leithacademy.uk/pupils/pupil-online-resources/ .
If you have questions about new learning / logging on please contact Admin@Leith.edin.sch.uk and we will do what we can to help.
I met with our Chair and Vice Chair of the Parent Council this week, more just to touch base and keep ourselves updated. We speak regularly by email but it was good to use video call to meet. Laura Brown (Chair) keeps parents updated via email, if you would like to have you address added please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will add you to the mailing list.
Monday is the Edinburgh Victoria Day holiday. Though certainly not the same, do try to take some time away from home learning and resume on Tuesday. Be sure to take your authorised outdoor activity!
Every year we have pupils who move on to their next chapter in life and leave Leith Academy. If you are an S6 leaver or an S4, S5 leaver please complete this form urgently https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=af6sSGo3tUKfacnke7-5xLDDPZaMxwBFt4NQAq7KvDJUNjdGQU5SQjkwTko4UkxDMkYyRkZPR0gzNS4u
to help us plan our support for those pupils still at Leith Academy. Thank you in advance.
Message from Council – Clothing Grant / Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
Please see updates below for those interested in the support schemes noted;
Education Maintenance Allowance – Young people who are in receipt of EMA and who are unable to meet their agreed attendance requirements due to Coronavirus / Covid-19 will continue to receive their EMA payment as per the existing payment schedule. Young people awarded an EMA after 01/03/20 will be eligible for payments without a signed learning agreement, backdated to the start of lockdown. Any payments prior to this will be subject to the normal approval from schools. For further information please see our website: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/ema
Free School Meals / Clothing Grants – applications for 2020/21 for the term starting in August 2020 have not yet opened. We will update our website and put a message on social media as soon as applications open.
Message from Council – School allocations for P1 and S1 places in August 2020
Edinburgh Council aim to deal with all late placing requests received up to 03/05/20, including second choice applications in the last week of May 2020. Applications received after 03/05/20 will not be dealt with until the end of June 2020. For further information please see our website: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolplaces2020
Stay safe and connected.