Schools open from Monday
All Midlothian Council schools, nurseries and special educational provisions are open to pupils and staff from Monday.
Hawthorn only open to staff until Tuesday
Hawthorn Children’s Centre will be open to staff only tomorrow and will re-open to service users on Tuesday.
Hot lunches will be available
For schools and nurseries, hot lunches will also be provided and the immediate paths to schools have been cleared of snow. Please continue to check our website and Radio Forth for any further updates.
Please dress for the weather
Please ensure that pupils have warm winter clothing on, with high visibility if possible, and appropriate shoes with grips. Given the winter weather, on arrival to school, pupils should report straight into the school building rather than remaining in playgrounds. There is still snow in playground areas and therefore head teachers will provide pupils with instructions to ensure pupils are behaving in a safe and responsible manner.
For any pupils who have individualised travel arrangements, individual transport providers will make contact with you should normal travel arrangements need to be amended.
Excursions cancelled until Wednesday
All educational excursions are cancelled until Wednesday 7 March when the status of this decision will be reviewed by the head of education.
Thanks for helping
Thank you to everyone, including parents, residents and volunteers who have all worked together to help open our schools. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school tomorrow.