Pupils are encouraged to go outside in most weather conditions and should have waterproofs etc when the weather is wet or snowy. When the playgrounds are particularly wet or icy, pupils may not be allowed outside at break times for their own safety. In snowy weather, two main paths into the school will be gritted i.e. from the gate to the P1/P2 door and from the gate at Salamanca Crescent to the P7 atrium doors. Children should use the nearest entrance regardless of their class. In the event of severe weather, parents are advised to look at Midlothian Council main website and/or listen to Radio Forth for up to date information about school closures. The school operates a text messaging service and parents may receive notification via this method should the school be closed during the school day. Children will not be sent home without an identified adult during the school day. Please make sure that your emergency numbers and contacts are up to date. Please note we can only text mobile phones.