Dear Parents,

I hope you and your families are continuing to stay safe and well.  We now know that schools will not be re-opening until the end of August.  All the staff are very sad that they will not see the children before the Summer Holidays.

Teachers will continue to put work up each week.  It is important that your child engages with this work.  Teachers would like to see some samples of children’s work.  You can take a photography of the work and forward it to the teacher’s email address.  Please email teachers and let them know how your child is coping.  It is important that the teacher has your email address for school reports and to communicate with their pupils.

Kind Regards,

Carol Leonard,

Principal.

 

Parent/Guardian guidelines for students contacting teachers.

The following are the contact guidelines to ensure contact between parents/guardians, teachers and students is both in line with Child Safeguarding and is GDPR compliant for all involved during the current lockdown.

If your child is communicating with his/her class teacher please allow them to do so via one of the parent/guardian email addresses.

Parents/Guardians are asked to supervise emails at all times.

Please do not allow your child to go between both parent emails as this causes confusion.

Teachers will respond to emails as soon as possible within school hours.

Going forward students are not allowed to use their own personal email addresses to contact teachers.

Kind Regards,

Ms. Leonard.

 

Dear Parents and Pupils,

Welcome back to school work after the Easter break.  I hope you are all continuing to stay safe and well.  Our new Admission Policy and Admission Notice are in the School section under policies.  We invite parents to express any views on the policy and bring to the attention of the BOM.  The board will view and ratify the policy at the next meeting.

Thinking of you all,

Kind Regards,
Carol Leonard,
Principal.

 

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Covid-19 information available in different languages

Dear Principal, Teachers & Parents,

In the current climate of uncertainty, the Department of Education and Skills appreciates that students, staff and parents are being affected in various ways by the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are equally aware that there are many students and parents in Ireland for whom English/Irish is not their first language.

With this in mind, the Department of Health and the HSE have produced Covid-19 resources in a range of languages other than Irish and English which you can access below:

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/covid-19-translated-resources/

The languages currently available are Chinese, Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Latvian and Lithuanian.

It is vital that this information reaches the students and parents who need it most. Given the important role you play in your own communities around the country, we are asking you to share this information in a way that is appropriate to your school community.

The site above will continue to be updated with more resources, so we encourage you to check it regularly.

We hope this information will be useful and that it will make important information more accessible to everybody.

Thank you very much for your continued efforts in getting these important messages out there. It is much appreciated.

Pearse Ó Caoimh
Higher Executive Officer — Communications.
An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna
Department of Education and Skills