office@milfordns.ie  061-339123

Fáilte ar ais – Welcome back!

Dear Parent / Guardian,

The BoM and School Staff are looking forward to welcoming all our pupils and parents / guardians back to school for the 2020/2021 school year on Tuesday next, 1st September. Our new Junior Infants will have their first day on Wednesday, 2nd September.

We are satisfied that we have control measures in place to ensure that this will be a safe re-opening.  Please click the link below to view the following:

Covid-19 School Reopening Logistics DRAFT Plan

It will take some time for all of us to get used to the “new circumstances” as we become familiar with the new routines and procedures designed to keep everyone safe and to prevent the spread of the virus.  There will, undoubtedly, be some unforeseen challenges and we will deal with these as they arise.

This plan will be monitored and continually assessed once the school reopens. Any changes in protocols and procedures will be included in the plan and will be communicated to you via the school website and via Aladdin Connect. Our primary goal is to make the return to school as safe as possible for pupils and staff.

We would like to thank you for your co-operation in making preparations to date and look forward to working with you as we assist the children adapt to the necessary changes.  We are also conscious of the fact that our pupils have not been in school since March and that they are looking forward to coming back to school to meet their friends again.  

We are aware that our new pupils are beginning a school year at a challenging time and have made plans to ensure that their arrival will be as free from stress as possible. 

We appreciate that dropping off the Junior & Senior Infant pupils to their line in the yard is essential, but for the older pupils the ‘drop zone’ is the Church Carpark. Working together we hope to be able to progress the reopening in as safe a manner as possible for all.

We would ask all parents to familiarise themselves with the drop-off and collection routines for the safe delivery and collection of pupils from school.  Please be patient as we endeavour to embed these necessary precautionary and protective practices at the beginning of the school year.

It is imperative that adults do not come within 2m of each other. We encourage all adults to wear face coverings/visors in the mornings and at home time.

If there is any issue which has arisen in relation to your child’s social, emotional or educational welfare since s/he was last in school, and which you feel the school should be aware of, please e-mail the school at office@milfordns.ie and the Principal, or another Staff member, will contact you to discuss the matter. 

Yours Sincerely,

Diarmaid

About the Author