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Parent Memo 26th September 2021

Dear parents,

I hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well.  The arrangements for morning drop-off and afternoon collection will change slightly for the week ahead (Junior Infant home time will be at 1:45pm).  The change will come into effect from tomorrow, Monday.  The arrangements for next week are as follows:

  • School starts at 9:00am for Junior Infants.  Class teachers will meet the Juniors on their spots, as usual, at 9:00am.  
  • School starts at 8:55am for all other classes.

Please note

  • Children should remain in their parent’s vehicles until at least 8:45am in the morning.  There is a 10 minute window to allow children to enter the school building from this time. 

Hometime

  • Junior Infant hometime is at 1:45pm next week.
  • Hometime for Senior Infants is at 1:40pm
  • Hometime for 1st Class is at 2:35pm
  • Hometime for all other classes is at 2:40pm

Parents should maintain social distance and wear a face covering in the car park.  

COVID-19 Update

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your full cooperation and support of our Covid Response Plan.   Even Though, society in general is continuing to reopen, schools have been directed to continue with all their Covid-19 safety measures, except in the area of Close Contacts.  From Monday, 27th September, schools will no longer be informed of a positive case in the school. Similarly, schools will no longer be informing parents of positive cases in the school.   It will now be of critical importance that we all continue to monitor children for symptoms of Covid-19.  Please see the HSE latest version of the Quick Isolation Guide.

The Department of Education has issued a FAQ  on the new arrangements for contact tracing.

HSE Quick Guide to Isolation (V2.6 23.09.2021)

Please click here to view a HSE Quick Guide to Isolation for children 3months to 13 years of age.

Please click here for more information in relation to symptoms of Covid-19.

Return to Education Form

Parents are required to complete the Return to Education Form in respect of children returning to school and after any absence from school.  This form may be completed via the Aladdin Connect App.  The link to the Aladdin Form is also located on the school website.

Online Payments

Classroom Requisite fees may now be paid via the school Aladdin School App / Portal.  If families prefer to pay the amount in instalments please let us know and we can guide you through the process on the Aladdin system.  If paying in cash please place the money in a sealed envelope labelled with your child’s name.  

Clothes for Cash Collection Reminder 

The Parents’ Council Chairperson, Ms Jean Flannery, has organised a clothes-for-cash collection for Friday morning, October 1st, in Milford NS.  If you have any unwanted clothes, bed linen, shoes (in pairs), bags or belts, please put them in a black sack and keep them for our collection date.  Please leave your bags of clothing on the grass beside the SET DOWN AREA in the Church Car Park.

Alternatively, if you wish to deliver your bags of clothing to the School Gym on the day before the collection (Thursday, September 30th) you may do so between the hours of 3pm and 6pm. You may park your car in the staff car-park if you are delivering bags of clothes. Please DO NOT drive up to the staff car-park until after all of the children have left. Any time after 3pm will be fine.

Primary Language Curriculum – Teacher Inservice

Teachers are scheduled to attend school based inservice workshops in relation to the Primary Language Curriculum during this term. As a result, the school will close early on the following dates:

  • Monday, 18th October 2021 – 11:50am closing for Juniors, 1st, 3rd and 5th Classes. Noon closing for Seniors, 2nd, 4th & 6th Classes. 
  • Monday, 13th December 2021 – 11:50am closing for Juniors, 1st, 3rd and 5th Classes. Noon closing for Seniors, 2nd, 4th & 6th Classes. 

First Holy Communion Photographs

Photographer, Eamonn Andrews, will be visiting the school on Thursday, 30th September, to take a class photograph and individual portraits of our First Holy Communion Class.  Further information will be distributed by the 3rd Class teachers.

Finally, thank you so much for your continued support and cooperation.  

Wishing you and your family the very best.

Le gach dea-ghuí,

Diarmaid

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