Schools Pathways for Covid-19 The Public Health Approach

Dear parents,

                         I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents/guardians, staff and pupils who are working together to ensure the welfare and safety of the whole school community. Thankfully, to date, no case of Covid-19 has been confirmed within our school. 

The recent rising trend in confirmed positive cases nationally is cause for concern and it is clear that we all need to be very vigilant and continue to play our part in keeping our school environment safe for all attending.

Please remember that any pupils that have Covid 19 symptoms (high temperature, cough, shortness of breath, and or loss of smell or taste) or any signs of illness are not to attend school and parents should contact their GP for further advice

If it is determined by the GP that someone in your household (this might include childminders or extended family members), requires to be tested for Covid-19, we are asking that all household contacts not attend school and remain at home until advised to return by your GP or Public Health/HSE. If one of your children has to remain at home due to Covid related advice received, it is necessary to contact the principal by phone.

Please find the attached link to an important document entitled ‘Schools Pathway for Covid-19, the Public Health Approach’ for your information, which is also available on the school website. This document sets out the Public Health approach to managing a confirmed case of Covid-19 within the school community. Please note any actions taken by the school will be directed by Public Health/HSE.

Teachers will recommence with the giving of homework. There are procedures in place in order that any books that go home, for example library books, will on return to school, be stored in a sealed container for a minimum of 72 hours before being given to any other pupil.
We are asking that you not send a schoolbag with your child unless completely necessary, or there is a pre-determined activity where it is requested by the school.

Finally parent/teacher meetings will take place over the phone this year and are scheduled for early November. The school will be in contact regarding the schedule of dates and times.
Should you wish to speak with your child’s teacher in the interim, please contact our secretary to arrange a phone appointment.

Thank you,

Paul and staff