Thursday Note 18th November 2021

November 18th, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are keeping safe and well. Our news this week is as follows

  • Thank you to the parents who have informed us over the past week that their child has tested positive for Covid 19. We greatly appreciate this information and we let the parents of the class concerned know via text message if there is a positive case in your child’s class. As per HSE guidance we do not identify the individual.  It is apparent that high levels of Covid 19 are in the local community and will make its way into the school. We ask that as parents/guardians you remain vigilant for any signs and symptoms and contact your child’s G.P for guidance. If you carry out an antigen test on your child and it is negative but your child still has symptoms they should not be in school and the advice is contact your GP as they may need a PCR test.  Please do not send your child into school if they are unwell. If one child in the family has been advised to go for a PCR test all unvaccinated family members must restrict their movements until the test results are received. We expect some level of contact tracing to resume in schools following yesterday’s announcements but we have not received any guidance in relation to this. As soon as we receive it we will let you know.
  • Last Tuesday was an exciting day as our prefab to house our new multiple disability class was assembled on site. There was a large crane moving the sections into place and many classes got to go out and see some of the action. We expect construction to continue for a few more weeks but it is great to see the building taking shape.  Junior Infants were particularly impressed as they have been doing the theme of the builder in Aistear. I know our Aoibhneas class will be delighted with the space when it is completed.
  • Pupils in 3rd-6th class are practising their reading skills using the Accelerated Reader programme. While we have a large selection of books available we would be delighted to add to this. If you have books at home that your child no longer uses we would gladly accept donations.
  • The County Council have started improvement works to the footpath beside the playschool. The works will take a few weeks and they are doing them in sections to maintain access to the building. If you cannot access from this side please come to the main door.

Kind regards, Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, Principal