Final Preparation for School Re-Opening tomorrow
Category : Post Primary
Once again, thank you for confirming your decision on your son or daughter’s return to school this week and for completing the Return to School Declaration.
Please see attached our updated Covid 19 Response plan and new protocols for post-primary age pupils. We have updated these in line with the advice from the HSE and the Department of Education & Skills which was emailed to you previously. They take into account the increased risks of transmission re the new Covid 19 variants. The key changes relate to mask-wearing.
There is still no requirement for pupils under the age of 13 to wear face coverings in school. They can do so if they wish. Face coverings are recommended for all children travelling on school buses.
We are asking our post primary pupils to wear cloth or medical masks. The latest Health advice is that these are safer than visors.
Ventilation of the school building is mandatory. Windows will be open in classrooms. Your son or daughter should wear extra layers of clothing over their uniform such as a warm fleece, hoodie, coat to keep warm.
The most important message is to NOT TO SEND your child to school if they have symptoms of Covid 19, awaiting test or are close contacts of a person with Covid 19 or are in any way unwell.
Our bus escorts have been instructed NOT to allow any child who is reported as unwell or is visibly unwell onto the school bus.
Reminder: please contact your child’s bus driver to confirm the days of attendance.
Please note that in the interest of safety, visits to the school buildings without an appointment are NOT permitted.
A special ISL video for our pupils is below.