8th March 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is remarkable how we have all grown in the past 12 months of the Covid -19 national crisis – simply by getting up in the morning, brushing our teeth, taking a breath, having the strength to seek help or talk to someone about our feelings, run households, care for elderly relatives, care for the sick or to have come through sickness ourselves… we have all had to dig deep and find the resilience to keep going. In the midst of these challenges, we have had to continue the education of our children via remote teaching and learning.
Happily, 1st March brought our pupils from Junior Infants to 2nd Class back to us in the school building. The resumption of in-school education for these children, teachers and staff has been nothing short of joyous. Having spent many long, lonely days, evenings and weekends in the school office during the period of school closure, I cannot tell you the pleasure it was to once again hear our classrooms and corridors filled with the voices and laughter of the children.
The return to school has gone very smoothly. All parents completed the required HSE Return to Education Forms for their child(ren); the school is keeping up with Public Health advice; classrooms are very well ventilated and everyone is adhering to hygiene and social distancing rules. Our school is as safe as we can possibly make it.
We now look forward to Phase 4 and the return to school of pupils 3rd – 6th Class on Monday 15th March. I will be in touch before this date to inform you of the procedure to return your child to school. In the meantime, pupils 3rd – 6th Class should continue with remote teaching and learning for one more week. Hopefully, this will be the last we will all see of remote education.
Have a lovely week everyone.
Mrs Fiona Gallagher
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