Letter 1; Reopening our school (12th August 2020)

Scoil Naomh Padraig
Baile Mhic Thorcaill
Ath Na Sceire
Co Chill Mhantáin
St. Patrick’s N.S.
Curtlestown
Enniskerry
Co Wicklow  
Ph/Fax: 01-2861649
E-mail: curtlestownns@gmail.com

    12th August 2020

RE: Re-opening of St. Patrick’s N.S.

Dear Parent / Guardian, Staff Member,

I hope you and your families are keeping well.

As you are aware, our school has now been closed since 12th March due to the COVID-19 situation.  We are now hoping to re-open our school safely, in line with current guidance and recommendations.

Re-opening the school safely will require the co-operation of all members of our School Community – BoM, School Leadership, Staff, Parents and Pupils. We will all be called on to play our part in ensuring that re-opening of the school is done in a safe manner which prevents the spread of the virus and allows the vital work of Teaching and Learning to proceed with as little disruption as possible.

We have been working on our plan for the safe reopening of the school for some weeks now and have published the DES COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Primary and Special Schools on our school website.  The Response Plan gives details of

  • Physical preparation, signage, hand sanitiser stations,
  • Advice, procedures and training for the safe return to working in the school for all school staff and pupils
  • General and specific advice on how all pupils, staff, parents and visitors will prevent the spread of the virus

We have also published our COVID-19 Policy Statement on the school website.

Our Board of Management will keep you informed through this website and a series of emails, as to the progress of our re-opening plans and provide you with the information required by you to play your part in safely re-opening the school.

We are really looking forward to welcoming our children back to school and will be doing all that we can to ensure that the return to school is a safe and enjoyable experience for the children. We will be in touch with you again before school re-opens.

Le gach dea ghuí,

Chairperson of the Board of Management 
Principal teacher

     

                                    

                                  

The following websites provide further information on COVID-19 and on government advice and recommendations regarding the re-opening of schools: –