Happy New Year.
As you all know by now schools will be closed for the month of January. This is not what any of us wanted but the landscape has changed completely since December 22nd. After a very successful first term returning now is not an option. Given the increased transmission rates there would be huge issues in terms of both staffing and sustainability.
I have contacted all the teachers in relation to remote learning. We are holding a zoom staff meeting on Friday to co ordinate the work. I have also arranged for the school to be open from 10 until 12 on Friday to facilitate teachers collecting books and materials. As you know we took the precaution of sending home the textbooks and this should help with the home schooling.
We will continue to update you as the closure continues. The priority must be health and safety at this critical time for our country. We will do all in our power to support you and the children in the coming weeks. As I said last time just do your best and don't stress about covering all the work. During January we will continue to process applications for Junior Infants 2021. We will also use this time to hold the Parent/ Teacher meetings. The teachers will contact you to set up an appointment by phone or zoom.
Please take care and stay safe,