SCHOOL CLOSURE

SCHOOL CLOSURE

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Following an announcement made by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of the closure of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6 p.m. Thursday 12 March. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

The full statement can be read by clicking on the link below:

https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/12-march-2020-statement-from-the-department-of-education-and-skills.html

Our school has made contingency plans to minimise the impact on learning and teaching. Students will be able to access school work i.e. lesson resources and teachers’ instructions via our digital learning and teaching platform SchoolWise. Students will be able to access SchoolWise on a daily basis and return completed assignments to their teachers for correction. School Management will be in the school to deal with any concerns or queries that students or parents may have during the period of closure.

This is a very challenging time for students, parents and teachers particularly exam years. The State Examinations Commission will issue updates regarding the impact of school closure on the Oral and Practical Examinations. As soon as updates are made available they will be communicated to parents and students.

 

Kind regards,

School Management