January Update - eNewsletter

14th January 2019

A thuismitheoirí,

On behalf of the teachers and Board of Management I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.

Dates for your diary:

  • Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd February – Mid Term Holidays (School Closed)

  • Monday 25th February – Teacher In-Service (School Closed)

  • Thursday 7th March at 11am – Confirmation

  • Friday 15th & Monday 18th March – St. Patrick’s Day (School Closed)

  • Monday 15th – Friday 26th April – Easter Holidays (School Closed)

  • Saturday 4th May at 10:30am - First Holy Communion

  • Monday 6th May – May Bank Holiday (School Closed)

  • Friday 24th May – Local Elections (School Closed)

  • Monday 3rd June – June Bank Holiday (School Closed)

Contact Details:

Please remember to update your details if you have changed your mobile number and/or address recently. Contact the office to do so at the above email address.

Uniforms:

Please ensure that children wear the agreed uniform i.e. navy and white. A reminder that leggings are not appropriate for school. Please ensure that jumpers are clearly labelled otherwise it is impossible to determine ownership.

Illness:

Infectious diseases are a major cause of illness among school going children. It is very important that any pupils who are unwell should not attend the school. At times, exclusion periods are necessary when there is a risk of infection to staff and other children. Children should only return once they are recovered. Please see the “Management of Infectious Diseases in Schools”document for the appropriate exclusion period for the different ailments. It is vitally important that parents are aware of the appropriate exclusion period to stop the spread of infections to staff and other children.

An example of some common infections and the appropriate exclusion period are;

Chicken Pox - Exclusion: Those with chickenpox should be excluded from school until scabs are dry; this is usually 5-7 days after the appearance of the rash.

Norovirus (Winter Vomitting Bug) - Exclusion: Pupils who have been vomiting or have had diarrhoea should be excluded until 48 hours after resolution of their symptoms.

Influenza - Exclusion: Pupils with influenza should remain at home for 5 days from when their symptoms began. In general persons with flu are infectious for 3-5 days after symptoms begin but this may be up to a week or more in children. Pupils should not re-attend school until they are feeling better and their temperature has returned to normal.

Absence Notes:

It is essential that your child submits an absence explanation note following an absence from school. All families have been provided with a booklet of these. If you need a replacement booklet please let us know. Children with absences of 20 days or greater are required, by law, to be reported to Túsla – the Child and Family Agency.

Enrolment:

Enrolment for 2019/2020 - Enrolment Application Forms will be available for collection from the school office from Monday 4th February - Friday 8th February. If you have any further queries please contact the school on the above email/number.

Regards,

Sinéad Pigott

Principal

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