Re-opening of Scoil / Colaiste Eoin August 2020
Advice and Information for Parents / Guardians
Dear Parents / Guardians,
Please Note – All primary and 1st Year students return to school Monday 31st. All classes to return on Tuesday 1st September.
We hope that you are all safe and well. Please note that this is not the schools Covid Response Plan. That document is available for you to read on the school website – www.scoileoin.ie This is a document to inform you of some of the new procedures we have put in place for 2020 / 21 in order to keep our school community safe from Covid 19.
Most students will be looking forward to school and meeting up with friends, teachers and other school staff. Many will feel excited, relieved and happy. Some may feel a little anxious and worried about returning to school. This is to be expected and is a normal response at a time of transition and change. Most students will settle in over time, as they re-connect with friends and get used to the new school safety routines. However, we understand that some students will require additional support to help them reconnect with their school community and re-engage with learning. We would like to reassure you that teachers will focus on each child’s individual level on their return to school.
Our school staff know that wellbeing is important for successful learning, so we will prioritise the things that will promote this for a positive learning environment. We also know that parents have made great efforts to support their child’s continued education when schools were closed.
It is our intention to follow the advice of the National Education Psychological Service (NEPS) for schools which is “Slow Down to Move Forward”. Our first few weeks of school will concentrate on rebuilding relationships, routine and confidence.
Important points to note for the coming school year
Personal Protective Equipment and Guidelines.
Parent / School Interaction:
Dealing with a case of suspected Covid 19.
Common symptoms of coronavirus include:
IF YOUR CHILD PRESENTS WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS THEY MUST BE COLLECTED AS PER HSE GUIDELINES.
The HSE will inform any staff/parents who have come into close contact with a diagnosed case via the contact tracing process. The HSE will contact all relevant persons where a diagnosis of Covid 19 is made.
Children who should not attend school
If your child is in one of the following categories, they should NOT attend school
● Children who have been diagnosed with Covid-19
● Children who have been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with Covid-19
● Children who have a suspected case of Covid-19 and the outcome of the test is pending
● Children who have been in contact with a person who has a suspected case of Covid-19 and the outcome of the test is pending
● Children with underlying health conditions who have been directed by a medical professional not to attend school
● Children who have returned home after travelling abroad and must self-isolate for a period of 14 days
● Children who are generally unwell
We hope that this information is helpful to you. We will continue to keep you updated on any new changes to procedures over the coming days, weeks and months. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing all the students next week and starting the new school year!