Letter from Principal

10-January-21

Letter from principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope that you are all keeping safe and healthy during this very difficult time. While many of the normal daily activities have come to a halt, the most important thing we can do is to follow the guidelines re staying at home, social distancing, hand washing and good hygiene habits when sneezing and coughing.

In light of the announcement from the Department of Education, HSE and NPHET, schools are to remain closed until February 1st. During this time we will revert to online learning using the Seesaw online platform. Each teacher will add work daily and communicate with the students via this platform.

While we understand that each family circumstance is different we would like to stress the need for your children to engage with the work and learning as much as possible. It is good to keep a routine and children should not be spending too much time on screen time outside of their schoolwork. Children are resilient and will adapt to the change in the learning.

While the schoolwork is extremely important staying healthy is a much greater priority. We will return to school hopefully in February and return to normal learning. In the meantime getting exercise, appreciating nature and the new growth of spring, reading, playing board games, helping around the house, are all activities which should be encouraged.

We will open the school tomorrow Monday 11th to allow parents access to the books needed to aid online learning. We would ask all parents to please adhere to social distancing and public health guidelines when collecting these books. Each child’s books will be in a bag/folder with the child’s name on it.

To facilitate social distancing as best we can we would ask that parents calling to 2nd,3rd,4th ,5th and 6th classes to approach the class from the external classroom/entrance door. These doors are best accessed from the side of the building near the large car park and from the yard that the children play on each day at the back of the school. If the day is fine the children’s books will be left on a table outside the classroom door. In the event of a wet day we would ask that only one person would enter the room at any time. For parents going to 1st class they should enter and exit via the main exit door opposite the classroom. Parents going to Senior Infants can enter the class as normal and can exit via the fire door in the class. Parents going to Junior Infants can enter and exit as normal.

We would really appreciate if parents could call between the following times using their surname initial as a guide as to when to call e.g. M for Murphy.

Families surnames beginning with A-G from 10am-11am.

Families surnames beginning with H-O from 11am-12noon.

Families surnames beginning with P-Z from 12noon -1pm.

If any parents wish to contact the school please email snndunlavin@gmail.com. There is also a contact tab on this website.

Please find below links to numerous websites and resources should you need further material.

RTE 2 will return to a one hour programme daily at 10am called Homeschool Hub. This will be followed by The After School Hub at 3.20pm.These programmes are aimed at children from infants to 6th classes and will be a useful resource. An RTE News2Day programme airs each day at 4.20pm

https://ncse.ie/online-resources-for-parents

http://movesforlife.ie for those interested in Chess

School publishers have made their books and resources available online to parents. Check out www.cjfallon.ie, www.folensonline.ie, www.gilleducation.ie, www.edcolearning.ie

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Please look after yourselves and keep safe.

Michael Moran

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25 2021
Road Safety Week
Feb
09 2021
Accord visit for 5th and 6th class
Feb
10 2021
Parent Teacher meetings
Feb
12 2021
School closing for Mid term break at 14:40
Feb
22 2021
School reopens after mid term break
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