10th March 2021
Dear Parent / Guardian, Staff Member,
RE: Re-opening of Bishop Foley NS
I hope you and your families are keeping well.
As you are aware, our school has now been closed since 6th January due to the COVID-19 situation. We are now hoping to re-open our school safely, in line with current guidance and recommendations.
Re-opening the school safely will require the co-operation of all members of our School Community – BoM, School Leadership, Staff, Parents and Pupils. We will all be called on to play our part in ensuring that re-opening of the school is done in a safe manner which prevents the spread of the virus and allows the vital work of Teaching and Learning to proceed with as little disruption as possible.
We have been working on our plan for the safe reopening of the school for some weeks now and have published the DES COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Primary and Special Schools on our school website. The Response Plan gives details of
- Physical preparation, signage, hand sanitiser stations,
- Advice, procedures and training for the safe return to working in the school for all school staff and pupils
- General and specific advice on how all pupils, staff, parents and visitors will prevent the spread of the virus
We have also published our COVID-19 Policy Statement on the school website. Our BoM will keep you informed as to the progress of our re-opening plans and provide you with the information required by you to play your part in safely re-opening the school.
We are really looking forward to welcoming our children back to school and will be doing all that we can to ensure that the return to school is a safe and enjoyable experience for the children.
Please note that a Return to Education Form needs to be filled out for your child in advance of returning to school. This form is available on the website.
The third to sixth classes will return to school next Monday (15th March).
Kathleen Carrig John Kelly
Chairperson, Board of Management Principal
The following websites provide further information on COVID-19 and on government advice and recommendations regarding the re-opening of schools: –