Ennistymon Vocational School

Return to School Letter to Parents

Return to School Parent Notice
06-January-22

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5th January, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas break and I would like to wish you a very happy new year for 2022.

As announced today the Minister for Education Norma Foley has stated that schools will reopen on Thursday 6th January.

We are very grateful to you for not sending your child to school when they are feeling ill, have been advised to isolate or are deemed to be a close contact. Please view this link to access more information regarding Covid-19. Close contacts - HSE.ie

With the national high numbers of Covid-19 at present, many staff will be required to self-isolate, be deemed a close contact or test positive, therefore, this will greatly affect our normal service at school. We are currently putting measures in place to ensure that we can remain open for all students, however, if there are significant staff absences it may result in us having to leave some year groups at home on health and safety grounds.

We will only know on a day to day basis if the school has adequate staffing levels and we would appreciate your support and understanding with this. If it is deemed necessary for a year group to stay at home, we will send you a text the evening before informing you of this. If a group will be required to stay at home, assignments and class materials will be available on their individual class Teams.

Please see links below for useful information for parents/guardians and students:

Advice for Young People: https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/advice-to-young-people-while-schools-are-closed.pdf

Advice for Parents: https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/guide-for-parents-supporting-children.pdf

Additional updates regarding schools will be available on www.gov.ie

Please do not hesitate to contact us at ennistymonvs@lcetb.ie if you have any queries.

Kindest regards,

Orla Conway

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