Letter to the Parents
Dear Parents and Families,
I hope you are all well.
The school closure period was initially to last until Monday next, 30th March. The work schedules which were distributed when the school closed, were planned up until and including this Friday, 27th March. Staff members have been working very hard during the closure to look at different ways in which we can support the childrens’ education during these unprecedented and challenging times. Many children have sent photographs of completed work and projects to their teachers on the email firstname.lastname@example.org.Remember to put the teacher’s name and child’s name in the subject line of the email. The teachers will get back to you with a response as soon as they can.
The teachers have planned new Home Study work for the children. Go to the 2019-20 tab and click onto your child’s class and Home Study 2. This will be available on Mon 30thMarch.
Ms Kildee is reading a story and Ms Brady is uploading a quiz every day. Ms Gillespie has recorded a tongue twister in Irish. The school website is updated regularly so keep checking it.
We are very conscious that the current situation is very challenging for every member of our school community. Families of pupils and staff are finding themselves having to deal with a very unexpected, new reality. Some families may be dealing with illness. Others may be dealing with financial difficulties arising out of recent events. A reminder that any work which is set by teachers is suggested work and there should be no pressure on any child to have to complete everything. We know that every family is different and that circumstances may not allow the same level of engagement from one day to the next. Please do not feel guilty in any way if your child does not get something completed.
Education happens in so many different ways for children at primary level. Children are very resilient and will bounce back from this. They may even use this time to develop new skills. I would like to reassure you that our teachers’ planning will be carefully tailored, once the children return, to ensure that the key areas of the curriculum are covered and revised.
We very much miss all the children and can’t wait to welcome them back to school as soon as this current situation has passed. In the meantime we look forward to receiving emails from them and engaging with them online. If we have any new information we will contact you immediately.
Take care of yourselves, keep safe, wash your hands and practice social distancing.