07 Dec

Dear Parent (s) / Guardian (s), 

This is an updated message on Monday 7th December 2020.  

I hope that this update finds you and your families well. 

Thank you for your continued patience and support with school during these challenging times. As this half term progresses, we have to accept that the challenges will remain as the world continues to adapt to this global health emergency.

It is with regret that I inform you that ‘teaching class bubble’ 7E will  now have to isolate from school having potentially come into contact with a pupil that has tested positive for Covid19. Pupils will return to school on Monday 14th December. An important letter containing all of the essential health and safety messages has been given to pupils to share with parents. 

‘Teaching class bubble’ 10A remain isolated until Friday 11th December.

We look forward to having 7A return to school tomorrow (Tuesday) 8th December.  

An extensive programme of work has been provided for pupils to complete while not in school. Please see information underneath for further details.

We pray for all people around the world who continue to be unwell and suffer during this pandemic. 

We are very proud of the continued maturity shown by all youngsters having received news of being isolated and away from school. This is not what anybody wants, but we are duty bound to follow all of the correct procedures.  

Pupils who are isolating, have been given a comprehensive plan for their studies, to continue learning while they are at home and isolating. The plan mirrors the curriculum work that would have been covered in school. Pupils have been provided with all paper based resources and have been given details of how and when they can access online resources and teaching. It is recommended that pupils follow this plan as instructed and by doing this, time away from school can be productive and not wasted. Pupils are to bring in all completed work upon their return to school. 

Pupils in receipt of free school meals who are isolating, are still entitled to receive a lunch provided by school. School will provide a comprehensive food parcel to cover all of the days that pupils are absent from school. Please look out for text information that explains how this can be collected. If collection is difficult, school will support by making alternative arrangements. 

A reminder of our repeated safety message:

Coronavirus main symptoms: a high temperature or fever, a new, or continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

If your child is displaying any kind of Coronavirus symptom , they must stay at home for 10 days. If a member of your household is displaying any symptoms, the whole family must stay at home and isolate for 14 days. In both instances, ensure that you book a book a test immediately when  displaying symptoms by using the online system or by ringing 119 if you are unable to book online. We would advise that you notify school in the event that your child or a family member receives a positive test. Please contact school if you are unable to access a test for any reason.

I am currently drafting my termly letter and key information update, that you will receive at the end of this week.

All pupils to receive a free Christmas meal and pudding on Wednesday 16th December. More details to follow.

I am excited by the ‘Year 10 Enrichment’ opportunity for pupils in having an option to choose a 4th subject.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding with school during these difficult times.

Mr Crehan