Return to School March 15th

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to having our 3rd to 6th class pupils returning to in class teaching on Monday 15th of March. I would like to thank all our pupils and parents for their patience and support during this school closure. It has been a difficult time for pupils and our focus in the coming weeks will be to ensure a safe and positive return to in class learning for all.

We would kindly ask that parents familiarise themselves once again with the Return to school protocols and to complete the Return to School Declaration which will be available on Aladdin from Sunday 14th at 3pm. Changes to Aladdin: You will no longer receive a notification from Aladdin to complete absences. When your child is absent you must log in and complete the return to school declaration noting the reason for absence. If your child is late for school or being collected early you must notify teachers via Aladdin.

Information for parents is available by clicking:

Martinstown NS Protocols

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/school-and-covid-19/when-you-should-keep-your-child-home.html?fbclid=IwAR30cPBTIz_4SbJFnfn6U1V7ebrfd1xSbvZ9lKYQfB02oY73hwLgongPX5g

As we are still in level 5 restrictions and COVID cases remain high, we would ask that you remain in your car until your child is exiting the building. A mask must be worn by all parents if you exit your car. We have been advised by the department to remind parents to not congregate in the carpark before or after school nor arrange playdates with friends outside of the school day.

Staggered pickup times will recommence from March 15th : 1st /2nd 2.20pm, 3rd/4th 2:25pm, 5th /6th 2:30pm.

I would like to thank all the parents for their kind words and praise in acknowledging the dedication and support of the staff during this time of Remote Teaching and Learning. It is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Take care and stay safe,

Majella Clarke

Principal