It’s great to be back! It’s great to see all our pupils back where they belong, delighted being with their friends and enjoying school again. Thanks to all our school community, pupils, staff and parents, whose patience and co-operation has ensured that our return to school has been a successful one. A warm welcome to all our Junior Infants, new pupils and their families who have joined Callystown National School this September.
Everyone is getting used to the new routines and every effort is being made to ensure we all stay safe and that school life gets back to as near to normal as possible. With this in mind, I would be grateful if you would take note of the messages below and I’d like to thank you for your continued support and co-operation.
Best wishes for a great new school year.
Return to School Protocol:
In order to ensure the continued safety of our school community, the Board of Management has decided that all pupil absences should be notified to the school before a child returns. Parents are asked to use the absence link on the school website (www.callystownnationalschool.ie) to inform the school that all H.S.E. guidelines have been followed in the case of any absence; Covid related, travel related or otherwise.
Isolation Quick Guide:
Please see H.S.E. Isolation Quick Guide attached. It should be a helpful guide for parents when deciding what course of action should be taken if your child is feeling unwell. The guide can also be found on the school website.
Pupils not feeling well:
I would strongly urge parents to refrain from sending children to school if they are showing any signs of illness at home.
Parents Communicating with the school:
As there is limited access to the school for all parents and visitors, we would like to re-iterate that teachers are still available to talk to parents. We would ask parents to use your child’s homework journal, phone the school secretary or to use email firstname.lastname@example.org to make contact. Teachers will be happy to reply to you by telephone.
We have decided to extend the no homework policy until the Halloween break. During this period teachers will review the school’s existing homework policy. A survey of both parents, and pupils’ opinions will take place over the coming weeks. The outcome of this review will then be communicated to parents by the end of October.
Isolation quick guide