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Important Update for Parents

Dear parents,

Sorry for the lateness of this communication, but I wanted to bring this matter to your attention ahead of school re-opening tomorrow.

Tonight the Board of Management of the Junior school have been recommended by the DES to close the school on a temporary basis tomorrow March 18th and possibly Friday March 19th.

This is due to various reasons, including a very small number of COVID cases in the school and, as a consequence, not having the adequate staff to ensure it is safe to open tomorrow. The BOM have sought the advice of the DES and CPSMA and the decision was made in the interest of the safety of the children. The situation will be reviewed tomorrow and all will be updated by then.

There are no knock-on public health implications for the Senior School, and we will be in a position to open tomorrow morning as normal.

I am sending this message to you in the interest of clarity and good communication, and also to allay any concerns that parents may have in relation to the Senior School opening tomorrow.

Apologies again for the lateness of the text.

Take care,

Enda McGorman

17th March, 2021



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