We are delighted to announce that the school will be partially reopening from next Monday the 1st of March. This means that children from junior infants, senior infants, First class, and Second class will be starting on Monday at 9.20 and complete a full normal day. Children from third to sixth class will continue with online learning. There has been a provisional date for their return on the 15th of March but that has yet to be fully confirmed.
Parents and children are fully aware of the guidelines and protocol when coming to school. We need to uphold these high standards we set for ourselves at the start of the year and continue them until the end of June. All our Covid-19 information can be found on the website.
Very important: The only major change on our return is the ‘Return to Education Form’, which will be required for each returning pupil. You should download it from here, complete it and return it to secretaryaengusns@gmail.com. If you cannot do this, you must drop your child off on the first morning and there will be an area in the main car park for you to sign your declaration form. Please bring your own pen on the day. Your child will not be allowed to start school unless this form is filled in.
Click the link below to download the form. This form must also be filled out every time your child returns from any sickness. This is being asked of every child in the country.

Return to school form for children

The bus will be running as normal on Monday but please make sure your child has the ‘Return to Education form’ filled in.
Here is a full rundown of what is expected of parents:
If your child has any symptoms of Covid-19, is a close contact, or a member of the family is displaying symptoms of covid-19, please keep your child at home.
If your child contracts Covid-19 please contact the school immediately. If you are made aware of this outside school hours please email the school at aengusns@gmail.com. The principal is the only person with access to that account.
Masks should be worn when you are on school grounds. If this is not possible, you should wait outside the school and your child will be brought out to you.
Please adhere to public health guidelines and do not congregate at the school. Please drop/pick up your child at the school and leave immediately.
During the day the only access to the school is through the main pedestrian gate. (Ring the bell and Bernie will communicate with you.) Please do not ring ahead looking for your child to be ready because there is no waiting area for your child to be safely placed.
Pick up/ drop off your child on time. This is vitally important as we cannot have children mixing in the morning or evening.
The only communication with the school can be done by phone or online only. No face-to-face meeting can take place.
If you have recently changed your contact details, please inform the school.
We would as always ask you to educate your children on the importance of hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. This will be reinforced once again in school.
I would ask you to read through section 5 of the covid response plan and the full Covid response plan can be found here.

There are a number of wellbeing resources available through the Department of Education website. Click here

Letter from Norma Foley, Minister of Education.
Click the link
Letter to parents and guardians 24 Feb

Please be assured that everything possible has been put in place to ensure your child’s safety in school. If you have any queries or worries please do not hesitate to contact the office on 0749368352 or email aengusns@gmail.com. We cannot wait to welcome all the children back to school and to get back to something close to normality.
Stay safe,

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