COVID information

Covid 19 and children being tested- a slide show

14/10/2020

Huge thanks to Darragh and Niall’s mum Kathleen who put this slide show together for us. Kathleen works in the HSE so is well placed to give us this advice.

It is a lovely child friendly presentation and may help children to understand Covid 19 and indeed testing for their age

COVID 19 for Castletown

Letter for Parents and Staff 30/09/2020

Re: If we have a confirmed case of Covid-19 in school

covid letter

A letter from Acting Chief Medical Officer for parents and staff

Please click on the link to view the letter from Dr. Ronan Glynn

Open Letter ACMO to Parents English

Symptoms and siblings!

Siblings of children with symptoms must only stay off if a child has been advised by their GP that a Covid test is required. Children taking paracetamol or ibuprofen must stay off school until 48 hours after their symptoms stop.

Thank you for you cooperation as we navigate the emerging information

Runny noses! What to do!

Children with a blocked or runny nose, but no fever,may attend school but if they require paracetamol/ibuprofen they must stay home for 48 hours and parent should contact GP to see if test is required. Thank you for your cooperation.

Ready to welcome our students back!

I thought that posting pictures of our school’s measures to keep Covid at bay might give some reassurance to parents and students as they prepare for school opening. Below is a sample classroom, set up in pods and socially distanced yet still a lovely bright classroom to come back to.

Our classrooms all have fixed sanitiser stations containing correct alcohol regulation percentage sanitiser. We have replaced towels with paper towels and have sourced ecologically friendly paper towels as we keep up our Green School ethos! We are lucky that each classroom has its own door so there will be only class bubbles entering and exiting through each. Each classroom has a washing tub for cleaning cubes etc. They all have a cleaning kit in each room containing masks, visors, disinfectant, wipes, gloves and refuse sacks.

Our school yard has been zoned to allow our class pods to mingle within their class bubbles at staggered lunch breaks. We look forward to sharing this fabulous view with our pupils again!


Covid signage around our school. We will have a one way system in our corridor. Our water fountains are out of use. Visitors, including parents may not pass the school gate without an appointment. Discrete lessons will cover hygiene etiquette and Covid friendly practices. They will be delivered in a calm way , we are mindful that we don’t want children to be alarmed..

We will continue to review practices as the situation evolves and will keep you posted.

Emer Russell

Principal

Dear Parents,

Below is a link to a document unique to our school. It contains important information that you should familiarise yourselves with prior to school reopening. It is subject to change as the situation evolves but we hope that it will provide support and reassurance at a difficult time.

As teachers, we will be focusing on our students’ mental wellbeing as we help them readjust to school life in the early stages of the new academic year.  Then, in line with DES advice, our curricular priorities will be SPHE, literacy, numeracy and PE.

We will keep you posted.

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Updated items below (19/08/’20)

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Here is the information for parents of junior infants starting school this year. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our community!

Plan for junior infants starting school

 

COVID19 Policy and Risk Assessment

The links below contain our Covid policy and risk assessment policy in line with DES guidelines

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covid policy

Return to school: a letter from the Minister

Dear Parents,

For your information, here is a letter from the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, regarding return to school. We are currently working on putting all measures in place to make the school environment as safe and happy as we can.

We will be in touch when plans are formalised.