Letter to Parents/Staff 6th August

6th August 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians,

I hope you and your families continue to keep well.

As you are aware, our school has now been closed since 12th March due to the COVID-19 situation. We are now hoping to re-open our school safely, in line with current guidance and recommendations.

Re-opening the school safely will require the co-operation of all members of our School Community – BOM, School Leadership, Staff, Parents and Pupils. We will all be called on to play our part in ensuring that re-opening of the school is done in a safe manner which prevents the spread of the virus and allows the vital work of Teaching and Learning to proceed with as little disruption as possible.

We are working on our plan for the safe reopening of the school for some weeks now and we hope to publish the DES COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Primary and Special Schools on our school website (www.ssnlaytown.ie) next week following ratification at the Board meeting.

The Response Plan gives details of:

Physical preparation, signage, hand sanitizer stations,

Advice, procedures and training for the safe return to working in the school for all school Staff and pupils.

General and specific advice on how all Pupils, Staff, Parents and Visitors will prevent the spread of the virus.

We will also published our COVID-19 Policy Statement on the school website.

Our Board of Management will keep you informed as to the progress of our re-opening plans and provide you with the information required by you to play your part in safely re-opening the school.

We are really looking forward to welcoming our Pupils back to school and we will be doing all that we can to ensure that the return to school is a safe and enjoyable experience for the Pupils and Staff.

We will be in touch with you next week with further updates.

Bláithín Maguire


Noel Quinn

Chairperson Board of Management

The following websites provide further information on COVID-19 and on government advice and recommendations regarding the re-opening of schools: –

Bláithín Maguire


Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh

Roll Number: 20017F

041 – 9828091

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