Please find below, a copy of the most recent letters issued to your child.
Should you require a further hard copy, please contact the school office.
Saturday 5th June
I am writing to you on the weekend, due to the evolving situation surrounding COVID 19 and specifically the probable cases of the Indian variant in Kilkeel and the surrounding areas. As you may be aware, the concern with this variant is the pace at which it can spread.
The advice and guidance of the Public Health Agency and Department of Education has never been more relevant than at the present time. I ask for your continued support in ensuring a safe final few weeks of this academic year for our pupils, staff and wider community.
I ask particularly for your assistance with the following: wearing a face covering when coming to the school gates, keeping a social distance from others who are collecting/dropping off children, refraining from gathering before and after collecting/dropping off children, adhering to the allocated drop off/collection times, not sending children to school who have any of the symptoms of covid 19 and adhering to the ever-changing rules regarding travel to holiday destinations.
I am acutely aware that this year has been a challenging one for everyone, the restrictions and limitations to the daily operation of the school are not in keeping with our school ethos and are not in any way convenient. However, I am immensely proud of the support of all, which has enabled our periods of face-to-face teaching to continue with minimal disruption and ask for your continued perseverance and patience to enable us to continue in this way until the end of term.
We all need to be vigilant of COVID symptoms and arrange testing if any signs are present. Indeed, the PHA is appealing to members of the local community to visit their mobile testing units today, even if they have no symptoms. Asymptomatic testing will enable us to limit the current spread and hopefully allow a safe return to normality within the area. Mobile units are situated at St Louis Grammar School, Mourne Esplanade and Ballymartin GAC. There is no requirement to book and testing is available for everyone above the age of 5. Testing is done whilst in the car. If you are able to, I urge you to avail of this service over the weekend.
You can be assured that, as a school, we will continue to apply every precaution that has been in place since September, in order to give maximum protection to the health and well-being of every child, adult and family in our school community.
Thank you, in advance, for your continued vigilance and support as we face the next crisis in what has been a very challenging academic year for us all.
Mrs C. Sloan
Please find below, updated correspondence regarding the celebration of the Sacraments this year. (P3, P4, P7)
Term 2 January 2020
As per the announcement on 31st December, some necessary changes have been made to the arrangements for the beginning of Term 2. Please read the letter below for particular details in relation to remote learning and key worker provision.
If you have any urgent queries make contact with Mrs Sloan via firstname.lastname@example.org
Your child's class teacher will be available for further queries via their email/Google classroom from Tuesday 5th January.
Please find below, updated correspondence about what to do if your child is unwell.
Below is the most recent letter regarding the reopening of schools, which has been updated following the recent guidance issued by DE. There is a letter to parents from the Education Minister.
Any concerns you may have please contact the school directly vis email.
4th August 2020
Below you will find the most recent update letters for the return to school in August/September.
These letters have been issued in hard copy via post and you will receive them shortly. Those with a child in P3-7 will find their ‘group’ in the letter that has been posted.
Please note that while we sincerely hope that this plan goes ahead, as always it remains subject to any updated guidance issued from the department.