On Tuesday 4th August we shared an update on our school website, which was also posted to all families, outlining our plans for a safe, phased return to school. We issued this information to ensure that you had sufficient notice to make the necessary preparations for your child(ren) to return to school and to give you some insight into your child’s new school day to prepare them for the new school routine. It was designed with regard to risk assessments and preparations based on the guidance we had received from the Department of Education on the reopening of schools.
On Thursday 6th August the Department of Education announced that they will be reviewing their guidance for schools -aiming for a full return to school for all children at the end of this month. Further details about how this will happen will not be issued to schools until towards the end of next week.
We must await the receipt of these new guidelines before we are in a position to apply them to our setting and decide on amendments to our restart plans, if this is deemed necessary. We will communicate the outcome to you in the week beginning 17th August.
We appreciate your continued patience and understanding. Let us reassure you that we are working tirelessly to find ways that will allow your child(ren) to return to a safe learning environment. The well-being of our pupils, staff and community remains our priority.
Take care and stay safe,
Holy Cross PS