Late yesterday evening (5.30pm) we received a set of guidelines from the Department of Education, informing us that it is now a requirement for Third to Sixth Class children to wear masks to school. As this was very short notice for parents, children and staff, we will be seeking further details on the attached letter in the coming days and have been advised by the IPPN (Irish Primary Principals Network) to await clarity and consult with our Board of Management before we implement these guidelines.
We also received a letter at (8.15pm) from the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan which we have been instructed to send to all parents. This letter is also attached to this message so that you can read it in your own time. It is also available on our school website.
I want to reassure all parents and children that everyone is welcome to our school today as normal (with our without masks). We will make further contact with you when we have received more information and have a clear plan of action.
Thank you for your understanding,
Conor Mc Donald