This year our top priority is everyone’s health. While it is accepted that there is a direct link between school attendance and pupil progress, we must make exceptions this year. We thank you all for erring on the side of caution – keeping children home who are unwell, getting GP advice when the symptoms are on the Covid 19 list and observing all the guidelines around isolation etc.

It will mean attendance figures will be low. However, if we manage to keep the school open and keep each other well we are doing the right thing. Our attendance initiative will be put on pause but please do keep up punctuality and adhere to the staggered drop off times and collection schedules. Please keep letting us know details of all absences by emailing or and thank you for following the protocols.

The school is obliged, by law, to inform Tusla when a pupil is absent for a total of 20 school days in one school year. Obviously, the whole idea is to miss as little time as possible. As teachers have to fill in the category of absence when informing Tusla it is essential that an email is sent in after every absence explaining it.

Please note if absences are Covid 19-related this will be indicated to Tusla.

Thank you for your continued co-operation.

Mr. E Murphy

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