Re-Opening of Clashmore National School

11th August 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,
I hope you and your families are keeping well.

As you are aware, our school has now been closed since 12th March 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation. We are now hoping to re-open our school safely, in line with current guidance and recommendations on 26th August 2020.

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 currently finalising our plan for the safe reopening of the school and once completed, this plan will be communicated to parents a week before the school re-opens.

The Covid-19 Response Plan gives details of:

  • Physical preparation, signage, hand sanitiser 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

There are a number of maintenance upgrades currently being completed in the school;

  • Hot running water is being installed in each toilet and classroom.
  • Soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and pedal waste bins are being installed in each toilet and in each classroom.
  • Hand sanitising dispensers will be installed in each classroom, office, near entrances and exits.

Our BoM 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 children back to school and will be doing all that we can to ensure that the return to school is a safe and enjoyable experience for the children. We will be in touch with you again before school re-opens.

Kindest Regards
Yvonne Uí Fhlaithimhín

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