Nagle-Rice PS
Milltown,
Killarney,
Co. Kerry

Phone: 066 976 7625

Email:




NAGLE-RICE PRIMARY School, Milltown, Co. Kerry.
(066) 976 7625 Roll Number: 20229U

10/03/2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope that everyone is keeping well despite the challenges of Covid-19 and are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back to school next Monday, 15th March 2021.
We know that the children will adapt back comfortably into our school’s existing Covid-19 routines with great enthusiasm and positivity.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has not advised any change in the infection prevention and control measures in the context of the new variants. However, they emphasise the importance of rigorous adherence by members of the school community to existing measures. The same guidelines and safety measures will apply in our school as before Christmas.

Please note the following:-

Drop off and Collection
• Drop off will be the same for all classes: Classrooms will be open from 8.40am

• Collection times:

Infants(Junior & Senior) 1.40pm
1st and 2nd : 2.20pm
3rd and 4th : 2.30pm
5th and 6th:  2.40pm

There is to be NO congregation outside the school at drop off and collection times and masks are to be worn at all times by adults.

We are also asked to convey the following information:-

• Please be advised pupils are not to return to or attend school if they are identified by the HSE as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 or if they live with someone who has symptoms of the virus.
• Pupils are not to return or attend school if they have travelled outside of Ireland;
• Pupils are asked to cooperate with any public health officials and the school for contact tracing purposes and follow any public health advice in the event of a case or outbreak in the school;
• There is a wide range of materials available for parents to re-inforce public health messaging. These include video messages from public health doctors on the safety of schools, posters and digital animations and videos. Available on www.gov.ie

Extension
Our two-classroom extension started last Monday 8th March. Our contractors are Avondale Construction. There will be extra traffic/machinery, please exercise extreme caution. Also please ensure that the bus lane is kept clear.

St.Patrick’s Day
We are having a no uniform day on Tuesday 16th March. Children can ‘wear green for St. Patrick’s Day’, and are asked to please bring €2.

Recycling Clothes Collection
We will be having a recycling clothes collection on Thursday 25th March. Bags can be dropped outside the main gate of the school before 11am.

Art Work
Under the ‘Percent for Art Scheme’, we hope to construct a piece of sculpture on the roundabout outside the school in the next few months.

Again we would like to thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation in ensuring our school community can return to a safe and supportive learning environment, in what has been a very challenging time for everybody.

Please contact the school if you need any further clarification.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Stay Safe.

Mise le meas,

Liam Fell – Príomhoide