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Knockavoe School 10 Melmount Gardens

Letter from Principal

22nd Mar 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you may be aware, unfortunately, Covid-19 has impacted on our school community over the last week. In this time period we have had four positive cases within our school community. Following PHA advice and contact tracing, all close contacts have been identified and appropriate action taken. Letters from the PHA have been posted to those children and families who are directly affected as close contacts.

The ripple effect of even one positive case can impact on so many people. I want to send best wishes to those that are unwell and hope you have a speedy recovery. To those that are self-isolating due to being a close contact, I can empathise. It is not easy to stay indoors for so long however it is essential to follow the guidelines. If you have been identified as a close contact, you must stay indoors for the specified time period. 

To all our pupils and families, I would like to reassure you that as a school every effort and precaution to minimise risk is being taken here at Knockavoe School. In order to protect everyone can I ask the following:

  • If your child is unwell then he/she should stay at home
  • If your child has any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 then follow PHA advice and arrange a test
  • If any member of the family has symptoms of COVID-19 and is awaiting test results, then all members of the household should isolate until results are confirmed.
  • Notify the school if any member of your household tests positive for COVID-19
  • Parents and carers to be contactable during the school day
  • For parents who are dropping children to school please stay in your car and a member of staff will come to you.
  • Maintain 2metre social distancing whilst on the school premises to help keep everyone safe.

In relation to Covid-19 testing in school, it is planned that this will be rolled out to all pupils in the first week back to school following the Easter holidays.

Thank you for your continued support in working together to keep Knockavoe School a safe and happy place to work and learn.

Kind regards

Sharon Cassidy

Principal