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Please have a look at the covid updates to see a recent letter from the Minister for Education

 

January 2021

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Firstly Happy New Year. I hope you have all had a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas.

What a strange start to 2021. But I think closing schools this time was the very best thing to do to ensure everyone’s safety.

Remote Learning

Thankfully our children have their electronic devices, or access to home ipads / laptops. With all the work completed from October, I’m sure they will be well able to continue to engage in daily digital work with their teachers from Monday.

Please encourage them to submit work daily.

Class and resource teachers will touch base by phone towards the end of next week with children who are having difficulty accessing their digital work as it is very important for every child to engage and have fun learning new skills.

Food Packs
  1. I’m sure all the community will understand that staff will be unable to hand deliver food packs personally, this time around.
  2. However, food care packs can be collected from the school sometime next week.
  3. The food care pack will include a bag of fresh food and a food box to cover the next three weeks.
  4. If your family would like to avail of the food packs please complete the poll on the Aladdin Connect noticeboard or email schooloffice@sjns.ie before tomorrow, Friday @ 3pm.
  5. I will text interested parents/guardians early next week, on details of date and collection times from the school.

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Admissions September 2021 Important Notice

As advertised on our website and the local paper, admission applications close on January 10th for Junior Infants 2021. Any younger brother / sister wishing to come to St. Joseph’s next year must complete their application before January 10th. Application for Admission forms are available from the school website under

‘Parent Info’ and select ‘Admissions.’ Completed forms can be emailed to admissions@sjns.ie Please be aware that numbers of applications already far exceeds the number of places available. Unfortunately, having a brother or sister in St. Joseph’s will not guarantee a place. We will contact parents / guardians as soon as we have processed all applications.

Please take care over the coming weeks. Continue to enjoy your family time. Like myself and the staff, I’m sure you would prefer, all things being equal, for your children to be back at school. But hopefully this extra time will give the community time to stabilize Covid infections and ensure that everyone can come back safe and happy. Be assured that when your children return our staff and school will continue to deliver the best education in the safest environment we can provide. For the moment..please encourage your children to engage daily in remote learning.

Ms Roz

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