Dear Parent/Guardian and Student,
Bailieborough Community School will be closed from Friday 13th March until Friday 27th March inclusive as per the Taoiseach’s direction. In line with government instruction we are due to reopen on Monday 30th March unless instructed otherwise. Updates will be provided via our text messaging system and school website www.bailieborocs.ie
Please ensure we have the current contact details for each student: student’s name, date of birth, address and parent/guardian’s mobile phone number. Please let the school office know of any recent changes or if you did not receive our text message yesterday by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Whilst the health and safety of our school community is paramount, the teaching and learning of examination candidates must be prioritised. Yesterday many teachers provided them with study & revision materials. Communication via office 365 accounts will also be conducted by some teachers. (OUTLOOK EMAILS, ONE NOTE, MS TEAMS). Assignments can be uploaded via these platforms as demonstrated by individual teachers. The school’s website will provide further information in relation to online learning. If your son/daughter has a difficulty with their office 365 account you as a parent can email email@example.com to resolve the issue.
It is essential that all students maintain focus, adhere to their revision schedule and fully engage with the specific arrangements made by their respective subject teachers.
Further direction regarding the postponed state examination projects and orals will be communicated to you as soon as we receive an update.
Students should practise social distancing and reduce unnecessary face to face interaction with their peers. Guidance on talking to your sons/daughters about Covid-19 can be accessed from the Department of Education and Skills website below under the heading ‘Talking to Children and Young People about Covid-19’. www.education.ie/covid19
We are conscious that as the virus spreads some of our teachers may become ill or have sick family members to attend to. I ask for your consideration in this regard. This is an unprecedented situation and we are managing it to the best of our ability.
Whilst we may find ourselves physically separated from one another, we are privileged to live in a time where alternative ways of communication are available to us.
Please stay safe, look after yourself and your loved ones. We look forward to welcoming you back again – face to face – in the near future.
Martha Lievens Principal
Fergal Kenny Deputy Principal