Hopefully there will be no disruptive weather this year, but as a precaution and because colder weather is forecast, please take time to read the following.
We will make every effort to ensure that school is open for the children, regardless of the severity of the weather. Please assume that school will be open unless you are informed otherwise.
Text messaging will be the main point of contact with parents but please also keep an eye on the school website and listen to local radio. Please make sure that we have an up to date mobile number for you.
It may be necessary to delay the opening time for school - you will be notified by text message as early as possible if this is the case.
Most staff members have long journeys to make in the mornings and may be delayed by the weather too, so please make sure that someone is in school before leaving children at the gate.
I have no input with regard to the school buses. The decision not to drive is made by the drivers themselves and Bus Eireann. McGloin's hope to make contact with myself and Aveen McGuinness if the bus is not running. If you are unable to make the journey safely at your normal time, please let us know. I am keen that every effort will be made to get children to school, albeit later than normal.
Please make sure that the children are bringing warm coats, hats and gloves to school. The playground can be very cold.
We ask that all parents check their children's hair on a weekly basis to ensure that if head lice are present, they are found and treated quickly. This will minimise the spread in school and help prevent children from repeated infestations.
Please take time to read the following leaflet.
Our sincere sympathy to the McGuinness family and the O'Connell families on their recent bereavements.
Get well soon wishes
We send our best wishes to those members of our school community who are unwell. We would like them to know that we are thinking of them and hoping they are soon feeling better.