Presentation Primary School, management and staff, are delighted to see all our pupils back to school – lots of smiling faces every morning! As we are still living with Covid-19, we again have our routines and procedures in place for a safe and sustainable re-opening of our school.
The Covid-19 Response plan has been reviewed and updated and is available to view below. I urge you to read it carefully and to discuss the routines with your child so that they will know what to expect. I have also attached the most recent updated public health guidance on Covid-19 Isolation Quick Guide for Parents/Guardians.
As contract tracing for close contacts of Covid-19 outside of the household setting has now changed, it puts greater responsibility on parents /guardians to be extra vigilant and not to send a child to school who may be presenting with symptoms of Covid-19.
Page 1 of the guidance document (attached below) outlines all the symptoms associated with Covid -19. Apart from fever, cough, loss of sense of smell and taste, minor breathing/chest problems, other symptoms associated with COVID-19 include fatigue, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis, sore throat, headache, muscle/joint pain, skin rash, nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea, chills or dizziness.
I urge you to take some time to read the guidance as it outlines the many different situations you may find yourself in.
May I also remind you that a child should not be sent to school if they are unwell. It is best to keep them at home for 48hrs until they are clear of symptoms. Monitor your child’s illness for any signs of getting worse or new signs of illness. Do not send them to school if they need paracetamol or ibruprofen to feel better. You also should speak to your GP if symptoms worsen.
Keeping our school safe for everyone requires all members of the community to play their part- pupils, staff, parents and guardians. Further communications will issue in relation to health and safety around Covid-19.
Anne Marie O’Mara
Annual Admissions Notice
Presentation Primary School Annual Admissions Notice in respect of admissions to the 2022/2023 school year is now available. Click Annual Admission Notice 2022/2023 to read more.