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Principal’s message on Covid 19

Principal’s message on Covid 19

Principal’s Message on School Closure due to the Covid 19 Pandemic

2020 has been a strange year where we had to close our school since March 12th due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. The teachers have missed the smiling faces of the children and the school has been strangely quiet. Our pupils and families have coped very well during these challenging circumstances. We have learned the importance of simple acts of kindness and gratitude during these strange times. We thank especially the parents who have been working on frontline services providing vital support for our community.

We sincerely hope that the new school year can start as normal in August 2020. We await guidelines from the government. A special ‘Covid 19 Task Force’ comprising of members of the Board of Management, the Parents Association and staff, has been set up to deal with the Covid 19 school arrangements. In the event that Covid 19 restrictions and social distancing procedures will still be in place for the start of the new school year in August 2020, we will do our very best to ensure that school life continues as close to normal as possible.

The Stratford NS Handbook 2020 – 2021 and School Calendar, Booklists and Uniform Lists are available on our website www.stratfordns.ie under the Downloads section.

I would like to sincerely thank the following people who play a consistent, integral role in supporting the school community and I look forward to their valued contribution during 2020-2021

· The Trustees and the Talmud Torah; Rabbi Lent; Daniel Millar, BOM Chairperson and our Board of Management; Pat Moran, PA Chairperson and all Stratford NS Parents Association.

· Our dedicated, hard-working staff including our five Academic and five Hebrew teachers, two SNAs, Morning Supervisor Naomi, and Sally, our lollipop lady.

· Janice, Trish and Brendan who ensure that Stratford NS runs smoothly - we really appreciate their commitment and hard work!

Finally, a special thank you to our great pupils and their wonderful, supportive parents for making Stratford NS a positive learning community! We look forward to your support and contribution in 2020-2021!

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Posted on Wednesday 10th June 2020 in General School News