In a statement given today by an Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and with further communication from the Department of Education and Skills St. Patrick’s NS will close from 3pm today (12th March 2020) for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team.
All pupils and students, from pre-school to third level are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space between them. Parents and guardians are urged to support their children to maintain this approach.
Work and learning material has been sent home with pupils today. We encourage children to engage with the suggested learning activities daily. Please keep an eye on the school website www.slanens.ie for updates and further activities. We will also be in contact via text with further updates. Take care.
– Lorna Gerrard