Fri, Apr 9th, 2021
I hope that you and your families are keeping well, staying safe and enjoying the longer evenings and improved weather.
As we prepare for a full return to school next Monday, April 12th, I would like to update you on the following:
All of our Covid-related protocols are still in place. These include mask-wearing, social distancing and hand-sanitising. Our school ran very safely and smoothly during First Term and, with everyone’s continued hard work and cooperation, we will hopefully finish out the school year the same way.
Return-to-School Health Declarations
A health declaration form must be submitted by every student who returns to school next week. If a student is over 18 years old, they fill the Student Declaration Form. The Parental Declaration Form should be used by all other students.
Since January, most students have been following a shortened timetable. From next Monday, all students will follow the full timetable.
Computer Rooms (Rooms 18, 22 and 34)
In recent weeks, full class sets of new laptops have been installed in Rooms 18 and 22. Likewise, Room 34 (Technical Graphics) has been refurbished and fitted with new desktop computers. This room, while primarily for use by technical subjects, will be available to all teachers, as required and as available.
Due to Covid regulations, a small number of teachers may not be able to return to the school building at this time. These teachers will continue to teach their classes online. Their students will attend these classes in Room 18/22/34, and will be supervised by another teacher while their regular teacher delivers the classes remotely. To avoid sound feedback, these classes will work best if all students are linked to the audio by earphones/headsets. Please ensure that your son/daughter has earphones or a headset with them everyday.
Next week you will be issued with a calendar of key dates for the last term. The Department of Education and Skills has decided that Friday, May 28th is the last day of term for all secondary schools. This is a week earlier than had been previously scheduled, to allow for work to be completed on the Leaving Cert Accredited Grades process. The dates that we had been working with for a number of end-of-year activities will, consequently, have to be changed.
I hope, as I know you do, that as we prepare for next week’s full reopening, all talk of school closures will soon be a thing of the past. The past year has been very difficult for all young people and we are anxious that there are no further interruptions this year, particularly for our 6th Year students. Everybody has a responsibility to do their best to ensure that this will be the case. In particular, students must continue to behave, both inside and outside of school, in such a way as to minimise the risk of their being positive cases within the school community. I greatly appreciate your understanding and ongoing support in these challenging times, and I know that this will extend to this important point.
If you have particular concerns about your son/daughter and their return to school, do not hesitate to contact us at the school (01-2828126) and we will get back to you without delay.
With best wishes,
We look forward to a full reopening of school on Monday, April 12th.
This email was sent to Parents/Guardians on Friday, April 9th.
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This update was sent to all Parents/Guardians on Friday, February 12th, at the start of the Mid-Term Break.
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This provides information for Parents/Guardians regarding school arrangments during the current Level 5 lockdown.
The content was sent by email on January 10th 2021.
Best wishes to all of our students and past-pupils, to their families and to all of our friends for Christmas and New Year.
We hope that you will all stay safe and well in these continued challenging times, and that 2021 will see a return to happier times in our world and in our lives.
This year's November Tests will run from Monday, November 23rd to Friday, November 27th.
You can access the full timetable here.
Best of luck to everyone!
St Kilian's Community School is now enrolling First Years for the 2021-2022 school year.
You can find the school's Admission Policy, Admissions Notice and Application Form here.
Applications close on Friday, November 13th at 4.00pm.
Please call (01)2828126 if you have any queries.