Parents Newsletter 6.12.21
CBS Primary Tralee
New Guidelines have been sent today to all schools regarding the wearing of Face Masks.
I want to thank everyone for working together with your school community with regards to the wearing of face masks in 3rd– 6th class.
On Friday, I spoke with the boys and girls in all our classes from 3rd – 6th. The vast majority of them were wearing masks. I spoke with them about the different guidelines that we have put in place since the beginning of the Pandemic and thanked them for all they have done since then.
Our school has been very clear from the beginning that we are working together to keep all our families safe and to keep our school open. Our school has sent many newsletters to parents over the last 2 years to give advice, in keeping with Government guidelines, on how we can keep our families safe.
The wearing of masks by children from 3rd – 6th class is another guideline, another way in which we can make things safer for everyone in our school community. At all times during the last two years, we have always depended on each other. We have all been asked to play our part and do what we can do in our own family. Our school community has done a fabulous job.
The current situation with Covid-19 is as challenging as it has ever been and, now more than ever, we must continue to play our part and follow guidelines.
From today, Monday 6th December:
- We continue to ask that all children in 3rd– 6th class wear a face mask when in school. Face masks protect the wearer and others around them.
However, the new guidelines state:
- “it is not intended that any child will be excluded by the school in the first instance.”
- “Where mask-wearing is not appropriate, no medical certification is needed.”
Children will not be required to wear their mask outdoors or during PE lessons in the hall.
The school staff will ensure the children have regular breaks to avoid long sessions of mask-wearing.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation with these new guidelines and with everything else you have been asked to do over the course of this Pandemic. Your help has kept all our families as safe as can be expected.
Your continued cooperation during these particularly challenging times will benefit everyone.
Denis Coleman, Principal