6 August 2020
Good afternoon all,
We are well into our planning for reopening, with lots of clearing out and modifying rooms. We are confident we can open fully and safely for all years at the end of August. We will publish a precise schedule of reopening but just to give you some dates to plan around - we will start on August 26th with first years, timetables will be published that week and we will have form group meetings for all years. Teaching will commence on Mon 31st most likely on a staggered basis. Please bear with us while we put the finishing touches to the plan, we will send details once finalised.
There will be training for staff, students and parents/guardians but things that you need to bear in mind are :-
We are asking that where a student has traveled to countries not on green list, that they do not return to the school within the recommended 14-day period. Please keep abreast of travel guidance from the Dept.of Foreign Affairs.
Naturally, the need for students to stay at home when any of the household is experiencing symptoms of what could be Covid-19 infection, is paramount in preventing community spread. Since we have made significant progress in online learning, any such absence will not be detrimental to the student's wellbeing or academic progress, but will help significantly in protecting the rest of the school community. We are asking for your support in making this the behaviour of all members of the school community.
Similarly, we are asking for your support in reminding all our students to practice social distancing, rigorously follow the hygiene protocols and while as yet it is not essential for students to wear masks, there may be situations where it is necessary e.g in science lab while doing experiments
While we are really looking forward to welcoming all students back, we do appreciate that there may be people in high risk categories who are unable to return just yet. If you feel your child is in this situation we would ask you to please to contact Ms Byrne firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this and allow us to plan adequately to support all students.
We hope everyone is keeping well and is looking forward to getting back to a new and exciting term.
Final call for clearing lockers
31 July 2020
As part of the government guidelines for reopening schools, all remaining items within student lockers must be cleared out by Friday the 7th of August. After this point items may have to be disposed of as these areas are needed for storage.
Collection times are between 10.30 and 12.00 on the following days,
Students going into;
2nd Year Tuesday the 4th of August
3rd Year Wednesday the 5th of August
4th Year Thursday the 6th of August
6th Year Friday the 7th of August
Only one member of any household will be permitted to enter the building for the purpose of collecting their items. Social distancing must be adhered to at all times.
Thank you for your understanding with this.
31 July 2020
As most of you know Dublin Bus has cancelled the services to schools in the Dublin area.
If you are willing to pay for a private company to run this service please email email@example.com
Please state if it is the Finglas or Blanchardstown route that you are interested in.
The routes can be found on our website www.mounttemple.ie under Extra Curricular
Letter from the MInister of Education
30 July 2020
Please find attached a letter from Minister Foley to all parents/guardians. There is a lot of work to be done to tailor the guidelines and supports to our school context and we will be back in contact as soon as possible with regard to the specific plans, protocols and policies that will be in place in August/September .
Cancellation of the Incoming 1st Year Camps 2020
30 July 2020
Following the Department of Education guidance on ‘Returning to School’ unfortunately and with regret, we have had to make the decision to cancel the camps this year.
We are disappointed that we have had to make this decision, but I am sure you can appreciate that we have a very short time scale to make the physical changes needed to the school environs to ensure we can all return safely for the start of the school year.
An email has been sent to parents and guardians with regards to the process of issuing refunds.
6th years -don’t forget to register
24 July 2020
The Calculated Students Portal opened at 12am on Monday 20 July and will close at 4pm Monday 27 July to allow LC and LCA (Year 1 & 2) students to opt to receive Calculated Grades.
Calculated Grades Portal
21 July 2020
Reminder -the Calculated Students Portal opened at 12am on Monday 20 July and will close at 4pm Monday 27 July to allow LC and LCA (Year 1 & 2) students to opt to receive Calculated Grades.
Book Grant Email
14 July 2020
There was a problem with the email for the book grant. The problem is now resolved, so it's accepting the forms now.