Letter from Mr McCann
Wednesday 5th January 2022
Happy New Year
Dear Parents and Carers
Everyone at Our Lady of Lourdes hopes you have had a wonderful Christmas and wishes you all a Happy New Year.
The new term starts tomorrow, as planned, and we look forward to welcoming the children back to school. We have missed them! Our community is still dealing with the transmission of the virus and you will be well aware of the updated Government Guidance that has been discussed in the media.
All our staff will be completing a lateral flow test before they return to work. One of the biggest challenges we are anticipating in the coming weeks are staff absences due to isolation. We ask for your support during this time as we again navigate through a difficult period due to the ongoing pandemic.
It would help our community if children completed a lateral flow test before returning to school tomorrow. You may already be testing your children. Please report any positive cases to our office as soon as possible.
We would also strongly advise you to wear a face covering during drop off and pick up times and also leave the premises promptly. In the morning the gates will be open between 8:40 and 9:00am. Please use this 20-minute window (if you can) to minimise the number of adults on our playground at any one time. Please also take care to maintain a social distance when on the school premises, particularly at the exit point.
We will of course continue to educate your children with as little disruption as possible. Should we receive any updates locally or from central government, we will pass these on to you.
Mr D. McCann