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COVID-19 Information and Updates

COVID-19 Information and Updates

Updated: 23 April

Junior Cycle Assessment 2020 Letter to 3rd Year Parents/Guardians and Students

Updated: 10 April

Schools will remain closed until further notice, the Education Minister Joe McHugh has confirmed.

Please note: As per Government announcement at 4:05pm today - Restrictions on movement due to the Coronavirus crisis are being extended for another three weeks. The strict restrictions announced two weeks ago were initially meant to last until this coming Sunday, April 12th. However, the Government this afternoon confirmed the rules will be extended as health officials continue to work to drive down the number of COVID-19 cases here. Speaking at Government Buildings this afternoon, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar thanked the public for the "sacrifices they've made so far". However, he said we "have to keep going" - and confirmed the Government has now accepted the latest recommendations from the National Public Health Emergency Team. The current restrictions - which include the closure of non-essential businesses and everyone being asked to stay at home wherever possible - will now be in effect until Tuesday May 5th. The Leaving Certificate exams have been postponed until late July or August. Minister McHugh noted that school timetables need to be followed for at least two weeks before the exams can begin. As of now the plan is that this will happen during the summer. Minister McHigh urged the class of 2020 to take a break during the Easter holidays and prepare to begin again after same. Junior Cycle exams have been cancelled for this year, and will be replaced with school-based exams later in the year.

Updated: 2 April

Easter Letter to 6th Year Parents/Guardians

Easter Letter to Parents/Guardians

Updated: 20 March

Letter to Parents/Guardians from the Principal

Updated: 12 March

Statement from the Department of Education and Skills

Updated: 11 March

CMO Letter to schools

Updated: 4th March

Letter from the Principal

Updated: 3 March

CMO letter to Parents

Updated: 2 March 2020

Letter from CMO to School Principals 1st March 2020

Updated: 28 February 2020

CMO Letter to Parents

Updated: 26 February 2020

The Department of Education and Skills has updated information for schools on Covid-19. This has been provided by the Department of Health and HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre following a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team.

Public health doctors are available to liaise with schools and advise on precautions if staff and/or students have any concerns.
Anyone who has been to affected regions in the last 14 days and has a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or fever should self-isolate and phone their GP immediately. Anyone who has travelled from the affected regions and has no symptoms should visit www.hse.ie/eng/ for advice.
If you are aware of any of your pupils who have returned from any of the affected regions, for instance in the event of a school tour, their parents should be informed to this effect.

The Covid-19 affected regions are listed at present as mainland China, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Iran and the following regions of northern Italy - Lombardy, Veneto Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont.
The most important action we can take to protect ourselves from Covid-19 is regular hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene.
As further advice or information is provided, it will be issued to schools and posted on the Department’s website.
Travel advice for all Irish citizens is provided through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – www.dfa.ie

The PDFs linked to here should be read to include the latest affected regions in northern Italy (Lombardy, Veneto Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont) and elsewhere as noted above. These PDFs will be updated accordingly as soon as possible.


CMO Letter to Parents

Further Information: https://www.hpsc.ie/

26 2020
Midterm break
03 2020
PAYG Meeting
24 2020
Parents Council Meeting
04 2020
School Closed
Thank You to the Teachers, Staff and Management at Mount Sackville
Mount Sackville Secondary School,
Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny,
Dublin 20,
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