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Parent / Guardian guide to your  childs use of the Internet School Calendar Notice to Parents / Guardians 11th March 2019
25/05/2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, The Board of Management of St Vincent’s School wishes to inform you that: The Board of Management’s annual review of the schools Child Safeguarding Statement was completed at the Board meeting of 10th February 2020. This review was conducted in accordance with the ‘Checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement’ published on the department’s website www.education.ie Notice to Parents SV Child Safeguarding Statement 2020 review Written Assessment of Risk of SV 2020 review Kind regards, Cathy, Principal.
February 2021 Risk Assessment Admissions Policy 2020 Admissions Notice 2021 / 2022 Public health has produced a brief (1.5 minute) video message for parents. The link is below. •	Parent’s Guide: if your child is a close contact of COVID-19 in school •	https://youtu.be/x2Vur9Dx4dk School Applications  Please send a letter requesting a place for your child for the upcoming academic year and send it to the following address along with your child's most recent psychological report and any other assessments.  (St Vincent's School cannot accept direct applications.)  Anne Irwin Admissions & Discharge Team St Vincent's Centre Navan Road Dublin 7  Parents/Guardians, please see a new Communication & Language Home School Link under the Curriculum Tab.
07/12/2020 Parents/Guardians, The school will send out a letter in January regarding payment of school expenses for the school year 2020/2021. Regards, Jenny Boylan, Acting Principal.
10/12/2020 Parents/Guardians,   Please click on the link below to view a letter from Navan Road Medical & Dental on the Children’s Flu Vaccine   Regards,   Jenny Boylan,  Acting Principal. 01/02/2021 Supports for parents  Continuity of schooling guidance  Continuity of schooling guidance for parents is available at this link in several languages:  https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/965639-continuity-of-schooling/   Online safety  Extensive information and guidance on online safety is available to for parents and students at www.webwise.ie.  The information contained at https://www.webwise.ie/parents/covid19-online-s  Supports for parents of children with special educational needs  The National Council for Special Education has a range of resources for parents of children with special educational needs, including useful material on a broad list of supportive topics, and short focused video materials designed to provide advice and guidance to parents. These are available on ncse.ie and disseminated through their twitter feed @ncseirl.   The NCSE is also operating a dedicated phone line for parents of children with special educational needs during this period of school closure, offering support and guidance; the number is 01 603 3456 and it is open during office hours. safety-advice-for-parents/ might be particularly useful  Regards,   Jenny Boylan,  Acting Principal. RETURN TO SCHOOL FROM FEBRUARY 11TH. Dear Parents  We are looking forward to welcoming our pupils back to school. This will be done on a phased basis.   Class teachers will be in contact with each family by Monday to discuss the arrangements for your child.  Stay well and safe  Jenny  Information for parents  Short videos for parents from public health doctors will be circulated to reaffirm the importance of keeping COVID-19 out of education facilities by keeping symptomatic children at home. Parents should err on the side of caution in this respect and follow the school’s sickness policy.   Parents of children returning in this phase will be asked by the school to complete the declaration form at this link:    This form is to be used when children are returning to the setting after any absence.   Parent communications from the school should emphasise that there should be no congregation outside schools during this interim phase or at any stage, and that staff engagement should be requested through the school and will be provided by telephone or online.   PLEASE FILL IN AND RETURN TO   principal@stvincentsspecialschool.ie Click the link for  information on  In-person Supplementary Programme to Support the Education or Care Needs of pupils with complex needs.   All children that attend Scoil Chormaic are eligible for this programme.  Please read all information carefully.  It operates in the same way as The Summer Home Tuition Programme; 5 hours a week, 20 hours in total. Hours can be banked and used for Easter Holidays.  Hours can be used after school hours or at weekends.    Parents can contact staff and ask if they are in a position to do hours.
We were delighted to have Anna and her fellow cast members in our school in April The children and staff absolutely loved the show and it was a rare privilege for our pupils of differing ages and abilities to be reached within the same medium/production. Many thanks for coming to our school