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Letter from Principal

Dear Parent/Guardian

I hope this email finds you all well and still managing to stay safe.

As you are aware by now the Government announced that it is planned that the Leaving Certificate Examinations will be going ahead at a different time than traditionally held. A revised timetable is to be issued to schools from the State Examinations Commission which in turn will be shared with you and the Leaving Cert students. I'm sure that you have many questions around the postponement of the exams and procedures associated with same and unfortunately I am not in a position to answer them as of yet because we have not been issued with any new guidance.

The Department of Education and Skills are meeting with a range of stakeholders as part of planning for the State Exams in response to Covid 19 Public Health measures. Representatives of Students, Parents, Teachers, School Leadership and Management Bodies, the State Examinations Commission, National Educational Psychological Service and the DES will be meeting over the coming weeks as part of consideration and planning for the revised arrangements for the examinations. As soon as any information becomes available will be shared with you.

I appreciate that all of this uncertainty has brought with it an amount of anxiety for your son/daughter. If anyone is finding things just a bit too much to cope with then please feel free to contact me via email and I will endeavour to be of assistance to you. In addition some students may wish to seek the advice/support of the School Counsellor, Ms Shannon and is available via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I am looking to organise a work phone for her so students can ring if they wish. As soon as I have contact details I will let you know.

I know that it might sound strange, given the level of uncertainty around the State Exams but just to remind you that you need to register for a Medical Card Exemption or pay the Examination Fee by the 30th April 2020. I have asked the SEC for information around refund of fees in the event of the Leaving Cert being cancelled. I am awaiting further direction in this regard but will notify you of the response from SEC when I receive same. However my advice would be to hold payment until near the 30th April, if you haven't paid already that is. Also please register with the SEC if you are exempt. You can do this on the SEC website by selecting the 2020 Examination Fees Portal. Any difficulties please get in touch with the school.

Stay safe everyone.

Siobhan Towey