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Students and Parents/Guardians please note:
The Board of Management have approved the following additional policy provided by the Department of Education relating to students following all arrangements in place for the health and safety of our students. It can be read in full here: Lucan CC Covid-19 Health and Safety Policy
Dear 2020 Graduates of Lucan Community College
I wish to inform you that the school stage of the Calculated Grades process is now complete and was submitted to the Calculated Grades portal last Saturday.
Your teachers put a lot of thought and effort into completing the process and school management worked hard during June to ensure that all parts of the process were carried out and results entered exactly as instructed by the Calculated Grades section of the Department.
May I thank you and your parents on behalf of the school community for the manner in which you dealt with the final weeks of term and the absence of inappropriate pressure or interference in the calculated grades process. It was a challenging role for teachers to take on – but it was made that much easier by the knowledge that you put your trust in them to be fair, unbiased and professional.
My congratulations to your Student of the Year Emma Fallon and your Overall Student of College Alex Hanley (announced by video on our school website) and to all of the finalists and nominees.
We will post out your school reference and your Year Book in the coming weeks and we hope that they bring a smile to your face and a renewed sense of pride in all you accomplished during your time with us. When school restarts and circumstances are clearer, we will start to plan for a graduation and prize-giving event and will be in touch again. As your school email addresses will no longer be active in the new school year, communication will be by text message through your parent/guardian mobile phone.
We hope that June has been a more relaxing month for you and that everything will work out well for you in the coming months until the results are released and in the coming years as you map out your future.
It was a pleasure knowing each and every one of you.
‘Thank you’ to all the local businesses and to the Parent Association for your amazing support and hard work.
In these unprecedented times we appreciate your efforts in keeping all of our young people safe.
As we received news we will endeavour to circulate it to as many as we can. If possible we ask you to circulate this announcement from IEPA to your Parents/Guardians to help in any way possible to lessen the impact of not being is school as much as possible.
If there are other measures that we can do to help you in any way please let us know.
National Parents Council
UPDATE: Lucan Community College are delighted to announce one important event for your calendar. Please support our Bingo Night in the Lord Lucan 13th Feb 7.30pm.
The Self-care Workshop for Parents/Guardians Supporting Young People due to be presented by Jigsaw as part of our involvement in the One Good School may need to be postponed from Tues 25th Feb 7pm to another date. We will keep you updated.
Parent Association Update for New Year 2020
Dear Parents & Guardians,
The Parents Association (PA) would like to wish you all a happy new year and to update you on what has been happening since the AGM in September.
The PA supports the school in many ways behind the scenes. Our motto is ‘many hands make light work and every little helps’. Thanks to your support through various raffles, used clothes collections and the annual fundraiser the PA have been able to provide so much for our school over the years, most recently:
- Colourful benches in the hall areas outside classrooms for students to hang out;
- Sports gear for the various team events which all require different types of jerseys;
- Computer equipment and learning support reader pens;
- Support for school activities and societies, such as the History dig for first years;
- Vouchers for prizes and incentives for school initiatives e.g homework club, amnesty bake-off;
- Christmas icicle lighting in the two courtyards to complement the lovely student festive artwork.
It all takes time, planning and preparation. You see where this is going ……
Here is the fundraising invitation from the PA for 2020:
How can we raise the most money ever with the combined/focused effort from all of us?
The annual fundraiser which will take place at 8pm on Thursday 13th February 2020 is A Karaoke Bingo Night at The Lord Lucan, with a bumper raffle.
Here are some ideas on how you might be able to help us out:
- Put the date in your diary.
- Can you come along on the night? Bring a friend?
- Will you buy some raffle tickets? Sell some raffle tickets? Donate a prize?
- Do you have a company which can do something to help out?
- Do you work for a company who has a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative that could help us or the school out? With this fundraiser or with another initiative?
- Have you any ideas to make it a really great night?
A lot must happen before the 13th February to make it a success. There are more and more demands on people’s time, so by working together we just might surprise ourselves with how easy and fun the whole process can be. Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thank you, from everyone involved in the Parents’ Association.
There has been an identified case(s) of mumps in Lucan Community College and your child may have been exposed. If your son/daughter has either had mumps or has received the two doses of the MMR vaccine, the chance of him/her developing mumps is lower. If, however, your son or daughter has not had mumps and has not received two doses of the MMR vaccine, then it is quite possible that he/she might get mumps. Please read the information provided by the HSE in the link below.
What are the symptoms of infection?
Mumps is a viral infection. Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, malaise and swollen, tender salivary glands (usually the parotid which is a type of salivary gland located just below the front of each ear). Mumps often gives the appearance of swollen cheeks or jaw. Meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain itself) and deafness can occur. In adolescent and adult males mumps can cause inflammation of the testicles (orchitis), but, contrary to popular belief it is not a frequent cause of infertility.
Symptoms tend to decrease after one week and have usually resolved after 10 days.
How is mumps spread?
Mumps is spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing and by direct contact with saliva or discharges from the nose and throat of infected individuals. People infected with mumps may spread the infection to others even when they do not have any symptoms.
Infectiousness of mumps
Cases are infectious for up to 7 days before the cheek swelling appears and remain infectious for 5 days after symptoms develop.
What to do if you have symptoms of mumps
As mumps is a viral infection, if you suspect your child may have any of the symptoms described please keep them at home for a period of 5 days after you first notice any of the symptoms appearing.
The best protection against mumps is to be fully vaccinated with 2 doses of the MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccine.