Department of Education’s guidelines published on severe weather warnings https://goo.gl/E6o8fo this is a PRECAUTIONARY notice to make you aware that Carlingford/Omeath areas are presently considered high orange weather status for severe winds! https://goo.gl/nydhEP this means we are being vigilant, giving you all advanced notice that we MAY HAVE TO close or have a shortened day tomorrow in order to ensure H&S. Keep tuned for texts and updates!
We will do our best in the interests of everyone’s health and safety and this is not a straight forward situation given our coastal location – while not yet Red Status predictions around this area are concerning!
We will keep up with information from the Department of Education and Skills and of course Met Éireann and let you know if we have to close for the day, have an early closure tomorrow or not make any changes!
We appreciate it is not easy to make arrangements for childcare at short notice and so we want to give you as much notice or warning as possible without alarming anyone! This is a very unique situation for the whole of Ireland.
Parents, you can also make your own decision as to the safety risks of travelling to and from school for you and your children and procedures advise that you too should give due consideration to your decision for your children at this time!
Here is some information on Hurricane Ophelia both nationally and locally.
Please take special care tomorrow whatever course of action needs to be followed!
Ms Eileen and Staff
Info independent a few hours ago: https://goo.gl/s4Pwuw