The school will RE-OPEN on Tuesday 6th March.
The main Rathmore to Eadestown Road is now clear – but please drive with caution as snow is banked up on the sides of the road. The school driveway and some of the parking bays have been cleared. The footpaths are also clear. There will be some parking restrictions so it would help if drivers could drop their children and then move off (carefully).
We are aware that some roads in the area are still impassable and others are quite dangerous. In the interests of health & safety, all parents should decide for themselves whether it is possible or safe to travel to school. We would urge you not to take any unnecessary risks.
In the interests of health & safety, the school will be CLOSED on Monday 5th March.
While the Eadestown to Rathmore road is now fairly clear, the school itself as well as many roads in the surrounding areas are still covered in significant accumulations of snow, and are dangerous. We are arranging to have the snow at the school cleared on Monday and hopefully a further thaw as well as road clearing operations will help make driving to/from school safer.
We hope to re-open on Tuesday morning. Please watch the website for further updates
Due to the extreme weather conditions, the Department of Education and Skills has advised that all schools in red areas (currently Leinster and Munster) are to close on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March 2018.
Rathmore National School is therefore closed on Thursday and Friday
School is CLOSED today due to further falls of snow overnight.
Please watch website for updates about re-opening, and stay safe.
UPDATE – 9:30PM TUESDAY
A decision will be made by 7:30am Wednesday morning on whether the school will open – this will depend on snowfall overnight and conditions in the morning. The website will be updated and a text will be sent to parents.
As of now, we have not been made aware of any school bus cancellations, but are monitoring the situation.
Irrespective of whether or not the school opens, in the interest of Heath & Safety, parents should use their own judgement on whether to send children to school, based on their opinion of conditions in their area.