Re-opening after School Closures 2021

 

Classes from Junior Infants to second class are to return to school on Monday 1st March. Here is the back to school information that you need:

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                                                     25 th February, 2021

As you are aware, the Minister has allowed us to re-open our school for Junior Infants to Second class from Monday, 1st March.

We are very excited about this re-opening and we wanted to contact you to prepare for the re-opening together safely.  Please help us to keep our school open by co-operating with the following:

Health and Safety Reminders to all parents/guardians:

  1. Drop off and pick up times:
  • Only one adult should come with their child to school. 
  • The adult should come just in time, drop their child and leave immediately.  We ask that no other older children are brought to the pick up or drop off.
  • We ask that adults do not wait along the railings at the front of the school or at the Shanganagh Road path entrance, once the children have been dropped in. 
  • Masks must be worn at both drop off and collection points outside the school
  • For Junior Infant parents: ONE parent/guardian only may enter the grounds, masked and can wait briefly in the drop off area, in a safe and socially-distanced manner.
  • Senior Infants:  Please see slight change in times for pick up below.  One adult per child may enter coach park, wait safely and leave promptly, please.
  • Parents/guardians of Ms. Macnamara’s and Ms. Doyle’s Junior Yard: One adult per child may enter the Junior yard, wait in designated zone at pick up time, and leave immediately with their child. Observing social distancing.  No older children accompanying parents, please. 
  1. All parents/guardians must fill in a Return To School form before your child can enter the school.  This should be filled in on the GOOGLE FORMS document on your child’s class dojo before 5pm FRIDAY 26th February.
  1. Please do not bring your child to school if they have any of the following symptoms:
  • cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell, runny nose.
  • Or if your child appears to be “off-form”.
  • If your child is unwell contact your G.P.
  1. Please remember that we must stick to public health rules.  Parents/Guardians, please do not send your child to school if anyone in the house is a close contact or confirmed case of Covid 19, has recently returned from abroad, is self-isolating, has symptoms of Covid 19 or has been advised to restrict their movements.
  1. Let’s all keep reminding our children to stay safe by keeping a social distance (which we know is so hard for younger pupils, but our older pupils have really co-operated with us on this); remembering the coughing and sneezing rules; use your elbow/tissue, bin it, wash your hands!
  1. Please tell your child that if they feel unwell in school to tell teacher immediately.  We will bring any child who is unwell to the Isolation Room and will contact you to collect them.
  1. Please be aware that playdates and sleepovers are not advised at present.
  1. The pupils can be dropped off and picked up from the school at the time and place shown in the list below.

                                           

DROP OFF TABLE

Ms. O’Connor (Jun. Infs) Ms. Friel

(Sen. Infs)

Ms. Clarke

(Jun + Sen. Infs)

Ms. Kinsella

1st Class

Ms. Macnamara

1st + 2nd Class

Ms. Doyle

2nd Class

Drop Off time and place: Coach Park (as before)

9.15am

Coach Park (as before)

9.15am

Coach Park 

(as before)

9.15am

Coach Park

8.50am

Shanganagh Rd. Gate

8.50am

Shanganagh Rd. Gate

8.50am

Pick Up time and place: Coach Park

(as before)

1.30pm

Coach Park

1.35pm

Coach Park

1.25pm

Coach Park 2.30pm Shanganagh Rd. Gate/

Junior Yard 2.30pm

Shanganagh Rd. Gate/

Junior Yard 2.30pm

  1. Please see our updated Covid Response Plan additions on our website. 

We really appreciate your continued support for keeping our school safe and open to our pupils!

With every good wish,

Patricia Slavin and

Deirdre Morgan.

 

Information from the Dept of Education:

Here is a video about the return to school that you may like to watch with your child to help them to prepare

And here is one specifically for parents

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