RE: Drop-off and Collection Routines

We would ask all parents to familiarise themselves with the following drop-off and collection routines for the safe delivery and collection of pupils from school.  Please be patient as we endeavour to embed these necessary precautionary and protective practices at the beginning of the school year.

 

It is imperative that

  • adults do not come within 2m of each other or other children

  • wear masks 

  • parents do not try to have meetings with members of staff in the yard at drop-off and collection times – meetings between parents and teachers can only take place by prior arrangement. (This may have to be more restrictive depending on guidance - it is quite possible that the recommendation will be for remote meetings/telephonic communications.)

  • all messages for teaches no matter how small should be telephoned through to the office.

  • all parents adhere to the drop-off and collection plans as outlined below

  • all parents and pupils must disperse as quickly as possible at collection and dispersal times.

  • we ask you not to socialise with other parents face to face

  • we discourage all playdates and mixing of households as per Government Guidelines

Drop-off and Collection Plan September 2021:  

Junior and Senior Infants will begin at 8.30 am and finish at 1.10pm. They will line up on the lines inside the Infant gate (near the Prefab) in the mornings and in the afternoon they will be collected from their lines just outside the Infant gate.

They will be supervised in the mornings by members of staff.

 

For the first day of the new school term the Junior Infants will attend school from 9.30am until 10.30am. From Wednesday (1st September) to Friday (10th September) the Junior Infants will attend school from 8.30am until 11.30am. Drop off and Collection points remain the same.

 

1st and 2nd Class will begin at 8.30am and finish at 2.10pm.

They will line up in the backyard (near the Hall) in their class bubbles in the morning time. They will be supervised by staff members.

1st and 2nd may be collected from their lines in the Church yard near the Infant gate at 2.10pm.

 

3rd to 6th Class will begin at 8.40am and finish at 2.20pm.

 

The 3rd, 3rd/4th and 4th class will line up in the back yard (near the Hall) in the morning. They will be supervised by staff members.

These classes can be collected from their lines in the Church yard near the Infant gate in the afternoon at 2.20pm.

 

The 5th and 6th class will line up in the front yard in the mornings. They will be supervised by staff members.

The two 6th classes and the 5th class (previously Ms.Byrne’s 4th class) will exit the school yard through our main front gate in the afternoons at 2.20pm. Ms. Horan’s 5th class will exit through the Infant gate. 

We would encourage parents of these older pupils to pre-arrange a meet up point away from the church and school grounds if possible.

 

It is important for the 3rd to 6th class to practice social distancing when in their lines.