Information for Fifth Class Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are looking forward to welcoming your son into 5th Class and will make every effort to keep the school experience as ‘normal’ as possible.

In advance of this, we would like to draw your attention to the following points:

  • children in 5th class will enter the school from the Red School Yard (King St entrance), walk up the steps and enter the main building from the side door beside the bicycle stands. They will use the back stairs to reach their classrooms. They will exit the building in the same way.
  • Children will sit in pods of approximately 4 people. There will be a total of 5 pods in the classroom, socially distanced from each other.
  • Each child should have his own pencil case filled with all his own supplies – pencils, eraser, parer, ruler, pens, whiteboard markers, twistables, glue etc. Please ensure to have all items clearly marked with your child’s name. There will be no sharing of this equipment among children.
  • Any classroom equipment that is shared will be cleaned and sanitised after each use.
  • School bags containing drinks, lunch etc. and coats will be hung outside of the classroom in order of pods.
  • While hand sanitizer will be available and the children will wash their hands at regular intervals.
  • Good hygiene and a neat, clean appearance is important.
  • Covid Health and Safety Regulations will be clearly displayed in the classroom and it is imperative that all children make every effort to adhere to these. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will be considered a serious breach of the code of behaviour and dealt with accordingly
  • Please discuss these regulations with your child before school starts and on a regular basis afterwards. The same will be done in class.

We will see you all on Friday August 28th!

Warm Regards,

Ms Gregory R6

Mr Keane R7

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Back to School – Adjustments to the School Day

Adjustments to the School Day to Facilitate Covid 19 Safety Measures
Due to Covid 19 Regulations changes are being made to the school day. These changes are being made in the interests of health and safety and may be subject to change in line with guidance from the Department of Education and Skills and the H.S.E.

Junior Infants
Thursday 27th August school begins at 10.00 am and finishes 11.30am: Parents and children will enter through the main gate and assemble in the Green Yard in a socially distant manner. The teachers will bring pupils to their classes and parents should remain in the yard for a short meeting to outline Covid 19 Safety Procedures. Children are to wear the school tracksuit. They do not need to take anything to school with them on this day.

Friday 28th August: No school

Monday 31st of August to Friday 11th September school starts at 8.40am and finishes at 12.00pm:
Monday 14th of September and for the rest of the school year 8.40-1.20pm, Main School Gate (Green Yard)

3rd Class
Thursday 27th of August school starts at 12.00 and finishes at 1.30pm: Parents and children will enter through the main gate assemble in the Green Yard in a socially distant manner. Teachers will bring pupils to their classes and parents should remain in the yard for a short meeting to outline Covid 19 Safety Procedures. Pupils may wear school uniform or tracksuit.

Friday 28th August: No School

Monday 31st – August and for the rest of the school year school starts at 8.50am and finishes at 2.30pm

Senior Infants

Friday 28th of August school starts at 9.45am and finishes 11.00am: Children will enter through the main gate and assemble in the Green Yard. Teachers will escort pupils to their classes. Socially distant meeting in the Green School Yard for parents to outline Covid 19 safety procedures 10.30am- 11.00am. Pupils may wear school uniform or tracksuit. Classes will be dismissed at intervals from 11.00am to ensure social distancing

Monday 31st – August and for the rest of the school year school starts at 8.50am and finishes at 1.20pm, Main School Gate (Green Yard)

1st Class and 4th Class
Friday 28th of August school starts at 9.30 and finishes at 11.00: Children will enter through the main gate and assemble in the Green Yard. Teachers will escort pupils to their classes. Socially distant meeting in the Green School Yard for parents to outline Covid 19 safety procedures 10.30am- 11.00am. Classes will be dismissed at intervals from 11.00am to ensure social distancing. Pupils may wear school uniform or tracksuit.

Monday 31st – August and for the rest of the school year school starts at 8.50am and finishes at 2.30pm, Main School Gate (Green Yard)

5th Class and 6th Class
Friday 28th of August school starts at 9.30am and finishes at 11.00am: Children will enter through the back gate and assemble in the Red Yard (entrance via King St.). Teachers will bring pupils to their classes. Socially distant meeting in the Red School Yard for parents to outline Covid 19 safety procedures 10.30am- 11.00am. Classes will be dismissed at intervals from 11.00am to ensure social distancing. Pupils may wear school uniform or tracksuit.

Monday 31st – August and for the rest of the school year school starts at 8.50am and finishes at 2.30pm, Red School Gate (entrance via King St).
*Arrangements for children travelling on the bus and for siblings will be outlined before school begins.