Information For Junior Infant Parents, R3 – Ms Maloney

Dear parents / guardians,

 

My name is Miss Maloney and I will be teaching your child in Junior Infants this year. I am very much looking forward to meeting him / her and getting to know them as the year progresses.

 

As the children never got their Open Day, they will have an induction day on Thursday 27th of August.  They do not need to bring anything with them on this day as this will simply be a time of play, getting to know myself and others in their class and familiarising themselves with their areas in the school building. I will collect the children from the yard as unfortunately parents / guardians are not allowed inside the building.

 

On Monday the 31st of August, the children will return to school and for the first two weeks (until Friday 11th of September) the children will finish school at 12 noon. From Monday the 14th of September they will finish at 1.20 pm.  For the first two weeks of school, the children only need to bring a small lunch as they will only have one break. Please ensure that they only bring lunch in their schoolbags, no other items e.g. toys or books will be allowed. Please also ensure you enclose a change of clothes (bottoms, underwear and socks) in their school bags – just incase!!

 

Over the coming days you can help your child prepare for school and settle in well by

  • Helping teach them to open and close their lunch box, bottle and school bag themselves.
  • Helping teach them to put on their own coats and open and close the zips themselves
  • Ensuring your child can go to the toilet and wash their hands independently and properly.
  • Ensuring they know to cough or sneeze into their elbow.
  • Being on time to collect your child when the school day is finished.

 

Please label everything – all items of clothing, schoolbag, lunchbox, coats and hats.

 

Finally, please be assured that I will do all possible to ensure your child is happy and safe at school. The most important thing for me as a teacher is that your child is happy coming into school every morning and happy going home again every evening. I look forward to working with you all over the coming school year,

 

Kind regards,

Miss Maloney

 

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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.