Covid 19 Procedures for reopening school

Covid 19 Response Plan August 2021

Covid 19 Policy Statement

A Parents Guide to Close Contacts in School

Isolation quick guide under 13s updated Aug 21

Information for Parents:

Reminders for Parents:

  • Do not congregate at or near school during drop off and collection times
  • Communication with the school must take place by phone or online
  • Wear masks at arrival and dismissal times
  • School policy in relation to children with symptoms of COVID-19. Do not to send children to school if they are:
    • close contacts of a person with COVID-19
    • are awaiting a test
    • are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
    • if they live with someone who has symptoms of the virus
    • if they have travelled outside of Ireland (see latest Govt. advice – click here)

Advice to Parents Regarding COVID-19 Symptoms

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 it is important to know and recognise the symptoms of coronavirus (which includes the DELTA variant).

Common symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • a fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above).
  • a new cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry.
  • shortness of breath or breathing difficulties.
  • loss or change in your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
  • Fatigue
  • Aches and Pains

Other uncommon symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • sore throat
  • headaches
  • runny or stuffy noses
  • feeling sick or vomiting
  • diarrhoea

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (coronavirus), self-isolate (stay in your room) and phone your family doctor straight away to see if you need a free COVID-19 test.

Getting an early diagnosis means, you can get the help you need and take steps to avoid spreading the virus, if you have it.

For the complete list of symptoms, please refer to the HSE Website. Symptoms may be subject to change so regular review of the HSE Website is advised. If you do not have symptoms, you can get a free COVID-19 (coronavirus) test at a COVID-19 walk-in test centre

 

Practical tips to limit unnecessary interaction

  • If your child cannot tie their shoe laces, please ensure that they wear non lace shoes to school.
  • Only include items in your child’s lunch that children can open independently.
  • Ensure your child has enough to drink in their lunch. We cannot give them water from the tap this year.
  • Ensure that your child knows how to wash their hands properly.
  • Children should not bring toys from home into school.

Calendar: 

School Calendar 2021-2022

Opening/Closing Times

  • St. Michael Building:
    ● From Monday 13th September the school day for Junior Infants  based in the St. Michael building will begin at 9.30 a.m. and finish at 2.10 p.m
  • From Monday 13th September the school day for Ms. Dillon’s Special Class based in the St. Michael building will begin at 9.30 a.m. and finish at 2 p.m.
    ● The school day for 1st Class based in the St. Michael building will begin at 9.30 a.m. and finish at 3.10 p.m.
    ● The school day for Ms. Rees and Ms. Redmond’s 2nd classes based in the St. Michael building will begin at 9.30 a.m. and finish at 3.10 p.m.
    ● The school day for Ms. Noonan’s Special Class based in the St. Michael building will begin at 9.30 a.m. and finish at 3 p.m.

 

  • St. Peter Building:
    ● The school day for Senior Infants  based in the St. Peter building will begin at 9.20 a.m. and finish at 2 p.m.
  • The school day for  Ms. Whelan’s Special Class based in the St. Peter building will begin at 9.20 a.m. and finish at 1.50 p.m.
    ● The school day for Ms. Kissane and Mr. Roche’s 2nd Classes based in the St. Peter building will begin at 9.20 a.m. and finish at 3 p.m.
    ● The school day for Ms. Ireson’s Early Intervention class in the St. Peter Building will begin at 9.20 a.m. and will be extended, in consultation with parents, for children as they become ready to attend the full day in the early intervention setting

 

Maps for Collection Areas:

Click on the blue link to view the map:

2pm collection St. Peter Building              (Senior Infant Classes: Ms. O’Loughlin, Ms. Griffiths,  Ms. Kinsella and Ms. Whelan’s Special Class)

3pm collection St. Peter Building              (2nd Classes: Ms. Kissane and Mr. Roche)

2.10 p.m. collection St. Michael Building   (Junior Infant Classes: Ms. Nolan, Ms. Hempenstall, Ms. Hogan and Ms. Kennedy. )

3.10 p.m. collection St. Michael Building   (1st Classes: Ms. Carey, Ms. Kavanagh, Ms. White,  2nd Classes – Ms. Rees and Ms. Redmond. )

The children attending our special classes are dropped and collected directly from their classroom doors.

 

Booklists: 

Junior Infant Booklist 2021-2022

Senior Infants Booklist 2021-2022

First Class Booklist 2021-2022

Second Class Booklist 2021-2022

 

Uniform:

School Uniform

 

Overview of Practices and Procedures

School Information and Procedures 2021

 

 Information for incoming Junior Infants

We are delighted to welcome you and your child to our Junior Infant Class for the 2021/22 academic year.

We introduce pupils gradually to the full school day to ensure their experience is a positive and a happy one.

  • From Tuesday 31st August– Friday 10th September 2021

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Please give your child a drink and a light snack on the day.

 

  • Monday 13th September to the end of the school year

Time: 9.30 a.m. to 2.10 p.m.

Please give your child a drink and food for small break and big break.