Dear Parents/Guardians,

Plans to reopen schools to pupils from Junior infants to Rang 2 on Monday next, March 1st , were confirmed on Tuesday.  We are all looking forward to getting back to school and I’m sure the children are looking forward to meeting everyone, especially their classmates and friends.

The reopening is on a phased basis with pupils from Rang 3 to Rang 6 scheduled to return to face to face teaching and learning on Monday March 15th.

1. Return to School Form

This form should be completed via the Aladdin connect App. Please complete this form anytime after 3pm on the day before your child is ready to return to school, or before they arrive to school on the day they are returning.

For more information please visit https://www.aladdin.ie/connect_app_faqs.html and tap or click “Attendance Notes”.

2. COVID Information for returning to School 

This is the link to Phase 3 Covid  information for returning to school. It is important that all parents/guardians have read this carefully before starting back in school.

Starting and Finishing Times from Monday 1st March

All classes to go straight to their classrooms between 9am and 9.15

Junior infants to be collected at 1.50PM.

Senior infants to be collected at 2.05pm PM.

Parents that have children in both Junior Infant and Senior Infants should collect at the earlier time.

Rang 1 & Rang 2 should arrive between 9 and 9.15. Rang 1 and 2 should be collected from the staff car park at 2.45. If they are walking, please inform the teacher via email which exit they will be using.

Keeping Safe in School

Procedures in school will remain the same as term 1 with pupils sanitizing/washing their hands on arrival and various times during the day. We will continue to practice social distancing and use segregated play areas at play time. The classrooms will be well ventilated before, during and after the school day so the children should wear warm clothes in the classroom. In line with the safe operation of schools we will be using outdoor facilities during the day and pupils should have good waterproof footwear and a waterproof coat with the hood. We will also be encouraging everyone to practice good and safe coughing/sneezing etiquette.

Kindest regards,

Dara

 

Dara McAleer, Principal