As you are aware the Department of Education and Skills has announced that all children from Junior Infants to Second Class will return to school on Monday 1st March. …“In instances where teachers are
teaching mixed classes that include some pupils from senior classes, these children should also return to school.” This means that all pupils in Mrs Rose’s class will
return on Monday 1st March.
Please note the following:
- All laptops on loan in these classes should be left on a designated table in the main school building on Monday morning.
- All school books to be brought
to school on Monday morning. Please ensure that all pupils have a pencil case containing an array of colours that will be left on their desk at school.
- In order to prevent the spread of infection there will be no written homework assigned for
the first two weeks after we return.
Covid Guidelines for Return to School 1st March 2021.
- In order to comply with DES guidelines for a safe return to school please
note the following additions to our existing Covid Response Plan.
- Please complete the Return to Educational Facility Parent Declaration Form (below) and return by email no later than Friday 26th February.
This is mandatory before your child returns to school. This form will also be on Seesaw and can be filled in and returned to teachers via Seesaw.
Infection Prevention Control Measures – To prevent introduction and spread of
Covid-19 in schools.
All staff and pupils to self-isolate or restrict their movements at home if:
- They display any signs or symptoms of Covid-19 and contact their family doctor to arrange a test.
Staff and pupils are advised not to return to or attend school in the event of the following:
- If they are identified by the HSE as a close contact of a confirmed case of Covid-19.
- If they live with someone who
has symptoms of the virus.
- If they have travelled outside of Ireland; in such instances staff are advised to consult and follow latest Government advice in relation to foreign travel.
- Staff and pupils are advised to co-operate with any public
health officials and the school for contact tracing purposes and follow any public health advice in the event of a case or outbreak in the school.
- Staff and pupils should sanitise their hands when entering and exiting
vehicles and when entering and exiting school buildings.
- There is a requirement for access to hand washing facilities after activities that are likely to soil hands, for example playing outside or certain sporting activities as hand sanitiser does
not work on dirty hands.
- The Department has published guidance setting out the practical steps for good ventilation in accordance with public health advice “Practical steps for Deployment of Good Ventilation Practices
in Schools”. The guidance sets out an overall approach for schools that windows should be open as fully as possible when classrooms are not in use (e.g. during break-times or lunch-times – assuming not in use and also at the end of each school
day) and partially open when classrooms are in use. The guidance provides that good ventilation can be achieved in classrooms without causing discomfort, particularly during cold weather.
Use of PPE in Schools
grade masks will be used by all school staff.
Parents should not congregate outside the school gates or in the yard during this phase of reopening or at any stage. Face
masks must be worn, and social distancing guidelines must be observed at all times.
Staff engagement should be requested through the school office and will be provided by telephone or online.
Please read our
current Covid Response plan in conjunction with these additions.
Look forward to seeing you all on Monday,