Dear Parent / Guardian, Staff Member, RE: Drop-off and Collection Routines The BoM and the School Leadership Team have been working to ensure a safe return to school for all pupils and staff in two weeks’ time. We have now finalised our plans for drop-off and collection of the children every day. Dromtrasna NS appreciates your support as we try to safely reopen the school building. If at all possible we request you not to come onto the school grounds or into the school building unless it is essential. We appreciate that dropping off the Junior & Senior Infant pupils to their line in the yard is essential, but for the older pupils a drop off at the school layby is desirable. Working together we hope to be able to progress the reopening in as safe a manner as possible for all. Please note Junior Infant parents and parents of pupils in our ASD class will be written to or phoned Re: First week return to school. We would ask all parents to familiarise themselves with the following drop-off and collection routines for the safe delivery and collection of pupils from school. Please be patient as we endeavour to embed these necessary precautionary and protective practices at the beginning of the school year.
It is imperative that
adults do not come within 2m of each other
parents do not try to have meetings with members of staff in the playground at drop-off and collection times – meetings between parents and teachers can only take place by prior arrangement. (This may have to be more restrictive depending on guidance - it is quite possible that the recommendation will be for remote meetings/telephonic communications.)
all parents adhere to the drop-off and collection plans as outlined below
Drop-off Plan From Sept 1st: Pupils will enter in 3 different time slots on week one: Slot time required will hopefully reduce under review. 9:10-9:20 Pupils with surnames starting A-G 9:20-9:30 Pupils with surnames starting H-N 9:30-9:40 Pupils with surnames starting 0-Z Collection Plan School outlines its collection plan Junior Infants: Week one arrangements posted separately to this notice to Junior Infant families. Senior Infant Families: Week One I:50-2:00 Pupils with surnames starting A-K 2:00 Pupils with surnames L-Z
Collection Plan for all other pupils on Sept 1st until review is as follows: 2:40-2:50 Pupils with surnames starting A-G 2:50-3:00 Pupils with surnames starting H-N 3:00-3:10 Pupils with surnames starting 0-Z Please note if your child is travelling with someone within their social contact group/pod they enter/leave as per the surname of driver/family that they are travelling with on that day. Please send note in for pupil’s class teacher’s attention on day of alternate arrangements you may have. THANK YOU.
ENTRY/EXIT POINTS: Junior and Senior Infants: They must enter and exit school via small side gate adjacent to staff car park. Junior Infants will enter school building through door off yard adjacent to Junior Infant room. Senior Infants will enter school building through lower door on Infant yard play area. First Class: They must enter via gate to Senior yard to the left of the school building. First Class will enter their own door to prefab/ First class. Second Class with 3rd Split They must enter through the main door/ traditional school entrance. Their class is first room on the left off the foyer. Third Class Split with 4Th Class They must enter via gate to Senior yard to the left of the school building. They will enter the school building via door to Senior Yard and their classroom is on the left. Fifth Class: They must enter through the main door/ traditional school entrance. Their classroom can be entered via the first door off the hall on the right. Sixth Class: They must enter via gate to Senior yard to the left of the school building. Their classroom is through the door to hall, between prefab and school building. le meas, Vincent Sheehy, Anne-Marie Downes Cathaoirleach, An Bórd Bainistíochta Príomhoide