Back to School

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Covid-19 Policy Statement

Covid-19 policy Statement.pdf

Response Plan

Ballycroneen NS COVID-19 Response Plan for Primary and Special Schools FEB 21.pdf

Back to School Advice for Parents

Advice for parents.pdf
Information from HSE for parents.pdf

Drop off Routine: Junior Infants

  • Drop off times for Junior Infants will be from 8.50- 9.00 AM from 28/08/20 to 11/09/20 inclusive. From 14/09/20 onwards, Junior Infant drop-off times will be from 8.30-8.50 AM.

We understand that some of our Junior Infants may find their first few days attending school intimidating and may have difficulty entering the school alone. If parents find themselves faced with this scenario, we have put the following procedures in place to allow for a smoother transition:

  • If necessary, parents of Junior Infants may enter the school at entry point B. (see map below)

  • From there, parents may walk their child(ren) to the school hall for drop-off, where games and activities will be set up for them.

  • Parents may then exit the school through the school hall.

  • These measures will run from 28/09/20 to 02/09/20 (four days in total)

  • Beginning on 03/09/20, Junior Infant children must be dropped off at entry point B, where they will be greeted by their class teacher. Parents will no longer be allowed to enter the school from this date onward, unless by prior arrangement

We ask that all parents keep a safe distance of 2 metres and wear face masks or visors.

Collection Routine: Junior Infants

  • Parents may enter the school yard to collect their children at their allocated times as it allows for social distancing (minimum of 2metres between families)

  • Junior Infant collection time is at 11.30 from 28/08/20 to 11/09/20 inclusive.

  • Junior Infants (from the 14/09/20 onwards) maybe collected at 1.30 from the school yard.


Drop off Routine: Senior Infants - 6th Class

  • Our drop off times have been extended and will run from 8.30- 8.50 AM every morning.

  • ·Children to be dropped at school gates and walk to their allocated entry point. (see map below)

  • Senior Infants enter at Point B (Green route) An adult may accompany them to their line.

  • 1st- 3rd classes enter at Point C. (Red Route)

  • 4th – 6th classes enter at Point A. (Blue Route)

School Map.pdf

Collection Routine: Senior Infants - 6th Class

  • Parents may enter the school yard to collect their children at their allocated times as it allows for social distancing (minimum of 2metres between families)

  • Senior Infants maybe collected at 1.30 from the school yard.

  • 1st – 3rd classes maybe collected at 2.20 from the school yard.

  • 4th – 6th classes maybe collected at 2.30 from the school yard.

  • If you wish to collect your child(ren) during school hours, please inform the class teacher via e-mail and collect them at the relevant collection point (see map above)

Parent/Teacher Meetings

  • Meetings between parents and teachers can only take place by prior arrangement. To book an appointment with a staff member please e-mail them at the following addresses:

Mr. Linehan: mrlinehan@ballycroneenns.ie

Ms. Phillips: msphillips@ballycroneenns.ie

Ms. O’Sullivan: msosullivan@ballycroneenns.ie

Ms. Casey: mscasey@ballycroneenns.ie

Visitors to School (other than parents)

Visits to the school will be severely restricted and visitors will be asked to:

  • Make a prior appointment before visiting the school by phoning the office at 0860232749 or email: nspballycroneen@yahoo.ie

  • Remain at home if they have any Covid-19 symptoms

  • Follow the agreed Covid-19 protocols for the school

  • Sanitise before entering the premises

  • Attendance to be recorded on entry to building

  • Wear PPE if instructed

  • Adhere to social distancing requirements

  • Not to loiter – complete their business and leave premises


Isolation Guide

Isolation quick guide v1.0.pdf