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Covid-19 Policy Statement

Covid 19 Policy Statement August 21.pdf

Response Plan

Response Plan august 21.pdf

Quick Isolation Guide September 2021

Isolation quick guide under 13s September 21 (updated).pdf

Back to School Advice for Parents

Guidance for Parents August 21.pdf

Drop off Routine: Junior Infants

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:

  • Drop off times for Junior Infants will be from 8.50- 9.00 AM from 27/08/21 to 03/09/21 inclusive. From 06/09/21 onwards, Junior Infant drop-off times will be from 8.30-8.50 AM.

  • 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 27/09/21 to 01/09/21 (four days in total)

  • Beginning on 02/09/21, Junior Infant children must be dropped off at entry point B, where they will be greeted by a staff member. 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 must collect their children at the school gate at the allocated time. Appropriate PPE must be worn and we ask families to maintain a minimum of 2metres from one another.

  • Junior Infant collection time is at 11.30 from 27/08/21 to 03/09/21 inclusive.

  • Junior Infant collection time is at 12.30 from 06/09/21 to 10/09/21 inclusive.

  • Junior Infants (from the 13/09/21 onwards) maybe collected at 1.30 from the school yard.

Drop off Routine: Senior Infants - 6th Class

  • Our drop off times 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 the door.

  • 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 must collect their children at the school gate at the allocated time. Appropriate PPE must be worn and we ask families to maintain a minimum of 2metres from one another.

  • 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