18th August 2020
Dear Parents / Guardians,
RE: Logistics Plan for School Return
The BOM and the School Leadership Team have been working tirelessly 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.
We greatly appreciate your support in lockdown, and again now 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 Infant pupils to their line in the yard as per the Logistics Plan is essential, but for the older pupils, a drop off at the school gate is requested. Working together we hope to be able to progress the reopening of our school in as safe a manner as possible for all.
We would ask all parents to familiarise themselves with the Logistics Plan and follow the drop-off and collection routines for the safe delivery and collection of pupils from the 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 and do not congregate around the school
● 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 routines in the plan as outlined.
We will be in touch with new Junior Infant Parents in the next few days.
Caroline J. Quinn