Collection of school books Tue 26th May 2020
Scoil Charthaigh Naofa,
Re. Collection of Schoolbooks - Tuesday 26-5-2020
Dear parent(s)/ Guardian(s)
We will be opening the school on Tuesday, 26th May to allow you to collect your children’s materials. We also have a little treat for every child to let them know we are thinking about them. To ensure your safety and to comply with government regulations, you will need to read this letter carefully as you will need to identify your pick up time slot etc.
*Strict adherence* to all HSE Guidelines around Covid -19 will apply at all times
Step 1. Time slot to come to school:
The school will have set up a collection point at front of school in car park. Time slots are staggered to ensure social distancing, traffic management etc. Please do not show up at the school at a time which is not your appointed slot. As the process is contactless, your child’s bag will not be left out for you.
9.30 – 10 am 6TH and 5th classes (and younger siblings)
10.15am – 10.45 am 4th and 3rd classes (and younger siblings)
11am – 11.30 am 2nd, 1st and Senior Infants (and younger siblings)
11.45 am- 12.15 pm Junior Infants and Mochuda pupils
Step 2: Arriving at school
Whether you are travelling to school on foot, by car or otherwise, it is important to ensure you follow these directions in order to reduce risk and comply with government regulations.
Only arrive at school at your designated time. For example, if you have a child in 6th class (and siblings in younger classes), you have from 9.30 am – 10 am to collect your bags (Belongings of younger siblings will be placed in older sibling’s bag). We ask that you stop, pick and go.
Where possible, come to school alone. If this is not possible, please leave children in car.
Please follow the usual one way system in car park i.e. drive in at top next to staff car park and exit in front of front door
Collection point will be footpath in front of pitch. Collection point will be clearly labelled.
Books/ materials will be in black plastic sacks as per class groups in the front car park of
the school on footpath. Your child’s name will be clearly labelled on bag *(If you have more than one child, all your children’s books will be with your oldest child’s bag)*
If there is someone at the collection point, please stand in the queue and wait until the person ahead of you has moved away.
The table will have hand sanitiser for you to use if you wish.
Please *move** off** from the school yard / car-park as soon as you have
collected* your child’s books so as to adhere to the social distancing
guidelines and in order to make way for the next group of parents arriving.
There will be staff around the site to help with movement but please ensure you uphold social distancing rules. Please do not approach staff unless you require help with movement (and please don’t be offended at we are simply trying to keep us all safe!)* Please observe *at least** 2 metres distancing at all times*, (in the car-park / entering and exiting the school grounds / in the car park when collecting).
* Wearing of gloves/mask/ hand sanitizer is at your own discretion.
* Please *co-operate with the instructions* of school staff assisting.
Step Three: Exiting the school car park
To ensure your safety, we are operating a one way system in car park. Please follow our usual enter/ exit route. Please note, strictly only staff are allowed enter the school building.
If for any reason you cannot collect your child’s belongings at the appointed time, please nominate an adult to collect for you. Unfortunately, we cannot facilitate collection of belongings at other times/ on other dates. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone and we appreciate that this experience is not exactly how we would love to be able to do things.
We have to reduce the risk of physical contact, so it is likely you will not speak to anyone while you are here. Hopefully, things will begin to get back to normal and we’ll soon be able to see each other again. As always, the staff and I thank you all for your support at this time. I will keep you updated as things develop.