Updated School Covid 19 Response Plan February 2021

Supporting the Safe Provision of Schooling (SSPS) Inspection

A Department of Education and Skills Inspector carried out a Supporting the Safe Provision of Schooling (SSPS) inspection in the school on Thursday 19th November. The school met all requirements in relation to all checks. A copy of the report can be found below: -

Reopening September 2020

The BOM fully adopt the DES Covid 19 Response Plan and have developed a Covid 19 Policy Statement to this effect. Both of these documents can be viewed below: -

September 2020:

School doors will open at 9:10 a.m. to allow all pupils to enter the school safely on a gradual basis. Parents may walk pupils in Junior and Senior Infants to the external Infants door. Pupils in 1st to 6th class are expected to walk into the school building from the gate.

  • 1st and 6th class pupils will enter and exit using the emergency exit in their classroom.
  • 2nd and 5th class pupils will enter and exit using the door with the railing
  • 3rd and 4th class pupils will enter and exit using the main door
  • Junior and Senior Infants will enter via the Infants door.

No pupil or parent should be on school grounds before 9:10 a.m. Break times will be staggered in the school. The Senior Yard is divided into two to create four different yards: - the Infant's yard closest to the school, 1st and 2nd yard at the back of the school, and two sections for the Senior yard. This will allow four classes to be on yard at any one time. A total of 8 adults (6 teachers and 2 SNA's will be on yard duty every day).

On wet days, children will remain in their classroom as per the school Supervision Policy. At home time, 2 p.m. Junior Infants will exit via the Infant door. Senior Infants will exit via the main door. Parents are asked to stand along the diagonal white line and along the wall of the glass corridor. Markers are painted to assist with maintaining social distancing, 3 p.m. 1st and 6th class will exit via their emergency exits. 2nd and 5th class pupils will exit via the door with the railing, and 3rd and 4th will exit via the main door. Pupils will be released one at a time. A number of markers are painted along the boundary to assist parents with social distancing at 3 p.m. A large number of people cannot stand at the school gate. We need your cooperation in relation to this.

 St. Joseph’s N.S., Leitrim Village, Roll No: 01125B