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St. George's National School, Balbriggan Co. Dublin

Covid 19 Policy Statement

COVID 19 Policy Statement

St George’s NS is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our staff and a safe learning environment for all our pupils. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Response Plan.  The BOM and all school staff are responsible for the implementation of this plan and a combined effort will help contain the spread of the virus. We will:

  • continue to monitor our COVID-19 response and amend this plan in consultation with our staff
  • provide up to date information to our staff and pupils on the Public Health advice issued by the HSE and Gov.ie
  • display information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and correct hand-washing techniques
  • agree with staff, a worker representative who is easily identifiable to carry out the role outlined in this plan in relation to summer provision
  • inform all staff and pupils of essential hygiene and respiratory etiquette and physical distancing requirements
  • adapt the school to facilitate physical distancing as appropriate in line with the guidance and direction of the Department of Education and Skills
  • keep a contact log to help with contact tracing
  • ensure staff and pupils engage with the induction / familiarisation briefing provided by the Department of Education and Skills
  • implement the agreed procedures to be followed in the event of someone showing symptoms of COVID-19 while at school
  • provide instructions for staff and pupils to follow if they develop signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during school time
  • implement cleaning in line with Department of Education and Skills advice

All school staff will be consulted on an ongoing basis and feedback is encouraged on any concerns, issues or suggestions. This can be done through the Lead Worker Representative(s) Ms Laura Caldwell, Ms Laura Broadhead, Ms Tamsin Quinn.

Signed: Roy Hicks        Date: 01/07/’20

Symptoms to look out for and when to contact your GP

 
 

Drop Off and Collection of Pupils

Drop-off Plan

Junior infants arrive at 9.30am from 27th August -4th September inclusive.

Senior infants-2nd class (inclusive and with older siblings if necessary) arrive for 9am

3rd-6th class (inclusive) arrive for 9.10am.

Collection Plan

Junior infants leave at 12.30pm from 27th August -4th September inclusive.

Senior infants leave at 1.40pm. Parents wait outside the school building in main yard , maintaining social distance from each other and teacher will direct each child to his/her respective parent.

1st and 2nd class leave at 2.40pm . !st class are collected from the usual exit door near the dragons at the front.2nd class will exit from their usual door near the sensory garden. Parents please wait until the pupil is directed towards you.

3rd class will leave at 2.50pm from their usual door near the sensory garden. Parents please wait until the pupil is directed towards you.

4th class will leave at 2.50pm from the back door beside the school office window. Parents please wait until the pupil is directed towards you.

5th class will exit from the front of the building. Parents please wait until the pupil comes to you.

6th class will exit from the exit door nearest the dragons.

G Suite for Education

In circumstances where teaching cannot be conducted on the school premises, teachers may use Google Classroom as an ‘online platform’ to assist with remote teaching where necessary. This platform may also be used to assign homework. Our school’s Acceptable Use Policy can be found here.

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