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Monastery NS Parent/Guardian Guidelines for Collection of Books

The following school guidelines for parents / guardians are in strict accordance with Phase 1 of the Irish Government's Goverment's Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, the Department of Education and Skills' Guidelines for school staff accessing the school buidling from May 18th and HSE Covid-19 guidelines.

  • You may collect your son(s) books/copies/etc on Tuesday May 19th from outside our school building at designated collection points between 9.30am and 12.30pm. A special activity pack sponsored by the Genesis Programme is being given to each infant pupil.

  • If at all possible and in the interest of everyone's health and safety, we strongly advise you to collect your children’s books on your own without your children.

  • Please exercise common sense and adhere to STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING in our school grounds. Wear gloves / a face mask if available to you.

  • Park outside the school and enter via the front kissing gates or the back gates.

  • No access will be granted to the school building under any circumstances.

  • The pack of books etc will be in a plastic bag with your child’s name on the front and will have been packed by teachers in the school building in strict compliance with Government Covid-19 precautions. You may also collect book packs for other parents.

  • Teachers will not be available to discuss school matters. If there are any issues, please ask the relevant teacher to make contact with you by phone.

  • Stand back from the table at the traffic cone until the teacher places the books down and allow the teacher to step back before approaching the table.

  • Please ensure you maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from all other people when queuing to collect your son’s books.

  • If there is another parent/guardian/someone collecting books at the desk, please wait until they have moved off before approaching.

  • Once you have collected your books please exit the school grounds immediately.

Please read the following information carefully regarding the locations of each teacher’s distribution point. Tables will be used to block outside doors / distribution points.

  • Ms Ryan’s Junior Infant books will be collected at the double glass doors on the Senior Yard entrance to the Junior Yard.

  • Mrs Sloan’s Senior Infant books will be collected from the single glass door she enters each morning.

  • Ms Maguire’s Senior Infant books will be collected at the double glass doors beside the Gym.

  • Ms McCabe 1st, Ms.McCreanor 2nd, Ms.Cusack 4th, Master McCoy/Mrs.Marks’ 5th class books will be collected at their class exit door facing onto the yard / field.

  • Mrs Browne and Mrs Kerr’s 3rd class books will be collected from the side doors in the gym, facing the polytunnel. 1 teacher will be at each door.

  • Master McAdam’s 6th books will be collected from the “old” entrance to the school. (When entering through the school gates from the main road, continue around to the left beside the water butt).

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