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Parents Information Note 23rd August and Video Link.

This is the third information note for parents and aims to recap on some of the guidelines contained in earlier correspondence and update you on new guidelines. Each of the earlier notes are available in our “Latest News Section” , here on our website www.stolivers.ie

We have prepared a short video to help show you some of the changes we have made. Please take 8 mins to have a look…St. Oliver’s Return to School

Our classes return this week on the following days and times………..

o Thursday Aug 27th - 1st & 6th Classes – 10am to 12 noon.
o Thursday Aug 27th - Sen. Inf & 5th Class – 1pm to 3pm.
o Friday Aug 28th - 2nd & 4th Class 10am to 12 noon.
o Friday Aug 28th - 3rd Class 1pm-3pm.

o Junior Infant classes will visit at assigned times on Wednesday 26th (Mrs.Goulding), Thursday 27th , (Ms. O’Donoghue) and Friday 28th  (Ms. Ni Lionaird). We have been in touch with these families with the allocated times.

o Our children in our Special Classes will also be contacted by their teacher to arrange a visit this week.
Each family will get a text message on Monday reminding them of their class teacher and the location of the classroom.

The school is divided by six colours, the text will tell you which colour and follow the coloured yard markings to guide you. Staff members will be present also to help.

THE RED CORRIDOR (Follow the Red Signs)
JUNIOR INFANTS Ms. Sheila. Goulding , Ms. Neasa. Ní Líonaird, Ms. Mary O’ Donoghue –
The Purple Corridor (Follow the Purple signs)
Snr Infants -Ms. Miriam Dennehy, Ms. Lisa Doona, Ms. Sheila Curtin
2nd Class - Ms. Leana O’Brien , Ms. Stella Maloney, Ms. Louise O’Connor
The Green Corridor (Follow the Green signs)
5TH Class - Mr. Brendan Kealy
Special Classes in the Green Corridor – Ms. Josephine Doncel , Ms. Elaine Kavanagh, Ms. Catherine Doyle, Ms. Claire Riordan
The Yellow Corridor (Follow the Yellow Signs)
1st Class Ms. Christine Crehan , Ms. Denise Fenton , Ms. Charlene Brosnan
5th Class Ms. Maria Ryan – Ms Julie O'Sullivan
ASD Class: Ms. Martina O’Neill,
Language Class: Ms. Katriona Crowley,
Speech & Language Class: Ms. Maria O’Connell
The Blue Corridor (Follow the Blue Signs)
3rd Class-Ms. Claire O’Mahony, Ms. Marian Chute, Ms. Susan O’Neill –
4th Class - Mr. Micheal Gleeson, Ms. Michelle Fairbrother , Ms. Ciara O’Sullivan –
The Coral/Orange Corridor- The Pre-Fabs (at the rear of the school)
6th Class Mr. Ciarán Ó’ Muircheartaigh, Ms. Aoife O’Carroll , Ms. Joanne Rattigan
MGLD/MD C10 – Ms. Aisling O’Leary.

 What will my child need this week?

 On returning to school your child will need :

o A schoolbag with the items listed on their booklist.
o A lunchbox with a light snack.
o Wear the school tracksuit and polo-shirt.

Your child will be leaving their books and schoolbag in school. There will be no assigned homework for the first three weeks. This not only cuts back the dangers of cross infection on objects travelling form home to school and vice-versa but also allows a gradual reintroduction to the rhythm of school life.

Lunchboxes should be washed thoroughly each day. There is no need to wash your child’s uniform daily, but change their clothes when they return home.

Children will be washing their hands in school 4-6 times daily. They will not need hand towels or soap as disposable towels and soap dispensers are available in all classrooms.

80 new hand sanitiser units are fitted and available in all rooms. Your child does not need to bring hand sanitiser to school.

Children in primary school are not required to wear face coverings. Staff will wear face coverings if they cannot maintain 2m social distancing. Both children and staff are welcome to wear face coverings if they wish at any time, but it is not mandatory.

 Monday, August 31st 2020.

School reopens fully on Monday, August 31st. Normal school times apply except for Junior Infants who will finish at 12 noon. There will not be a 2-3 Club at the start of the year.

 From August 31st school will begin at 9:20 as usual, but the school will be open from 8:50 a.m. Children will go directly to their classrooms. Classroom and corridors will be supervised from 8:50 a.m.

It will be very busy in the mornings, particularly as pupils get to know where there new classrooms are located. It is therefore very important pupils attend this week before the full return on Monday week, so both you and your child has a chance to see how best to get to your classroom.

Give yourself plenty of time in the morning – take your time, park and walk to school.

Remember, children will not be allowed meet and play in the yard before 8:50 a.m. and staff only will be permitted access beyond the front office.

If you have changed your contact details or are not getting the text messages from school please call Hannah Mary on 064 6632047 to update our system. We will require contact phone and email addresses to stay in touch.

Talk to your children about the video and the content of the three notes as they will be curious as to how school is preparing for their return.

Remember, if you have any further queries or concerns contact the school at 0646632047, 0877559237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many thanks,

Rory D’Arcy

0877559237

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