Return to School Information

 Mon, 23rd Aug, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Information on dates and times for your child’s return to school and our school reopening can be found below and under the Calendar Tab on the college website. We are really excited about welcoming our students back to school and will do our utmost to ensure that they have the best possible year ahead in school.

Please see dates and staggered arrival times to school for our different year groups over the coming days. If their base class is changing, the name of the new class your child is in will be sent to you via the VSWare App tomorrow. All parents should download this app so you can stay up to date with school news and events. We are asking students not to enter the school campus until their allocated time. Please note our school campus will be NOT be open to students until 8am in the mornings (except for those students travelling on the Bus Éireann school bus from Naul, Stamullen etc.).

2nd Years - Friday 3rd September:

Enter through Doors at Rear of School

2A - 10.40 a.m.

2R - 10.50 a.m.

2D - 11.00 a.m.

2G - 11.10 a.m.

2I - 11.20 a.m.

2L - 11.30 a.m.

2N - 11.40 a.m.

3rd Years - Friday 3rd September:

Enter Through Community Centre Front Door

3A - 9.30 a.m.

3R - 9.35 a.m.

3D - 9.40 a.m.

3G - 9.45 a.m.

3I - 9.50 a.m.

3L - 9.55 a.m.

3N - 10.00 a.m.

3C - 10.10 a.m.

TYs - Monday 6th September:

Enter Through Door at Prefabs & Middle Door of School (by Art Room)

4A - 9.30 a.m.

4R - 9.35 a.m.

4D - 9.40 a.m.

4G - 9.45 a.m.

4I - 9.50 a.m.

4L - 9.55 a.m.

5th YearsFriday 3rd September:

Enter Through Main Entrance Door of School

5A - 8.30 a.m.

5R - 8.35 a.m.

5D - 8.40 a.m.

5G - 8.45 a.m.

5I - 8.50 a.m.

5L - 8.55 a.m.

5N - 9.00 a.m.

5C - 9.05 a.m.

6th Years - Thursday 2nd September:

Enter through Middle Doors (by Art Room) or through Rear Doors to Suaimhneas

6A - 1.00 p.m.

6R - 1.05 p.m.

6D - 1.10 p.m.

6G - 1.15 p.m.

6I - 1.20 p.m.

6L - 1.25 p.m.

6N - 1.30 p.m.

We hope to keep our school Covid-19 free and will need your help with this so we would like to make you aware of the following information:

If your child is displaying any Covid-19 symptoms do not send them to school, contact your GP and seek advice: symptoms are as follows: sore throat, headache, cough, nasal congestion (common with DELTA VARIANT), fever, cough, tiredness, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste.

If your child is awaiting a Covid-19 test or the results of a test, do not send them to school.

If your child is a close contact of a confirmed case do not send them to school until advised that you may do so by the HSE. Please follow the HSE advice at all times and contact us if you have any queries or concerns.

Students who have travelled abroad are advised to consult and follow latest Government advice in relation to foreign travel. If you have any queries or concerns in relation to this, please do not hesitate to contact us at the college.

Ardgillan College’s Covid-19 Response Plan is available on our school website and we would ask all parents to familiarise themselves with it.

All students will be reminded of our Covid 19 procedures which remain in place for the coming academic year on their return to school. A PowerPoint will be shown to all classes reminding them of the procedures and practices in place in Ardgillan and how our school community can make our working environment as safe as possible for all members of our school community. Parents can keep up to date by clicking the Covid 19 tab on our website.

All members of our school community will be required to wear Face Masks at ALL times in the school.

A number of students may be unable to return to school due to specific high risk health conditions. Please contact the relevant Year Head in confidence if this applies to your child. Parents will be contacted immediately and should come and collect their child if they are suspected of having COVID-19 symptoms.

We will continue have an open-door and open-window policy throughout the school.

Unfortunately to comply with public heath advice, students will not have access to lockers this year.

Students should wear their full PE uniform to school on the days that PE is timetabled for their class.

If your child is absent or needs to leave school early for any reason please record this on the VSWare App.

Can we also remind you to ensure any outstanding payments on MIT are paid before your child returns to school. Please remember that it takes 48 hours for payments to be processed.

We look forward to welcoming our students back to Ardgillan and hope that there is a busy and fruitful year ahead for all members of our school community.

Yours sincerely,

Nuala Ní Mhurchú