School Day

School Day

The Return to School Procedures for the Beginning and the End of the School Day:

School start this year has changed slightly. We no longer have staggered starts. The school day will start at 9am. We will not be operating staggered drop off and collection times. You will be able to drop your child off to school from 8.45am. 

Children should go straight to their classroom, via the entrances detailed below.

 For the children, there will be 4 points of entry into school building,

1. The P1 Entrance for P1A, P1B and P2A

2. The Lower Entrance in the main playground for P3A, P3B and P6A

3. The Reception Entrance for P6B, P7A, P7B and P2B

4. The double gates at the mobiles for P4’s and P5’s

Please be aware that the Playgroup children and parents will also use this entrance and please ensure to practise social distancing where possible.

Please avoid waiting at the gates.

Afternoon pick up:

We ask that you arrive to collect your child and leave the school premises promptly. Please be mindful that the car park will be busy so please do not abandon your car. Wait until a parking space becomes available and staff will hold onto your child until you arrive.

Class Finishing Times and Collection Points

P1 Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 2.00pm Friday 1.45pm  P1 Playground

P2 Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 2.00pm Friday 1.45pm P1 Playground

P3 Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 3.00pm Friday 1.45pm Main Playground. Please wait behind the cones.

P4 & P5 Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 3.00pm Friday 2.00pm Upper Mobiles

P6A Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 3.00pm Friday 2.00pm Main Playground. Please wait behind the cones

P6B P7 Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 3.00pm Friday 2.00pm P1 Playground

Parental/Carer access to school:

 Parents/carers must not enter the school building for any reason (other than by pre-arranged appointment). 

Waiting Club

P1 and P2 Parents/Carers can book the Waiting Club via School Money for Monday to Thursday. 

The club is open for our P1 and P2 pupils. The cost is £2 per day. Bookings must be made before 12 midnight for the next day. P1 use Classroom 1 and are supervised by Miss Millar and P2 use Classroom 4 and are supervised by Mrs Beggan/Mrs O’Hagan.  Children are collected for the SMOTH Waiting Club at 2pm daily by a classroom assistant and brought to either Room 1 or Room 4. Waiting Club collection is from Door 1, P1 Door, for P1 pupils and the Reception Door for P2 pupils.

Parents should adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Children must be collected in person from the Waiting Club. No child is ‘sent out’ to wait on a parent/carer.

Parents are responsible for communicating to the club supervisor any information regarding changes to the authorised person responsible for collecting their child.

If an authorised person is not collecting the child and a different person turns up unannounced, the club supervisor will comply with the following procedures:

The supervisor will:       

·verify the person’s identity, ID may be required;

·telephone the parent;

· hand over the child when satisfied that the person is the parent’s choice for collecting their child.

If applying to use the Waiting Club you are agreeing to the above procedures.

Staff will be available to discuss concerns/problems regarding the above clubs via telephone with parents on a daily basis or when deemed necessary.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding,

Breakfast Club
Following a Risk Assessment, admittance to the Breakfast Club will be limited to 60 pupils. The Breakfast Club will be led by Mrs Thompson and she will be assisted by Mrs Mc Allister, Mrs McNally and Miss Kearney. Places can be booked weekly on a first come basis and bookings can be made via School Money which will open each Friday morning at 10am for the following week..

In addition,Sleepy Hollow, For those parents wishing to avail of child care provision, Monday to Friday until 6pm, please contact Bronagh from Sleepy Hollow, on 07920 111417 or 028 9069 3419.

The lunchtime break begins at 12.15pm and ends at 12.55pm. Children may choose to have a packed lunch or a school dinner. Parents in receipt of Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance or Pension Credit are eligible to apply for free meals for their children. Application forms are available at the secretary’s office.

School Dinners

Dinners are available on a daily basis and are cooked on site. A copy of the dinner menu is available on the website.  Thursday’s Chicken Curry is a particular favourite. Parents can view, select and pay for dinners for the first term, by logging on to School Money using your unique username and password which was issued to you.  Your child's dinner should be ordered before midnight prior to the day it is required.  Please contact the school if you have any problems.  We require every parent to use this facility.  A copy of the menu is on the website.



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