Welcome to new students and old

We are so pleased to see you all return to school here in City Quay. We would especially like to extend a warm welcome to all our new students. The staff and teachers cannot wait to meet you all !

City Quay NS has been busy preparing for your arrival. We have ordered in school stationery for everyone. We also provide the children’s school lunch.

What do I need to bring to school each day?

All you need bring is yourself and a coat every day. (Even if it is sunny outside , with the windows open for Covid ventilation, it may be cold sitting in the classroom). Please wear your school uniform with pride and shoes of any colour that allow you to run around the yard safely. Most children wear runners.

I have bought school stationery already! What will I use them for?

If you have bought new pencils and pencil cases already, don’t worry! These will be used at home for any homework during the year. Homework will be given via an app called Seesaw. You will receive further details when we begin school.

Where will I keep my books and stationery when I’m in school?

In school , your school supplies will be given out to you by your teacher and they will be kept in a small plastic crate by your desk for your own personal use during school.

Absence and illness

This year again it is of huge importance that your child stays at home if they are unwell. Let the school know if they are unwell for any reason. If in doubt…stay out!!

Stay home if unwell

City Quay staff will be regularly taking pupils’ temperatures with a hand-held non-contact thermometer.

Watch out for the signs of Covid-19

If your child is unwell at home please contact the school to let them know. If your child has common symptoms of Covid 19 or any other symptoms such as sore throat, headaches, diarrhoea or difficulty breathing, phone a doctor and keep them home.

If your child has visited a country that requires quarantine, then please follow the recommended advice for that region.

If a child shows any symptoms of coronavirus during school hours then the principal or deputy principal will bring the child to a room away from other children and give them a mask to wear while their parents/guardians are called. Parents/guardians are advised to ring their doctor promptly.

Yard 2021

It is recommended that schools do their utmost to keep class bubbles apart at all times in the school day. This includes yard time. Therefore, like last year, we will be operating a staggered break system.

A staggered yard system means that only a few classes will be on yard at any one time. Each class will have a particular assigned area of the yard to stay in. There will be two yard times for every class. Yard will be twenty minutes long in the morning and twenty minutes long in the afternoon.

Collection time

All children will enter and exit by their designated entrance/exit. Infants and our new Autism class will enter and exit by the Main Entrance, the 4th, 5th and 6th classes will enter and exit exit by the Moss street end of the school and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes will enter and exit by the fire door beside the Grant Thornton building.

It is very important that adults waiting outside maintain social distance and do not crowd the exits. We encourage care on the road and footpaths outside. Adults should wear a mask.

A gentle reminder: For the first week, the Junior Infants will go home at 12:00 . For the first fortnight our new Autism class are on a shortened schedule.

The Junior and Senior Infants and the Autism class will leave by the main entrance when the teacher knows there is someone there to collect the child. There will be extra staff to help with this during the initial period and while we get to know our new parents’ faces.

The Junior and the Senior infants and the Autism class will leave the school in this way at 13:40 every day. The Junior Infants will generally leave first. The Senior Infants will be afterwards. We ask that parents/guardians wait patiently and at a social distance from the other adults outside. We ask that you collect your child and then move away from the school exits to allow others to collect their child safely.

For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes we ask that parents wait outside the school near their designated exit beside Grant Thornton. Again, the 1st class will generally be out first, then the 2nd and then the 3rd. We ask parents to be mindful of others and to step away from the gate until your own child’s class exits.

When 4th, 5th and 6th classes exit at 14:40 we anticipate fewer adults waiting outside but again we urge caution on the road and distancing between adults waiting. The upper classes will leave the school by the exit nearest Moss street.

A gentle reminder: Just as with the children seeing each other after Summer holidays, it may be natural to want to greet others. Please remember to greet in a safe manner.