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Student/Parent/Guardian Update Week Beginning 7th September 2020

Student/Parent/Guardian Update Week Beginning 7th September 2020
Good evening students and parents/guardians
This message is to remind you of the current key arrangements for school and to update you on some of the things you had questions about during induction and changes we have made for the week ahead.
Induction slideshows
All students who attended the induction day(s) during the first week of September should have watched the Student Induction PowerPoint including videos (Powerpoint for Return to school for students September 2020) and the Student Well-being PowerPoint with voice-over (Wellbeing Presentation for students 1st –6th year Sept 2020). We encourage parents to watch these also so you have an understanding of the safeguarding protocols we have put in place for our school community. Any student who was absent and did not attend induction MUSTwatch these presentations before returning to school.
Timetable
All timetables and rooms have now been updated on VSware. Please logon to your VSware account and print or write down your classes and rooms for the week. Each student needs to take personal responsibility for having their timetable written into their journal. All VSware account details were given to students during induction. If you do not have your VSware account details please contact a classmate to ensure you know Monday’s timetable and ask for help to access VSware when you come to school on Monday.
What you should bring to school
Whatever you bring, please label everything! Lost property will have to be binned this year unless we can immediately return it to the student.
All students must wear a facemask to school. These masks must be worn at all times when a distance of 2m between people cannot be maintained. If you have a health concern about wearing a mask, please arrange for your parent to contact your Year Head who will explain the process for seeking alternative arrangements. Refusing to wear a mask or engaging in unsafe conduct with a mask will be treated as a serious breach of the code of behaviour.
All students should bring their health pack to school as outlined in previous newsletters and during induction. We advise students to bring spare facemasks and a reusable bottle of water. Students who are staying in for lunch should bring a healthy packed lunch. All students must have their journal and be in full uniform. If you have PE or TY leisure pursuits on your timetable that day you should wear your PE uniform for the full school day.
We advise students to bring their phone to school with the Covid Tracker App enabled. Phones should have bluetooth switched on but should be set to silent, not vibrate. A set of head phones for the phone is also advised. The Teams phone app should be downloaded and teachers will explain how to use the school wifi. Unfortunately the school cannot take responsibilty for lost or stolen items so ensure that you have your own insurance for expensive items you intend to bring to school.
Bring as many books and resources as you can comfortably carry each day. Subject teachers will give specific advice about what to bring​ each day. Use your journal to note what they advise. We understand that not having lockers will prove challenging!
Arriving to school
For Monday 7th September only we are having a staggered start with Junior students (1st, 2nd and 3rd years) arriving for class at 8.55am and following their full timetable until 4pm and Seniors (TY, 5th and 6th years) arriving on time for their 10.27am tutorial class following their timetable for the remainder of the day.
From Tuesday 8th September all students will arrive for their first class at 8.55am.
To avoid gatherings in groups outside or within the school grounds, please wait until 8.30am to enter the school grounds each day. Enter from either the main front gate or the side gate opposite SuperValu. Walk outside the building until you reach the entrance closest to the first classroom you are moving to. You can then enter the classroom and take your assigned seat following all of the protocols outlined during induction – social distancing, hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene. Remember to follow the one-way system to avoid people meeting face-to-face as much as possible and to help us all to remain 2m away from each other.
Satellite Classes
If there are more students in a class group than student spaces in the classroom the excess number of students will be directed to a satellite room. Where possible the teacher will upload classwork and homework to the class Teams group so that all students (in the classroom, in the satellite room and at home if sick) can access the work. Where possible the teacher will set up a Teams meeting while they are teaching in the classroom so that students in the satellite rooms can hear what the teacher is saying through their phone and headphones. We will continually rotate the students attending the satellite groups so that no student is overly disadvantaged by this process. Rooms for satellite groups will be displayed around the school. Students should talk to their tutor at tutorial/pastoral care if they have any concerns.
Little Break
Year groups 1st to 4th will have their break during classtime as outlined in the table below and will spend the official break time sitting in their tutor base class . 5th and 6th years only will have their break during the official break time. Please see the timings and areas of the school that you should use for break as well as the toilets you should use throughout the school day. Remember this is part of the school’s efforts to prevent different year groups from mixing. Each Year Group should in effect be a different ‘Pod’. 

Year 

Class 

Time 

Break Zone 

Toilets 

First 

Cedar, Elm & Oak

10.05-10.15 

Memorial Garden 

C Area Toilets 

First 

Sycamore, Rowan & Willow

10.05-10.15 

Millennium 

Garden 

C Area Toilets 

Second

O Riordan Walsh & Collison 

10.40-10.50 

Millennium Garden 

D/E Area Toilets 

Second 

Greta, Malala & Gonzalez 

10.40-10.50 

Memorial Garden 

D/E Area Toilets 

Third 

Setanta, Lir Grainne 

10.05-10.15 

Outside M and Basketball court 

L Toilets 

Third

Meabh and Danu 

10.05-10.15 

Outside M and Basketball court 

L Toilets 

TY 

McAuley, O’Riada& Clarke 

11.05- 11.15 

Millennium Garden 

G Toilets 

TY

Hone, Gandon

11.05- 11.15 

Memorial Garden 

G Toilets 

Fifth

Connolly, Lynn & Markievicz

10.15-10.27 

Memorial Garden 

G Area Toilets 

Fifth 

O’ Farrell, Pearse & Plunkett 

10.15-10.27 

Millennium Garden 

G Area 

Toilet 

Sixth 

Hume 

Corrigan 

Beckett 

Williams 

Walton 

Heaney

10.15- 10.27 

H area/ Basketball court

H Toilets 

Teachers teaching at these times will finish class at 10.05 or 11.05 (TY) and bring their students with their belongings to the designated break area and will supervise students as you have a snack and use assigned toilets for your year group. Students will then go to their tutorial base room where they will sit during the official little break period. Remember masks must be worn where a distance of 2m cannot be maintained. With the staggered break time, there should be plenty of space for students to take mask breaks!

Tutorial/Pastoral Care
Please check the table below for the most up to date list of classrooms for each tutor class. The one in your journal was updated over the Summer. Where there are more students than there are class places, we have formed an extra satellite tutor group in the year with a mixture of people from each of the different classes. Your tutors explained this to you at induction and hopefully you are clear which tutor group you will be attending at 10.27am on Monday. Ask your Year Head or link DP if you have questions.

Room 

1st Year

Tutors

Year Head

B1

Cedar

J. Carey

C1

Elm

E. Bean

C2

Oak

A. Flynn / C.Healy

C. Clarke

C3

Rowan

E. MacManus / R. Duggan*

Satellite room: B2 (R. Duggan)

C4

Sycamore

S. McGeever

C5

Willow

L. Quirke / E. Barbour

Room

2nd Year

Tutors

Year Head

E2

O’Riordan

M. Mulhern 

G. Casey

Satellite room: F2 (V. Conway)

F1

Walsh

A. Byrne

E4

Collison

K. McCarthy 

F3

Greta

M. Gaffney /  E. O’Gara   

F4

Malala

M. Cunningham / V. Conway*

F5

Gonzalez

A. McKelvey / G.Clifford

Room

3rd Year

Tutors

Year Head

M3 

Setanta 

N. Walsh / A. Hickey 

J. Grimes  

No Satellite Room Required 

M1 

Lir 

M. Mellett   

L1 

Grainne 

T. Doyle / PJ Doyle

M4 

Meabh 

S Coogan  

M5 

Danu 

N. Gallagher / M. Ní Ruaidhri 

Room

4th Year

Tutors

Year Head

D.Hall 

McAuley

P. Callaghan 

U. Twyford  

TY & LCA Programme Coordinator:    

I.Higgins 

Satellite room: Dining Hall 2             (M. Flanagan)

J1 

O’Riada 

JP. Foley

M2 

Johnston 

H. Dowling 

J2 

Hone

H. Suttle 

J3 

Gandon 

D. O’Donoghue

E5 

Clarke

M. Ni Chonaola / J. Spillane

Room

5th Year 

Tutors

Year Head

L2 

Connolly 

E. Ni Bhriain

J. O’Connor  

Satellite room: H7 (C. O’Flynn) 

G1 

Lynn 

F. Coghlan/R. McAnerin 

G2 

Markievicz 

F. Murphy 

G3 

O’Farrell 

K. Branagan 

G4 

Pearse 

M. Feeney 

G5 

Plunkett 

A. Quirke

Room

6th Year 

Tutors

Year Head

H1 

Hume 

E. Geraghty 

E. Brady 

Satellite room: H6 (G. Keating)

H2 

Corrigan 

M. Freeman

H3

Beckett 

K. Mc Cormack

H4

Heaney 

U. Howley / G. Keating*

H5

Williams 

G. McKeever / C. Kenny

E3

Walton 

A. Brooks / C.O’Gorman

Deputy Principal Offices
Mr Brett – link for 1st and TY year students (office in A area near staff room)
Mr Purcell – link for 2nd and 5th year students (office in A area near staff room)
Ms Malone – link for 3rd and 6th year students (office moved to M area)
Year Head Offices
1st year Ms Clarke A area office near staff room
2nd year Ms Casey D area office
3rd year Mr Grimes D area office
Transition Year Ms Twyford A area office near staff room
5th year Ms O’Connor A area office
6th year Ms Brady A area office

New Lunch Time Arrangements

Junior Students (1st, 2nd and 3rd years) should arrange to go home for lunch if possible and must complete the journal lunch permission page at the front of their journal. If you must stay in for lunch, then you must bring a packed lunch and go to your tutor base classroom to eat it. Half of the class (Group A) will stay in to eat their lunch from 1.15 to 1.35 (remembering to maintain 2m distance, hand sanitise and wipe down desks and chairs) while the second half (Group B) can go out to the pitch area marked for their year group (weather permitting). Then when the bell sounds at 1.35pm, the two lunch groups will swop over. Junior students cannot go to local shops or restaurants for lunch.
4th years All students who live close by please go home for lunch each day. SuperValu centre is only available for TYs on Thursday for those who cannot go home: Classes McAuley, O’Riada, Johnston can visit SuperValu from 1.15pm on Thursdays and classes Hone, Gandon, Clarke from 1.35pm. Students who must stay in school for lunch must bring a packed lunch and eat in their tutor base class at 2 metre distance and can use the pitch area marked for their year group (weather permitting). Students can self-divide into two lunch groups if there are too many in a room to eat socially distanced.
5th years: All students who live close by please go home for lunch each day. SuperValu centre is only available for 5th yrs on Tuesday for those who cannot go home: Classes Connolly, Lynn, Markievicz can visit SuperValu from 1.15pm on Tuesdays and classes O’Farrell, Plunkett, Pearse from 1.35pm. Students who must stay in school for lunch must bring a packed lunch and eat in their tutor base class/social area at 2-metre distance and can use the basketball court area marked for their year group (weather permitting). Students can self-divide into two lunch groups if there are too many in a room to eat socially distanced.
6th years: All students who live close by please go home for lunch each day. SuperValu centre only available for 6th yrs on Monday and Friday for those who cannot go home. Classes Hume, Corrigan, Beckett can visit SuperValu from 1.15pm on Mondays and Friday and classes Williams, Walton, Heaney from 1.35pm. Students who must stay in school for lunch must eat in their tutor base class/social area at 2-metre distance and can use the basketball court area marked for their year group (weather permitting). Students can self-divide into two lunch groups if there are too many in a room to eat socially distanced.
Home Time

Junior students classes end at 4pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, at 1.15pm on Wednesday and on 3.20pm on Friday.

Teachers will be releasing senior students slightly (5-10 mins max) early at the end of each school day so there is clear access to tunnels/exits/gates for our junior students.
Parents/guardians dropping or collecting their son/daughter by car should make arrangements to drop/meet their son/daughter away from the school entrance – especially when it is raining. Student safety is a priority.
Thanks
Thank you for taking the time to read through these arrangements and we wish all of our students an enjoyable first week back to the timetable. Parents/guardians can continue to address any queries they may have through the front office admin@lucancc.ie or 016282077.