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Golden National School, Golden, Cashel

Return to School (Junior Infants - Second Class), 01st March 2021

25th Feb 2021


Please submit a COVID-19 DECLARATION FORM in advance of your child's return to school.

This is available on the homepage of our school wesite. 

This Form is to be submitted online when children are returning to school AFTER ANY ABSENCE.


Dear Parents/Guardians,


On Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, the Government published their plan for the next phases of return to in-school provision for students in Junior Infants to Second Class at primary level. 

  • On Monday, 1st March, the first four classes at primary level – junior and senior infants, first and second class
  • Monday, 15th March, is the target date for the return to in-school provision of the rest of primary school children - third to sixth class students
  • Remote teaching and learning provision for students in each category will cease once in-person teaching and learning provision commences for each group of students


A summary of the Government’s plan for the next phase of return to in-school provision for students is listed below:

  • Please submit a COVID-19 Declaration Form in advance of your child's return to school. (**This Form is to be used when children are returning to the setting after any absence**)
  • Please avoid congregating outside the school
  • Everyone must wear a mask in the vicinity of the school
  • Morning drop off arrangements and afternoon collections (via Golden/Kilfeacle GAA grounds) remain the same
  • Access to the classrooms for parents or visitors is not permitted (exception for Infant classroom on their first morning, Monday 01st March 2021)
  • All parents are asked to review our Revised COVID-19 Response Plan
  • All staff have been asked to refamiliarise themselves with relevant Covid training and the revised DES Response Plan (Feb ‘21)
  • Pupils must self-isolate or restrict their movements at home if they display any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Pupils should not return to school in the event of the following:
    1. If they are identified by the HSE as a close contact/confirmed case
    2. If they live with someone who has symptoms of the virus
    3. If they are returning from overseas (14 days quarantine is required)
  • If showing symptoms in school, a pupil will be isolated and their parents will be contacted

Please see attached documents, videos and posters for further guidance and information. 

We look forward to a welcome return to school for pupils in Junior Infants to Second class on Monday next. 


Le meas,

Mr. James McCarthy