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Post 15 – Third Year arrangements for 2/9/20

We look forward to welcoming all third students on Wednesday 2nd September. Students will be advised via text on the specific classroom that they will be based in on their first day in school. Students are asked to bring paper and a pen. Parents are advised to read the HSE document for advice on returning to schools. https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/covid-19-schools-and-parents-resources/back-to-school-advice-for-parents.pdf MCC will continue to provide updates on www.movillecc.ie Wednesday 2nd of September On arrival Students should go to the classroom assigned to them by text to their parents. The school day will begin at 9 am. Students wi

Post 14 - First Year arrangements for 1/9/20

We look forward to welcoming all students on Tuesday 1st September. Students will be advised via text on the specific classroom that they will be based in on their first day in school. Students are asked to bring paper and a pen. Parents are advised to read the HSE document for advice on returning to schools. https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/covid-19-schools-and-parents-resources/back-to-school-advice-for-parents.pdf MCC will continue to provide updates on www.movillecc.ie Information is available on https://stepup.ie to help with the move from primary to secondary school. Tuesday 1st of September On arrival Students should go to the classro

Post 13 - Visitors to Moville Community College

Section 4.7 of the Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of schools requires schools to restrict access by visitors to the school for essential purposes only. Parents, contractors, and others who may wish to visit the school must get prior permission from the principal. Details of a person visiting will be required and kept for the purposes of contact tracing. Any person intending to visit the school must ring in advance and inform the secretary. A request to visit the school will be approved by the principal. Upon arrival, the person will fill out the visitor's log at reception. If the member of staff is immediately available that staff member will take responsibility for the

Post 12: Return to school - Changes to Timetable

I am changing the return days for year groups so as to better cater for students return. This decision, I have taken, following discussions with the critical incident team of the college. Third years will return to school twice next week. On Wednesday they will return on their own for 2 - 3 hours to work with their tutors and guidance counsellors. On Friday they will be present with other year groups to prepare for the new rules, regulations, priorities and protocols as a result of Covid 19. The relevant dates for staff and students are as follows: August 31st, 2020: All teaching staff return on a full-time basis. September 1st, 2020: 1st Years return from 9 am to 12.35 pm Staff meetings

Guard of Honour

A guard of honour from Moville Community College will take place after the funerals of John, Tomás and Amelia Mullan. Please assemble at 11.30 at Scoil Íosaf (Boys National School).

Ómós do Tomás

Fágtha Folamh Amelia álainn ina gúna ildaite leagtha amach sínte í gcónra ar shlí na fírinne. Tomás, an stócach, ina léine dhubh leagtha amach sínte í gcónra ar shlí na fírinne. Fuair an tumadóir iad i mbarróg le chéile Tomás ag tabhairt aire di mar a bhíodh í gconaí. John, an tathair, a sheol a shaol go síochánta imithe ar shlí na fírinne le beirt ba mhó dó. Fágtar linn folamh ’s croíbhriste.

Press Release - Tomás, Amelia and John Mullan R.I.P.

Moville Community College is grieving the loss of three members of our school community who died in a tragic accident last night. We remember our student, Tomás Mullan, who was due to begin third year next week, his dad, John and little sister, Ameila. We are deeply saddened by their deaths. We also keep in our thoughts the children’s mother Geraldine and wish her a speedy recovery Our thoughts and prayers are with the wider families and friends of Tomás, John and Amelia at this time. Tomas was an extremely popular second-year student with a close circle of friends. He loved Judo and was a keen musician. One of my abiding memories of Tomás will be of a young man walking to his music lessons

Tomas, Amelia and John Mullan R.I.P.

Dear Parents, Moville Community College is grieving the loss of three members of our school community who died in a tragic accident last night. We remember our student, Tomas Mullan, who was due to begin third year next week, his dad John and little sister Ameila. We are deeply saddened by their deaths. I ask you to pray for Geraldine who is recovering in hospital at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the wider families and friends of Tomas, John and Amelia at this time. The funeral mass will take place at 11 am in St. Pius X Church in Moville on Monday. It is possible that your child may have some feelings and questions that he/she may like to discuss with you. It is important to

Post 11

Cleaning regimes Preventing Covid 19 getting in or spreading in our school will require a great effort from all the school community - staff, students, parents, and visitors to the school. Different cleaning regimes will be required from different groups. All of us will need to remember the advice given in Post 5 – Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette. To support this advice additional sinks will be put in corridors to provide extra handwashing opportunities. Hand sanitizers will be placed in every classroom, at the main entrance, office, and some other entrances. In order to give an extra opportunity to clean uniforms, students should wear tracksuits/sportswear all day on the day they ha

Post 10

Break time changes In order to reduce the risk of spreading of Covid 19 we are introducing new times for breaks for some year groups. Class times for 1st, 2nd and TY students will be as follows: 9.00 – 9.40 Period 1 9.40 – 10.20 Period 2 10.20 – 10.35 Small break 10.35 – 11.15 Period 3 11.15 – 11.55 Period 4 11.55 – 12.35 Period 5 12.35 – 13.10 Lunch 13.10 – 13.50 Period 6 13.50 – 14.30 Period 7 14.30 – 15.10 Period 8 13.10 – 15.50 Period 9 (Monday and Tuesday only) For 3rd, 5th, 6th and LCA classes the timetable is as last year. 9.00 – 9.40 Period 1 9.40 – 10.20 Period 2 10.20 – 11.00 Period 3 11.00 – 11.15 Small break 11.15 - 11.55 Period 4 11.55 – 12.35 Period 5 12.35 – 13.15 Period 6 1

Post 9

Travelling to and from school Being at least 2m from other people is the best way to minimize the chance of contracting Covid 19. In our school setting, this will not be possible on school busses or inside the buildings. To reduce the risk we will provide additional washing facilities, hand sanitizing facilities and asking everyone to wear a face-covering inside buildings when 2m distancing is not possible. Specific protocols in relation to travelling to and from school are outlined the Response Plan and Roadmap for the full return to school. The roadmap for the full return to school gives the following advice about using school transport during the Covid 19 pandemic. · Do not use school tra

Post 8 This post has been superceded by Post 12

Dates for return to school In order to facilitate a smooth return to school and ensure all staff and students become aware of new rules, regulations, priorities and protocols a phased return will take place between the August 31st and September 7th. The relevant dates for staff and students are as follows: August 31st, 2020: All teaching staff return on a full time basis. September 1st, 2020: 1st Years return from 9am to 12.35pm Staff meetings all day September 2nd, 2020: 1st, 2nd and 5th Yrs. attend from 9am to 12.35pm Staff meetings all day September 3rd, 2020: 1st, 3rd and 6th Yrs. attend from 9am to 12.35pm 2nd and 5th Yrs. remain at home. September 4th 2020: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and

Post 7 – Physical Distancing

Physical Distancing by students Maintaining a physical distance of 2m in Moville Community College is not possible in classes or indoors at break times. Indoor social spaces, indoor sports facilities and canteen facilities are part of the new extension that is currently at planning stage. This poses significant challenges in the current pandemic. In order to reduce close contact between students and reduce the chance of Covid 19 entering the school the following procedures are being put in place: · Assemblies are cancelled. · All students will wear face coverings while in class or moving within the buildings. · One direction travel on steps and stairs and in corridors will be signposted. ·

Post 6 - Isolation Procedures

Isolation Procedures for persons with Covid 19 symptoms Students and staff that have symptoms of Covid 19 should not attend school. If a student displays symptoms the following actions will take place: · The students will be accompanied to an isolation area beside the meeting room. · The accompanying person will maintain a distance of 2m from the student. · Both should be wearing face coverings. · Extra masks will be available from the office if required. · The student’s parents will be contacted. · A member of the student’s household will be asked to bring him/her home. · The student’s parent/guardian will be asked to contact their GP. · The student will exit the building by the adjacent do

Post 5 - Hand and Respiratory Hygiene

Hand Hygiene Additional sinks are being installed in corridors to replace the loss of some sinks where risk assessment advice requires us to remove one from use in bathrooms. Students are reminded that washing ones hands with soap and warm water is the most effective way of killing Covid 19. Alternatively, hand hygiene can be achieved by the use of a hand sanitiser (when hands look clean). Dispensers will be placed in every classroom and at the entrance to the school. Students, staff and visitors to the school are asked to use soap and water where possible so as to reduce the amount of plastic waste caused by purchasing of gels. Posters displaying hand washing techniques and promoting hand w

Post 4 - If you have symptoms of Covid 19

Symptoms of Covid 19 The Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Post Primary Schools identifies symptoms of Covid 19 as: · High temperature · Cough · Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties · Loss of smell, of taste or distortion of taste The Roadmap for the full return to school advises: “No person, (child, teacher or parent) should attend an educational setting if unwell or any members of their household are unwell with symptoms of Covid 19” “It is critical that people stay at home if unwell”. If a member of the school community is displaying symptoms consistent with Covid 19 or any members of their household have symptoms they should stay at home and ring their GP f

Post 3 - Travelling within school

Moville Community College has considered how students should enter and exit classrooms, travel between classrooms, travel between buildings and movement at break times so as to minimise the risk of transmitting Covid 19 among the school population. To this end we are introducing the following protocols, rules and procedures. All teachers will create a seating plan for all students in each of their classes. When moving to another classroom students are expected to: · Wear a face mask in class and when you are moving inside a building. · Exit a classroom one by one. · Be aware that three staircases are in operation, one for going up and two for going down. · Follow the one-way system at all ti

Covid 19 response - 2

To the staff, students, parents and wider school community of Moville Community College: In order to prepare staff, students, parents and the wider school community for the reopening of the school building for teaching and learning I propose to make regular short contributions to the school website outlining new protocols and procedures that will be in effect when students return to school in September. I commit to posting new information each Monday, Wednesday and Friday until all the salient information has been communicated. Plans for the full return to school in late August/September have been issued by the Department of Education and Skills last week. The Response Plan and Roadmap docum

Covid 19 Response Plan

To the staff, students, parents and wider school community of Moville Community College: The Department of Education and Skills provide a range of supporting documentation in relation to the Covid 19 pandemic. I will communicate this advice to you in a series of posts to this website. Please see below a draft policy statement subject to its approval by the Board of Management. COVID-19 Policy Statement Moville Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our staff and a safe learning environment for all our students. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Response Plan. The BOM/ETB and all school staff are responsible for the implementati

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