Drop-off and Collection

Dripsey NS appreciates your support as we safely reopen the school building. If at all possible, we request you not to come into the school playground or into the school building unless it is essential. We appreciate that dropping off the Junior Infant pupils to their yard may be necessary, but for the older pupils a drop off in the yard is desirable. Working together we hope to be able to progress the reopening in as safe a manner as possible for all.

We would ask all parents to familiarise themselves with the following drop-off and collection routines for the safe delivery and collection of pupils from school. 

As per Department of Education guidelines, please note that

  • adults do not come within 2m of each other
  • parents do not try to have meetings with members of staff in the playground at drop-off and collection times – meetings between parents and teachers can only take place by prior arrangement.
  • parents are not to congregate in the school yard.
  • all parents adhere to the drop-off and collection plans as outlined below

Drop-off Plan

Pupils can be dropped off in school between 9:00 and 9:20.

Please do not arrive at the school gate before 9 as there is a risk of an accident occurring outside the gate when there is a build up of traffic backing onto the main road.

Pupils are to remain in the cars until the teacher on morning duty is up in the court area.

Once in the yard, pupils in each of the classes will have a designated area of the yard to play in until 9:20.

New starts on their first day of school

Parents can bring the new Junior Infants to the yard at 9:30. I will arrange a class photo and then entrust the children to Miss Dineen’s capable and safe hands.

Late arrival:

If a child arrives late he/she is to go to the external door of their classroom for entry. The classes will be entering and exiting the building via these doors for the foreseeable so they will know where to go if necessary.

Collection Plan

Children from First Class up are to be collected at 3:00.

Infants are to be collected at 2:00.

The new Junior Infants are going home at an earlier time for the first month. Please check your information pack for these times.


If a parent needs to collect a child at a time other than the above, please inform the school in advance and collect the child from their classroom’s external door.