We have been informed (today 15/07/20) by Bus Eireann that school transport for the the 2020/21 school year will commence on 26th August 2020 and will run until 31st May 2021
Based on this criteria if is planned that students will return as follows
Wednesday 26th August 2020 1st year pupils only Thursday 27th August 2020 3rd year, LCA 2 and 6th years only Friday 28th August 2nd , LCA1 and 5th year only All years return on Monday 31st August
Each group is being brought in on these separate dates in order to familiarise them with the new procedures and rules in place
Transition year return Wednesday 2nd September
Please note that these dates are subject to advise and guidance from The Department of Education and Skills and on Health and Safety advise arising from COVID 19 and may be subject to change
October 2020 mid-term break
All schools will close from Monday 26th October 2020 to Friday 30th October 2020 inclusive.
All schools will close on Tuesday 22nd December 2020, which will be the final day of the school term. All schools will re-open on Wednesday 6th January 2021.
February 2021 mid-term break
Post-primary schools will close from Monday 15th February 2021 to Friday 19th February 2021 inclusive unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the February mid-term break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 17th February 2021.
St Patricks Day
School will be closed Wednesday 17th March 20201
All schools will close on Friday 26th March 2021, which will be the final day of the school term, unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 31st March 2021. All schools will re-open on Monday 12th April 2021
May Bank Holiday
School will be closed on Monday 3rd may 20201
Monday 31st May will be the final day of the school year