The scramble to get a seat at the back of the bus will be a thing of the past when schools reopen at the end of August.
But the once unwritten rule of 'same seats on the way back, lads' will now be official.
Students using school buses will have to sit in the same pre-assigned seat every day.
Siblings who once sat far apart will now be asked to sit together. Those who don't have a brother or sister on board will be given a bus buddy from within their class bubble or pod.
The Government's roadmap paints a picture of what the new normal will look like for students - but in reality, it will be far from normal.
Pre-Covid, parents would roll their eyes if a child asked to stay at home with a head cold. Now, it's a requirement.
"Nobody should go to school if they are unwell or any members of their household are unwell with symptoms consistent with Covid-19," the roadmap states.
The map aims to guide you from the front door of your home to the inside of the classroom, and back to the gates at home-time.
Getting to school early for the chats or to kick around a football before class will no longer be a thing.
The advice is clear: "Students should head straight to their designated classroom. Limit interaction on arrival and departure and in hallways and other shared areas."
On a positive note, those who often had to pop into the principal's office for a late note may avail of the staggered arrival times.
Students embracing each other after the summer holidays is natural, it may have been weeks since they last saw one another, but that will now be discouraged.
Hand-to-hand greetings and hugs aren't allowed. Instead of shaking hands, students will be pumping hand sanitiser into their palms.
Kids in primary school are taught the importance of good hygiene early on. Teachers tell you to always wash your hands after the bathroom.
Now you'll be required to use hand sanitiser frequently during the day: when you get to school; before you eat your lunch; after playing in the yard; if you accidentally forget the rules and shake someone's hand.
The sound of the lunch bell ringing may also be made redundant. Staggered canteen use and lunch times may have to be implemented.
If you pass a group of friends from a different class in the hall, you're told to "avoid informal group discussions".
What is considered informal isn't outlined in the plan, however.
Gatherings outside the classroom are also discouraged, and you'll be asked to go directly to your assigned seat.
The inside of the classroom may be unrecognisable.
Teachers have been asked to declutter rooms to make as much space as possible.
Students will be divided into separate pods to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Your teacher will be asked to keep a distance of between one and two metres from you.
The dreaded double maths or double French may feature strongly as double classes are encouraged to limit the need to move around.
As for wearing face masks, it's optional, except when social distancing isn't possible. Although the mask might help students to stop chewing on the top of their pens, as this is also not allowed in the new normal.
There'll be no more leaning on hands if bored in history, as hand-to-face contact is to be avoided.
And there'll be no more borrowing a pen off Johnny if your ink runs out as students are not allowed to share personal belongings.
When students prepare to leave the class, they'll be provided with cleaning equipment to wipe down their desk.
Students will also have to wipe down any equipment used.
The bell ringing to signal the end of the school day won't result in the mad rush for the gates that students would have been accustomed to.
Staggered pick-up times are also encouraged by the Government, where "practical and feasible".
In primary schools, classroom life will be a little more normal.
Students below third class will not be required to physically distance from each other.
Play time will still go ahead at break as the "risk of transmission from contact with outside surfaces or play areas is low".
Schools will, however, have to adjust play time and outdoor activities to minimise crowding.
The Department of Education conceded it is not possible to maintain physical distancing when pupils in primary or special schools play together outdoors, but schools are advised to keep consistent groups where possible.
PE and music classes can still go ahead, in line with public health advice. And children can still play with toys.
It's clear the new school day will involve a lot of hand-washing, cleaning and social distancing, but this is what is necessary if schools are to reopen in these unprecedented times.
And remember, it's same seats on the way back, lads.