Return To School Form
When a student has been absent from school for any reason, they are required to complete a Return To School Form. The form simply requires a parent/ guardian (or the student themselves if they are over the age of 18) to confirm that the returning student does not have any infectious disease and has followed public health guidance with respect to exclusion from educational facilities.
An electronic version of this form can be found via the link below:
As we all want to return to the school building as soon as possible, we hope that everyone is following the government advice to stay at home (except for essential journeys)as this is the most effective method to slow the spread of COVID-19. In light of this,we are requesting that all parents/ guardians take some time over the coming days to reinforce the importance of the following steps in fighting the spread of COVID-19:
- Keep a physical distance of 2m from others
- Wear a face covering when out and about
- Wash/ sanitize your hands regularly (for 20 seconds) throughout the day
- Always have a tissue to hand and use it when coughing or sneezing and dispose of it correctly after use
Above all, we hope every member of our school community stays safe at this time.
Our Return To School Plan
Please note the following appendices which were adopted by the Board of Management at it's meeting on the 25th March2021:
When We Learn Online - Things to Note
A Roll Call will be taken at the start of each class. If your child is unable to attend a class for any reason, please use the contact form above to let us know. Do not use your child's school email account to contact a teacher directly. All communication with the school and/ or teachers must be made through the Contact Us link above.
More lessons will take place 'live' online so it is important that your child can attend class throughout the day.
We advise all parents/ guardians to know their child's email address and password so that they can support their child's learning at this time and so that they can check that assignments etc. are being handed up in time. Where a teacher notes that a student is not participating in online lessons, the school will contact the parent/ guardian to inform them of this.
The school's Code of Behaviour continues to apply so students will not be permitted to record any session that occurs online on any form of media device. All interactions online must be respectful and students can have their account blocked if they are involved in a serious breach of the school rules.
This continues to be a learning process for us all, although we are in a much better place to provide a blended learning model than we were in March. Once again, I ask you to be patient with us as we will continue to try new online methodologies etc.
If you have difficulty accessing a device, please contact the school and we will seek to lend your child a device to access online learning.
Changes to Our School
Those of you who are familar with the school will notice some new additions as we have been busy making some changes to make things safer for our school community.
Some of these changes include:
- Social distance floor stickers
- Teacher screens
- 5 Additional classrooms in the complex
- Hand sanitiser and tissue stations in each classroom
- Isolation room
We would like to thank all our school and extended community for all their help, support and expertise over the last few weeks in making these changes possible.
For further information around what to do if you are concerned about a possible case in your household, please click here.
To learn how to effectively clean your hands, please watch the video below.