Week of 20th April:
- Parents sent link to supports available
- Children who had not made contact with the school since the building closed received a friendly email from their teacher.
Week of 27th April
- Suggested activities are uploaded as files rather than as text so that parents can download them and print if they wish
- Daily activities list set to encourage independence and routine
- More video content created by teachers
- Suggested episodes of The School Hub given for each class
- Consent form issued for Seesaw app
- Parents Association initiative launched: Our School Rocks!
Week of 5th May
- Whole-school themed fortnight: Well-being Fortnight
- One task or area set via Seesaw app
- Class level assemblies on Friday via Zoom - details to follow next week!
- Consent form issued for Aladdin Connect - this will allow parents to share their contact details with others in the same class (When we announced this last November, a parent got in touch with a GDPR concern. We have been working with Aladdin on this since and both Aladdin and we are now satisfied that it will be GDPR compliant.)
- Families of children in receipt of ANA support will be offered the opportunity to meet their ANA via Zoom next week.
Week of 11th May
- More tasks set via Seesaw app
- Pyjama Friday!
- English and Maths tasks set for every day
- Gaeilge set for every week
- Guided morning meetings for classes in the junior end of the school (recorded, not live)
- Aladdin Connect rolled out
- ANA meetings for those who wish (assuming ANAs have not been reassigned by the HSE by that stage)
We continue to provide nuanced support to families who have told us they need it. That looks different for each family. If you are struggling, let us know and we will try to help.
Further themed fortnights:
- Late May: Mother Language/Multi-Language Fortnight
- Early June: Diversity Fortnight
- Late June: Active Fortnight
Regrettably, we have also made the decision not to go on school tours this year. Even if we do return to the school building, we would not be comfortable bringing children to other settings at this time. We hope that you and your children understand.
We have also made the decision not to suggest Stay Safe activities for parents to lead at home. We will prioritise Stay Safe whenever we return to the school building.