BACK TO SCHOOL 2020

Government Publications

 

Open letter from Acting CMO Ronan Glynn to schools and parents. Acting Chiefe Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has published an open letter to parents and teachers as all primary and secondary schools return to classrooms for the first time. Click here to read the letter in full.

Clarification regarding Mask Wearing for Post Primary Schools 17/09/20

Back to School Advice for Parents/Guardians

Information for students and families about returning to school

Protecting your child from coronavirus

Back to School videos in languages other than English

Updated (September 21st 2020) information on mask wearing

We are following the Government roadmap for the Return to School.  You will find all the information in the link below:

https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/a128d-back-to-school/

There are numerous vital documents here which should answer most queries you may have at the moment.  Please take the time to read through them, they should help ease any anxiety you may have around the return to school.

All staff should pay particular attention to this link HERE which will bring you to relevant documentation such as:

 

School Policies

Covid Response Plan

The Department of Education and Skills have released various updates in relation to the reopening of schools.  Please see links below for the most up to date information. Please click here to read the updated Covid Response Plan for the Safe and Sustainable Reopening of Post Primary Schools.

 

Information For Parents

 

Reopening Dates

Reopening Newsletter

Our detailed parent information booklet for the return to school 2020, with lots more information, rationale, systems, behaviours, etc. is now available in PDF form and can be downloaded HERE.

Important note for returning students: In line with Governent requirements, any student who has been or is planning on travelling to a country that is NOT on the Government's green travel list of approved travel countries, should not attend school for any reason for at least 14 days after they return to Ireland, and instead are encouraged and required to self-isolate during this period. Please see the following link for the most up to date list of countries. We are encouraging this in the interest of the health and safety of our whole school community. https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/

Please keep up to date on our website, your emails and our social media platforms - Facebook and Twitter. We are currently working on developing our Instagram platform.

In the meantime, you will find all the booklists on the homepage and the website for the uniform shop is:

https://schoolwearhouse.ie/hello-world/

Parents are reminded that items are no longer permitted to be dropped off at school reception for students. This includes lunch boxes, travel cards, deliveries, etc. For health and safety reasons our administration team cannot be handling such items. We thank you for your understanding.

Parents are invited to visit our school VIMEO page where all instructional, student made video can be found. Please click the relevant videos which are of interest to you.

How to enter the school building

How to greet each other

How to wear face masks and also another demo here

How to enter reception

How. to sit with friends

How to wash your hands

How to use the vending machine

How to use your school journal

Flow System

Walking up the school drive

How to access Gill Education Ebooks

How to access Folens Ebooks

How to access Edco Ebooks

 

Please click here to view the parent and guardian guide to using Microsoft Teams.

 

 

Information For Students

 

The Powerpoint which was shown to students during their initial tutor time sessions this week can be found on students' tutor group Teams page.

Students are invited to visit our school VIMEO page where all instructional, student made video can be found. Please click the relevant videos which are of interest to you.

How to enter the school building

How to greet each other

How to wear face masks and also another demo here

How to enter reception

How. to sit with friends

How to wash your hands

How to use the vending machine

How to use your school journal

Flow System

Walking up the school drive

How to access Gill Education Ebooks

How to access Folens Ebooks

How to access Edco Ebooks

 

 

 

The Coláiste Bride Year Heads have made PowerPoints with information for their particular year groups, which will be released in the coming days also.

1st Years - Please see your welcome message and Powerpoint from your Year Head, Ms. White by clicking HERE.

 

5th Years - Please see your welcome message and Powerpoint from your Year Head, Ms. Farrell by clicking HERE

 

3rd Years - Please see your welcome message and Powerpoint from your Year Head, Ms. Bracken by clicking HERE

 

Transition Year - Please see your welcome messange Powerpoint from your Year Head, Ms. Lanigan by clicking HERE.

 

6th Years - Please see your welcome back message on your year head Teams page from Ms. Lawlor.

 

Multimedia - Media - Radio - TV - Videos

 

Please click HERE for a welcome back video message from our Principal, Ms. Kilmartin where she gives an update on what's been going on behind the scenes for the last few weeks.

Our Principal, Ms. Kilmartin was a guest on 'Today with Sarah McInerney' (August 17th 2020) where she discussed the context of schools reopening under the current roadmap issued by the DES. Absolutely worth a listen for all staff, students, and parents. https://rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sarah-mcinerney/programmes/2020/0817/1159623-today-with-sarah-mcinerney-monday-17-august-2020/?clipid=103472827#103472827…

We are very proud of our 6th year students who appeared on RTÉ’s News2Day programme talking about all the ways they have shown leadership to help their younger peers adjust to the new changes in Coláiste Bríde. Please click here.

 

 

 


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