Sharing information during school closure

Dear parents/carers,
As you know these are exceptional times. We are moving towards different ways of learning and we are all learning about this together.  We are trying to have a range of channels of communication.
The School App, school website, Google Classrooms and Twitter will be updated and information shared with you on a regular basis.  The school website has a Learning at Home tab, this section is being developed to share more useful resources with you that can be done at any time.

As more and more people across the world are working from home and schools are closed the networks are exceptionally busy and at times may not cope with this.  Some sites may require a high speed connection in order to work and at times this will not be possible.

Unfortunately we have no control over this and can only do what we can online when networks/websites/live streams etc are available.

Please do not get stressed or worried if you have ICT issues, that is why we sent out packs of paper based work too and your children also need time just to play/ chill, do their own thing during the day.
There is no expectation that your child completes all of the work set by teachers online every day. Parents have to judge what is best for their child and arrange learning in a way that supports the needs of the family and everyone’s mental health.

Teachers are planning and setting work online but are also working on a rota basis in Carlibar with children of key workers.
When your child’s teacher is working in the hub they will not be available that day to answer any messages via the Google classroom and they could be called upon at short notice to cover. They can schedule work tasks so there will still be activities in the Google classroom that your child can do.
Teachers will put a message on Google Classroom to let you know if they are in the Hub.

Teachers will respond to questions about their work on your child’s Google classroom between 9am and 3pm. Please remind your child of the differences between making general comments on the tasks set by the teacher that the whole class can see and what should be a private message to their teacher.

Thank you all for your support during these challenging times.