COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

23rd March 2020: Letter from Ms. Murphy

Dear Parent/Guardian and Student,

I hope that this message finds you and your family well.  Staff and students of the school have worked really hard over the last week to adapt to a new way of working.  We got very little notice that the schools were closing and no preparation time.  Yet in the space of 6 working days, e-mails have been set up for all students and staff have embraced technology using Microsoft teams, e-mail, and Google Classroom to ensure that distance learning can take place.  Everyone is trying their best to make sure that your daughter continues learning while the school is closed.  The Department of Education has asked that priority be given to 6th years, as they face into the Leaving Certificate in June.

To this end, we need your support.   Please make sure that your daughter is checking in with her teachers.   Many teachers have reported that some of the students have not made contact.  Please remind your daughter to check in with her teachers.   If there are problems with e-mail addresses or access to technology let us know.  Likewise, if there is anything else that you may need support with, let us know and we will do our best to support you and your family at this time.

Some useful contact details: 

Ms. Dillon – Home School Community Liaison Teacher – Phone:  O87 1624105

Mr. Howard- Learning Support Teacher-phoward@loretocrumlin.ie

Ms. Clifford- Guidance Counsellor- cclifford@loretocrumlin.ie

Mr Wall- IT coordinator- any problems with e-mail addresses,  contact him- bwall@loretocrumlin.ie

Ms. Hayes- English as an Additional Language Teacher – mhayes@loretocrumlin.ie

Ms Murphy- Principal – principal@loretocrumlin.ie

Mr Whelan- Deputy Principal- mwhelan@loretocrumlin.ie

Kind regards,

Ms. Murphy

Access your textbook online

Some publishers have allowed students access digital versions of their textbooks online during the current school closures. We will place any links that publishers send us here.

Educate.ie

If you download the Educate.ie app to your computer, all of their ebooks are available free to access. If we receive more information about login details or codes to use, we will post them here.

Folens

Dear Teachers/Parents/Students
To help support you at home you can access all our digital resources & eBooks on
https://folensonline.ie/registration/?r=t…

Register as a teacher & use the special code below for Roll Number

Primary school resources: Prim20
Secondary school resources: Sec20

Edco

In support of students, teachers & parents during this challenging time, simply log in to http://edcolearning.ie with any of the following username & password combinations to gain FREE access to our e-books & digital resources. #remotelearning #edchatie

Update: 19th March 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian and Student, 

We are working very hard behind the scenes to make sure that students and their families are supported during these difficult times.  

To facilitate on-line learning, all students have been issued with a school e-mail.   We are running into problems because many students have forgotten their passwords. Mr. Wall is re-issuing links to reset the passwords.  We ask that students take down their password in notebook or somewhere safe, so it does not have to be issued again.  

Students must log into OFFICE 365 to access their e-mail account.   Some students are running into difficulties because they are trying to log into Microsoft.  

While some teachers are using Google and others Edmodo to communicate with their students, many staff members are moving towards Microsoft Teams.   Please see below support links for parents and students.  

Students should contact their teachers during normal school hours.   

If there is any student family out there who needs support during this time, Ms. Elaine Dillon, our Home School Community Liaison teacher is available at the end of the phone.  Her number is 087 1624105.  My e- mail is:  principal@loretocrumlin.ie  and Mr Whelan’s  email address is mwhelan@loretocrumlin.ie

It has come to my attention that some parents may need to get Children’s Allowance Forms stamped.  

Please e-mail me and post the form to the following address:

Principal,

Loreto College,

Crumlin Road,

Dublin 12

D12E196

I will return the forms by post.  

Take care of yourselves and your family at this time.   To the sixth years, try not to worry.   The Department of Education and the State Examinations Commission will be working behind the scenes on a contingency plan.  It is out of our hands now and all you can do is stay well, keep up the study, support each other and stay in contact with your teachers.  

Kind regards,

Ms. Murphy.  

Useful IT Links: 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/teams/default.aspx

Announcement from State Examinations Commission re: Oral and Practical Exams.

https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/PR20-03-19.html

School Closed from 13th March 2020

Following a directive from the Department of Education and Skills our school is now closed for an unconfirmed period of time.

Please see the letter below and follow this link https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/12-march-2020-statement-from-the-department-of-education-and-skills.html