Carlow Educate Together COVID-19 Hub

Active Week!!!! 27th April to 1st May 2020

Just because we aren’t in school doesn’t mean we can’t do Active Week! Here are some of the activities planned:

  1. #ActiveHomeWeek – organised by our Active Flag Group – watch out for activities from your teachers!
  2. Fitness Class with Nicoleta – Tuesday 12om (Zoom – link sent by email)
  3. 10 @ 10 – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Join our staff for 10 minutes of activity at 10am
  4. Paulie’s Bootcamp are running virtual bootcamps for kids this week from Carlow Town

Welcome to the Hub

Nothing is normal right now so we've changed our normal Carlow Educate Together Web Site into a Hub for families looking for information about our school during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this site will help answer all of your questions, but if not, please email me at simon@carloweducatetogether.ie and I'll try my best to help.
Keep Happy and Safe,
Simon

I'd like to enrol my child in your school.

Please email siobhan@carloweducatetogether.ie and she will assist you.

Anyone starting Junior Infants in September 2020. We’ll be in touch soon with information. We usually have an open day in May but we will have to wait to see if this can happen

I can't log into my child's accounts!

Email helpdesk@carloweducatetogether.ie and someone will get you sorted. You need to email your child’s name and the class he/she is in so we can find him/her easily.

I need food for my house.

Please email Simon or Siobhán in the strictest of confidence and we will arrange food to be delivered to your house.

I haven't heard from my child's teacher!

All teachers have been in touch with all pupils in their class. If you haven’t received anything from your class teachers, please email helpdesk@carloweducatetogether.ie 

I don't have a laptop or the Internet

We understand that some of our families do not have access to devices in order to receive lessons. Most of the information sent out by your teacher can be accessed via a mobile phone.

However, the most important thing right now is to do what you can and not to worry. Someone will be in touch with you to try and help you out.

The school hasn't heard from you!

If your class teacher hasn’t heard from you for a week, we will arrange for one of our support staff to get in touch with you to see if you are ok and if there is anything we can do to assist you.

I really miss school!

Us too! We’re trying to create opportunities for the school to come to you. Every Friday, Simon will host a live online assembly. The link to this assembly is emailed to you each week. Other events will also be emailed to you so we can stay in touch.

We’ve created a special Google Calendar that you can access by clicking here and adding to your own calendar so you don’t miss anything!

How should I structure my child's day?

Your teacher will have sent you a document outlining a suggested timetable for the day. If you’ve mislaid it, you can find our sample here.

However, remember that structure comes a distant second place to making sure you are feeling well both physically and mentally. Please don’t put pressure on yourself or your children. 

I don't have textbooks.

Our teachers would have sent home textbooks on the Thursday that we had to close. We are no longer allowed access the school so we’ve created a list of where you can find the school books we use in the school. You can access them here.

I don't speak Irish!

Don’t worry! All our Gaeilge lessons will be described by your class teacher. Some teachers will use video to directly teach new concepts. You might be surprised by the amount of Gaeilge your children actually know. 

Emer ran a brilliant Gaeilge session on Zoom and went through some little ideas to play on a daily basis. She has also made a short page dedicated to Gaeilge – have a look here.

I really miss school!

Us too! We’re trying to create opportunities for the school to come to you. Every Friday, Simon will host a live online assembly. The link to this assembly is emailed to you each week. Other events will also be emailed to you so we can stay in touch.

We’ve created a special Google Calendar that you can access by clicking here and adding to your own calendar so you don’t miss anything!

I'd love some extra ideas to do with my child.

Fear not! We have a bunch of suggested ideas that you can do with your children and they will be emailed to you once a fortnight. However, there are a myriad of ideas online and I’ve created a document that I have made available to all schools in the country which is added to on a daily basis.

Where will I find out information on the COVID-19 coronavirus?

The best place to find up to date and accurate information is here.