Carlow Educate Together COVID-19 Hub

Don't forget Sports Day this Thursday 14th June.

Vicky and Gary have lots of fun lined up for us on Thursday.  Watch out for updates from your teacher & from Simon!

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 with any enrolment queries.

We really enjoyed meeting our  new Junior Infants  & their parents online.  We can’t wait until we can meet you in person.  You can prepare your child for their new school by practising the route to school, showing them photos of the school & buying them a new schoolbag.  Check out our school FB page so your child can become familiar with our faces & see lots of the activities we enjoy together.

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.  We distributed Chromebooks so everyone shoud hopefully be OK now. Most of the information sent out by your teacher can be accessed via a mobile phone either.

However, the most important thing right now is to do what you can and not to worry. Please get in touch if we can help you in this area.

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.

We distributed all children’s books and learning  materials to their families during Phase 1 when we were allowed back into school.  If you need anything else… You can access them here.

I don't speak Irish!

For games you can play, seanfhocail (sayings) & links to online Gaeilge/Irish resources..

 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.