12th March 2020
SCHOOL CLOSURE with effect from 6pm (Thursday, 12th March 2020) until Monday, 30th March 2020
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has made an announcement today on RTE news that the country’s schools, colleges and childcare facilities are to close in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We did not have advance notice of this decision. However, HFSS has been working to a contingency plan for such a potential outcome and have a remote teaching and learning plan and school emergency closure protocols in place. From 6pm today (12th March 2020), schools, colleges and childcare facilities will close.
We consider the health and wellbeing of all in our school community to be our highest priority. Now is the time to channel our many strengths and work together, to remain sensible, measured and calm.
Staying safe and well
HSE live helpline 1850 24 1850
Teaching & Learning
Your cooperation and understanding at this time is much appreciated.
S. Allen, Principal
HOLY FAMILY SECONDARY SCHOOL
Set aside a work space.
Follow the normal school day timetable.
Do your very best and remember that we will be back in our normal school routine shortly.
HFSS Teachers have prepared remote learning tasks/assignments for all subjects, include wellbeing, PE and RE. This will keep our students motivated, focused and learning. Our teachers will also be remote teaching and checking in with their class groups on TEAMS, OFFICE 365.
Students have codes at the front of their book and usually there are instructions on how to register for the e-books. Sometimes students need to put in some personal information to register so ideally this should be done at home with parents/guardians. Follow the instructions in the e-book or on the book publisher website.
Digital Learning: Student Information guidance sheet attached
How to access TEAMS: Guidance sheet with infographics attached.
All of these attachments are also available on our school website www.holyfamily.ie
A very useful application for moving photos from phone/IPad/tablet directly to your Office 365 account is Office Lens (watch video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzZ3WVhgi5w
Remote learning with Office 365: Guidance for parents and guardians document https://support.office.com/en-ie/article/remote-learning-with-office-365-guidance-for-parents-and-guardians-89d514f9-bf5e-4374-a731-a75d38ddd588