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Return to School Date

Jul 01 2020
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Please note that students will return to school on a phased basis from Wednesday, 26th August – further details to follow closer to the time, taking public health regulations into consideration at that stage.

Enjoy the holidays and stay safe and well!

Emptying of Student Lockers

Jun 10 2020
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Re: Emptying of Student Lockers

 

Dear Parents and Students,

 

Students will be able to access the school to empty their lockers and collect any other belongings remaining in the Year Group Areas, as per the table below. Days and times have been assigned to students based on family surnames in alphabetical order. Please make every effort to arrive in the allocated time slot. This process has been arranged to facilitate families and to ensure the greatest level of safety for staff, students and parents alike. Please note that the school remains closed for any other purpose. Telephone and email queries are being responded to.

 

The following students or their siblings must not come to the school:

·       One who has symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, breathlessness or flu-like symptoms.

·       One who has been diagnosed with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last fourteen days.

·       One who is a close contact of a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past fourteen days.

·        One who has been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time.

·       One who has been advised by a doctor to cocoon at this time.

 

When?

Day/Date

Time

Family Surnames Beginning With

Friday, June 12th

10am -11am

A, B, C

11am – 12pm

D, E, F, G

12pm – 1pm

H, I, J, K, L

Monday, June 15th

10am – 11am

M, N

11am – 12pm

O, P, Q, R, S

12pm – 1pm

T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

 

How will it work?

·       Students will need to bring a bag and their locker key.

·       Access to the school grounds will be via the main gate only.

·       Parents and non-student siblings must remain in the carpark, maintaining social distancing of two metres.

·       Students will access their Year Group Area via the external emergency doors of the respective Areas. There will be no access to any other area of the school.

·       Queuing markers at two metres apart will be in place outside each Year Group Area.

·       Access to each Area will be managed by a member of staff wearing PPE.

·       A maximum of four students will be admitted to each Year Group Area at any one time.

·       Hand sanitiser will be available and must be used before entry and upon leaving.

·       Students should empty their locker as quickly as possible whilst maintaining social distancing of two metres.

·       Students should leave the locker open and take their padlock with them.

·       Students should return to the carpark and depart.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Library Resources

Jun 03 2020
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Summer Reading: Presentation College has a wonderful library which is being currently updated. If you have books that you might like to donate to the library or books that you have borrowed and would like to return - just put them in a bag so that you can drop them into school when all restrictions have been lifted. Here is a list of some of the books we have in the school library. How many have you read? ....

Virtual School Awards Ceremony

Our virtual School Awards Ceremony took place online. Congratulations to all award recipients and thank you to all staff and students who participated in the numerous activities in our school throughout the year. Congratulations to all recipients.  You may view the ceremony by clicking on the following link:

Leaving Certificate 2020 Calculated Grades Online Portal

May 25 2020
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In circular 0037/2020 published last week, the Department indicated that the technical administration of the Calculated Grades model for Leaving Certificate 2020 would be supported by an online system for students. 

 LC 2020 Calculated Grades - Guide for Parents

This online system, the Calculated Grades Student Portal, available to students through www.gov.ie/leavingcertificate, will open at 10 AM on Tuesday 26 May and will close at 10 PM on Thursday 28 May.

 LC 2020 Calculated Grades - Guide for Students

The following links contain very important information for all students:

Letter to Students re Calculated Grades 

Calculated Grades Student Portal - Before You Start Guide

Summer Assessment

May 22 2020
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Teachers and students are currently very busy with assignments and exams as part of our Summer Assessment 2020 process. A whole-school approach was taken via all Subject Department Coordinators consulting with all the respective subject departments to agree on the best assessment structures for their particular students and subject in the current circumstances, as per the Department of Education and Skills Guidelines. Wishing all students every success!

A Message from our Meitheal Leaders

May 19 2020
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These are very strange times in which we find ourselves and many of the things that we thought were certainties are no longer so. Students in our school and across the country are significantly feeling those losses at this time - graduations, end-of-year celebrations and even our Leaving Certificate examinations have been postponed or cancelled. It's a strange time for us all. One group of people who are really feeling it at this time is our Meitheal Leaders....(click on the heading for the full article)

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