Back to School – Adjustments to the School Day

Adjustments to the School Day to Facilitate Covid 19 Safety Measures
Due to Covid 19 Regulations changes are being made to the school day. These changes are being made in the interests of health and safety and may be subject to change in line with guidance from the Department of Education and Skills and the H.S.E.

Junior Infants
Thursday 27th August school begins at 10.00 am and finishes 11.30am: Parents and children will enter through the main gate and assemble in the Green Yard in a socially distant manner. The teachers will bring pupils to their classes and parents should remain in the yard for a short meeting to outline Covid 19 Safety Procedures. Children are to wear the school tracksuit. They do not need to take anything to school with them on this day.

Friday 28th August: No school

Monday 31st of August to Friday 11th September school starts at 8.40am and finishes at 12.00pm:
Monday 14th of September and for the rest of the school year 8.40-1.20pm, Main School Gate (Green Yard)

3rd Class
Thursday 27th of August school starts at 12.00 and finishes at 1.30pm: Parents and children will enter through the main gate assemble in the Green Yard in a socially distant manner. Teachers will bring pupils to their classes and parents should remain in the yard for a short meeting to outline Covid 19 Safety Procedures. Pupils may wear school uniform or tracksuit.

Friday 28th August: No School

Monday 31st – August and for the rest of the school year school starts at 8.50am and finishes at 2.30pm

Senior Infants

Friday 28th of August school starts at 9.45am and finishes 11.00am: Children will enter through the main gate and assemble in the Green Yard. Teachers will escort pupils to their classes. Socially distant meeting in the Green School Yard for parents to outline Covid 19 safety procedures 10.30am- 11.00am. Pupils may wear school uniform or tracksuit. Classes will be dismissed at intervals from 11.00am to ensure social distancing

Monday 31st – August and for the rest of the school year school starts at 8.50am and finishes at 1.20pm, Main School Gate (Green Yard)

1st Class and 4th Class
Friday 28th of August school starts at 9.30 and finishes at 11.00: Children will enter through the main gate and assemble in the Green Yard. Teachers will escort pupils to their classes. Socially distant meeting in the Green School Yard for parents to outline Covid 19 safety procedures 10.30am- 11.00am. Classes will be dismissed at intervals from 11.00am to ensure social distancing. Pupils may wear school uniform or tracksuit.

Monday 31st – August and for the rest of the school year school starts at 8.50am and finishes at 2.30pm, Main School Gate (Green Yard)

5th Class and 6th Class
Friday 28th of August school starts at 9.30am and finishes at 11.00am: Children will enter through the back gate and assemble in the Red Yard (entrance via King St.). Teachers will bring pupils to their classes. Socially distant meeting in the Red School Yard for parents to outline Covid 19 safety procedures 10.30am- 11.00am. Classes will be dismissed at intervals from 11.00am to ensure social distancing. Pupils may wear school uniform or tracksuit.

Monday 31st – August and for the rest of the school year school starts at 8.50am and finishes at 2.30pm, Red School Gate (entrance via King St).
*Arrangements for children travelling on the bus and for siblings will be outlined before school begins.

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Google Meet – How to get started

For a video with step by step instructions, please log into Google Classroom.

To use Google Meet on a phone or tablet, follow the following instructions. For a laptop/desktop computer, see the instructions below.

  • Download the Google Meet App on your device. See the pictures below for what this looks like on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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  • Log into the App using the same email and password used to log into Google Classroom. This is very important as if you do not use the school log in, you will not be able to take part in the Google Meet.
  • The App may ask for permission to use your microphone and camera, you need to allow both of these or Ms Glacken will not be able to see or hear you.
  • Once you are logged in, you will see the option to turn on or off your camera or microphone. You will also see the option to create a new meeting or enter a meeting code.
  • You can either click the link which will bring you back to Google Meet, or you can copy down the code and type it in into the Meeting Code option in the Google Meet App.
  • You will see this screen when you have successfully logged in:
  • Screenshot 2020-04-22 at 14.08.21

 

Using a laptop/desktop computer:

  • If you are using a desktop computer, you will need to ensure you have a microphone connected (you will also need a webcam if you want Ms Glacken and the other boys to see you).  Most laptops have a microphone and camera built in.
  • The easiest way to connect is to go to Google Classroom at classroom.google.com and follow the link to the Google Meet. Ms Glacken will post the meeting code on Google Classroom 1 hour before the video call is due to take place. Make sure you are logged in with your school email address or it will not work.
  • If you prefer, you can get the meeting code from Google Classroom and then go to meet.google.com and join a meeting using this code. Again, it is very important that you are logged in using your school email address used for Google Classroom.
  • You will see this screen when you have successfully logged in:
  • Screenshot 2020-04-22 at 14.08.21

Please contact eglacken@stjosephssundaysgate.ie if you have any questions.

Zoom Demos – How to get online

We are delighted to offer online teaching by video link for 5th & 6th. This will be on a trial basis until Easter and if successful will be offered to more classes after Easter. To logon, you will need to download a free app called Zoom. It is available from the app store or online at www.zoom.us. Once downloaded click on join a meeting and enter code and password. These codes were sent to you by text message.

The following videos show the method of logging on using a laptop/computer and using a phone/tablet.