Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for completing the online permission form for your child to use Seesaw. We are setting up this virtual learning space in preparation for the possibility that schools may not re-open after the Easter break on Monday 19th April 2020. If schools remain closed we intend to use Seesaw for all classes from Junior Infants – 4th class (5th and 6th class already use Edmodo). This will allow the teacher and children to communicate in a more interactive way.
You will receive an email with details of how to set your child or children up on Seesaw. This will include a unique code for each child. You can learn more about how to use Seesaw in the Online Learning section of our website.
We are aware that there are may be some barriers to using online resources. This is why we will also recommend offline activities such as:
We also understand that every child has a different learning style and every household has been presented with their own challenges during this Covid-19 pandemic. The work that teachers are setting is there to support your child’s learning at home. Some children thrive on a structured day, while others may not. The most important thing right now is that families are taking care of each other during this time and that children are happy and safe. You are the primary educator for your child, you choose what is best for them at this time. We will support you in any way possible.
We know that you are all doing your best to support your child at home. We are trying to support you in supporting their learning. From Monday 19th April the class teacher will be available online from 10am – 12pm during weekdays to answer questions by e-mail. Also, you can e-mail Colette or Gemma with any questions or concerns you may have. We will do our best to help you.
We hope that all families are keeping well during this difficult time and we encourage the children to take time to read, draw, play, exercise and relax during their official school holiday time
*Please contact Colette (Colette@eskeretns.ie) or Gemma (Gemma@eskeretns.ie) if you have any questions.
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