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School Closure 2021 & Return to School 2020 Document Repository

19th August 2020 | News, What's New

School Buildings Closure January 2021

  1. Letter to primary and special schools re interim school reopening 15th January 2021
  2. School building closure letter for principals Jan 2021                  Litir do phríomhoidí maidir le dúnadh foirgneamh scoile
  3. Guidance on remote teaching and learning
  4. CPSMA distance learning support links
  5. At risk pupil guidance
  6. SEN pupil guidance
  7. School meals DSP letter
  8. School meals An Post service unavailability
  9. School placement 2020-21 guidance note      Nóta Treorach maidir le socrúchán scoile 2020-21 – An scéala is déana

Return to School September 2020

  1. HSE & HPSC interim recommendations for the reopening of schools and education facilities
  2. Roadmap for the full school return      DES Roadmap update including information on face coverings
  3. Covid-19 Response Plan for primary & special schools (editable Word doc)
  4. Supporting the wellbeing of school communities
  5. Maintaining physical distance in the classroom
  6. Illustrative primary classroom layouts
  7. Illustrative SEN classroom layouts
  8. Primary curriculum guidance on return to school
  9. Circular 0045/2020 COVID-19 operational supports for the full return to school
  10. Circular 0049/2020 – Covid-19 arrangements for teachers & SNAs
  11. Circular 0054/2020 – Covid-19 arrangements for ancillary staff/bus escorts
  12. Info Note 0002/2020 – Filling leadership & management posts during COVID-19
  13. Info Note 0003/2020 – Filling SNA vacancies during COVID-19
  14. Info Note 0005/2020 Teacher job sharing scheme changes permitting substitute work
  15. Info Note 0006/2020 Reduced timelines for advertising & interview notice for tr/principal/d. principal (open comp) positions
  16. Info Note 0007/2020 Career break teachers lifting of restrictions on substitution
  17. Info Note 0008/2020 Substitution & EPV days revised arrangements
  18. Info Note 0009/2020 Extension of the Employee Assistance Service (EAS)
  19. Info Note 00010/2020-Partial Return to Work for SNAs
  20. PPE, consumables and equipment guidance    PPE & consumables supply user guide
  21. Staff self-declaration form COVID-19                   Pupil declaration form Covid-19
  22. Training for reopening schools                            Posters for reopening of schools
  23. FAQs on Reopening of schools (11_09_2020)
  24. Return to school prayers for primary schools and Staff prayer
  25. Guidance for supporting primary pupils at very high risk
  26. Dealing with suspected & confirmed COVID-19 cases in primary schools HSE & HSPC guidance
  27. Wellbeing resources to support return to school
  28. Wellbeing supports for school communities as schools reopen
  29. HSE information for parents    Informing parents/guardians in event of suspected/confirmed COVID-19 case in school setting
  30. Schools pathway document for COVID- 19 – CPSMA guidance note 
  31. Return to educational facility pupil declaration form
  32. Cover letter schools communication pack English                             Cover letter schools communication pack Gaeilge
  33. COVID19 Schools community testing pathway FAQ for Schools     Cosan Tastala COVID-19 do Phobail Scoile CC Do Scoileanna
  34. Excel Template Sheet School Community Covid 19 Pathway Data & Referral
  35. Contacts for COVID 19 Schools
  36. Principal advice if notified of a positive case of COVID-19
  37. Parent guide: if your child is a close contact of COVID-19 in school
  38. Recording and reporting COVID-19 primary pupil related absences
  39. COVID-19 guidance regarding SNAs supporting children with additional care needs
  40. Teaching Council guidance note for school placement 2020
  41. Letter to school principals on return to school 2nd Nov      Letter to school principals return to school 2nd Nov Gaeilge
  42. App form claims for sub hours under Circular 45 Section 5.4
  43. Updated ventilation in schools guidance V2
  44. Supporting parental collaboration in primary schools
  45. Update requirements – Child Protection Oversight Report to BOM
  46. Arrangements for end of term – Christmas 2020


         Webinar on Reopening of Schools 









Schools Pathway for Covid-19: a webinar hosted by CPSMA

Webinar Segments – Schools Pathway for COVID 19 


DES Webinar for school principal 01 December 2020



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