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Covid update

Covid update

Dear Parent/Guardian/Students: See updates below

January 2022

All students will return to school on January 6th 2022.. PLease see update from the Department .

Students and COVID-19 (Post Primary Schools)

If a post primary student has tested positive for COVID-19:
- They will be contact traced by the National Contact Tracing Team.
- The National Contact Tracing Team will contact them and ask them to
identify their close contacts.
- The student who tested positive will have to isolate for 10 days from the
day their symptoms started or for 10 days from the day they had the
positive PCR test. The student can return to school after this isolation
period, provided they do not have a fever/temperature during the last 5
days of their isolation period.

Students who have symptoms of COVID-19 should stay at home, isolate and
arrange to have a COVID-19 test.

There are 2 types of COVID-19 test available from the HSE:

Antigen tests (home test kits) and PCR tests (done at a test centre and sent to a lab).

Students (or anyone between 4 to 39 years of age) who has symptoms of
COVID-19 are offered antigen tests firstly and they do not book a PCR test
unless they get a positive antigen test result.


Note – If a student is identified as a CLOSE CONTACT of a case in their
HOUSEHOLD they will have to restrict their movement as per national
guidelines for household close contact and get a COVID-19 test as soon as
possible.


Further information is available at
https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/testing/get-tested/

First Year Presentation on Covid guidelines for 2021-2022

Parent/Guardian Presentation Aug 24th 2021

August 22nd 2021 : Covid update

Webinar will be held for incoming first years before August 27th in relation to Covid guidelines in school.

Please click on video below which has advice for parents and students ..

Communications to Parents regarding School Transport – SEN and Post Primary

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/64a88-school-transport/

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August 20th Covid update

Please see link to our updated Covid Response Plan August 2021

Covid Response Plan 2021-2022

April 11th 2021 - update :

Parents/Guardian Webinar

Click here to view

April 9th update:

Great news that All students are to return to the school building on April 12th 2021

Click on link for all information.

Back to School - April 2021

Please click on link below for recent principal's letter

Principal letter issued March 29th 2021

March 1st 2021

Please review the various links below in relation to the Spring Return for schools

Click on link below to access content and video

Information for parents & students on Spring Return

**See Policies section in our website for Causeway CS Response Plan

Return to school March 1st - 6th years

Minsiter of Education - Press Releases - Click below

Minister of Education - Press Releases

** Update February 1st 2021

Click here to view Principal's letter

update Jan 12th

Minister of Education Norma Foley's letter to Parents

Click Here

Update January 7th .

Please see press release from Minister of Education below. Please note that the school buidling is closed to students until January 31st and students will be taught remotely. 6th year will be allowed into school for 3 days per week. further detail will follow on this

https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2021-press-releases/PR21-01-06.html

As you will be aware from media coverage the Coronavirus has spread to Ireland. Further to this please find below links to the most up to date information as provided from the Department of Education and Skills and the HSE. Please find the attached poster provided by the Department of Education and Skills which provides some information at a glance.

Recent Update:

- Please note that Causeway CS do not use the product ViraPro Handsanisters or surface wipes

A Parents Guide to Close Contacts in School: Click here

HSE video on Proper handwashing to help prevent the spread of COVID -19 .please click on here
Please see link below to the advice on the HSE website re: Coronavirus
This website is updated on an daily basis.
Travel advice for all Irish citizens is provided through thehttps://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/
Please Note: The most important action we can take to protect ourselves from Covid-19 is regular hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene.

This web page will contain all infomation that you will need about your son/daughters returning to school for the 2020/2021 year.

Our mission this year is to reduce the risk of Covid 19 into our school community . Please read and review the various documents below .

Return to School Webinars took place during the Weeks of August 17th 2020

- First Year Webinar took place on August 17th at 8pm

- 2nd & 3rd Year Webinar took place on August 17th @ 7pm

- TY, 5th Year & 6th Year Webinar takes place at Wednesday August 19th @ 7 pm.

Information for Parents and students

- Video on advice fr Parents of Post -Primary students ... Click here

- Video for Post-primary students - Click here

- Transport - Government details ref buses Click here

- HSE "very high risk people" Click on here

- Assessment Arrangements For Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2021

- Dept website on Returning to school

- August 7th Dept of Education Press Release - ref Face Masks

- Roadmap for the return to school

- Dept of Education Guidance on Transition Year

- Dept of Education Guidance on Leaving Certifiacte Applied (LCA)

Face masks

Details of Face masks ..Click here

Sample 1 Click here

Sample 2 Click here

Samplet 3 Click here

Sample 4 Click here

Sample 5 Click here

As you will be aware from media coverage the Coronavirus has spread to Ireland.Further to this please find below links to the most up to date information as provided from the Department of Education and Skills and the HSE. Please find the attached poster provided by the Department of Education and Skills which provides some information at a glance.

HSE video on Proper handwashing to help prevent the spread of COVID -19 .please click on here
Please see link below to the advice on the HSE website re: Coronavirus
This website is updated on an daily basis.
Travel advice for all Irish citizens is provided through thehttps://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/
Please Note: The most important action we can take to protect ourselves from Covid-19 is regular hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene.

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