I hope you and your family are keeping safe.
As you know, these are unprecedented times and we are committed to working to maintain and support all in our school community in the current climate. This may be a long haul – beyond 29th March 2020.
Our starting common teaching position is contact through our Office 365 platform and Subject Pages on our website www.ricecollege.ie
Subject Pages will change every week.
Students will have access to their teachers for every subject via the Office 365 or the Subject Pages when the system is fully operational.
We have received feedback from students already around these new measures and the response has been hugely positive with students reporting to benefit in a very positive way in this new learning experience. We would like to assure you that we are doing our very best to ensure students continue to access tuition from home. Teachers have been making contact with their students and assigning work via these platforms
We ask that both students and parents/guardians are diligent in ensuring that this assigned work is completed, particularly in the case of our exam students.
The engagement to date by staff and students alike has been excellent.
As you will understand it will take time to fine tune this new process.
Teachers may set work in various ways and we ask that you keep in touch with our website for ongoing updates
The school email is being managed from 9.00am to 4.00pm each working day during the closure period. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on this email.
You may also use email@example.com
Finally, and most importantly, the Department of Education and Skills advise that: “all pupils and students are asked to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space between them. Parents/Guardians are urged to support their children to maintain this approach”. We feel that this is particularly important within our own communities and encourage everyone to stay safe and adhere to the above guidelines.
Stay safe. Stay well.
March 20th 2020