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First Year 2022 Admissions
Created : 16 Sep 2021, 8:51 PM
Archived : 16 Nov 2021, 12:00 AM
Enrolment for 1st Year 2022 opens on Friday October 1st and closes on Friday October 22nd. The HFSS Admissions Policy is available to read on www.holyfamily.ie. Application Forms are available from 1st October only.
Supports for Digital Learning in HFSS
Created : 06 Sep 2021, 9:43 PM
Archived : 07 Nov 2021, 12:00 AM
Students are strongly advised to avail of the free e-books that come with all curricular textbooks. An e-book version of the textbook is useful for homework, in the case of absence from school, and in the event of a period of remote learning. Please register/download your ebooks as soon as possible. Attached are some supports for registration and download of e-books. Please consult the specific book publisher website for up to date information and for any issues arising with e-books. All students should check they can access their class teams in Office 365 and communicate with their subject teacher about accessing materials for the class/for homework. Attached are some links to 'how to' screencast videos for accessing and using Teams in Office 365. These supports may be particularly useful to 1st years and students who are new to the school. If there are any queries relating to accessing our school platform Microsoft Office 365 on www.office.com, for example, problems with passwords, please send an email to o365@holyfamily.ie with your query. Thank you.


Getting reconnected on TEAMS for digital learning
Created : 05 Sep 2021, 11:41 AM
Archived : 05 Nov 2021, 12:00 AM
As our students settle back into their school timetable for the year ahead, we'd like to remind students and parents that there are support how-to videos and documents for using TEAMS on the PARENTS tab of the school website. The links are also listed below. All teachers will be setting up TEAMS for their subject classes for digital learning. Teachers will be supporting students with accessing TEAMS in the weeks ahead. www.holyfamily.ie/hfss-parents/ Student Supports for Digital Learning: How to videos for accessing Teams on Office 365 IPAD 1 Accessing Teams and uploading files ANDROID Device 1+2 Logging in and finding teams ANDROID Device 3-5 Teams, assignments and uploading work. PC 1+2 Accessing Microsoft Teams from Browser PC 3 Accessing instructions on Teams PC4 Locating Assignments on Teams: youtu.be/wGFR2gzCUUM PC5 Uploading Assignments on Teams: youtu.be/MeimJxWjJL8 i-phone Accessing Teams: youtu.be/UCGpSI9C7rA i-phone Uploading Files to Teams: youtu.be/7wOJtRMNYYw
HSE’s national COVID-19 Schools' Management Team important information
Created : 29 Aug 2021, 9:25 PM
Archived : 29 Oct 2021, 6:19 PM
As our year groups return to school, the HSE’s national COVID-19 Schools' Management Programme have instructed schools to communicate the following to parent(s)/guardian(s) 1. Remind all parents and staff to keep an eye on their health and to check for symptoms of COVID-19. Symptoms of Covid-19 can include some or all of the following - fever (temperature of 38◦C or higher), cough, shortness of breath, any loss or change to the senses of smell or taste, headache, sore throat, or a runny nose. If any pupil or member of staff develops these symptoms they must self-isolate and contact their GP for advice regarding a COVID-19 test. 2. Even with high population uptake of COVID-19 vaccination, it is important that you continue to support the pupils and staff of your school community during the COVID-19 pandemic in the effective manner you have been. It is important to reinforce to your school community that all public health guidelines still need to be followed to protect the health of pupils and staff, these include: Wearing face coverings Cleaning hands regularly Maintaining physical distance from others Being mindful of the ventilation of classrooms by opening windows and doors as appropriate 3. Encourage all those who are eligible for vaccination within your school community to access appropriate information around this (available at www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/) For those wishing to arrange vaccination, they can do so at either: Register using the HSE Vaccine portal (vaccine.hse.ie/#register) OR phone the HSE at 1800 700 700 What is the advice for close contacts who are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19? Close contacts who are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to restrict their movements until they receive a call from the HSE Contact Management Programme. During this call a review of each close contact’s vaccination (dates and type) and medical history will determine whether the vaccine is likely to provide “significant immunity” for them. The close contact will then be advised whether they can return to school or whether they need to continue to restrict movements. When is a person considered to be fully-vaccinated? 7 days after receipt of the second Pfizer-BioNTech dose (two dose vaccination course) 15 days after receipt of the second AstraZeneca dose (two dose vaccination course) What is the advice for close contacts who are not fully-vaccinated against COVID-19? Close contacts who are not fully-vaccinated will need to go for two PCR tests for COVID-19, one as soon as possible and one on Day 10 after their last exposure to the COVID-19 case. They will need to restrict their movements (stay at home) until the Day 10 test has been done. This includes not attending work or school. If the Day 10 test result is “not detected” or negative, the pupil or staff member can return to school provided they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. What about the families of those who are close contacts? Other people who live at home with the close contact do not need to restrict their movements, provided the close contact has no Covid symptoms. This means they can continue to attend school. If the close contact tests positive for COVID-19, the household will then need to restrict their movements. What if a close contact declines the COVID-19 test? Testing is not mandatory. But if a close contact does not have a Day 10 test done, this means they need to continue to restrict their movements for 14 days after their last contact with the person with COVID-19. More information? Up to date information and advice on COVID-19 is available on hse.ie. We thank you for your help and support as we continue to live with COVID-19.
Leaving Cert Results 2021 Notice
Created : 26 Aug 2021, 5:40 PM
Archived : 26 Oct 2021, 12:00 AM
Best wishes to our Class of 2021 students receiving their results on Friday, 3rd September. Please see an important information update sent from the DES. This will also be posted on our graduates of 2021 former 6th year school TEAMS group (still activated) On Wednesday, 25th August, candidates will have been alerted directly by text and email from the SEC to the publication of a short guide to the accredited grades data collection, national standardisation and quality assurance processes which provides further information. www.gov.ie/en/publication/d3ea2-leaving-certificate-2021/ The short guide will include the timetables for accessing more information about results, the dates for applying to view scripts and the deadline for making an appeal application. With the very best regards from all at HFSS.
Return to School: Guidance for Parents/Guardians from the Department of Education
Created : 23 Aug 2021, 5:02 PM
Archived : 23 Oct 2021, 12:00 AM
The Department of Education has prepared guidance on issues relating to the return to school. Please see links below. 1. General advice on how to prepare for back to school www.gov.ie/en/publication/2d3af-advice-during-covid-19-back-to-school-advice-for-parents/ 2. Frequently asked questions www.gov.ie/en/publication/your-questions-answered/ 3. Video advice for all school groups www.youtube.com/watch?v=03RXGM1hMMI&t=52s 4. Multilingual advice for parents www.gov.ie/en/publication/0cf46-resources-and-materials-for-parentsguardians-and-for-students-on-returning-to-school-multi-lingual/
Welcome to the new school year.
Created : 19 Aug 2021, 9:07 PM
Archived : 20 Oct 2021, 12:00 AM
Please read the attached letter from the school senior management team.

Back to School dates - September 2021
Created : 18 Aug 2021, 2:39 PM
Archived : 18 Oct 2021, 12:00 AM
Friday 27th August 1st year students (induction) 11am - 1pm Monday 30th August 1st, 5th & 6th years 11am - 1pm Tuesday 31st August 2nd, 3rd & TY years 11am - 1pm Wednesday 1st September All students in class 08:45 - 1pm

Parents' Association AGM
Created : 28 Sep 2021, 10:59 AM
Archived : 15 Oct 2021, 5:32 PM
HFSS Parents' Association AGM 7.30pm, Monday 11th October 2021, Via Zoom. A warm welcome to all to attend. Please see letter attached from the PA.

Internet Safety Night for Parents
Created : 04 Oct 2021, 3:44 PM
Archived : 15 Oct 2021, 5:32 PM
Dear Parents/Guardians TrendMicro Internet Security invite you to an online Internet Safety Night for Parents, promoting the safe, responsible and successful use of the internet. The event takes place on Tuesday October 5th at 7:30pm from the following link: napd.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=65f195627703f78637e109b37&id=fee7d9b802&e=c7aa696c54