Beginning of Year Blessing
Our School Calendar for 2020/21 can be found here
Leaving Cert Calculated Grades will be available on Monday September 7th. These will only be available online and NOT from the school. You MUST access them online using the same website where you entered your levels and subjects in June. Students will need their examination number, PPS number and account password. You can reset your password on the site if you have forgotten it.
If you can’t access the site, you can ring Ms Ni Chrualaoich on 0892232005 for any form of help and advice relating to Calculated grades. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
The main points to note are:
To access your VSWare account, please go to www.stkevinscc.ie and click VSWare on top right hand side. (3 blue lines if using a smartphone).
If you have never created an account before, you will be asked to enter your username which you will have received in a text message.
Please leave password blank and click ‘Create or Reset Password’
You will receive a text to your phone with a code. Enter this and follow the directions given to create a new password.
If you have any issues at all, please email email@example.com
To watch a VSWare Parent video please click here – https://vsware.wistia.com/medias/tmb3s409kt
Please find below a newsletter we have put together which outlines all of the current plans we are putting in place to help us reopen St Kevin’s Community College safely and responsibly for all.
We have made a video version of the newsletter too which we would ask you to take some time to watch.
This will be shown to all students during their induction, but there is no harm in showing it to your son/daughter before they come back to school.
We know it is quite long, but it is really important that you take time to familiarise yourselves with the new procedures in place.
Please note that students will be required to wear Face Coverings/Masks at all times in the college.
No scarves or bandannas are allowed and face coverings should be appropriate for a school setting.
The principal will determine what is deemed to be appropriate in ambiguous cases.
Please follow the procedures for Face Coverings in the HSE Poster below at all times (Click here to view large version of poster)
Our Covid-19 Safety Procedures (click here if you’d like to print a copy) (Updated August 17th, 2020)
Please note that some of these will be adjusted as we get to grips with a full return to school life and we will keep you informed at all times. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your concerns by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covid-19 Safety Precautions
We are preparing the school so we can follow all of the necessary safety procedures as outlined by the Department of Education and the HSE. These include
“All members of the school community, teachers, students, staff, SNAs, parents/guardians will fully comply with Covid-19 measures and protocols that are implemented for the health and safety of all.”
While these measures have been put in place, we must remember at all times that nothing works better than ensuring students take personal responsibility to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. This means ensuring they maintain safe distances from other people, cough/sneeze into their elbow or tissue which is disposed safely, wearing a face-covering when social distancing is not possible, washing hands with hot water and soap and continuing to sanitise their hands.
Thank you for your support in helping us to re-open safely and please continue to reinforce all of these important messages to your son/daughter as often as you can.
We realise that many of these measures sound scary and daunting but we will do everything we can to help you through this process. If we continue to work together we can make this challenging time that bit easier. Please communicate with us as often as you need – email is the most effective way of getting in touch with us.
Looking forward to welcoming your son/daughter back and to a great year ahead,
Tony Barry Ciarán Duffy
Principal Deputy Principal
Details of our Summer Camp Programme to help students get ready for coming back to school can be found here – St Kevins CC Summer School Itinerary 2020 (1)
Please find below letters for each year group outlining details for starting back to school this year and our Covid-19 preparations.
Please take your time to read all of the information and to ensure you have spoken to your son/daughter about these plans.
First Year Letter – 1st Year Letter Website
Second Year Letter – 2nd year letter Website
Third Year Letter – 3rd year letter website
Transition Year Letter – 4th year letter website
Fifth Year Letter – 5th year letter website
Sixth Year Letter – 6th year letter website
Please email email@example.com if you have any queries.
Monday 24th August Staff Training & Covid-19 Preparations Continue
Tuesday 25th August Staff Training & Covid-19 Preparations Continue
Wednesday 26th August No 1st Year Induction This Day – Staff Meetings
Thursday 27th August 11.00-14.00 1st year induction
Friday 28th August 8.50-12.30 1st year induction
Friday 28th August 10.00-11.30 5th year induction
Friday 28th August 11.00-12.30 6th year induction
Monday 31st August 9.00-10.30 2nd year induction
Monday 31st August 10.00-11.30 3rd year induction
Monday 31st August 11.00-12.30 4th year induction
Tuesday 1st September 8.50 – 15.40 Full School Day as per Timetable
School Fees 20/21
Our book rental and Transition Year fees remain unchanged for this school year. Our Transition Year fee is reduced to €100 for the time being. If the Covid-19 situation eases later in the year we will review the fee and communicate with you in plenty of time. The fee for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th year students is €100. The fees cover items such as book rental, school journal, photocopying expenses and a calculator for all new 1st years (to be used over the 6 years).
Sibling /Family Discounts 1st Student – €100, 2nd Student – €75, 3rd Student – €50
Example Family of 2 = €175, Family of 3 = €225