Can we not have the roundabout question of putting teachers on PUP every 10 pages or so please.
You know the answer to the question so why bother asking it.
Beasty wrote: »
...no, not on September the 3rd (although for all I know they might have), it's the 3rd thread...1st thread2nd thread3rd thread
Threadbans carry over
Shouldn't need to say this, but unfortunately too many of you seem to ignore a very basic principle when posting - remain civil to each other, otherwise you will have posting privileges removed
Scoondal wrote: »
Yes, teachers can work as supermarket staff have worked since March. When did shoppers start wearing face masks ?
daheff wrote: »
From what I've heard Covid is spreading because of gatherings of people at homes, not from kids mixing in schools.
So for if that's the problem, them make people stay at home and leave the kids in schools as a first step. If virus numbers still don't drop then we can assume that it's from schools and then close them too.
Smacruairi wrote: »
But there's been a Dublin lockdown for 2 weeks with households limited to one extra home.. So would you not say we have already tried your approach? And we don't need to close schools, just reduce numbers in and out.
Jinglejangle69 wrote: »
Cases aren't increasing amymore in Dublin since level 3 was introduced 2 weeks ago even though schools still open.
What does that tell you?
Smacruairi wrote: »
What does that picture tell you? And nphet are also saying things are getting worse. Like am I meant to ignore govt advice here? If starts to spike just as schools started back, ie last week of August like. Can't be a coincidence. Don't get me wrong, I thought it would be far far worse so I'm delighted it's not, but there is a link surely.
jrosen wrote: »
Anywhere where people are mixing will increase the chance of spread. It was a given that once schools opened back up we would see increases. But I think that was the point of having social resections. The hope that people would still hand wash/social distance/limit their contacts in order to keep numbers lower.
I dont think that has happened. I personally know of people who have gone on with their lives as usual. Family visiting grandparents weekly, expecting babysitting. Communion parties, birthday parties, sleep overs, even a student going on a school trip while their parent awaited a test result. Unfortunately there have been large cohorts of society who have ignored the guidelines and we will all pay for it.
Immortal Starlight wrote: »
Can I ask what is everyone’s opinion on letting a secondary school student go back to a school after the weekend where a covid case has been diagnosed. The case is not in the students year so they are expected to be present at school. What would you do if it was your decision to make?
SusanC10 wrote: »
I had thought that if the Country got to the point where Level 5 was needed that the situation would warrant a closure of schools.
What is going to happen now ?
Will they keep them open as they are right now?
Love2love wrote: »
There was a case identified in my son’s school (secondary) and he was identified as a close contact along with 10 others. All close contacts came back as negative thankfully and they’ll be able to return after their 14 days this Friday. They could still develop symptoms up to then but the school have been marvellous in dealing with it.
Got the call from my daughters school last night (primary) and although not on her pod - HSE decided to close the entire class for 2 weeks and they’ve to be tested on day 7. Another class is also closed so I’m assuming siblings. Apparently 8 members of the staffing team are also affected. The reaction of both the school and the HSE have been great and instilled more confidence in me heading into the winter.
wirelessdude01 wrote: »
Also how the hell can 8 members of staff be impacted by juat two siblings at primaryl level?
irishblessing wrote: »
We have decided that if there's a case in our kids' school, we are pulling them out. We are in a global pandemic in which the government and DES have spectacularly let down our teachers and students and families by not providing a national plan b - a hybrid remote learning plan with options.
So if we pull our kids because we have made the decision that their health and safety and that of ours is the priority then we are entitled to do that and I don't give a shít what anyone, especially the useless education heads have to say about it. Report to Tulsa all they like. They have a huge backlog for homeschool applications anyway. We won't have consequences and our kids won't be removed from our home so who cares. Just think about it, what would actually happen-nothing. Imagine the headlines: "Tulsa recommends sanctions and attempts to interfere in loving family because they chose to protect their children among positive cases of COVID in their school...." :pac::pac::pac:
On a related note, I have begun to see lots of comments on my social media feeds from p'd off Irish families because there are no remote learning plans in the face of at risk students & families, illness, quarantines, and closures. One said that their school was closed down and no backup plan in place. Parents have copped on hugely now. And if there's a level 5 lockdown but schools remain open where kids "10 and older contract and spread the virus at least as well as adults do (Mike Ryan, WHO & CDC)" then it's really going to hit the fan. The government thought that their not so brilliant optics of a bs plan to ram all the students back in school without earlier, better, safer plans with a plan b back up will actually be their downfall. It was easy to see this all coming. Wtf is their excuse.
hello2020 wrote: »
same with us..can not justify myself to put kids in danger while adults are working from home and taking all sorts of precautions..
i have no answer for my kids when they innocently ask, why I am wearing a mask when dropping them to school while they are running around with kids from different households with no masks on, sharing washrooms, classroom..
SusanC10 wrote: »
Our 5th Class daughter wears a mask at school. There are 2 others in the class of 26 kids wearing one too.
We explained why to her before schools opened and also told her that she may be alone in wearing one. She gets it.