Dear Parent,

We hope that you and your family are safe and well.We know things are difficult at this time but hopefully you will all have a happy Easter.

Schoolwork has ended now for the next two weeks but we are thinking and planning ahead in the event that schools continue to stay closed after the Easter Holidays. We in Sixth Class have decided to trial a distance learning application called Seesaw. Seesaw is a digital tool which allows pupils to store their work in an online space and gain feedback from their teacher. It can be used on a computer (PC) or tablet or phone. . It effectively enables teachers to set tasks or assignments and include instructions or templates for students to use at home. You can read more about Seesaw here. This link also includes instructions on getting set up with the app.

In order for your child to use Seesaw, the app needs your child’s name in order to be able to associate work like their photos, videos or voice recordings with their account. Seesaw only uses this information to provide the service and doesn’t advertise in Seesaw, create profiles of students, or share or sell your child’s personal information or journal content.

Under an EU law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in order for your child to use Seesaw, the school must get your consent. To make it as easy as possible for parents we ask you to email us on by Friday 10th April 2020 if you do not give your consent for your child to use Seesaw. If we do not hear from you we will take it that you are giving consent.

When we have your consent, we will text you a code that you can use to log into the app or the website. This is explained in more detail on the sheet linked above.

We understand that times are difficult at present and we do not wish to add to those difficulties. If you have any questions regarding Seesaw or are finding the app difficult to use, please do not hesitate to contact us on the above mentioned email. We will try our best to answer you queries as quickly as possible

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.

Yours sincerely,

Ms. Ozenbrook, Ms. Burke, Ms Downey, Ms Cuddy, Mrs. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Butler and Mr.McEvoy