COVID-19 Updates (9th December 2020)

COVID 19 Coronavirus UpdateUpdated 9th December 2020

The following links provide important information for pupils and parents / guardians on returning to school in August / September.  

9th December - Letter to Patents / Guardians RE: COVID-19 Update

25th September - pdfHealth & Safety Control of COVID-19

7th September - Back to School 2020 Information Video

5th September - Back to School - Principal's Address (video)

3rd September - pdfLeaving Cert Results Day / Calculated Grades (7th September)

31st August - pdfCanteen Menu / Price List


28th August -

pdfMasks & Face Coverings

pdfSchools Pathway for Covid-19 - the Public Health approach

27th August - pdfCOVID-19 Advice for Parents (HSE)

26th August - pdfAdvice RE: Cashless Systems

25th August - pdfLetter RE: School Transport / Leaving Cert 2021

19th August - 

pdfPrincipal's Letter to Parents / Guardians

pdfOrganisational and Structural Adjustments at Carndonagh CS

pdfCarndonagh Community School COVID-19 Policy Statement

pdfCOVID-19 Response Plan for Safe and Sustainable Reopening

pdfMasks and Face Coverings - Update to National COVID Response Plan

Government 'Back to School' Guide (

10th August - pdfRe-opening 2020/21 Letter to Parents / Guardians & Pupils 

FAO ALL 6th Year Pupils

Dear 6th Years,

We are struggling to manage advice for pupils, parents and teachers and we have found it difficult to move from making every effort to support our 6th Years to now being directed by the Department of Education & Skills that school ended for 6th Years on 8th May and that our 6th Year teachers must stop all contact with the 6th Years.
There has been both an overload of information and a degree of confusion around some of that information.
We have been awaiting an FAQ document to explain some of the situations that exist across the different subject areas.
We have been receiving emails all morning from teachers as well as pupils.
Please note that we have set up a dedicated email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to take any queries. Please also note that the Guidance Dept., Home School Liaison ( Ms. Marie Therese Doherty ) and the 6th Year Head Mrs. Serena Doherty, are all still available to provide support to our 6th Years.
With regard to the calculated grades the teachers will be using the information they currently have when estimating the calculated grade. When this estimate is sent to the department they will adjust it in accordance with the standardisation process. No marks will be lost because the engagement has stopped at this point.
The teachers themselves would like to be in contact and find this very difficult. Careers advice is still available through the Guidance department.
For any pupils who were considering a change of level ( from Higher to Ordinary ) this can be managed by sending in a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
We will try and respond to all emails and will send out any further information as we receive it.

Please take care of yourselves and try to take a step back from trying to guess all the possible angles about the calculated grades.

Paul Fiorentini

IMPORTANT - Leaving Cert 2020 (Updated 8th May)

Leaving Cert pupils and parents/guardians should read the following documentation carefully and completely. The school Management are analysing the documentation to see how the changes are to be managed.

Related Documents

pdfA Guide to Calculated Grades for Leaving Certificate students 2020

pdfChallenges of Organising Examinations with Social Distancing Requirements

pdfWellbeing and Mental Health Factors for Consideration (Leaving Certificate Examination)

A FAQs document is also available on the Government website -

It is recommended that pupils, parents and staff refer to for full details on all exam related announcements.

Folens - Full Access to Digital Resources (Parents, Pupils & Teachers)

To lend a helping hand to schools and parents over the coming weeks we are giving access to all our digital resources and eBooks on 

Parents, students and teachers can follow the steps below to get access:

  1. Go to and click register
  2. Select Teacher
  3. Fill in a username, email and password
  4. For Roll Number use the code:  Sec20

NOTE for Teachers:  if you already have an account on FolensOnline but want to access all our resources simply create a new account with a different email address.

Spinning for Niall

Spinning for Niall will take place on Friday, 24th January in CCS Sports Hall from 9.30am to 9.30pm. Pupils are asked to fill in the form below to register a team for the event. (All team members must be CCS pupils). Places are limited to 30 teams and each team must have a minimum of 12 pupils.

Spinning for Niall