Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

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Update to families - 10/7/2020

Dear Families,

 

This post is to confirm arrangements as we know it for next week, from Monday 13th July to Friday 17th July.

As previously advised, next week is a continuation of the school holidays for students.  All staff will be onsite at school, but the days are classified as student free days.

There will be onsite care/supervision arrangements for next week ONLY if you are unable to make alternate arrangements for the care of your child/children or you cannot continue with your current school holiday care arrangements.

Onsite supervision next week will be provided by the school between 9am and 3.30pm.  Following further information provided by the State Government and DET, After the Bell is unable to provide care during the day. 

However, they can provide before and after school care for any students who require it.  If you require care before or after school, you must book in with After the Bell TODAY – please contact them via email atbookings@afterthebell.com.au if you wish to book your child in.

 

If you require your child/children to be cared for at school next week between 9am and 3.30pm you need to do the following to register your request:

 

  • Email Brooke directly with your request – Brooke.Cross@education.vic.gov.au
  • Explain the circumstances as to why you need onsite care
  • Wait for a confirmation email from Brooke

 

Please note:  Onsite care/supervision is for next week only.  No learning will be provided.  There has not yet been any information regarding remote learning. 

Parents are not permitted to be onsite.  Social distancing, temperature checking and increased hygiene arrangements will continue as per Term 2.

Parents will need to provide food and activities for students to entertain themselves during the day. The students will be supervised by a teacher and aide – but not their regular classroom teacher.

Thank you once again for your patience and support as we work through these new arrangements.  We will continue to keep you updated as and when we receive information from the Department of Education.


Message from Brooke Cross - Principal - 8/7/2020

Dear families, 


Yesterday afternoon the Premier announced that school holidays will be extended by a week as the metropolitan area returns to stage three lock down. He further announced that this would apply to all students except for the following:
" Students enrolled in Years 11 and 12
" Students in Year 10 enrolled in a VCE study, for VCE lessons
" Students enrolled in specialist schools
Schools still have very little information from the Department of Education and Training (DET). More information should be forthcoming by Thursday or Friday and this will be communicated to you in a timely manner.

For families who need to arrange care for next week, our OSCH Care program will be offering care as per curriculum day / student free day programs.  They will need a minimum of 10 children each day to attend in order to run. Please contact After the Bell directly for booking information.

As yet, we do not have any further information regarding remote learning, but given staff are being given the week to prepare for this, I would suggest families consider this a strong possibility.

We will keep you up to date as we receive more information. Please continue to check your emails and the school Facebook page.


Take care and look after yourselves.
 

Regards,

Brooke Cross



Remote Learning Update - 15/5/2020

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Letter sent out via Flexibuzz - 15/5/2020

Information from the Department of Education - 
Following advice from the Victorian Government on Tuesday 12 May, some students will be returning to school from Tuesday 26 May.

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that it is safe for Victorian school students and teachers to return to on-site schooling in a two-staged approach:

  • Stage 1 – from Tuesday 26 May

Early years students (Prep to Grade 2) will return to on-site schooling. All staff will attend on-site. 

  • Stage 2 - from Tuesday 9 June

Grade 3 to 6 students will return to on-site schooling, subject to health advice.

The Department’s latest advice on can be found at www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus



Remote Learning Update to Parents (Sent via Flexibuzz on 17/04/2020)

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Letter sent to parents (via FlexiBuzz) from Brooke Cross (17/04/2020)


COVID-19 Update to Parents (Sent via Flexibuzz on 10/04/2020)

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Letter sent to parents (via FlexiBuzz) from Brooke Cross (10/04/2020)

Learning From Home - Fact Sheet (DET Resource)

Onsite Attendance Form - (DET Resource)



Video message from James Merlino - Education Minister (08/04/2020)




COVID-19 Update to Parents (23/03/2020)

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Letter sent to parents from Brooke Cross (23/03/2020)