COVID Update – 27th July, 2021

 

Dear Parents, Guardians and Families,

We are incredibly excited to hear the Victorian Government announcement that all students and staff will resume onsite, face to face education. As a result, students and school staff in all government schools across Victoria should attend their school in accordance with normal arrangements from Wednesday 28th July.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank ‘you’ the community for your support helping slow the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic by following government protocols and DET guidance. We are extremely grateful, and again are full of pride in the teaching and learning exhibited by our students and staff through the Seesaw and hard copy home learning platforms.

Pick up and Drop off times:

Transport service will resume on Wednesday – drop off and pick up times will remain unchanged to pre-lockdown times

Parent/Carer – Drop off 8:50am and Pick up at 2:50pm. Please do not drop your children prior to 8:50am as staff commence supervision at this time. Any drop off or pick up times outside of these hours please enter via reception in Ivory Court.

Face Masks:

Consistent with advice for the broader community, school staff and secondary school students aged 12 or older (where they are able to do so), must wear a face mask at school, unless an exception applies:

* in all indoor spaces.

* in all outdoor spaces when 1.5m physical distance cannot be maintained.

* when travelling to and from school on public transport.

Visitor Free Zone (including Parents/Guardians/Bus Staff)

In accordance with Department operations guidelines, unless providing an essential service, visitors (including parents/guardians/bus staff) are not to access the school site (grounds or buildings). The front entrance will be locked, and a sign displayed with the numbers to contact the school. Entry will only be permitted to prescheduled visits or when the school is contacted, and the visit deemed essential.

The wellbeing of all our students is our priority and our school staff are here to support you and your family.  If you are concerned about your wellbeing or that of your child, please contact the school so we can talk with you about how we can best assist. Other sources of support include: Parent Line 13 22 89 and Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.

A reminder that if you, your child, or a family member develops symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested at a COVID-19 testing facility and stay home.

Each family should regularly check the list of public exposure sites in Victoria (where a person with COVID-19 has attended), and if anyone in the family has attended a site at the times listed, follow the instructions given.

If you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, please check out the website for information and bookings, getting vaccinated goes a long way to keeping our communities safe and schools open.

We look forward to seeing our students back at school with their friends and teachers On Wednesday 28th July.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have any concerns.

Take care, stay safe and kind regards,

 

Nicole Edwardes

Principal