Term 3 - Return to Home Learning Information


Dear Parents and Caregivers,

 

As you already know your children will be engaging in remote learning from 20th July 2020.

 

Not the way we had anticipated Term 3 to be, but we are ready for it to be as successful as possible for all of us. We know what we did in Term 2 will hold us in good stead for our work in the coming weeks. We know we can do it; we just need to keep positive and know that we are contributing to the whole community remaining safe and healthy.

 

The added complexity now for all us of is that we are in a hotspot, with over 246 cases in the City of Hume and a large number of these in Broadmeadows.

 

IF YOU CAN STAY AT HOME YOU MUST REMAIN AT HOME

 

These are the department guidelines as to the students that can attend school:

  • From Monday 20 July, all students will be undertaking remote learning from home, except for children of parents who cannot work from home and for whom suitable supervision cannot be arranged (a letter from the employer may be required). Onsite supervision is also available for students with a disability or who are vulnerable. The learning program provided on-site will be the same as the remote learning program.

If you are an essential worker (you have a letter from your employer that your work cannot be done at home) you will need to register your child’s application to attend by completing the online attendance form. This will be needed to be done ASAP to ensure we have adequate supervision arrangements, or alternatively you can call the school on 93094066.

 

Please ensure you accept and respond to a call from a private number as it will most likely be us trying to make contact.  I know we don’t like to answer numbers that show up as private but please answer, it will help save a lot of time for you and for us.

 

And, finally, please note:

  •  Students attending onsite are to be dropped-off and collected at the DIMBOOLA ROAD gate. If you are late, you will need to call the school and a staff member will come out and begin the process for admission to school.

    School times are 9.00am and the end of the day is 3.00pm.

  • Parents, carers and older siblings must remain outside the school grounds.
  • Students attending school will undergo a daily temperature check on arrival. If 37.5oor above, the school will be asking parents to collect the child and keep them at home, seek medical advice and not return to school until the temperature is normal and the child is in full health.
  • If you, your child, or a family member develops symptoms of a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, you should get tested at a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facility and stay home.

If you would like health information from the Department of Health and Human Services, you can visit dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

I will continue to communicate with you as soon as we receive further information.

The Department has a range of options for you to continue to support your students in their learning, available at the Learning from Home website education.vic.gov.au/homelearning.

The latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools is on the Department of Education and Training website: education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

 

I hope you are all safe and well.  We are thinking of you all.

 

Kind regards

Carmela