LATEST BULLETIN FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Please READ MORE to see what information the Principal has provided as we re-enter remote and flexible learning from Monday, July 20. Find information about restricted student attendance, gate access, government information and more.

As you would be aware, the Victorian Government has made some significant announcements recently in relation to arrangements for schools in Victoria for Term 3.

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has also provided advice about the health measures that should be taken by staff and students, and we will be following these.

The purpose of these changed arrangements is to reduce the number of students – and their parents and guardians – moving across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

To provide further assurance, our school, along with all other government schools in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, will be conducting temperature checks of all students at the start of the day if attending on-site. If your child does have a temperature, you will be asked to collect them from school.

Monday 20 July 

From Monday 20 July, our school will be moving to remote and flexible learning.

The following students are able to attend school for on-site supervision on the days where no supervision is possible, but will also undertake the remote learning program:

  • children of parents/carers who cannot make suitable arrangements to supervise children at home, including children of teachers in government schools who are required to return to work on-site
  • vulnerable students
  • students with disabilities who choose to attend on site.

We will follow similar arrangements to those we put in place for remote and flexible learning in Term 2.

For children who will be attending school for any period of time, a new on-site attendance form must be forwarded each week to the school’s email address (seabrook.ps@education.vic.gov.au ), no later than one day prior to your child/ren attending to enable sufficient staffing.

Form: https://www.seabrook.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files/media/attendancecovid.pdf

Please ensure details are correct and evidence of your inability to supervise your children. The on-site form is available from our website www.seabrook.ps.vic.edu.au

Parents and children need to be aware that the children may not be in their own classroom nor with their own classroom teacher while being supervised to do their assigned remote learning tasks on-site.

Parents will be required to park in neighbouring streets or use the service road opposite the school when dropping children off at school. Children can use the supervised crossing to enter through gate 4 (on Point Cook Road).

Children will be required to come to school in their correct school uniform, with their allocated device and personal belongings for a day of learning.

Students only must enter via gate 4 and then proceed to the OSH Club area (under the sheltered play area) to have their temperature taken by a leader/teacher/support person. Children with higher temperatures will not be permitted to remain at school.

In the case that your child/ren comes to school after 8.50 am or needs to be collected prior to 3.10 pm parents will need to ring the office. Drop off and collection will happen at gate 4.

Children’s personal belongings may be collected today and tomorrow by the children themselves. Please call on arrival and they will be met by our staff at gate 4.

To further support the Chief Health Officer’s advice to help reduce transmission within our school and community our office will have reduced staffing but can be contacted between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm daily by phone or email seabrook.ps@education.vic.gov.au

The Department has a range of options for you to continue to support your children 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

The Victorian Chief Health Officer has confirmed that the use of face masks or coverings by adults or children is not recommended in schools at this time. As has always been the case, students who wish to wear face masks in school and in going to and from school may do so.

And, finally, a reminder that 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.

This is vitally important to keeping our school community safe.

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.

 

Yours sincerely,

Susan Lee

Principal – Seabrook Primary School

 

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