IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION
13th April, 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
As you are aware, the situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve.
The Victorian Government has now advised that all schools will move to remote and flexible learning.
As we act to slow the spread of coronavirus, all students who can learn at home must learn from home. This is a very clear directive by the Victorian Government based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer. We are very mindful of not contributing to the spread of the virus and we are doing many things to support your child’s learning from home.
All students will be learning from home, except for children whose parents are essential workers and are not able to make arrangements for their child to be supervised. If you believe you are in this category, please complete the application form attached and return it by 11am Tuesday 14th April. Once completed please email the form to, firstname.lastname@example.org These arrangements are for week 1 & 2 only, with further communication to follow regarding week 3 on Thursday, 23rd April.
If approved, supervision will be provided by a volunteer teacher or an education support staff person. The work will be exactly the same as the work sent home.
This is not an action being taken lightly, and I understand it may cause you and your family concern and stress. Please know this step is being taken to slow the spread of the virus and ensure the health and safety of all Victorians.
Most of our teachers will also be working from home. All of them have been working hard to put curriculum plans in place to ensure continuity of learning and to support the wellbeing of all our students.
Work is also underway to identify students who do not have access to digital technologies at home. Devices such as laptops and tablets will be made available on loan to these students free-of-charge to ensure no student misses out.
This is clearly going to be a challenging time for all of us. It’s going to be critically important that we work very closely together to ensure that we provide the very best possible support for the ongoing wellbeing and learning of our students and your children.
We will send you tomorrow ways you can support your child during this transition. Your classroom teacher will contact you on Tuesday to discuss how learning will take place from Wednesday, 15th April.
The Department of Education and Training’s Learning from Home website also provides information and resources for you: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/learning/Pages/home-learning.aspx
Further information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools can be found on the Department’s website, which will continue to be updated as the situation evolves: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx
Thank you for your support during this time.
Please see here for useful Remote Learning information.
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