COVID- 19 Update- stage 4
Monday 3 August 2020,
WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING ISSUES WITH CAREMONKEY TODAY
The following information has been sent to parents today via Caremonkey (Operoo)
The Victorian Government announced yesterday that, on the advice of the Victorian Chief Health Officer, regional and rural Victoria will move to Stage 3 restrictions and metropolitan Melbourne will move to Stage 4 restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
These requirements apply to all schools across metropolitan Melbourne and rural and regional Victoria.
The changes to schools’ operations will come into effect from Wednesday 5 August, following a student free day on Tuesday 4 August, and are likely to apply until the end of Term 3.
As outlined in the Chief Health Officer’s advice on Friday, schools remain safe places for staff and students – but these steps are critical measures to reduce the movement of students and families across the state.
There are implications for our school, and for families in our school community.
A summary of what the changes mean for schools is below.
Prep to Year 10 in Metropolitan Melbourne
Prep to Year 10 students will continue with remote and flexible learning.
The criteria for students that can attend on-site has changed as follows:
- children whose parents are permitted workers. The Victorian Government will provide further advice about this over the coming days
- vulnerable children in out of home care, children known to child protection and other agencies and children the school identifies as vulnerable
- children with a disability who also fit one of the above two categories.
Once the Victorian Government releases details regarding who are ‘permitted workers’, parents will need to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if their child/children meet the criteria listed above and subsequently require onsite supervision. Furthermore, parents need to provide me with a letter from their employer indicating their occupation and that they are required to be onsite at their workplace.
If you have any queries or questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact me.
No School For Students on Tuesday 4 August and Tuesday 11 August- No Remote/Home or onsite supervision for students on these days
As stated by the Victorian Premier yesterday Tuesday 5 August will be a student free day. There will be no school for students on this day as teachers will continue to prepare for remote/home learning. Furthermore, there is no school for students on Tuesday 11 August. This school closure day was already planned and has been previously advertised to parents as no school for students. Staff will be completing online professional learning modules on this day.