Today’s announcement from the Premier that school’s are reopening is GREAT news for our community and we’re excited to have the chance to get stuck into the learning tomorrow, Thursday 18 February.
Thank you for supporting your children and our school staff this week. We can’t wait to see our students back at school with their friends and teachers from 8:40 am tomorrow when the gates re-open. Parents are permitted on-site and we are looking forward to keeping connected with you then.
The circuit breaker actions that came into effect last week will end at 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 February and consistent with advice for the broader community, staff (except when explicitly teaching), visitors and parents/carers 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.
Tomorrow breakfast club will be back in action from 8:20am and if the weather allows us to, our Friday afternoon assembly will again be held outside- noting the mask requirements for all parents and carers wishing to attend listed above.
The wellbeing of all our students is our priority and our school staff and teachers are here to support you and your family. Information that might be of assistance to you in talking to your child about COVID-19 is available. 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.
The Department’s COVID-19 helpline is also available on weekdays from 8.30am to 5pm on 1800 338 663. If you know a family who speak a language or languages other than English and you know they would like further information, interpreting services are available by phoning 131 450 first.
For families with a child with a disability, the Association for Children with a Disability (ACD) has additional information.
And, finally, 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.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or contact the school if you have any concerns.
Take care and stay safe