Thank you, Forms and Updates


Thank you for helping us support and manage the Victorian Government’s directive- that all students who can learn from home must learn from home.

Our first foray into remote learning provided us, and many schools across the state, with some challenges and I wish to thank you for your patience and understanding with these matters.

It is important that we continue to recognise and acknowledge the reasons for implementing a remote learning from home platform which were reiterated by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Brett Sutton, who stated yesterday:

“My advice to the Victorian Government was and continues to be that to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), schools should undertake remote learning for term two.

This is because having around a million children and their parents in closer contact with teachers and other support staff has the potential to increase cases of coronavirus not just in schools but across the community.

By having remote learning, it can contribute to physical distancing and therefore supports efforts to drive transmission down.”

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 in partnership to ensure that we provide the very best possible support for the ongoing wellbeing and learning of our students and your children.

Thank you for the many messages of support for our staff and for helping your children transition into this new learning. Our staff were blown away by yesterday’s response. Sincere thanks to our amazing Edithvale School community.

The Department of Education and Training’s Learning from Home website provides information and resources for parents and carers to support all families undertake this journey with us:

On-Site Supervision

For a limited number of students On-site learning and care will be available for children of parents who have exhausted all other options for getting supervision of their child– older siblings, carers etc and cannot work from home.

The attached On-Site attendance form needs to be completed and returned to school via email if your child meets the criteria listed above. This form is required to be completed weekly and submitted each Thursday to ensure adequate staffing on-site can be sourced. Supervision will mostly be carried out by a combination of our Integration Staff and Casual Relief Teachers.

The learning program delivered on-site will be the same as the learning program delivered to students undertaking remote learning. Students learning on-site will follow the teaching and learning program provided by their classroom teacher and be required to work independently.

To ensure consistency with physical distancing measures, students and families will not be permitted to congregate before or after school, in classrooms or in the playground and will be required to maintain 1.5 meters between persons as far as is practicable at all times. Further information is included in the attachment provided.

Please stay safe, healthy and connected

VolunteerLetter2019  Parent letter for on site supervision (259 KB) – 16-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  On site attendance form (20 May – 26 May) (480 KB) – 06-May-2020

James Whitla

Additional Information:

VolunteerLetter2019  COVID-19 Return to School Policy (534 KB) – 19-May-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Important Information for a Return to School (680 KB) – 19-May-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Return to School Information (168 KB) – 12-May-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Acceptable Use Agreement – ICT (372 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  DET Secretary Open Letter to Parents (851 KB) – 15-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Digital Technologies Policy (484 KB) – 14-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Edithvale Remote Learning – for parents (263 KB) – 13-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Information about EPS Home Learning with SEESAW (121 KB) – 25-Mar-2020
VolunteerLetter2019   Information Collection Notice (247 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019   Learning from Home: Information for parents and carers (208 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Loan of Assets Agreement (444 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019   On site attendance form (629 KB) – 10-Apr-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  Online Learning Handbook Student Edition (218 KB)
VolunteerLetter2019  Physical Distancing Guidance for Schools (142 KB)
VolunteerLetter2019  WebEx Instructions for Families (509 KB) – 01-May-2020
VolunteerLetter2019  WebEx Meeting Update (359 KB) – 06-May-2020

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