Dear Parents and Carers,
We are pleased that we are able to welcome back our students from tomorrow, Thursday 18th February. In line with current guidelines parents are not permitted on-site. We request that you wear a mask if you are unable to physically distance from other adults when dropping off or picking up your child at the gate. Students can enter the school ground at their designated gate at 8:45am. Students will be walked to the same gate at 3:10pm for prompt collection.
Prep A, B, C, D, G & H Gate 10 (Grand Blvd)
Prep E, F, I & J Gate 11 (gate near school crossing on Grand Blvd)
Year 1 Gate 2 (Newbury Blvd)
Year 5/6 Gate 5 (Domain Way North near double storey relocatables)
Years 2 & 4 Gate 7 (Domain Way North double gate near school crossing)
Year 3 Gate 8 (Domain Way East)
It is important that all students arrive on time to minimise interruptions to the start of the school day. Any child who arrives after 9:00am must be walked to Gate 1 (Office gate) by a parent. Parents are to call the school office on 8691 6900 and a staff member will assist.
A reminder that if your child is at all unwell they must not attend school until they are well.
Update - 15.02.2021
To keep our state safe, there are only four reasons toleave your home:
You must wear a face mask indoors and outdoors.
If you have any symptoms, get tested.For more information go to coronavirus.vic.gov.au/language, or call the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398,and then press 0 for an interpreter.
Letter to Parent's Monday 15th February 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
I am writing to provide further information about our school operations this coming week.As you know, all Victorian schools are moving to a three-day period of remote and flexible learning from Monday 15 February to Wednesday 17 February inclusive.
As we did last year, we will do all we can to support the wellbeing of all our students and to ensure that, as much as possible, learning continues over these three days.
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 COVID-19 helpline is also available on Sunday 14 February and 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.
Your child’s learningFor Monday 15 February to Wednesday 17 February, please refer to the list of activities posted on Sentral and our school website that students can complete whilst at home.Resources to support your child’s learning at homeThe Department has a range of options for you to continue to support your child in their learning, available at the Learning from Home webpage.
A web page with Learning from Home tips is available at: Support your child’s learning and this is available in more than 30 languages on Translated advice about learning from home.On-site supervision
Our school will provide on-site supervision for students in the following categories:
Children whose parents are considered permitted workers as listed, cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made. Vulnerable children, including children in out-of-home care, children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm and childrenidentified by the school as vulnerable (including via referral from a family violence agency, homelessness or youth justice service or mental health or other health service).If you work in essential services and need to send your child to school, please fill out the form in the link below, to confirm your child’s attendance on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, including any requirements for part-day supervision. This will allow us to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Link for form:https://forms.gle/ifXfCt6VXKWn4cxx9
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.
Yours sincerely,Michelle Nunn Principal Newbury Primary School