ALL STUDENTS WHO CAN LEARN AT HOME MUST LEARN FROM HOME

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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 when students return for Term 2 on Wednesday 15th April.
 
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.  All students will be learning from home, except for children on days when they are not able to be supervised at home and no other arrangements can be made.
 
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.
 
ON-SITE STUDENT ATTENDANCE
In regards to students requiring on-site Teaching and Learning due to Parent and Carer employment arrangements, there is an ON-SITE ATTENDANCE APPLICATION FORM attached to this post which requires you to indicate the days or part-days you require your child/ren to attend school on-site.
Please note that parents/carers need to complete this process WEEKLY to ensure adequate staffing can be arranged to supervise the students.
I will carefully consider all application forms and if I am satisfied your request meets the threshold of the student being on-site, then I will confirm attendance with the parents/carers via email or Compass.
 
APPLICATIONS FOR WEEK ONE
Due to the current holiday period, this week I will require application forms to be completed and submitted via the school email taylors.hill.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au  by 10am on Monday 13 April and I will notify you of the outcome by COB on Tuesday 14 April. 
 
In the following weeks the timeline will be:
  • BY 3PM THURSDAY: Parents or carers to provide application form for required days/times the following week.
  • BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS FRIDAY: School to confirm arrangements with parents/carers.
 
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AT HOME
Work is also underway to identify students who do not have access to digital technologies at home. You will receive a survey regarding this in the coming days and we will use this information to establish a priority list and then arrange the distribution of devices accordingly. There is no need for parents to email the school regarding this, we will contact you once we have received your completed survey. 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.
The Department of Education and Training’s Learning from Home website also provides information and resources for parents and carers: 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.
 
Yours sincerely,
Danielle Stella 
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