Following is an update for all schools regarding the impact of the State of Disaster and Stage 4 restrictions.
The Victorian Government announced 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 the government, Catholic and independent sectors and across all metropolitan Melbourne and rural and regional Victoria.
The changes to schools’ operations came into effect from Wednesday 5 August, and are likely to apply until the end of Term 3.
As outlined in the Chief Health Officer’s advice over recent weeks 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. 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.
- 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.
- Wednesday 5 August will be the first day of new arrangements for schools across Victoria.
- we will continue to issue onsite attendance forms weekly via Compass
- Schools will ensure sufficient staff are available for necessary on site supervision for students in the categories above
- Staff not required for on-site supervision will work from home.
Stay well, stay safe.
Sheryl M. Skewes