It has been announced that to increase physical distancing across the population and to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), children in Victorian Government schools should move to remote and flexible learning at the commencement of Term 2.
This means that from the start of Term 2 all students who can learn from home must learn from home.
All students will be learning from home, except for students in the following categories
- Children on days when they are not able to be supervised at home and no other arrangements can be made. This will be available for children of parents who cannot work from home, and vulnerable children, including:
- children in out-of-home care
- children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm
- children identified 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 and children with a disability).
Please reply via Compass to your child’s teacher as soon as possible (by Monday 13th April) indicating if your child will be in attendance at school from Wednesday the 15th of April and beyond.
We are receiving a number of questions about students attending school next week. As a school we are following government and DET directives: ‘If students can learn from home they must stay at home’. As a school we understand that this is concerning. We are preparing a guide that will support parents in understanding what remote learning will look like from Wednesday April 15th. This will be shared on Thursday April 9 via Compass. If you have any questions, these can be sent via the below survey monkey:
These questions will be answered via a Compass communication each evening.
Thank you again for the ongoing support and care during this time.
Hillsmeade Leadership Team.