Answers to SurveyMonkey Questions as of April 4pm

 
Answers are based on information available to Leadership as of the 9th of April 2020.

What supplies will students need?

For most learning tasks students will need access to paper and pencils. If students had a workbook / exercise book to keep learning in this would be ideal.

Will it be structured?

The learning will be structured, however learning in Term 2 2020 will look different. All students (whether at home or supervised at school) will be engaging in remote learning. This will look like a daily Compasss message being sent by the class teacher at 8:45am outlining the day’s learning. Students will be contacted via phone through parent mobile numbers to engage in a learner conference each week, in which the class teacher will check in on your child’s learning and wellbeing. The learning will be able to be completed using paper and pencils (a device is not necessary for documenting the learning). The structure will support learner engagement from 9am – 3:30pm (of course this will be flexible as needed for families).

Students attending school

If students can learn from home they must learn from home. If families cannot provide supervision and there is not a parent / carer able to work from home, then students can attend school (as needed) and be supervised by staff to engage in the learning being provided each day. Notice of attendance will be required to hillsmeade.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au 24 hours prior to attendance. If your child must attend school due to the above and out of school hours care is needed, please send an email to oshc@hillsmeade.vic.edu.au

Access to student stationery and books

If you are in need of your child’s stationery and books please let us know via email hillsmeade.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au and we will coordinate making some resources available. Access to a printer or scanner is not necessary.

Supervision

All supervision will take place in the main building whilst adhering to the social distancing measures. Classes will be based on a 1:10 ratio. Students attending due to inability to learn at home will need to be dropped off and collected at the front gate.

Learning

Learning will not be delivered by zoom or live streaming software.

Staffing at School

There will be a skeleton staff at school providing care and supervision for students who cannot be supervised at home. This staffing will be rotational as per the directives of the Department.

School Times

School will be open at 8:45am – 3:45pm. We ask that a parent / carer drops the student at the front gate and a staff member will be there to collect them.

What it will look like?

Term 2 2020 will look very different. All students (whether at home or supervised at school) will be engaging in remote learning. This will look like a daily Compass message being sent by the class teacher at 8:45am outlining the days learning. Students will be contacted via phone through parent mobile numbers to engage in a learner conference each week, in which the class teacher will check in on your child’s learning and wellbeing. Compass log ins for families are what is required for student engagement currently.

Parent / Carer Handbook

This document will be shared with families at the end of Thursday the 9th of April. Please note information that schools receive is updated daily and we will communicate any revisions as necessary.
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Stewart Johnson

Stewart has been the school Business Manager since 2017. His background is in Technology and Banking, and he has 3 children at Hillsmeade.