Parent Update COVID19

Dear Parents and Carers,

Re: Update based on Prime Minister and Premier’s announcements Friday 17 April

I am writing to you during the school holidays to let you know about the arrangements for our school for Term 2 and what it will mean for you and your children.

These are unprecedented times and therefore, we will need to do some things differently in schools over the coming weeks, to maintain learning and to keep your children and our staff safe. 

I understand this may be an uncertain and difficult period for you and your family.  That is why the State Government has given parents a choice about whether their children return to school for face-to-face teaching or learn from home.  It is a personal decision influenced by each family’s circumstances.

To assist with your decision making, please note the following:

  • Monday 27 April is a public holiday;
  • Tuesday 28 April will be a pupil free day. There will be no students at school;
  • From Wednesday 29 April, school is open for all students whose parents/carers choose to send them;
  • Students who attend school will be taught a face-to-face program and timetable;
  • For those children learning from home, this will be online through SeeSaw directed by your child’s teacher and with regular feedback or hard copy packages provided to you from school. Full support is provided by the school to assist with working with SeeSaw and help videos are on the school website;
  • For those students who are learning from home, contact by school will be made each week by phone or online;
  • Students who attend school, parents are asked to drop their child/children at the school gate or boundary, please do not enter the school grounds except to enter the office.

The State Government is providing $43 million in additional funding to expand school cleaning, in line with the health advice.  Cleaners will work throughout the day to ensure all high-use areas, such as benchtops, desks, doorknobs, taps and hand rails, are regularly cleaned and surfaces disinfected.  Our playgrounds will be open and play equipment will be cleaned.

We will provide further information on how our school will manage this situation, ahead of school beginning on Wednesday 29 April.

These arrangements will be in place and reviewed ahead of Week 4 commencing 18 May.  As always, State Government decisions will be based on the best health advice.

We want all families and children to feel supported and informed during this time.  I thank you for your partnership as we navigate this together.

 

Helen Fiebig

Principal

Glendale Primary School

 

20 April 2020