PLEASE BE ADVISED:

 

As you aware the situation regarding COVID 19 has rapidly changed in the last hour and the state’s response has strengthened in an attempt to ensure the safety of all Victorians.
The Victorian Government has this afternoon announced that schools may remain open for the provision of education to “vulnerable children or children of essential workers”. To this end, the David Scott School, as a special assistance school, will provide onsite education for Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th of February 2021. Should you choose to keep your student home, please be aware that they are able to access self-directed learning via the school’s Compass website, however at this stage there is no directive to return to full remote learning and that is not the school’s current intention.

All appropriate physical distancing and hygiene measures currently in place will remain. Students who attend school must wear a mask comply with government regulations. Where a student refuses to comply, they will be sent home.

If your student or any member of your extended family is unwell in any form, please do not attend the school for any reason. You should immediately get tested and must present a negative test result before returning to school. (Find testing sites here: Testing Sites) In the event of a positive test, please notify the school as soon as possible. This is clearly going to be a challenging time for all of us. It is going to be critically important that we work closely together to ensure that we provide the very best possible support for the ongoing wellbeing of our students and your young person.

Further information regarding coronavirus (COVID 19) and the David Scott School can be found on our website which will continue to be updated as the situation evolves.
You are encouraged to contact the school to discuss any aspect to the change in school operation during this lockdown period by contacting 03 8781 5911 or info@davidscottschool.vic.edu.au

 

It is important that we work together and support each other during this challenging time. Please ensure you check your Compass news feed regularly for updates relating to the school’s operation during the stage-4 lockdown period.

COVID-19 Response

In order to ensure clear communication between the school at this stage:

The school will reach out to all parents via:
–   Compass – please use your login previously sent this term.

 

If you wish to communicate or discuss any concerns with the school:

 

Email: info@davidscottschool.vic.edu.au
Phone: (03) 8781 5911
School operations/hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon-Fri.

 

Specific queries and contacts could also be provided and directed accordingly:

 

If you have a subject, assignment or resource  enquiry contact Daniel O’Hara: daniel.ohara@bsl.org.au

If you have a technology-related problem. issue or enquiry contact Aaron Quarrell: aaron.quarrell@bsl.org.au

If you have a personal, academic issue contact Stacey Bushell: stacey.bushell@bsl.org.au  

If you have a  social-emotional issue contact Jaime Rees: jaime.rees@bsl.org.au  

If you have a finance, supplier payment or school administration query contact Craig Colgan: craig.colgan@bsl.org.au

 

Important links to encourage parents to stay informed via official information and avoid social media misinformation:

 

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/australian-health-sector-emergency-response-plan-for-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronavirus-covid-19

The David Scott School’s response to managing the virus continues to be informed by the regularly updated advice provided by the Australian Government Department of Health www.health.gov.au and the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services. www.dhhs.vic.gov.au

Please be advised that due to the current pandemic, a number of changes to school operation are in effect until further notice.

Hours of operation – the school will operate on a reduced schedule 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM daily. Please note that phones will be staffed until 4:30 however, the school will be closed at 3:30 PM sharp.

Visitors – the number of visitors to the High Street Centre are currently being limited. No visitors will be permitted to the school without a prior appointment and only for urgent school business.

Masks: following newly introduced restrictions masks will now be compulsory for all individuals at the High Street Centre.

Urgent Support Information

 

Emergency Critical Support – 000

 

Coronavirus Health Information Hotline – 1800 020 080

Call this line if you are seeking information on Coronavirus (Covid-19).

 

Peninsula Health Psychiatric Triage Service – 1300 792 977
This service is an entry point to mental health services in the South East region. They provide assessment from a mental health clinician to determine the type of urgency or response required from mental health services.

 

South East Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) – 1800 862 363
A network established to deliver access to primary care services for patient in the community.

They can offer free and secure video consultation for people experiencing mental illness.

For referrals and more information, please contact SEMPHN Access & Referral Team.
🌐 www.semphn.org.au/resources/access.html

 

Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14
Provides 24 hour crisis support to those experiencing personal crisis or suicidal thoughts.

They also offer Crisis Support Chat on their website:
🌐 www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/online-services/crisis-chat

 

Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
Private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
🌐 www.kidshelpline.com.au/

 

Beyond Blue Support Service – 1300 651 251
Beyond Blue provides mental health support and information via telephone and online chat. Available 24/7.
🌐 www.beyondblue.org.au/

 

1800Respect – 1800 737 732
Confidential information, counselling and support service open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

 

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Contact Info
  • 24 - 26 High Street, Frankston, Victoria 3199 Australia
  • (03) 8781 5911
  • info@davidscottschool.vic.edu.au