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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.