COVID-19 Response

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

Dear families,

As you are aware the COVID- 19 rapidly changing information has directly impacted our daily operations as well as teaching and learning.

Importantly, our steps are always in the interest of the safety and welfare of our school community and our ambition of trying to minimise / slow the spread of the virus where possible.

 

From Tuesday May 26 the David Scott School will begin to resume some face to face classes for our students. This will be a gradual return to onsite learning and in line with the timetable included in the Covid-19 Parent Letter Return to School sent to all parents. The School is adopting the protective measures outlined by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students, teachers, staff and families. Additional measures being put in place by the School include;

  • Temperature checking for all students as they enter the School site
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of frequently used high-touch surfaces regularly throughout the day
  • Reminding students to wash hands and using hand sanitiser when entering school and at regular intervals throughout the day. Hand sanitiser will be available in every classroom.
  • Adhering to social distancing where possible

If your child is unwell, they must not come to school. You must keep them at home and away from others. We ask all parents to communicate with their young person how important it is to inform their teacher if they are feeling unwell during a school day.

Please also refer to the Covid-19 Parent Letter Return to School sent to all parents and posted to Compass for more detailed guidance and specified dates for the phased return to school.

 

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 or social-emotional issue contact Stacey Bushell: stacey.bushell@bsl.org.au

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

 

5. 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

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.

 

Access to Emergency Food Relief Packages

Victorians self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) with no access to food and essential supplies will receive emergency relief packages under a program introduced by the Victorian Government. The program will support people in mandatory self-isolation, who have little or no food, and no network of family and friends to support them. Each eligible household will receive a two-week supply of essential goods. Food packages will include items such as long-life milk, pasta, cereal, canned vegetables and sugar. Personal care packages will also be distributed to eligible households and include soap, toothpaste and deodorant. Additional items may also be provided depending on the needs of the household, such as nappies or baby formula.

The packages will be delivered door-to-door, with other distribution points to be established as required. For people who are not eligible for the emergency relief packages, they are encouraged to be self-reliant and call on the help of family and friends wherever possible during the current pandemic.
The emergency relief program for those in mandatory self-isolation will be coordinated by the Red Cross in partnership with Foodbank Victoria and under the direction of the State Relief Coordinator. It will start from Monday 23 March and can be accessed by calling Victoria’s dedicated coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398. The hotline can also refer people to other support services if needed.

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