PLEASE BE ADVISED:

 

Following advice from the Victorian Government on Sunday 2nd August, David Scott School will be moving to remote and flexible learning from Tuesday 4th August (beginning with a pupil-free day) until Friday 18th September 2020. This is a step all Victorian schools are taking to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

This means that all students who can learn at home must learn from home. This is a very clear directive from the Victorian Government based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

We will continue to offer limited on-site supervision for those students who need to access this.

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. In the meantime, you may find it useful to look at the Education Department’s Learning from Home website. It provides resources and guidance for parents and carers.

 

PREVIOUS UPDATE:

 

Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,

The David Scott School continues to share the latest government updates that affect you, as members of our school community. We encourage you to ensure you are aware of what the latest advice and directives are at any given time.

One of the latest changes to government advice that will impact staff and students at the David Scott School is the directive that all people living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire must wear a face covering when leaving home. This is effective from 11.59pm this Wednesday 22 July, and people not adhering to this directive will face a $200 fine by authorities.

Please note: The David Scott School requires all staff, students and visitors to adhere to this requirement whilst in attendance at school. A person who has a medical condition – including problems with their breathing, a serious skin condition on the face, a disability or a diagnosed mental health condition – is not required to wear a face covering.

Students who are unable to source a mask will be supplied with a disposable one at school and students will be provided the opportunity to make a personalised reusable mask at school for their continued use.

Students who refuse to wear a mask and are not eligible for exemption will be sent home to ensure their own health and to protect the health of the wider community. Students who exhibit flu-like symptoms will be sent home after contact with parent/guardian is made.

Similarly, if your student is unwell or has a fever or flu-like symptoms, your child is expected to provide a medical clearance before returning to school.

Please see below this helpful guide to creating a reusable mask:

https://www.gathered.how/sewing-and-quilting/sewing/how-to-make-a-face-mask-2-ways-to-sew-your-own/

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of this requirement please do not hesitate to contact the school on 03 8781 5911.

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 Anna Curran: anna.curran@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.

 

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