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