Dear parents and carers,
Thank you very much for your positive response to my requests to minimise the time you are spending on the school site at drop off and pickup times. There has been a considerable reduction to the number of parents and carers onsite. Thank you very much. We’re all doing as much as we can to stay safe and continue to keep our classrooms open for learning.
How else can you help?
We are still allowing parents and carers into the front office area of the school to do student pick-ups. You can help us reduce our face to face contact by calling ahead when you are picking up your child for an appointment. By calling ahead you give the office staff an opportunity to collect your child from the classroom and reduce the time you need to spend in the front office area.
Update on confirmed COVID case in local school
Our neighbours at Gisborne Secondary College are all currently offsite and the school is closed for an environmental clean due to a student being a confirmed case of COVID-19. The school has been linked in with Barwon Health contact tracing team, on behalf of DHHS, who are managing all of the contact tracing, communication and advice for the school. I send my warm wishes to Jon Morley, the Principal and all the students, staff, parents and carers involved with the school. This is a time where there is likely to be heightened anxiety in the community and I wish the school all the best in dealing with this challenging situation.
Parent/Teacher Interviews – Via WebEx
The parent/teacher meetings are scheduled for Tuesday 11 August and Wednesday 12 August and will be conducted via WebEx. The meeting run times are below.
Tuesday 11 August
· Foundation - Year 2 (including 23VW) 1:30pm-7pm (last meeting at 6:45pm)
· Year 3-6 3:45 – 7pm (last meeting at 6:45pm)
Wednesday 12 August
· F-2 (including 23VW) 3:45pm-7pm (last meeting at 6:45pm)
· 3-6 1:30pm – 7pm (last meeting at 6:45pm)
The online booking system will be emailed to you early next week and will be open for bookings from 4pm on Tuesday 4 August. Once you have booked in your time, your child’s teacher will schedule WebEx meetings with you via email.
Student Personal Property
As mentioned at assembly last Friday, there have been a couple of cases of student’s personal property going missing during school hours of late. Unfortunately searching for these items and questioning the students has not seen these items returned. We are still hopeful that they will show up. If you know the whereabouts of the bracelet referred to in our previous newsletter or the football cards and football card books that are missing please contact the office with the information.