As SA continues to be a leader in managing the COVID situation new information on relaxing restrictions is arriving regularly. We received information from DfE regarding some changes and easing of restrictions that will come into effect in a couple of weeks from now as the overall SA restrictions are relaxed.
Volunteers will soon be able to start again at Henley Beach Primary School - from the first day of term 3; Monday 20 July. We look forward to welcoming back volunteers in roles such as the canteen, Grub Club etc. It will be a requirement (until SA Health inform us otherwise) that all volunteers complete the site access form on entry at the front office before volunteering each day.
From term 3 parents will be able to come further into school grounds at drop-off and pick-up times but will need to respect the 4 metres squared. Physical Distancing practices currently in place. This will mean congregating near classrooms and STEM area will not be possible. A detailed map of accessible areas and access guidelines will be developed and published with the next newsletter. Parents are still not allowed to go into school buildings unless it is for a pre-arranged meeting with a staff member. As with volunteers, parents coming in for a meeting must complete the site access form on entry at the front office prior to the meeting. This is an SA Health requirement that we must follow until further notice. The front office only has space for 4 persons in the foyer at any one time.
This will be quite complicated. Some sports are intending to resume again from the start of Term 3, we will need to wait for individual sporting groups (football / soccer/ basketball) to make their own decisions and then contact us with details of how the modified season will look. Soccer with North West Junior Soccer Association has been cancelled for 2020. We will continue to let parents know whenever we have firm information.
These are allowed to resume again in Term 3. We have some additional factors regarding bookings, notice to families, payment etc. which mean any excursions might be towards the later parts of term 3 rather than earlier. We also have to make sure that enhanced hygiene and physical distancing measures can be practiced on excursions so excursions will need to be considered on a case by case basis. Additionally, we have been advised that students and accompanying adults must not attend an excursion if they are unwell (even mildly unwell).
‘Sibling’ children enrolling for 2021?
Do you have a child that will be joining siblings at Henley Beach PS in 2021? Please complete the “Registration of Interest” on the school website if you haven’t yet done so. We are already starting the planning process for 2021 and have confirmed Round 1 Enrolments. Round 2 Offers will be decided in late August. Please don’t assume the Kindy arranges enrolment. It would also be greatly appreciated and really helpful if you pass this message on to other local families you know of who might be intending to have a child start at Henley Beach in 2021.