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Term 4 News - Principal's Update:  Please click Read More for the Principal's message outlining details of the Term 4 road map for on-site learning.

Dear Parents/Carers/Guardians,

As you will be aware the Victorian Government has put a road map in place for the return of students to school in Term 4.

For the first two weeks of Term 4 (October 4th – October 15th) those students who can attend school will only be those students whose parents are authorised workers and those students who are vulnerable and cannot learn from home. Students who are in their final year of school and will graduate at the end of this year will be able to attend school from Wednesday October 6th.

We are working on the timetable to ensure all our students can return to school safely following the guidelines from the Department of Education. From October 18th students in prep and our junior school will be able to return to school part time and then from October 25th other students will also be able to return on a part time basis. From November 5th all students will be able to return to school full time. This may be subject to change by the Victorian Government as we move through the next few weeks.

Your child’s teacher will be contacting you next week to let you know the days and weeks that your child can attend school in the next few weeks.

We would like to thank you for your patience while we work on the best way to support the safe return of our students to school.

All children 12 years and older are now eligible for COVID vaccinations. If you have any questions regarding vaccinations, you are advised to talk to your doctor to ensure you have all available information. We believe that Monash Hospital is doing vaccinations for children with a disability if you need additional support for your child during this process.

We hope that you have had an enjoyable holiday. We look forward to seeing all of our students back at school when they are able to return.

Regards,

Rhonda Fletcher

Principal

 
Term 4 Onsite Application form for Eligible Students - Please read below.

Thursday 5 August 2021

Dear parents and carers

 

Today the Victorian Government made announcements in relation to arrangements for schools in Victoria from and including Friday 6 August.

Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all Victorian schools will move to remote and flexible learning, at this stage up to and including Thursday 12 August.  

 

Our school will continue to provide on-site supervision for students in the following categories:

 

  • Children where both parents and or carers are considered authorised workers who cannot work from home, work for an essential provider and where no other supervision arrangements can be made:
    • where there are two parents/carers, both must be authorised workers, working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.
    • for single parents/ carers, the authorised worker must be working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.

 

  • Children experiencing vulnerability, including:
    • in out-of-home care
    • deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home
    • identified by a school or early childhood service as vulnerable, (including via referral from a government agency, or funded family or family violence service, homeless or youth justice service or mental health or other health service)
    • where a parent/carer indicates that a student with a disability is vulnerable because they cannot learn from home, and/or informs the school the student is vulnerable due to family stress. This may apply to students enrolled in specialist schools and students with a disability enrolled in mainstream schools.

I will continue to keep you updated with information as it is made available. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Rhonda Fletcher

Dandenong Valley SDS



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