Dear Parents, Guardians & Carers,
I hope everyone is adjusting to the new restrictions that Melbourne & Victoria is experiencing as we continue to try to bring this latest wave of coronavirus under control. I acknowledge that these restrictions bring increasing stress for families but I hope, like last term, there are some silver linings as well.
As the community was informed, last week, St Andrew’s closed due to a positive case of coronavirus with one of the students who attended the onsite supervision program last week. This was a precautionary measure taken with the health of the whole school community at the front of mind. During this week a deep clean and contact tracing have taken place and the school is on track to reopen on Monday 10 August. All staff and students who were in attendance are reportedly well as are the affected students.
Onsite Remote Learning Supervision
From Monday 10 August the onsite remote learning program will resume. Since Wednesday 5 August this program is only available to permitted workers who cannot make alternate arrangements for supervision and for students who are vulnerable according to the Government definitions.
Registration for this program can be done via the Skoolbag app eForm, On-site School Intentions Form. Families seeking to use the program as permitted workers will be required to provide their permit or other suitable evidence on request by school staff at sign in. All students will continue to be temperature checked on arrival. All other arrangements are still the same. Students are to arrive between 8.30-8.45 and dismissal from 3.00-3.15pm via the Stawell St gate. Registrations should be made by Thursday of the week prior if shifts are known.
Please continue to follow the health advice, if you are unwell get tested, if you get tested stay at home until results are known, if a test is positive then you are required to stay at home for at least 14 days. If a member of the household is tested please keep students at home until the results are known. We ask that everyone take a highly precautionary approach for the sake of the health of the whole community.
Stay safe, stay sane, and best wishes,