Cana Catholic Primary School has a commitment to the care, safety and wellbeing of all children.
Dear Parents and Carers,
14th July, 2020
Term 3 Arrangements
As you would be aware, the state government has made some significant announcements in relation to arrangements for schools in Victoria for Term 3.
Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Catholic schools in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will move to remote and flexible learning for most students in Prep to Year 10 from the start of week two (20th July).
It is very important to note that the Victorian Chief Health Officer has advised that schools can continue to operate. The Chief Health Officer has also provided advice about the health measures that should be taken by staff and students, and we will be following these.
The purpose of these changed arrangements is to reduce the number of students and families moving across metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Arrangements beginning on Monday 20th July
From Monday 20th July, our school will be moving to remote and flexible learning. This will apply to all students apart from the following:
- children of parents/carers who cannot work from home, to supervise their children at home. including children of teachers in schools who are required to return to work onsite
- students with disabilities who choose to attend onsite.
Please note that students who attend onsite will engage in the same flexible learning plans as those children learning remotely.
We will follow similar arrangements to those we put in place for remote and flexible learning in Term 2.
The teachers will continue to differentiate the learning tasks for students. This may mean that students may have different activities, so that teachers can focus on the needs/goals of the students. This term teachers will work with the children in small groups to further their individual learning.
Please note that the State Government spoke about devices being available for the students, however this is only for students in government schools and unfortunately not the case for Catholic Schools. Due to the limited devices at Cana, we have had to prioritise the distribution of available devices.
Book Collection- Days & Times
Similarly, to term 2, families will be invited to collect their child/ren workbook from outside of the school Hall on;
Friday 17th July
A-K 9.30am- 12.00pm
L-Z 12.30pm -2.30pm
Please adhere to the social distancing while onsite
Daily Temperature Reading
Children returning onsite will have a daily reading of their temperature. Any students presenting with a temperature reading of 37.5 or above will be sent home, in accordance with the state Government’s protocols. Hand sanitiser will continue to be provided as well as regular hand washing times throughout the day.
The latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and schools is available on the Catholic Education Melbourne website: www.cem.edu.au/Coronavirus.aspx.
And, finally, a reminder that if you, your child or a family member develop symptoms of a fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, or loss of smell or taste, you should get tested at a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facility and stay home.
If you would like health information from the Department of Health and Human Services, you can visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.
I will continue to communicate with you as soon as we receive further information.
Blessings for each family to remain safe, well and hold a positive mindset. We will continue to work together to get through this unsettling time.
Mrs Carmen Blatti