August 3, 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
Due to the extension of the lockdown until 4pm Sunday 8 August 2021, the following arrangements will remain in place for Wednesday, 4 August – Friday 6 August.
- Students of essential workers or vulnerable students can continue to attend school for supervised learning. Students must wear school uniform, bring their school bag/ learning equipment and gather under J Block by 8.45am. Bus services will operate as usual. The canteen and uniform shop will be closed for the rest of the week. Students must wear masks.
- Students of non-essential workers will continue to have access to remote learning.
This is an unfortunate but necessary precaution to minimise community transmission of COVID-19. I therefore ask once again that, as a school community, we work together to support each other.
Find below and outline of what to expect over the next three days regarding learning and other school organization for students learning at home and learning at school.
- Student absences: Follow normal school processes - email the school firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the absence line 34706266 if your student is sick at home and will not be able to learn@home or attend school if a child of essential worker/s. At this stage there is no need for students to log in their attendance each day.
- This afternoon students and parents/carers will receive an email from their Head of Year outlining information about IT support, wellbeing resources and communication processes.
- On Wednesday morning each of your student's teachers will send an email with work requirements to the student for the next three days. Teachers will be available during scheduled lesson times if students have any questions regarding the work. In the circumstance of teacher illness/absence, an out of office notification regarding this will appear on any email sent by your student to their teacher.
- There is no expectation that the delivery of online learning be of the same length as a 'normal' lesson and school day. Student and staff wellbeing is a key consideration in this space. This has been noted by the Director General of Education Tony Cook.
Your student's teachers will continue to be your main point of contact during this time. However, if you have any specific concerns, please contact the relevant Head of Year or Deputy Principal via email or 3470 6222 to discuss this further.
In addition to materials provided by your child's teacher, students are also able to access a range of educational resources on the department's learning@home website.
All sports and extracurricular activities will be cancelled or postponed. This includes the Springer Progress Conversations. Pathways Evening and Highway Day (Year 11 and 12) all scheduled for Wednesday, August 11. Communication to parents/carers regarding the rescheduling of these events will be provided in due course.
It is important that we all continue to follow COVID-safe practices including physical distancing and wearing face masks throughout this period.
I encourage you to continue to refer to the information on the Queensland Health website.
If you, or a member of your family, is feeling unwell or displaying known symptoms of COVID-19 please get tested, stay home and isolate until you get the results and your symptoms resolve.
I will continue to provide updates as they become available via our Facebook page and school website. I once again thank all parents and carers for your support during this lockdown and we look forward to bringing our whole school community back together again as soon as we are able to safely do so.
Springfield Central SHS