March 23, 2020.

Dear Parents,

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE. The latest decision regarding schools is that:

All schools in Victoria: Children are not to attend school from Tuesday March 24. Children have had their holiday extended to 3 weeks.

The first day of school for children in Term 2 is Wednesday April 15.

If schools remain closed to children at the start of Term 2 the school will send home information (on Tuesday April 14) on how children can work from home. We won’t send this home earlier, as the expectation is that children enjoy their holiday free of school-work as they normally do. Children and parents are always able to do things like reading, art work, measurement activities, complete on-line tasks, cooking, shopping etc. that parents would do with them in the holidays anyway. Websites such as: Kids News, FUSE, Mathletics, Reading Eggs, BTN, Maths Playground etc.are always full of fun on-line activities.

The school will send home information regarding any changes to these arrangements via Fawkner P.S. e-mails where we have addresses, and text messages.

So, at the moment we hope your children and you enjoy the extended holiday break.

If parents feel they want to talk to a school staff member during the week, please phone the school on 93573579.

Essential Services Workers

The school can offer care and supervision from 9.00 to 3.30 this week for children who attend this school whose parents are Essential Service providers.

Examples of essential services may include health, police, corrections and emergency services workers.

If you are a worker who is classified as an Essential Services worker and you would like to use this service, please contact the school, on 93573579.

Please note, this relates ONLY to parents who work in these essential services.

The first day of school for children in Term 2 is Wednesday April 15.

Roger Pell


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