Urgent News

COVID-19 23rd March UPDATE

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to start by thanking you for your patience and support during this difficult time and for trusting us with the care and well-being of your children. We are extremely proud of all our staff, children and wider school community in dealing with this pandemic. The empathy and gratitude you have shown in this crisis is commendable.

As you would all be aware, yesterday afternoon the Victorian Government announced additional steps to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) including bringing forward the school holidays in Victoria to commence from tomorrow, Tuesday 24th March 2020.

Our staff have been working hard to provide exceptional home learning experiences for your children. If schools are to move into remote learning, our school will be providing home learning packs (including worksheet learning activities, digital resources etc) to support your child’s learning at home. These packs will be mailed home if we enter into remote learning commencing on Wednesday 15th April (Tuesday 14th April is a state declared pupil free day).

If you should require to update us with your address, email and phone number – please email our school account – frankston.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au – and we shall ensure our records are updated.

We will continue to update you via our Updat-ed app (see details on how to download via our school website) and Facebook. We will also be starting a new classroom and whole school communication app called ‘Class Dojo’. This will be a main communication means between parents and teachers and students if we should go into remote learning. Parents could download this app in preparation for this. More information to follow.

Care and Supervision Program

Frankston Primary School is able to support our parents who are Essential Service workers only, these services may include health, police, corrections officers and emergency service workers, and provide care and supervision for their primary aged children enrolled at our school. We have a small number of volunteer staff who will be providing this supervision this week.

Parents who fall into this above category should contact the school office to advise us of your need to utilise this service so we can make appropriate arrangements. These parents should also advise us if you require After Hours Care from Camp Australia for the remainder of this week.

I know that our Frankston Primary School community will continue to support each other through these difficult times.

 

Yours sincerely

Renée Kennedy

Principal