Dear parents and carers and students,
I write to provide you with some good news about our McGuire and Wanganui campuses.
The Department of Health (DH) has cleared the McGuire and Wanganui campuses to reopen from Monday 6 September. Each campus has undergone a deep clean in preparation for staff and eligible students returning onsite.
Anyone who has been identified as a primary close contact during the recent outbreak should not be on the school site until they are cleared by DH.
If anyone in your family develops any symptoms, no matter how mild, please get tested immediately and stay at home while you wait for the results. While getting tested, please follow the latest requirements from DH about face masks.
Further information, including locations for your nearest testing site, is available at coronavirus.vic.gov.au.
Our McGuire and Wanganui campuses will continue to learn remotely, in line with the current stay home advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, however this means staff and eligible students, except those identified by DH as primary close contacts who remain in quarantine, can now return to school for on-site supervision from Monday 6 September, which includes students experiencing vulnerability, students with a disability and children of authorised workers (as previously communicated).
As we welcome eligible students from our McGuire and Wanganui campuses back to school on Monday 6 September, we ask that all parents and carers bear with us while we work through the clearance requirements for all students.
For any students who have been in quarantine, clearance letters are required to be presented to the school before you can attend onsite supervision.
Any primary close contacts who are currently quarantining must continue to do so until their 14-day quarantine period ends. In addition, primary close contacts are advised to undergo a test for COVID-19 on or after day 13 of quarantine.
Like all Victorian Government schools, our school has a COVIDSafe plan, which includes extra cleaning and record-keeping of all staff, students and visitors who attend on-site. Checking in with QR codes is mandatory for any visitors to schools including parents who come into school buildings and indoor facilities (but not staff or students).
Staff, students and visitors to schools are reminded to stay up to date with current face mask advice.
Further information can be found at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/face-masks-in-schools
For more information please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.
If you have questions about what this means for our school, call the Department of Education and Training COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663, available 8:30am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday, excluding public holidays.
If you require further information you can contact DH on 1300 651 160. If you are concerned you may have COVID-19 you can call the DH 24-hour COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398.
For school information in languages other than English, call TIS National on 131 450. Please ask them to call the DET COVID-19 hotline on 1800 338 663 and they will help interpret. For health advice in languages other than English, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/translated-information-about-coronavirus-covid-19.
I would like to thank you and the entire school community for your patience, understanding and support during this time.