Return to School Update 25 October 2021.
Thank you for your efforts in Term 4 to help support the transition to onsite schooling, including getting your family vaccinated and encouraging mask wearing at school.
We are very excited to share that following the vaccination targets in Victoria, the staged return to onsite learning is being brought forward, with all onsite schooling to commence full time from Monday 1 November.
All Hume Valley School students and school levels will return to onsite learning from Monday 1 November.
The earlier return of students to full-time onsite learning is great news for our school community and families.
From Monday 1 November, a range of school activities will be able to take place so schools reflect the new community settings.
This means that from Monday 1 November camps, interschool sport, excursions, school assemblies, music, singing and performances will be able to take place (in line with the community settings and vaccination requirements).
From Monday 1 November, face masks will no longer be required outdoors by teachers or secondary school students but will remain an important part of our classrooms, and in the community.
Schools have taken a number of steps to support onsite learning, including staff vaccination, ventilation, physical distancing for staff and students, staggered start, finish and break times, and mask wearing.
Schools will be encouraging students to remain safe and practise good COVIDSafe behaviours for the remaining of Term 4.
Ahead of students resuming full-time onsite learning from Monday 1 November, schools will continue to provide onsite learning in line with the staged reopening plan. Students who were previously eligible for onsite supervision and care as children of authorised workers or children experiencing vulnerability can continue attending onsite learning.
Thank you again for all your support and we very much look forward to welcoming our students back to onsite learning full time.
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Return to School Road Map Update 19 October 2021.
We are very excited to share that the timeline for the staged return to onsite learning is being brought forward, with restrictions that were to be lifted on Tuesday 26 October now to be lifted from Friday 22 October.
This has all been made possible thanks to parents, teachers, students and the broader Victorian community stepping up to get vaccinated in great numbers across our community.
The updated Roadmap, which is based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, sets out the staged return to onsite learning in Term 4.
For our school, this means that the following arrangements will be in place:
Remote and flexible learning will continue to be delivered to students on the days students are not onsite.
Vulnerable children and children of parents or carers who are on the authorised provider and authorised worker list can continue attending onsite.
As previously communicated, students in Grade 3 and above are required to wear face masks; face masks are strongly recommended for students in Prep to Grade 2. However, HVS are exempt.
Thank you again for all your support and we look very much to welcoming our students back to onsite learning full time, very soon.
Term 4 – Return to School Road Maps.
Year 1 and 2 Students
Year 7 Students
Year 8 Students
Year 11 Students
Onsite Learning Requests
Tuesday 14 September 2021 – Friday 17 September 2021
Based on advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, schools in metropolitan Melbourne will continue with remote and flexible learning, except for students in the following categories:
- Children where both parents and or carers are considered authorised workers who cannot work from home, work for an authorised provider and where no other supervision arrangements can be made:
- Where there are two parents/carers, both must be authorised workers, working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.
- For single parents/ carers, the authorised worker must be working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.
- Children experiencing vulnerability,
- in out-of-home care
- deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home
- identified by a school or early childhood service as vulnerable, (including via referral from a government agency, or funded family or family violence service, homeless or youth justice service or mental health or other health service)
- Where a parent/carer indicates that a student with a disability is vulnerable because they cannot learn from home, and/or informs the school the student is vulnerable due to family stress, the school must provide on-site supervision for that student. This may apply to students enrolled in specialist schools and students with a disability enrolled in mainstream schools.
Parents/Carers can complete the application for on-site attendance via this link click here to apply for onsite learning. The school will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your child’s attendance on-site.