Easing of restrictions at WPS

Dear Parents/Carers,

As a result of Victoria moving to the `Last Step’ in the COVID19 Roadmap, please find the following changes to procedures at Werribee Primary School as of Monday 30th November.

 

All changes implemented will follow Department Guidelines to ensure we remain COVID Safe.

Drinking Taps

Outdoor drinking taps will be reopened for normal use. Students are still encouraged to bring their water bottle from home for use in the classroom.

Recess and Lunch play

Students will not be required to remain in a designated year level area for recess and lunch.

School Access

Parents please remain outside Gate 1 and phone the school for assistance. If you need to make an appointment to speak to a particular staff member please email or call the school.

8:40am arrival at school via House Gates

Students only will continue to enter the school via their House Gate at 8:40am and make their way to their classrooms.

Please remember to maintain social distancing when dropping off your child/ren.

3:10 dismissal from school via House Gates

Students will be walked to their House Gates and dismissed by staff at 3:10 from all House Gates.

Please remember to maintain social distancing when collecting your child/ren.

Assemblies

Assemblies will continue to be online for the remainder of the year

Friday 27th November and Friday 11th December.

More information about the last day of the School Year Assembly will be sent out closer to the time.

Year 6 Graduation

Wed 9th December

The Year 6 Student Graduation Committee is doing a great job of organising our 2020 Year 6 Graduation. It will look different due to COVID19, but students and staff are putting in a lot of effort to make it special and unique for our awesome Year 6 students.

It will be held on the Wed 9th December during the day for students.

It will be recorded and uploaded that night so families can enjoy watching it together, creating a `Special Celebration Night.’ We are encouraging families to take the opportunity to have a special family dinner together and then get ready to watch and enjoy the Graduation Ceremony online.

 

Please read the information from the Department of Education about `Staying Home if Unwell’

Stay home when unwell

The most important action school communities can take to reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), is to ensure that any unwell staff and students remain at home and get tested, even with the mildest of symptoms.

Students with underlying conditions (such as hay fever or asthma)

If a student has persistent symptoms due to an underlying condition such as hay fever or asthma, the student should still be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) if they develop symptoms that are different to or worse than their usual symptoms.

Parents/carers should also consider getting a medical certificate from the child’s treating GP to confirm that it is safe for them to attend school with persistent symptoms that may overlap with some of the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) such as cough or runny nose.

Young children with persistent mild symptoms

Younger children (in grades Prep to 2) who have had a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test that was taken after they developed symptoms, the decision about return to school should be made in conjunction with the child’s treating GP. If the GP is satisfied the child has recovered from their acute illness, is otherwise well, and does not need a repeat coronavirus (COVID-19) test, the child can return even if they are not completely free of symptoms. Any worsening of symptoms will require review and repeat coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, if considered appropriate by the doctor.

Students with a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test whose symptoms have completely resolved

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the school via email Werribee.ps@education.vic.gov.au or ring the school on 9742 6659 and ask to speak to a member of the Leadership Team.

From Werribee Primary School Staff