Throughout the COVID 19 Pandemic, schools will be moving in and out of Remote and Flexible Learning (RFL) or learning from home.
Communication: During these times of RFL, the school will communicate with the MPPS community via Compass newsfeed and email. Teachers will communicate with parents via email. Work will be shared with students in Foundation to Year 4 via the school blogs and students in years 5/6 will receive their work via their class OneNote notebooks.
Attendance: As part of remote and flexible learning, teachers will need to complete attendance daily. Students will attend small groups Webex sessions each day and also be invited to drop in to their teacher’s WebEx classrooms later in the day. Teachers will publish times for the open webex. If these times do not work for your family, please let your teacher know so they can speak with them on the phone or organise another time. As always, we are conscious that Remote Learning means flexible learning, and this includes flexibility for family arrangements.
Resources to support Remote and Flexible Learning
- Well-being During COVID-19 booklet
- Office 365 Information for families
- Webex guide for families
- Webex guide for conferences
- How to access “learning from home” DET guide for families
- Privacy and Digital Systems in use at MPPS
The Department also has a range of options for you to continue to support your child in their learning, available at the Learning from Home webpage. A web page with Learning from Home tips is available at: Support your child’s learning and this is available in more than 30 languages on Translated advice about learning from home.
Information that might be of assistance to you in talking to your child about COVID-19 is available. If you are concerned about your wellbeing or that of your child, please contact the school so we can talk with you about how we can best assist. Other sources of support include: Parent Line 13 22 89 and Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.
The Department COVID-19 helpline is also available weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm on 1800 338 663. If you know a family who speak a language or languages other than English and you know they would like further information, interpreting services are available by phoning 131 450 first.
For families with a child with a disability, the Association for Children with a Disability (ACD) has additional information: https://www.acd.org.au/covid-19-latest-information/.
And, finally, a reminder that if you, your child, or a family member develops symptoms of COVID-19 you should get tested at a COVID-19 testing facility and stay home.
Each family should regularly check the list of public exposure sites in Victoria (where a person with COVID-19 has attended), and if anyone in the family has attended a site at the times listed, follow the instructions given.
If you have any questions, please contact your class teacher or the school office on 03 9375 2511.