School Operations Term 4

Please read the letter below how our school will operate in Term 4 for now until further notice.


Dear parents and carers,
This is an update for Term 4 following Daniel Andrew’s announcement on Sunday, 6th
September 2020. This includes a number of decisions about school operations. I have
included below the relevant information.

7 – 18 September
All schools will continue to provide remote and flexible learning for the remainder of Term
3, except specialist schools rural and regional Victoria, consistent with current settings.

5 – 9 October (first week of Term 4)
Remote and flexible learning will continue for all students, except in specialist schools in
rural and regional Victoria.

On-site supervision for children of permitted workers and vulnerable students will continue
to be provided consistent with existing guidelines.

From 12 October
Students in Prep to Grade 2 return to full-time on-site schooling. The existing remote
learning program will not continue for these year levels.
Remote and flexible learning will continue for all students in Grades 3 to 6, other than for
children of permitted workers and vulnerable students. A date for the return of these year
levels to face to face learning will be subject to further health advice.
It is very important to note that the advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer is that
schools can continue to operate. The Victorian Chief Health Officer has also provided advice
about the health measures that should be taken by staff and students, and we will be
following these.

To provide further assurance, our school, along with all other government schools in
metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, will be conducting temperature checks of all
students at the start of the day. If your child does have a temperature, you will be asked to
collect them from school.

A reminder that if you, your child, or a family member develops symptoms of a fever, chills
or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, you
should get tested at a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing facility and stay home.

This is vitally important to keeping our school community safe.
If you would like health information from the Department of Health and Human Services,
you can visit

I will continue to communicate with you as soon as we receive further information.


Yours sincerely,

Leonie Fitzgerald
Dandenong South Primary School