COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information

Updated on 18 July 2021

 COVID-19 SAFETY MeasureS TERM 3 2021   |

Return to Remote Learning – Week 1, Term 3 2021

Junior School – K-6

All parents and students are asked to carefully read all the information emailed out on Friday 9 July and contained in the links in the JS/GS Remote Learning Guide: Remote Learning in Term 3.

* The daily timetable has been adjusted during this period of remote learning and is in the above guide. 

General COVID restrictions:

  • Students must NOT attend school if feeling unwell, even if they have the mildest flu-like symptoms.
  • Students with flu-like symptoms need to be tested and provide a copy of a negative COVID-19 test result and be symptom-free before being permitted to return to school.
  • Where a medical practitioner determines that a COVID-19 test is not required, documentation from the medical practitioner must be provided to the school to confirm that the student does not have symptoms that warrant a COVID-19 test. The certificate must also indicate that the student is able to return to school.
  • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation from a medical practitioner as described above, must be emailed to the relevant School Reception before the student returns to school:

Kindergarten – Year 6: [email protected]
Year 7 – 9: [email protected]
Year 10 – 12: [email protected]

  • Further information for families regarding school attendance and the requirement for COVID-19 testing is available on the Department of Education website at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families
  • All students are encouraged to maintain excellent hand hygiene, cover coughs and sneezes with their elbow or a tissue, place used tissues straight into the bin, avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth and not share food or drink.
Secondary School – Years 7–12

Dear Year 7-12 parents and students,

As directed by the NSW government, SACS students will be working from home for the next few weeks of Term 3. The school will provide further updates to parents as soon as they are received.

Please find here a link to the Student and Parents Remote Learning Guide. All Microsoft Teams access has been reinstated to Years 7-12 students.

Students are asked to:

  • Read the whole Student Remote Learning Guide carefully;
  • Wear school/PE uniform to all video conferences;
  • Turn on your webcams if requested by a teacher;
  • Complete Tutor Group roll call between 8am-8.30am every school day. If you complete the form outside these times you will be marked absent;
  • Complete all work set and be ready for classes. You will receive an infringement if you are unprepared which will appear in the Student/Parent Friday Digest and may result in your parents/carers being contacted;
  • Read all your timetabled class Schoology notifications (at top of each Schoology page) before 8am each day so you know what the work for the day will look like;
  • Read lesson instructions carefully so you don’t ask unnecessary questions. Try asking a fellow student first before asking the teacher; and
  • Complete all work set and be ready for classes.

Students may attend school if needed (eg if children of essential workers). Parents must email reception ([email protected]) the day beforehand to advise their child requires supervision. Students should report to SAH reception to sign in and will be supervised in the Middle School Library to work on their remote learning activities on their school devices. Students will only be supervised on site between 8.30am – 3.15pm. There will be no access to the Canteen or Uniform Store. Students must wear school uniform and a mask.

 

Subject Specific Details

  • Year 12 HSC and IB Diploma Visual Arts – Due to the specific and individual nature of Major Works, students will need to contact their VA or TAS teacher for resources and materials. All other work will be available on Schoology.
  • Year 12 Technological and Applied Studies courses – Students who need to come to school to pick up resources for practical subjects ie 3d prints or other materials will be able to do so by liaising with their teacher and then organising a scheduled time with their teacher or the TAS Technician. All other remote learning resources and communication for all classes will be done through Schoology.
  • Year 12 HSC Drama and IB Diploma Theatre – students should receive instructions from their teachers.
  • Year 12 Music teachers will co-ordinate and communicate rehearsal schedules directly with students.
  • Individual music tutoring will continue through periods of remote learning. Music tutors will contact parents and students directly to arrange online lessons. Students need to advise subject class teachers if they will be attending a music lesson that falls during a scheduled Schoology class conference.

Changes to school events

  • Start Up Finale – postponed
  • Cocurricular photo day in week 1 – postponed
  • Student leaders assembly in week 2 – postponed and mini induction ceremony will be live streamed
  • HSC VA and TAS exhibitions in week 2 – displayed for marking only
  • Sports training, cocurricular and competition – cancelled 

If you have any questions or concerns, please direct these to the relevant teacher, pastoral leader, divisional head or myself.

Brad Swibel
Deputy Head of School (Secondary)

 

General COVID restrictions:

  • Students must NOT attend school if feeling unwell, even if they have the mildest flu-like symptoms.
  • Students with flu-like symptoms need to be tested and provide a copy of a negative COVID-19 test result and be symptom-free before being permitted to return to school.
  • Where a medical practitioner determines that a COVID-19 test is not required, documentation from the medical practitioner must be provided to the school to confirm that the student does not have symptoms that warrant a COVID-19 test. The certificate must also indicate that the student is able to return to school.
  • Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result, or documentation from a medical practitioner as described above, must be emailed to the relevant School Reception before the student returns to school:

Kindergarten – Year 6: [email protected]
Year 7 – 9: [email protected]
Year 10 – 12: [email protected]

  • Further information for families regarding school attendance and the requirement for COVID-19 testing is available on the Department of Education website at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families
  • All students are encouraged to maintain excellent hand hygiene, cover coughs and sneezes with their elbow or a tissue, place used tissues straight into the bin, avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth and not share food or drink.
For parents and visitors

No visitors or parents are currently permitted on the school site. Please refer to the updated information above regarding student attendance on site and remote learning.