Firstly, thank you for your patience and understanding over the past 2 weeks with the restrictions related to accessing school grounds.
These restrictions remain in place for the short term, which are imperative to maintain, given the resumption of face-to-face learning for all students from Monday. We are well aware that both families and teachers, especially in Years 2-6 would like the opportunity to connect face to face, having not yet been able to do so.
For families of children in years 2 – 6, thank you for supporting your child/ren with the remote learning program. We’re sure many year 2-6 students will be excited to be back at school.
Congratulations and well done to our reception and year one students for a successful first 2 weeks of school. We have been very impressed at how quickly the children have adapted to their new classes and shown independence when arriving and leaving school.
We’re looking forward to seeing a ‘full house’ back at school on Monday.
Paul, Rob and Nicky
Positive Cases – Notifications
Last week, we encountered our first positive classroom cases at Craigburn, which is likely to continue in the near future. This has been the case for many schools across the state. The parents of students who were classroom contacts have been informed by text message and email.
As shared previously, we have a detailed set of procedures to follow regarding the management of positive cases.
If and when a positive classroom case is identified, all children and staff who were working in the class (for up to 2 days prior), will be identified as a classroom contact. Parents and staff will be notified by a text message and sent a detailed letter (via email) explaining the process for monitoring their child for symptoms.
If your child tests positive to COVID or is isolating because they are a close contact, please contact the school immediately by phone 82704144 and email. Please note that the name and details of any person testing positive will remain confidential.
Please remember to keep your child at home if they are feeling unwell or showing any symptoms of illness to ensure we keep transmission rates as low as possible.
A special shout out to families currently affected by COVID – best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Arrival and dismissal procedure
The current restrictions require parents / caregivers to continue dropping their child/ren at the school gate.
For our reception children we are able to continue with parents coming onto school grounds and taking their child to their classroom. Face masks must be worn and social distancing practised at all times.
Years 1 – 6 students
- are to enter and exit the school grounds by themselves.
- parents and caregivers are asked not to enter school grounds.
- a member of staff will be greeting students at the school entrances.
- the playground is not to be accessed at the end of the day.
- at afternoon dismissal, parents / caregivers meet their child/ren outside the school gate.
Our Learning SA
As teachers will be changing back to face-to-face teaching, remote online learning will no longer be offered. If your child is required to isolate, you will have access to online lessons and resources at Our Learning SA
Parent ICT helpline
The parent ICT helpline is available to assist parents and carers if students are accessing the learning resources on Our Learning SA (due to testing positive to COVID-19 or being a close contact outside of school). Parents can call 1800 271 211
Updating contact details
Please contact us if and when you change any personal contact details (email, phone, address), as early as possible. Thank you.
The Department and SA Health encourages mask wearing for students from years 3 – 6. Students can either bring a mask from home or ask for one from their teacher.
Activities and programs
As mentioned in the Week 1 Wrap, many of our usual term 1 activities / events have been put on hold. We will keep you informed as to when these are updated once restrictions have been lifted.
Vaccination resources for parents and students
SA Health has developed dedicated vaccination resources for children aged 5 to 11 including a letter to parents from Professor Nicola Spurrier (see further below).
Staff Car Park and Local Traffic
- A friendly reminder that the staff car park is for staff only and for families displaying a ‘disability parking permit’. Keeping all children safe is our priority, so please do not use the staff car park to drop or collect children, unless pre-arranged with the front office.
- A reminder too, for all families and friends to exercise caution and patience at arrival and dismissal times. Traffic and parking regulations are in place and will be acted upon by Rangers from the Onkaparinga Council.