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Important update from Sherwood State School - Monday 2 August

 
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Good afternoon Sherwood families,

As you are no doubt aware, the South-East Queensland lockdown has been extended to 4pm Sunday 8 August. Anyone who has been in these local government areas is expected to stay at home unless for an essential purpose. This includes people who have travelled to these areas from other locations. 

The Queensland Government website provides further information on the lockdown, including all restrictions and maps of the affected areas.

We would like to thank the majority of our families, for following the procedures and not bringing their children to school unless you are an essential worker, leaving home for work.  Please be aware that based on the changing nature of the Delta strain, schools have been asked to move to reduce the number of staff on school sites from this Wednesday 4 August 2021. This applies to any staff that work at school (teaching and non-teaching), and as such we need to have a better idea of the number of students who will be in attendance each day. We have set up a survey for our essential workers to complete via Qkr! (we ask you to please do so by 9am tomorrow)Only complete this survey if you are an essential worker intending to send your child/ren to school for one or all of the days this week. As in the past, I am more than happy to discuss case by case issues with parents who are not considered essential workers, but may need some support around school attendance.  If you may fall into this category,  please email me (or call) and we can discuss your family needs.

Today, our staff have been working diligently today to re-instate our remote learning platforms, however these may take a day or two to become  ‘live’ (as you can imagine in this circumstance this process may take longer than usual with the level of school traffic trying to process this work).  Our teachers will be in contact with families again tomorrow to give you the following details: 

- Online platform they are using – and any links needed or passwords needed to access these platforms
- The session times for blackboard collaborate lessons (where students can login and see their teachers and work with them live)
- The procedure if you would like some hard copies of work provided for you and/ or a time to come to collect some of your child’s text books for use at home.

Until remote learning platforms are live, the following work is be available for your child to access:

- Mathletics, Mathseeds, Reading Eggs
- Teachers will send links for families to access work from Learning@Home
- If your child is in the 1:1 iPad classes your teachers may have already sent home information across the app ‘SeeSaw’

Tuckshop:

Tuckshop will be operating for families of essential workers during the lockdown period. We ask if you plan on placing an order via Qkr!, please do so as early as possible so appropriate plans can be made. 

If you had already placed an order for this week and need to cancel, please follow the instructions on this information sheet.

OSHC:

OSHC will continue to operate throughout the lockdown. They will adjust the program and practices to engage children in COVID-safe manner. For more information regarding fees, allowable absences and hardship supports, please check your emails for a letter from the P&C (also attached to the end of this email). If you still have questions, please email Lisa at manager@sherwoodoshc.com.au. You can also get in touch with the P&C via  
exec@sherwoodpandc.org.au

Before and after school activities (including facility hire):

Please note Sherwood State School will not be hosting any before and after school activities for the duration of the lockdown. This includes tennis court hire. Please contact your activity provider directly for more details regarding their lockdown approach. 

Pick-Up Zone:

The pick-up zone will be manned as usual for the duration of the lockdown.

Please know – we will continue to keep our families updated as new information comes to hand.  Please complete the survey if you are an essential worker, as it will help us to manage our staffing needs in the coming days. 

As things can change quickly when it comes to COVID-19, you may also wish to regularly check the Queensland Government COVID-19 website, which has comprehensive information on COVID-19 in Queensland. 

We have got this….We have got you!!

Kind regards,

Amanda Hawkswell

Principal

OSHC letter 02.08.21.pdf

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Last reviewed 03 August 2021
Last updated 03 August 2021