Covid Case 21/6/22
I’m writing to let you know that a person/ people with COVID-19 was on our school site while infectious.
Date positive case/s reported:
Impacted class/es or year level/s
|Last Day the student(s) was/were at school||
What you need to know
If your child is not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they can continue to attend school, but you should monitor for symptoms.
Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 cannot attend school and should get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.
Students should continue with twice-a-week rapid antigen testing on school days.
Students who have recovered from COVID-19 do not need to participate in surveillance testing for 12 weeks after their isolation period has ended.
For information on symptoms visit: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/symptoms-and-risks.
For more information on how to get tested visit: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/taking-test-covid-19.
If your child returns a positive RAT result and has symptoms and/or has been in contact with someone with COVID-19, it is very likely that your child has COVID-19.
- You must advise the school and the Department of Health about the positive result
- Your child must stay home for 7 days, and then only leave home once they feel well
Students who are household contacts of a COVID-19 case are not required to quarantine. It is required that that household contacts undertake daily rapid antigen testing five times within the 7 days of exposure.
Students from Grade 3 and above who are household contacts are required to wear face masks when indoors at school. This does not apply to students who have a valid exemption.
If your child returns a positive RAT result during this period, they must stay home for 7 days, and then only leave home once they feel well.
Note: If your child tests positive with a RAT but does not have symptoms and you don’t believe they have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19, it is recommended getting a PCR test within the first 48 hours of testing positive and stay isolated at all times until they receive their result.
If your child’s subsequent PCR test is negative, they will be able to leave isolation and return to school. If the PCR test result is positive, they must follow the steps above.
June 22 Newsletter
Please be conscious of where you are dropping off and picking up your children at school times.
The disabled parking is only for cars displaying a Disabled Parking sticker. Please observe the parking signs as it is often dangerous for students and their familes who are using the school crossing. Also, at times, there are parking inspectors.
A reminder that we have our Andrew Chinn concert today at 2:30 to 3:30 which all families are welcome to attend. All classes will be performing at some stage as Andrew teaches them new songs throughout the day.
We are clearing out some books. If you want some, they can be viewed in the shelves outside the library. Come in at the start/end of school
This Week at St Mary's (Term 2 Week 9)
Tues Year 6 Immigration Museum Weds Andrew Chinn Concert Thurs - Year 6 Bishop Martin visiting Thurs - last day of Term finish 3:30
Rainbow Day Donuts
Tomorrow is our Rainbow Wellbeing Day. We will be providing iced donuts (from Coles) as a special treat, to all students.
If your child has an allergy or for other reasons cannot have a donut, can you please contact the school office.
Recess and Lunch Times
Follow up from previous message - Recess 11am to 11.40am, Lunch 1.40 to 2.30pm (including eating time) Thank you
Early Pick Up
As of Term 3, if you need to pick your children up early from school, please ensure that this is done during recess or lunch time.
It is very disruptive to class time and difficult for office staff to take time out to locate students.
Students also need to be seated in class by 9am each day