26 March 2020
Dear Parents and Caregivers
The Queensland Government has today announced that an additional five (5) Student Free Days will be in place next week, from Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April inclusive. Teachers will undertake planning and preparation for remote and flexible learning to be delivered if normal school operations are suspended by government in response to the coronavirus crisis.
This means that while schools will remain open, the Term 1 break will start early for students and they will not attend school next week, unless they are children of essential workers or vulnerable children. Essential workers are those that must currently continue to attend their workplace during this difficult time. Please contact the office if you are an essential worker and will require your child to attend school next week.
State schools will be formally closed for the Term 1 break from the end of Friday, 3 April. Staff will return to work on Monday 20 April unless health advice determines otherwise.
Next week during student free days, staff at Mooloolah SS will be continuing to develop resources for students to have the ability to work from home if school does not re-open after the school holidays. Currently, there are resources available from the department to assist students through to the end of term 1 that are available on Learning Place. This information was sent out recently and will continue to be updated. However, teachers at Mooloolah SS are going above and beyond and will have units of work created before term 2 begins. Please check with the school before continuing to follow the units of work on Learning Place. These units will guide students and parents with their learning for term 2. Staff will also be available through email or class ‘Dojo’ to assist with week-by-week support. Student username/passwords were sent out yesterday to access online programs and their MIS username/passwords and information was sent out today (please check your emails). The units of work/resources will be available through OneNote which you can access via a computer or your phone. Details on how to set this up and access it will be sent out next week. If you are not receiving these emails or have limited access, please contact the office.
I will continue to update you as the COVID-19 issue evolves, and I thank you for your patience, understanding and support during these unprecedented and challenging times.
This is a challenging, complex time, the nature of which we have never experienced, but our strength through this period is in the strength of our relationships. Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.