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School Closure Mon 15th – Wed 17th of February

UPDATED WYNDHAM CENTRAL COLLEGE COMMUNITY INFORMATION Monday 15th February, 2021

Dear parents and carers

I am writing to provide further information about our school operations this coming week. Please see throughout this letter LINKs to various Department of Education and Department of Health websites.

As you know, all Victorian schools are moving to a three-day period of remote and flexible learning from Monday 15 February to Wednesday 17 February inclusive.

As we did last year, we will do all we can to support the wellbeing of all our students and to ensure that, as much as possible, learning continues over these three days.

Information that might be of assistance to you in talking to your child about COVID-19 is available. If you are concerned about your wellbeing or that of your child, please contact the school so we can talk with you about how we can best assist. Other sources of support include: Parent Line 13 22 89 and Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.

All staff are contactable via Compass email. Your child’s tutor teacher and Year Level Leader will be the most helpful.

The Department COVID-19 helpline is also available on Sunday 14 February and weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm on 1800 338 663. If you know a family who speak a language or languages other than English and you know they would like further information, interpreting services are available by phoning 131 450 first.

For families with a child with a disability, the Association for Children with a Disability (ACD) has additional information.

Digital Resources:

In order to support your child to download online lessons all parents/carers are able to download the Compass App and access all information relating to their child.

Download the Compass mobile app for iPhone/iPad or Android

  1. iPhone/iPad: Open the iOS App Store, search and download “Compass School Manager

Android: Open the Google Play Store, search and download “Compass School Manager

  1. Once downloaded, open Compass School Manager app, search for school: “Wyndham Central College” and log in.
  2. To log in:

Students: This is your Wyndham Central College credentials, username is your Student ID (e.g. gor0199), and the password is the same as your student email/computer password.

Parents: This is your Wyndham Central College parent ID and self-managed password. If you do not know either, choose the “Forgot Password?” option on the log in page and enter either your email address or mobile number and if these details match up what is stored on our records, you will be sent your username and a new temporary password, to which you will be prompted to change after your next successful log in. If you are having issues logging in after receiving a temporary password it is recommended to log in using a browser (Chrome, Safari, and Firefox etc.) first, then use the Compass mobile app.

If you are still having issues logging onto the Compass App, please email IT Support and we can assist you.

Resources to support your child’s learning at home

The Department has a range of options for you to continue to support your child in their learning, available at the Learning from Home webpage.

A web page with Learning from Home tips is available at: Support your child’s learning

and this is available in more than 30 languages on Translated advice about learning from home.

On-site supervision

Our school will provide on-site supervision for students in the following categories:

  • Children whose parents are considered permitted workers as listed, cannot work from home and where no other supervision arrangements can be made.
  • Vulnerable children, including children in out-of-home care, children deemed by Child Protection and/or Family Services to be at risk of harm and children identified by the school as vulnerable (including via referral from a family violence agency, homelessness or youth justice service or mental health or other health service).

If you work in essential services and need to send your child to school, please contact the college to confirm your child’s attendance on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday this week, including any requirements for half-day supervision. This will allow us to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Staying safe and keeping others safe

And, finally, a reminder that if you, your child, or a family member develops symptoms of COVID-19 you should get tested at a COVID-19 testing facility and stay home.

Each family should regularly check the list of public exposure sites in Victoria (where a person with COVID-19 has attended), and if anyone in the family has attended a site at the times listed, follow the instructions given.

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s tutor teacher or contact the school if you have any concerns.

Yours sincerely,

Leanne Gagatsis

Principal