REMOTE LEARNING 2.0 (14.07.20)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that everyone is staying safe and well in the current circumstances. For the sake of efficiency, I am using this email to inform you of three aspects of our return to Remote Learning. These are:

  • An overview of the next phase of Remote Learning at Kilmore Primary School.
  • Information on the Onsite Supervision Program.
  • Information on how to use our Assitance Survey to source the help you need. 
Remote Learning 2.0:

As a school, we recognise that the decision to return to Remote Learning may have caused worries or concerns for families. We fully understand that the first round of Remote Learning was challenging and that the next round of Remote Learning comes against a backdrop of more challenging events. In the words of Minister Merlino, the move back to Remote Learning is "difficult but necessary" in the interests of broader community wellbeing. As Principal, I encourage every family to do the best they can in their circumstances, to do what they can and find the routine that works for them. To assist with the return to Remote Learning, I have put together a table of the what will stay the same and what will be some improved features of the Kilmore Primary School Remote Learning program.

What Stays The Same
 
Improvements
 

Use of Google Classroom 

Compass

Hard Copy collection

Access to Epic reading program

Survey each week for hard copy collection and other assistance

Friday distribution of learning program via Google Classroom and Compass. 

Tracking of student attendance 

Access to supplies (lined paper, grid paper)




 

Daily Google Classroom meetings

Daily layout of activities within Remote Learning plans

Dedicated Specialists day (Friday) 

Allocated catch up sessions (Friday)

Whole school Webex assemblies 

Theme days each week for students.

Virtual excursions 

Student Action and Student Leadership Team Involvement 

Project-based learning opportunities for years 3-6

Return of Classroom Dojo for communication

 
As a school, we will do everything within our powers to support our community during these difficult times. To prepare for your child's return to Remote Learning, it would be fabulous if you could reacquaint your child with how to access Google Classroom and other online activities they used last term. If you require access to a password, please get in touch with your child's classroom teacher and they will be happy to assist you. 

Onsite Supervision Program. 

On-site provision will be available at all government schools, but only for students who fall into the following categories:

  • The children of parents who cannot work from home and who cannot access alternative supervision arrangements.
  • Any student with a disability.
  • Students who may be considered vulnerable by the school. 
  • The learning program delivered on-site will be the same as the learning program delivered
    to students undertaking remote learning. Students learning on-site will be supervised by
    school staff on-site but follow the teaching and learning program provided by their classroom
    teacher. To make an application for your child to attend the On-site Supervision program, please complete the survey which can be accessed from the link below:

    https://forms.gle/HPzziYH8fu3SdDDdA

    Assistance Survey:
    As a school, we are committed to supporting you through the next five weeks. Please complete our Assistance Survey to receive assistance in any of the following areas:
  • Hard Copy Remote Learning Plans
  • A phone call from your child's teacher.
  • A phone call from our Primary Welfare Officer.
  • Access to technology. 
  • You can also use the survey to provide feedback on the supports you feel would be most useful over the next five weeks. The survey can be accessed from this link:

    https://forms.gle/ZT73QZ9hNFGVgGck6
     
Finally, I want to reaffirm that we are here to work with you in the coming weeks. As a school, we are here to make Remote Learning work for you in your circumstances. If you would like further information on any aspect of out Remote Learning program, please get in touch through our school email account: kilmore.ps@education.vic.gov.au

Wishing you and your family well,

Neil O'Sullivan