Physical Distancing in Schools During COVID-19
Public Health advice is clear – it is safe for schools to be open. This is because we have a low rate of Coronavirus (COVID-19) community spread in Tasmania and there has been increased and expanded testing. To reduce the risk even further, schools have hygiene and physical distancing measures in place.
While it is safe to send your child/ren to school, we still need adults to maintain a distance from other adults, whilst on site.
To help us with adult physical distancing, we are asking all parents/carers to:
- ‘Stop, Drop and Go’ and ‘Stop, Collect and Go’ for all drop offs and pickups. This means you don’t get out of your car unless to attend to seat belts. To ensure this runs smoothly and allows for the bus to access the bus stop, drop off can occur from 8.30am - 8.50am this allows a free time for the bus to drop off which usually occurs between 8.50 and 8.55 am. Pick up can occur between 3.00pm and 3.15pm as this then clears the way for the bus at 3.20pm. We will have two staff members co-ordinating this. At pick up could the kinder parents please start to arrive at 2.40pm.
- If you are collecting your child via walking please wait outside the gate for your child/ren to come to you.
- If you need to talk to your child’s teacher please call the school office on 0362666240 and arrange an appointment. You can also e-mail the teacher directly.
- If you need to collect something from the school please phone ahead and we will arrange to bring it to you in the carpark.
- We will continue to communicate via our Facebook page and the newsletter.
- Please provide a named drink bottle filled with water as our bubblers will not be available.
- Children will need to bring food that requires no heating or preparation on site.
- We love to celebrate birthdays however until further notice there will be no food sharing.
We want to make school as safe as possible for everyone. Feel free to ask questions if you require any further information. These things won’t be forever, but we all have a shared responsibility to act in a way that supports everyone being safe.
More information is available on the Department of Education website: www.education.tas.gov.au
Our Mathletics awards this week are bronze certificates, Talara, Ruby, Dash and Lucien. Talara has also received a Silver certificate.
Grade three have been really jumping into their maths this week.
They did some estimating of how far they might jump and then recorded their actual jumps to compare them.
Fantastic jumping Ellias, you must have springs in your feet.
How many dice do you have at home?
What’s the tallest tower you can make?
Maybe start off with a smaller tower.
Now ask yourself
What is the sum of all the dots visible?
Is there another order you could add them in to help you to add up more easily?
Extending prompts: What is the sum of all the dots you can’t see?
Is there a clue from your first sum to help you with this?
What about… What is the total of all the faces that are touching another die’s face?
(remember - Die is one, dice means more than one)
Enabling Prompts: What is the number of dots on the bottom of your top die?What do the top and bottom of any die add up to?