COVID-19 UPDATE-5 (27/05/21):Lockdown & Remote Learning

COVID Lockdown and Remote Learning Information: May 28 June 3

Dear Hume Central families,

As you will no doubt be aware, the Acting Premier has announced that all of Victoria will move into a 7 day lockdown commencing at midnight tonight. Tomorrow will be a state wide pupil free day for all schools. Any students who need to collect resources or seek IT support at their campus will be able to do so between 9.00am and 11.00am tomorrow (28th May). Students must report to reception prior to moving to lockers.

Our scheduled Curriculum Day will occur as scheduled on Monday May 31. Hume Central students will be learning from home from Tuesday June 1 until Thursday June 3.

Remote Learning:Tuesday June 1- Thursday June 3
All lessons will commence at the usual time.

Subject teachers will:

  • publish a brief lesson outline in the lesson plan section of Compass. This should include: Zoom link, learning intentions, learning tasks and links to any resources;
  • connect with students via Zoom and remain in the Zoom class in order to mark the roll, provide explicit instruction and explain and support the completion of the learning task;
  • Where a tutor is supporting students from the scheduled class, the subject teacher will create a breakout room to facilitate this support.

Students will:

  • access lesson plans uploaded to Compass at the time of the usual lesson;
  • arrive on time in the Zoom class, with the camera switched on;
  • work independently on the learning task during the lesson;
  • check the school email daily; this is the primary source of communication between students and teachers.
  • email their teachers if they have any questions or concerns.

Onsite support for vulnerable students and children of essential workers
The College will continue to support families with onsite supervision of their children. Onsite supervision will apply for students in the following categories, according to the most recent DET guidelines:

  • children whose parents are permitted workers and for whom no other 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 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) children with a disability where the family is experiencing severe stress

Town Park Campus will be open next Tuesday Thursday to support vulnerable students and children of essential workers for all campuses.

Families who wish to access onsite learning for students in the above categories are required to complete the survey at the link below:

Whilst this situation once again presents a challenge for us all, I am confident that we will continue to work together to support each other. Hopefully, this period of lockdown / remote learning will only be for 7 days and we will all be back onsite on Friday June 4.

Please feel free to contact the College via phone or email if you have any questions or require any support.

Take care,

Jeff Mulcahy
College Principal