Authorised Worker Permits to allow onsite supervision
Request For Onsite Supervision Form
Expectations & support within each homeroom
Good evening IPS families, As you will be aware the Victorian State Government today announced a thirteen day regional lockdown to help combat the growing COVID-19 outbreak. Following advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all Victorian schools have been asked to prepare for a period of remote and flexible learning on Monday, with remote lessons for students at home to be operational at all schools by Tuesday 24 August. For remote learning at home beginning next Tuesday, IPS students will continue to use their iPad and Google Classroom to access online classroom activities, live check-ins and feedback from teachers. (Please see the class expectation posters attached to this page for a clear indication of workload and support for each homeroom at IPS next week) iPads may be collected from IPS admin Monday if not already at home.
On Monday teachers will prepare for the week ahead and email all families their Google Classroom instructions, an outline of any specific learning instructions for next week and tips/hints for families to not just survive, but thrive through this next mini stint of remote learning.
Children of whom both parents and/or carers are authorised workers who cannot work from home, work for an essential provider and where no other supervision arrangements can be made
Where there are two parents/carers, both must possess authorised worker permits and be working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision
For single parents/carers, the authorised worker must be working outside the home in order for their children to be eligible for on-site provision.
Children experiencing vulnerability may also request onsite supervision, including:
children in out-of-home care
children deemed vulnerable by a government agency, funded family or family violence service, and is assessed as requiring education and care outside the family home
children identified by a school or early childhood service as vulnerable, including via referral from a government agency, or funded family or family violence service, homeless or youth justice service or mental health or other health service.
Despite Monday being a preparation day for teachers and schools, on-site supervision will be available for those students across Victoria whose parents/carers meet authorised worker criteria during this period of lockdown. Families who qualify for their child/ren to be supervised on-site may submit a request as follows:
By 2pm Sunday 22nd August for onsite supervision on Monday 23rd August
By 2pm Monday 23rd August for the remainder of the school week.
You may do so by filling in the standard Request for Onsite Supervision Form (see link button below) and emailing back to Principal Justin Marshman (accompanied by an Authorised Worker Permit completed by your employer if relevant) Stay well everyone – we’ll get through this together!