Picton High School

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Principal's update 23 March 2020

23 Mar 2020

This morning our Premier made an announcement that schools would be moving to a pupil free environment where possible, in an effort to minimise community exposure to the virus. Following this, the head of education in NSW, Mark Scott outlined what this will look like in schools. •	It is expected that only students with parents and carers in essential services will be sending their children to school, as parents will still be working to support our community (medical, transport, teachers, child care, etc).  •	Teachers will now be delivering on-line lessons. During normal timetabled lessons the same material will be delivered to students that are online, and those few that need to attend school. Most of my staff will deliver material via Google Classroom. Codes and access information will be posted on our website over the next few days. This will mean we need to supply a computer to any student that attends school. We have around 30-40 computers in each faculty. We are hoping to have some spare laptops that we can allocate to students that need one to work from home. I will communicate a process for borrowing a laptop later in the week when I know how many students will be coming to school. •	Some staff that are at high risk, if they catch the virus, but are not currently sick, may be working from home. •	Students can still contact their teachers via the online platforms teachers will be delivering on. •	We expect TAFE will still be open however I am yet to confirm that. •	We are working on provisions for HSC students. Your child’s teachers will be in contact with students to work out a way to ensure they are taught and supported.  Please note this is the information as we know it today. Tomorrow may be another matter. Watch our Facebook page and website for updates. I suspect they will be coming daily. Warren Parkes Principal