Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) — BYLC Return to Face to Face Learning
Following updated advice from health authorities and as announced by the Queensland Government, most schools are beginning to transition back to school-based learning for students. The advice for parents of State School students can be found here:
If you have students attending a State School, please read the advice in the above link.
The Week Ahead for BYLC Students
As the restrictions, guidelines and advice has been changing quite regularly over the last 4 weeks, so have our plans to return our students to onsite learning. Given this-uncertainty, we plan to release each step of our planned return of students to our community on a weekly basis.
The first step of our plan is to provide transport for our most vulnerable students and senior students enrolled in Certificate courses (1 day per week). The vulnerable students will be supervised while completing the online learning (Moodie) at school and the senior students studying Certificate courses will spend their day in a different area progressing through their course. There will be no 'normal' timetabled classes.
The parents of all the students we have timetabled into next week's supervision roster will have already been notified before receiving this correspondence. If you have not been contacted and would like your child to attend, we have 6 places available each day for classroom supervision of the online learning (Moodie). If you would like to book your child into one or more of these places and can provide your own transport to and from school, please call us (4159 7579) before 2pm, Friday 7 May 2020, to ensure a place is reserved and we have enough staff onsite to provide supervision.
As we plan to increase the numbers of students onsite each week, we have had to increase safety measures to ensure all staff and students are safe. Whilst the majority of these are onsite practices, there are four new conditions that all students must adhere to:
• No spitting while on school premise or in school transport (immediate suspension)
• No student is to sit within the first 2 passenger rows of any school bus (social distancing for driver)
• Bus windows are to remain open (wearing a jacket on the bus is advisable)
• Although social distancing may not apply to all students, our policy is that students are not to make physical contact with any other student. For example, holding hands, wrestling, etc.
If you have any questions, please contact the school office for more information.
BYLC Leadership Team