What is FPS Remote Learning?
FPS Remote Learning
Communicating with your child’s teacher during remote learning
Teachers can be contacted using ClassDojo or phone. Your child can also access ClassDojo or Webex video conferencing in either in a 1:1 or small group teaching situation. If you have any concerns and are unable to contact your child’s teacher please email Flemington.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9376 7137.
Resources for families
Webex videoconferencing for families
DET Learning from home advice and resources
F-2 Home Support in Literacy and Numeracy
3-6 Home support in Literacy and Numeracy
FPS Remote Learning Daily Guidelines
ABC ME Learning Activities
Technology and devices
Access to devices. If your child requires access to a device or internet access, please contact FPS by email Flemington.email@example.com or phone 9376 7137. We understand that providing access to digital technologies may be a challenge for some of our FPS families and that some families are using digital technologies for the very first time. Please remember that your children already use iPads at FPS and are familiar with using them. FPS is already responsive to providing educationally meaningful learning activities on devices. Please see our ICT ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY.
Being online at home: Safety Tips For Parents/Carers
Video conferencing with Webex
At FPS our remote learning program and lessons on Dojo are further supported by videoconferencing sessions on Webex. Webex videoconferencing is a safe and DET approved platform that allows teachers to connect with students to create a virtual style classroom. It is an exciting tool and teachers and students can teach, learn, collaborate, share, annotate and create documents together. FPS Teachers connect with students via a morning check in and then hold a further learning conversation with a smaller peer group. Teachers will contact families and students with times and connection links regarding the Webex session via Dojo. In addition, specialist teachers hold Webex sessions throughout the week that are optional. Additional Webex sessions such as Book Readings, Student Representative Council and Students Leaders will also be advertised via a message in Dojo. Just like in the classroom, there are guidelines and protocols to support our families and students when using Webex. Please see our Webex Protocols that are aligned with our FPS school values. If families are experiencing any problems connecting with Webex, please contact FPS for IT support.
DET and the Victorian government have stated that children must stay at home. All schools must now deliver remote learning. Only students who are at risk or have absolutely no one in the home to care for them will be able to access supervision in a school. So this would mean that no supervision is available at home and parents/carers have not been provided the option of working remotely. It also includes students who are in out of home care, homeless or deemed vulnerable (child protection involvement).
Onsite supervision is not a normal school program. It is solely supervision for children who are really with no other options. The school hours are 9.00am – 3:30pm. If your child requires further supervision outside these hours Big Child Care is running.
Parents/carers requiring onsite supervision for their child/ren must email the Principal Amanda Williams who will ascertain if a family meets the threshold for onsite attendance. Families who are eligible will then receive an application form where they will declare that they meet the onsite attendance criteria and indicate hours of supervision required.
Please find an outline of our onsite supervision...
What to bring:
Children need to wear school uniform and bring their home workbooks, iPad plus food and water bottles.
Children onsite will sanitise their hands and have their temperatures taken before being taken to the Learning Precinct.
The Learning Precinct is a very large space and will be ventilated. At the end of the day, the room will be sanitised.
There will be two-three teachers with students over the day. Only one teacher will be with students at a time. Only teachers who are 100% well will be on duty. Teachers may choose to wear protective measures such as gloves and a mask and they will be applying social distancing with students where possible. Teachers are on a rotating timetable and change day to day.
Onsite teachers will access the remote learning program and supervise students with their learning. Students will be provided lots of breaks and will be taken outside for fresh air. They will not be permitted on the play equipment as it has not been sanitised.
If a teacher becomes unwell, we will let you know ASAP and a backup will be available immediately. If your child becomes unwell, they will need to be picked up immediately.
Big Child Care/OSHC
Outside School Hours Care services provide education and care for primary school-age children outside school hours and during school holidays. OSHC services also often provide education and care on pupil-free days. Outside school hours care (OSHC) programs are an Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) service under the National Quality Framework and Commonwealth Family Assistance legislation.
The Victorian Department of Education and Training is the regulatory authority for OSHC. The Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of OSHC through Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy payments direct to providers.
On advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC), OSHC programs may continue to operate with risk mitigation measures in place. The advice can be found on the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee web page.
School councils and OSHC providers are encouraged to continue working together to provide care for school communities. Student attendance at OSHC is not subject to the same restrictions on attendance at schools meaning students learning from home can also attend OSHC programs.