COVID-19 Information

Important Information re Level 3 Restrictions

General

  • All staff and approved visitors are required to use the Service NSW QR check in each day of attendance on campus.

  • Any member of the School community who has visited an LGA of concern, has had contact with someone who may have COVID, or have any COVID symptoms, must follow all NSW Health advice before attending the School campus.

Access to Front Reception and Campus

  • The NSW Health directive is that no parents are permitted to access the School campus unless they have a compelling reason to be on site.

  • We would ask that parents requiring access to the campus contact the School either by email to info@scas.nsw.edu.au or telephone the School on 6581 4188 to make arrangements, prior to coming on to campus.

  • If approval is granted, we would ask that visitors do not enter the Reception Office. We have placed a doorbell at the office window to the left hand side of the front doors and ask that visitors ring the doorbell upon arrival.

  • Please note that forgotten lunches, uniform items etc. are not considered essential.

Early Departures

  • To negate the need for parents to come into the Reception Office to sign students out, we will be accepting notifications via the absence@scas.nsw.edu.au email or via the SEQTA absence form as written permission for early departures. Parents will no longer need to sign students out at the Reception Office.

  • Students in Years 5 to 11 will be called up to Reception at the allocated departure time to be checked off by office staff, and can then wait under the front portico near the steps for parents to collect them from the Kiss and Drop area.

  • Students in Kindergarten to Year 4 will follow the same procedures, but office staff will walk younger students out to parent vehicles at Kiss and Drop for pick up. We ask that parents ring the Reception Office on 6581 4188 when they are in the Kiss and Drop area so that staff can walk students out to cars.

  • Year 12 students departing early do not need to come via Reception, and are able to leave once they have signed out at the Secondary Office, as is the current practice.

  • Parents should continue to advise their child of early departures so that they are aware that they will be leaving early. Primary parents should continue to advise their teachers via the School diary so that teachers are aware that they need to send students to Reception at the appropriate time. Secondary students will continue to sign themselves out at the Secondary Office before making their way to the front portico for collection at Kiss and Drop area.


Student Pick Up


Kindergarten Dismissal 3.00pm

  • Only Kindergarten families should enter the school prior to 3:00pm

  • Our Campus Manager will ask Stage 1, Primary and Secondary parents to not enter the school at this time.

  • Kindergarten students with older siblings cannot be collected at this time.

  • Please drive up to the top of the Bus Bay to ensure we complete Kindergarten departure as quickly as possible.

  • Do not collect children until a staff member has directed them to enter the car. This may mean that you need to fill the space at the top of the line.

  • Front Oval - only CCELC parents and parents with exemptions.


Year 1 and Year 2 Dismissal 3.10pm

  • Only Year 1 and Year 2 parents (with Kindergarten siblings) will be allowed to enter the school after 3:00pm.

  • Our Campus Manager will direct Stage 1 parents to the left hand lane to wait until 3:05pm to ensure that Kindergarten parents can complete their pick up.

  • Stage 1 students with older siblings cannot be collected at this time.

  • Please drive up to the top of the Bus Bay to ensure we complete Stage 1 departure as quickly as possible.

  • Do not collect children until a staff member has directed them to enter the car. This may mean that you need to fill the space at the top of the line.

  • Front Oval - only CCELC parents and parents with exemptions


Year 3 to Year 6 Dismissal 3.20pm

  • Primary (Stage 2 and Stage 3) parents will not be able to enter the school until 3:10pm.

  • Our Campus Manager will direct parents arriving at 3.10pm to the left hand lane to entry of the school to ensure buses can reach the Bus Bay.

  • Primary parents must wait at the sign (near the boomgates) until 3.15pm.

  • Use the normal Kiss and Drop zone.

  • Stage 1 students will be at the Kiss and Drop for collection with their older siblings.

  • Secondary students are dismissed at 3.20pm but will not be at the front of the school until at least five minutes after this time.


Secondary Dismissal 3.20pm

  • Secondary parents will not be able to enter the school until 3.10pm

  • Secondary parents must wait at the sign near the boomgates until 3.15pm.

  • Secondary students are dismissed at 3.20pm but will not be at the front of the school until at least five minutes after this time.


Masks

  • All staff are required to wear masks indoors and outdoors

  • Students in Years 7 to 12 are required to wear masks indoors and masks are highly recommended outdoors

  • Primary students are encouraged to wear masks

  • Everyone on campus must carry a mask at all times

  • Masks on public transport for students 13 years and over are mandatory


Hygiene

  • Appropriate PPE is to be used at all times

  • Masks are mandatory for Secondary students whilst indoors, but recommended outdoors, and all staff

  • Cleaning - target areas, high touch e.g. door handles, lockers


Canteen

  • Primary - Flexischools online ordering only. No cash purchases.

  • Secondary - Flexischools online ordering only. No cash purchases. To be collected from Year group tables at front of Canteen.

  • Staff - Flexischools online orders only. No cash purchases.

  • Cafe (Years 11 and 12 and staff) - No cash purchases.


School Based Activities

  • Dance/Drama outside. No mixing of classes.

  • Alternative arrangements for Graduations etc.

  • No mingling of student cohorts

  • Events to align with current Health orders re size of gatherings

  • COVID safe planning

  • Library activities in line with infection control requirement for Libraries

  • Uniform Stores online ordering only and distribution via post


School Based Activities Not Permitted

Schools should cease the following activities:

  • Singing, chanting, group repetition and choirs

  • Sport (except for sport within existing PDHPE classes, provided this limits student mingling)

  • Bands and ensembles

  • Emergency drills. Drills should be put on hold until further notice

  • Interschool activities and events including interschool sport, gala days, trials, knock outs and carnivals

  • SRE/SEE/VSA

  • Community Language Schools

  • Assemblies

  • School performances, productions, concerts, speech nights and award presentations

  • Excursions, camps, field trips and principal-endorsed activities for students

  • International excursions

  • Student visits to aged care facilities

  • School orientation programs should be postponed until further notice

  • Compliance training (e.g. first aid/CPR) should be conducted online until further notice

  • P&F meetings

  • Community events

  • All external providers

  • School holiday programs (not Vacation Care)


Examinations

  • COVID Safe arrangements for Year 7 to 10 Examinations to minimise mixing between students with appropriate spacing and well ventilated rooms


Staff Meetings

  • Use virtual where possible

  • Follow Health guidelines


Latest COVID-19 Information

Any families who have been in any identified COVID-19 hotspots are to follow the self-isolation requirements. The NSW Health latest updates page lists COVID-19 case locations and updates. If you have been in any of these identified ‘hotspots’ please contact the school via email.

Health Guidelines for all students

During the current COVID-19 epidemic it is absolutely vital that we take all steps possible to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff and wider SCAS community.

The following guidelines are in place for all members of our community:

  • All students who are absent or sent home due to flu like symptoms must be tested for COVID-19.

  • Students must not return to school until they return a negative COVID-19 result and are symptom free.

  • The School must sight the negative COVID-19 test result prior to allowing students to return to school. Test results should be emailed to absence@scas.nsw.edu.au

  • Students who are unwell with any cold or flu symptoms (e.g. fever 37.9 or higher, sore throat, congested or runny nose, cough or acute respiratory symptoms, muscle or body aches, nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea) must stay home until they are completely symptom-free without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom altering medications (e.g. cough suppressants, analgesics or cold and flu medication). If you have any of these symptoms, please do not come on to the campus.

  • Any student who reports to our First Aid Room as ill and showing any symptoms related to the virus will be isolated, and parents required to make arrangements for them to be collected immediately. In the interests of the health of other students and staff, the collection of these students by a parent or caregiver is non-negotiable.

  • Any student who has been sent home unwell should not return to school until they are symptom free without the use of medications.

  • Students with Asthma or Hayfever type symptoms need to obtain a medical certificate stating this, and that their symptoms are not contagious.

  • Any student who has had a COVID-19 test that comes back negative should not return to school until they are symptom free to ensure they do not spread any other cold or flu virus to other students or staff. It is also vital that all families follow any directive given at the time by NSW Health in regard to self isolating.

  • Any student who has a positive COVID-19 test must strictly follow the directions given to them by NSW Health in regard to treatment and self isolation, and should also inform the School as soon as possible.