Dear parents and carers,

Following advice from the Victorian Government on Tuesday 7 April, Echuca College will be moving to remote and flexible learning from Term 2 (beginning with a pupil-free day on Tuesday 14 April).

This is a step all Victorian government schools are taking to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This means all students who can learn at home must learn from home. This is a very clear directive from the Victorian Government based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer.

If you are intending to send your child to the college on any day in the first two weeks of Term 2, you must contact the college to discuss this with Cathy Kervin, Andrew Briggs or myself on Tuesday 14 April.

The learning program delivered on-site will be the same as the learning program delivered to students undertaking remote learning.

We take the health and wellbeing of our college community very seriously and thank you for your support with these important measures and not sending students to the college unless there is no other option. It is important that we work together and support each other during this challenging time.

The Department’s latest advice on coronavirus can be found at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

You may find it useful to look at the Department’s Learning from Home website. It provides resources and guidance for parents and carers. https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/learningfromhome.aspx

Regards,

Simon Wood
Acting Principal – Echuca College