COVID-19 Updates

The Silkwood Leadership Team is meeting daily to keep abreast of our responsibilities to keep our school community safe and well- informed in line with our Government’s plan to keep our nation safe and stable. We will provide our school community with ongoing information as the school makes changes or has a need to clarify our response to the Government’s plan.

IMPORTANT UPDATE LINKS

18 MARCH 2020 – COVID-19 SILKWOOD SCHOOL COMMUNITY UPDATE

16 MARCH 2020 – COVID-19 SILKWOOD SCHOOL COMMUNITY UPDATE

Key Information

EXTENSION OF TERM 1 APRIL 2020 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

We have made the precautionary decision to extend our April break to 3 weeks, closing the school term a week early on the Friday 27th March 2020. We are treating this as an exclusion period for our school families.

Naturally, if the government enforce school closures beforehand, we will close earlier and follow the government directives and close the school.

STUDENT HEALTH

To ensure our responsibility for community safety the following gatherings will be postponed or cancelled until 31st May 2020:

If your child develops flu-like symptoms ie. sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue please:

  • keep your child at home
  • avoid close contact with others such as touching, kissing or hugging, or any mass gatherings, especially those involving other children
  • see a doctor or contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) immediately
  • seek medical advice if your child has other underlying medical conditions
  • call ahead to the medical centre or doctor’s surgery, advising of your child’s symptoms and the closure of the school.

SCHOOL ABSENCE

If your child is unwell they must stay home and isolate. It puts our community at risk to bring an unwell child to school. Please DO NOT send your child to school to have our team make the call. We have clearly outlined in our plan, our expectations around this so please re-read.

Although these are very unnormal times, we kindly ask you to follow our normal absenteeism procedures by emailing attendance@silkwood.qld.edu.au or calling our school office 07 56550300. Please be considerate and notify us should your child be absent.