PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE 10 SEPTEMBER.
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, the NSW Premier announced today that stay-at-home rules are extended for specific regional areas in NSW - this included Singleton. Following updated health advice from the Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant about the growing risk to the community, stay-at-home rules will apply to all people who live in these areas.
This replaces any existing orders for regional NSW. As our school is located in one of these LGAs we will be remaining in Lockdown. This means that there will continue to be minimal supervision only on site at our school - for those students who cannot be educated at home, for example if their parent or carer is an essential worker.
All students and families will continue to be supported with learning from home materials and resources. If you are working from home, and your child is able to be educated from home, please keep them at home. We would also like to remind you to download the NSW school updates app onto your phone, if you haven't already done so - to receive the latest updates about the operational status of your child's school.
Our main channel of communication will be via email and Facebook. Please check for regular updates. We encourage you to check these platforms at least twice a day.
We ask students to communicate with teachers via CANVAS during school hours and parents to communicate via Singleton High email: firstname.lastname@example.org or through parent CANVAS only. Responses will be during school hours. If you need help sourcing or accessing technology please contact the school on 6571 1199.
Students will access curriculum work through on-line Canvas. For students unable to access technology hard packs of work for week 10 were in the packs distributed on 6 September 2021. If you require a hard pack or further work please call us on 6571 1199 to organise pickup.
SUBMITTING COMPLETED HARD COPY WORK
For parents wanting to submit their child's hard copy work for marking, there will be a crate available to deposit your work in from 9.30am - 3.00pm each school day, weather permitting. This will be located just inside the school fence in King Street, where the drive by collection usually takes place. Please leave these before Friday 17 September 2021.
Year 7 - Year 10
Students to continue to work on canvas or at home learning packs and Virtual Year Assemblies and Online Seminar classes continue in Week 10.
Year 11: Preliminary Assessment period is in progress and we wish all our students the best during this situation.
Year 12: Receive feedback from assessment tasks and continue HSC revision.
If you need any school support services during this time, please contact Singleton High School via email or phone. This could include: learning support, student counselling support, Aboriginal Education Team, translation services.
Accessing Canvas, Sentral and other programs is via our Student Parent Login page. General technology advice is in our Technology Help section. Please use this resource before contacting school with any issues.
Finally, I want to thank all of our families for your support during this time. Please keep in touch - access our student challenges contact teachers/ wellbeing staff etc (see above) to discuss any additional needs for your child or family to support you in learning from home. We really appreciate all that you are doing to support SHS and your children during these times. Take care, stay safe and please contact the school if you we can help you on 6571 1199.
Thank you for your support, Mrs Jo Scott, Principal.