Dear Parents and Carers,
At approximately 11am today the Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced that the week beginning Monday 30 March will be a Student Free Week.
This will mean that whilst schools remain open, the Term One break will start early for students and they will not attend school next week, unless they are children of essential workers.
Essential workers are those that must currently continue to attend their workplace during this difficult time. As a school, we will be providing supervision only of these students.
These Student Free Days have been provided to allow opportunities to plan for continuity of student learning, in the event that the education sector needs to move to flexible and remote learning at the commencement of Term 2. Therefore, I ask that parents keep their children home unless absolutely essential so that teachers can effectively complete the task that has been assigned to them.
I am currently working with the leadership team to determine what structure will be specifically in place at Highland Reserve State School for these Student Free Days. I will communicate this to you by the end of the school day tomorrow.
I appreciate your patience at this time as this is an unfolding situation with announcements coming through whilst we are involved in our core business of running a school.
The department assures us that these decisions are being made in response to the latest and best information at hand. Sometimes the direction changes and this can be challenging for all of us. Highland Reserve State School will continue to prioritise the wellbeing of our students, staff and their families.