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Revised 2022 Start-Up

 
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Revised ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Information for 2022

Thank you​ for your ongoing support as we work together to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

As announced by the Premier on Sunday 9 January, the start of the 2022 school year in Queensland will move from 24 January to 7 February to avoid opening schools during the predicted peak of the Omicron wave and allow more time for children to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Our school will remain open for children of essential workers and vulnerable children during this period.

Essential workers are only those who absolutely must continue to attend their workplace during this time. The Department of Education has asked all parents to consider the Chief Health Officer’s advice and stay home with your children if you can.

If you need to send your child to school you must ensure your child is well and not displaying any signs of illness.

From Monday 31 January, Year 11 and 12 students will undertake remote learning for one week until the revised formal start of the school year on 7 February.

  • All students at school must wear a mask while indoors or when they cannot socially distance.

  • Students attending school during Weeks 1 and 2 should be in school uniform - day uniform. 

  • New Year 11 and 12 students will be contacted to come into school prior to the start of remote teaching to collect an iPad as part of the Student Resource Scheme. iPad agreement form and Student Resource Scheme documents must be completed and signed.

  • From Monday 24 January to Friday February 4, the conference room under A block will be open between 8:00am and 11:00am to deal with iPad/IT issues. However, swap devices will be prioritised for Senior students.

  • The school canteen will be operating from Monday 24 January to provide a limited range of lunch items for students and staff.

  • All year levels will begin Monday 7 February 2022 - no staggered start. Early Morning Classes begin Monday 7 February.

  • School photos are scheduled for Wednesday 9 February and Thursday 10 February 2022. 

  • All students attending school on Monday 24 January to report to the RJ Young Hall for the initial roll marking for the week. 

We are reducing the number of staff on our school site to minimise transmission and further protect the health and safety of our school community.  

School staff will supervise any students who attend school. We will not be providing teaching activities during this time, nor are you expected to supervise remote learning for students who remain at home. Students will be working from the school library. Please bring iPads, books to read, pens and paper.

However, if you would like to support your child’s learning during this time you can access the Department of Education’s learning@home​ website. This site contains a range of student learning material and links to other high-quality education websites.

I realise these latest developments may create challenges for families; please be assured these decisions have been taken as a necessary response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

The Department of Education will continue to keep all principals up-to-date with any further changes to schooling over the coming weeks and I will continue to provide parents with this information as it becomes available. Further information for parents has been developed including frequently asked questions.

I encourage you to stay informed of the latest developments relating to COVID-19 by regularly visiting the Queensland Government website.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to work together during this difficult and unprecedented time.​

​Australia Day Public Holiday is Wednesday 26 January, 2022.

The uniform shop at the school canteen will be open on Monday 10 January to Friday 14 January, 2022 between 9am and 5pm and Monday 17 January to Friday 24 January, 2022 between 7:30 am and 4:30pm. The canteen stocks all uniforms along with junior secondary book packs for Year 7, 8 & 9 at a cost of $70 each. EFTPOS is available at the uniform shop.  Parents are encouraged to purchase items at the school so that any profits stay in the school and benefit your children.

  • Kepnock SHS operates a Student Resource Scheme (SRS). In 2022, the Student Resource Scheme will include the use of a school owned iPad.  The fee for the SRS in 2022 will be $255 (or $85 if your child has an iPad that meets the minimum standard.) 



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Last reviewed 09 February 2022
Last updated 09 February 2022