CONFIRMED CODE RED DAY SCHOOL CLOSURE – Thursday 21st November 2019

November 20, 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

CONFIRMED CODE RED DAY SCHOOL CLOSURE

I am writing to advise you that our school will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 21st November 2019 due to a Code Red fire danger rating day being determined for our area.  This is consistent with Victorian Government policy that leaving early on a Code Red day is the safest option.

The school is expected to re-open on Friday 22nd November 2019 when conditions are predicted to improve.  However if another Code Red day is determined for the following day the school will remain closed.  Updates on school closures can be found at the Department of Education and Training website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/pages/closures.aspx[Please note that all school bus routes will also be closed; services will resume when the school reopens.

I realise that closing the school may result in you having to make alternative arrangements for your child, but the safety of our students and staff remains our top priority.  Given the predicted weather conditions, we urge that your child is not left at home unattended or in the care of older children.

We are taking all possible steps to ensure our school community is aware of the school’s closure, including displaying posters advising of the closure at our school entrances and sending an SMS to all parents.  If, however, you know of other parents who, for any reason, may not be aware of the school’s closure, please contact them to help ensure they are aware that the school will be closed on Thursday 21st November 2019.

You should also explain to your child and family members that the school will be closed.  For safety reasons, no staff will be on-site while the school is closed.

For up-to-date information on this year’s fire season, visit the CFA website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au or call the 24-hour Victorian Bushfires Information Line on 1800 240 667.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Yours sincerely,
Cindi Bruechert, Principal