You will have read this week from ESF CEO Belinda Greer’s messages the steps all ESF schools, including Discovery College, are taking to work towards having 100% of students able to access campus for either the AM or PM session each day. This is an important step as we continue to emphasise the role of face-to-face learning for our students. You will also be aware that this move requires all staff at the school to undergo regular testing for Covid-19.
We have developed detailed plans for this. We do require EDB approval prior to making changes to student on-campus attendance and for this to happen we will, among other things, have needed to undergo a full round of testing with our staff and be able to confirm their negative test results. This will happen over the coming days, and I am anticipating being able to write to you again in the middle of next week by App message to indicate our progress and, I hope by that point, to confirm a target date for the move to having all students on campus daily.
I am grateful in the meantime for your understanding and support. Having all of our students with us each day takes us closer and closer to where we ultimately want to be.