Important Lockdown Information

Dear Footscray West Community,

The Premier has just announced a five-day lockdown due to the recent outbreak of COVID19.

This will commence from 11.59 pm tonight ending at 11.59 pm on Wednesday.  We now return to Stage 4 restrictions.

This means Footscray West PS will close, except for students of essential workers or vulnerable students.

Let’s hope this short-term pain gets things under control quickly.  Given the nature of the lockdown period we are asking parents to make supervision arrangements for their children wherever possible.  If this is not possible for you due to being an essential worker, you will need to make contact, with Brendan via the following link prior to 11.30 am on Sunday, so that your child’s attendance can be considered and the school can arrange appropriate supervision.

Requests for Supervision at Footscray West Primary School - 15th/16th/17th February (

As yet there has been no advice from the DET as to whether schools will need to provided remote instructions for the period of closure.  We will keep you informed on this matter.

Please keep an eye out for further notifications via our app - ‘Updat-ed’ over the next few days.

Further information

  • Meet the Teacher appointments will still be held on Monday and Wednesday, however now all meetings will be held remotely via WebEx.
  • If you have made a face to face Meet the Teacher appointment, your booked time remains the same but you will need to use the WEBEX link that was issued with your confirmation email. A member of our admin team will be available to problem solve on Monday and Wednesday during office hours.
  • Prep Wednesday Assessments for this coming Wednesday 17th will be postponed.
  • Prep Open days – will be postponed until further notice.
  • Their Care (Out of School Hours) will operate a before and after school program for students who the school has deemed as eligible to attend for onsite supervision. TC will communicate with the school.

Sincerely yours,

Brendan Millar


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