Attendance

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms you can continue to attend school, but you should monitor for symptoms.

Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 cannot attend school, get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Staff who show symptoms of COVID-19 cannot attend school, get tested immediately and isolate until they receive a negative result.

Staff and students should continue with twice-a-week rapid antigen testing on school days.

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/symptoms-and-risks

For more information on how to get tested visit: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/taking-test-covid-19

If you return a positive result, you have COVID-19, and you must:

  • Quarantine for seven days
  • Advise the school about the positive result
  • Stay home until your sumptoms have resolved and you are well
  • Everyone in your household is a close contact and must isolate for seven days
  • Rapid Antigen Test - Isolation Informaiton for Students and Families


    Reporting your positive test

    If you were at school when you were infectious you must let the school know via the Attendance Officer.

    You must also report your positive result to the Department of Health via the COVID-19 Positive Rapid Antigen Test Self-Reporting Form, or call centre on 1800 675 398.


    General advice and support

    For general advice and support, please call the Department of Education and Training COVID-19 hotline.

    The number is 1800 338 663.

    Advice and further resources about what to do if you test positive for COVID-19, or you have been told you are a contact, are at: Your COVID Checklist | Coronavirus Victoria, or call the 24/7 Coronavirus hotline on: 1800 675 398


    Rolls are marked lesson by lesson with 90% attendance recommended in each subject.
    MSC has a policy that adheres to the VCAA guidelines.

    Parents/Guardians are required to verify all student absences including single classes or part days.

    Students that live independently are required to verify their own absence and can use any of the methods below.
    For prolonged absences please contact the Student's Sub School Coordinator with details. This will assist staff in providing students with work missed.
    • Students are encouraged to communicate directly with their teachers for catch up work by email or by phoning the College.
    • For family choice extended absence: It is strongly recommended not to take extended family holidays during year 11 and 12. This will impact greatly on outcomes for the student. If however there is a need to be away, the Student Coordinator should be notified as early as possible, enabling work to be arranged prior to the student being away.
    • Students arriving late or leaving early need to sign in and out of the College at the Student Services Centre. This does not verify their absence; a parent/guardian must still follow up with verification.
    • Parents/Guardians are able to track student attendance at home by accessing their student’s parent portal on  Compass.
    • Students who miss a SAC (Year 12) or an Assessment Task (Year 11) due to illness are required to provide a medical certificate for that missed task.

    Attendance is a significant factor in the successful outcome for our students

    Any student non-attendance must be approved by;

    Compass (Parent Portal)

    • Parents and guardians are able to approve any non-attendance via the parent portal on the College website. You will need your user name and password to do this. Please contact our ICT Department if you require assistance logging into the parent portal by calling (03) 5021 2911 Option 5.
    • If there is an issue or query with an unexplained absence and you do not approve the date/s or lesson/s, please email the subject teacher direct or email attendance@milsen.vic.edu.au for further information
    • Your non-attendance approval will not automatically alert your child’s Sub-School Leader or our welfare team. It is important you call the College for anything that requires our attention.

    Phone

    (03) 50212911 Option 1 (answering machine on 24/7)

    E-mail

    attendance@milsen.vic.edu.au

    The following can be taken to the Student Services Centre:

    • Medical certificate
    • Appointment notification card
    • A signed and dated note with the student's full name