VICTORIAN public school holidays will be extended by two days to allow teachers to make plans for online learning.
The days off will bookend holidays, with the final day of term one now Thursday March 26.
It remains unclear exactly what that will mean for Crusoe College, with principal Brad Madden among those to learn of the plan on Friday night.
"We have no specific direction from the department yet," he said.
Mr Madden expected that to change in coming days but said there were no current plans to shut all public schools in response to the pandemic.
"Most schools have an online learning management system so I expect it will be a matter of us getting together and discussing what we can do in terms of student resources and instructions," he said.
Moving all students to online learning would likely prove challenging, Mr Madden said.
Most of the curriculum could be covered remotely though there would be slowdowns on tasks that children worked on as part of teams, or work that was shared with each other, he said.
Teachers would also have to account for those with different home internet speeds or who could not access the web at their house.
While some would struggle - particularly if they experienced delays getting answers on topics they did not understand - Mr Madden expected others would welcome temporary relief from common classroom distractions.
Crusoe is among those trying to navigate a rapidly changing situation and has given out new advice to parents and students every two days on average, he said.
"Currently, the moment you give advice it's almost certain that it will change somewhere and you will have to send out an update," Mr Madden said.
"So we are doing the best we can to keep our school community informed and hopefully we can avoid bringing too much confusion to people."
- With AAP
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