TSHS Coronavirus Information Hub

Important Information:

The TSHS Coronavirus Hub is no longer being updated as from Monday, 5 October 2020.

Table of Contents:

  1. Contact Details
  2. Latest Circulars/Communiqué from the School
  3. Settlers Families Support Fund
  4. Google Classroom
  5. Links to other Online Resources
  6. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Contact Details

  • Any general queries must be directed to principal@settlers.org.za or info@settlers.org.za
  • Any academic subject queries must be directed to the subject head (each subject head’s email is stated in the booklet on pages 6 to 27)
  • We request that parents keep us informed regarding the health of their children. Please email Mrs Gallie directly should there be any confirmed COVID-19 infections.
     
  • RSA COVID-19 HOTLINE: 08000-29-999
  • COVID-19 WHATSAPP LINE: 060-012-3456. Start the conversation with “Hi”
  • Coronavirus Tracker Page: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

2. Latest Circulars/Communiqué

The list below is arranged from newest to oldest. Our most recent circular will therefore always be at the top.

3. Settlers Families Support Fund

We have created a support fund for those learners' families who need it most during this lockdown. Please visit https://www.settlers.org.za/donate for more.

4. Google Classroom

We now have TSHS Online - a Google Classroom to assist in delivering additional resources and materials that can only be accessed using a school email account. To access it, please read our circular on the topic.

4. Other Online Resources

The Department along with other institutions and businesses have also shared the following:

Specifically for Grade 12's:

All Grades (including Grade 12's):

5. Frequently Asked Questions:

General:

Q: Am I allowed to visit the school premises?
A:  Although some staff are on premisis, school is closed to visitors. Any queries re finance schoolfees@settlers.org.za & any other to info@settlers.org.za.

Q: Where can I get all the circulars and other communiqué that was sent out regarding the Coronavirus & Schools?
A: A full list is available at the top of the page.

Q: Am I still expected to pay my school fees?
A: Parents should please continue to pay school fees for the year as far as possible. Should you have difficulty in doing so, please contact the school to discuss the matter.

Tablet/Login Issues:

Q: Help! Neither myself or my child can remember their Google Classroom username or password. What do I do?

A: Please email either KB@settlers.org.za for assistance.
 
Q: My school tablet cannot connect to our home wifi or my mobile hotspot. What is wrong?
A: At school, learners can only connect to the Internet if they connect via our school proxy server – hardware that allows us to manage Internet usage at our school. This may interfere when trying to connect to the Internet at home.

Here is how to turn the proxy settings off on the tablet if you need to:

Step 1: Left-click on the Windows start menu.
Step 2: Immediately type the word “proxy”
Step 3: Left-click on “Change proxy settings”
Step 4: Toggle the button that says “Automatically detect settings” to on (it must be blue)
Step 5: Scroll down and make sure that “Use a proxy server” is off (it must be grey)
Step 6: Exit the Settings menu by clicking the cross at the top right-hand corner of the screen.

If you are still having issues with connectivity on the tablet, we recommend that you visit this site and try following the instructions: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10741/windows-fix-network-connection-issues
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