South-west schools will return to remote learning from Wednesday after Victorian Premier Dan Andrews declared a State of Disaster.
The Premier on Sunday announced students across the state would go to school as normal on Monday, have a pupil-free day on Tuesday and revert to remote learning on Wednesday.
Brauer College principal Jane Boyle said students would be shocked by the increased restrictions but would adapt.
"The school is completely prepared and we're ready to go," she said.
"We got feedback from students, parents and staff about remote learning(earlier this year) and most of them said they did it very well. We'll ensure the strategies they spoke about will be put back in place for success this time.
"I'm sure everyone will be shocked to begin with, they probably didn't perceive they'd be go back to remote learning and especially not now. But once it's all explained to them and they begin it again, they'll be fine."
Mrs Boyle said she felt for Year 11 and 12 students who had had major disruptions to the final years of schooling.
"Most of them didn't find remote learning too difficult but what concerns me more is all the rites of passage I've had to say no to," she said.
"As a principal, I don't like saying no, yet that's what I seem to be doing a lot this year.
"We will look at clever initiatives to ensure they get some rites of passage for their final year and I've got some ideas."
The only exception to remote learning will be for specialist schools and there will be onsite supervision for students whose parents are essential workers and vulnerable children.
Childcare will remain open in regional Victoria.
An additional four positive cases of coronavirus have been linked to the Australian Lamb Company in Colac.
The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed there was 72 cases linked to the meat processor bringing the Colac-Otway Shire active cases total to 88.
Warrnambool City, Glenelg, Moyne and Southern Grampians Shires have recorded no further cases in the past 24 hours.
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