School is now open to all students.
Normal classes will resume from 8:55am and we look forward to welcoming all students back with us. Gates will be unlocked between 8:30am-9:00am and again between 2:45pm-2:55pm. We are encouraging drop offs and pick ups from the gates, rather than having high numbers of parents on site during Level 2.
At Alert Level 2 there is low risk of community transmission and it provides us with a lot more opportunities to engage and connect with others. However, there are still a number of public health requirements we all need to follow. Please do continue to monitor your health and do not send your children to school if they are not well (and please seek advice about getting a COVID test).
For us, all the required safety precautions for Alert Level 2 will be in place which include following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cough and sneeze into their elbow.
While physical distancing is not a requirement in schools, we will be doing our best to keep students from congregating in very large numbers and keeping spaces well-ventilated.
Face coverings are not required to be worn in school. The Director General of Health has recommended that children 12 years+ wear a face covering at school – just as older children are required to wear face coverings in some other places. The decision to wear a face covering is up to you and your whānau, whatever your decision it will be respected.
If you are not sure what all the rules are for alert level 2 when you are out and about, then the following information may be useful to you:
· COVID-19 Alert Levels summary table
· COVID-19 Alert Levels detailed table
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s kaiako or me if there is something you need assistance with.
Home Learning will remain in place for today. Our Learning Site has activities from the teachers under each class section and links to other great places to find activities and ideas to try at home. Don't forget to also check out Learning TV which is broadcasting new material all day during the week free to air.
It was great to see so many families take advantage of last week's opportunity to pick up paper packs of home learning. Now that we know all students are back at school on Thursday we will not be producing any more paper packs.
Pease reach out via phone or email if you need any support more or need further help. If we can't directly help ourselves we may be able to put you in contact with someone who can.
Take care, stay positive and we will see you all again soon.
text/phone: 027 3793137
Please keep checking the website for updates.
Gordon and all the team