Newsletter

To all our parents and caregivers

This notice conveys information sent to schools by the Ministry of Education, it includes a template letter to parents and a table explaining guidelines for level 3. We have an Alert level 3 plan and will ensure that all parts of this plan are included. The letter is shared below.

The Tracer App QR code is in the entrance to the office. Please drop your child at the gate after 8.30am and collect them by 3pm at the gate.

I am sure you all have been shocked and upset at hearing of the bullying of people unfortunate to contract a virus. It is a good time to remind us all to be kind and compassionate.

We have been here before and I feel confident that we can all adjust to this way of living and learning again. If you have any concerns or needs we can help you with please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please keep an eye out for emails from your child’s teacher. These will give you the plans and links for your child’s learning. You can also access our home learning page on our school website for links and ideas. https://www.dairyflat.school.nz/learning-at-home/

We can do this!!

Enjoy the sunshine

Debbie Marshall

Below is information from the Ministry of Education;

Who can go to school
Any child who can’t be supervised at home by an appropriate person, needs to be able to attend school. If there is an adult at home, children should be kept home.

School transport services
Ministry operated school buses and SESTA services will not be operating while Alert Level 3 is in place in Auckland.

Television and radio
Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV will be back on Monday 17 August to support learning for children aged 2-to-11 years while Auckland remains in Alert Level 3.

Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV will take over TVNZ DUKE’s daytime schedule 9am to 1pm on weekdays. Programming for younger children includes the popular Karen’s House at 9am, followed by programmes for children aged 5 to 7, including junior movement with the Dingle Foundation and junior science and maths with Suzy Cato.

DUKE is available on Freeview channel 13, Sky and Vodafone TV channel 23.
It can be live streamed on the TVNZ website, www.tvnz.co.nz. Content will be available for catch up viewing on TVNZ OnDemand.

All earlier episodes of Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV remain available through TVNZ OnDemand.
updated. The Learning from Home website has been updated and is still available.

Health requirements at school
At Alert level 3 there is a high risk the disease is not contained. Schools with children between years 1 to 10 can safely open but will have limited capacity. Children should learn at home if possible.

‘School bubbles’ will be formed to support physical distancing. Groups of 20 or fewer students are allowed in class and bubbles must be kept the same for the duration of Alert Level 3. Staff are in addition to each bubble.
Kia ora koutou

You will now be adjusting to a further period of Alert Level 3 and working through the impacts this will have for your family and whānau. It is pleasing to see how New Zealanders are responding to this latest outbreak by getting tested if unwell, and staying home.

While most of us are familiar with requirements at Alert Level 3, we will continue to emphasise the importance of:

· Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette

· Staying away if sick

· Keeping an appropriate physical distance from others

· Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily

· Staying in our bubbles whether at home or in school

· Displaying QR code posters at our entrances and encouraging all of our community to download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come on-site

· Keeping a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for other essential visitors

We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible. Because of these measures being in place, your child does not need to wear a face covering while at school.

Please keep an eye out for emails from your child’s teacher. These will give you the plans and links for your child’s learning. You can also access our home learning page on our school website for links and ideas. https://www.dairyflat.school.nz/learning-at-home/

Please keep connected with us, as you have been doing. We look forward to seeing everyone in person very soon.

Ngā mihi
Ka kite anō au i a koe.

Debbie Marshall
Principal

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