Below is a letter from the Ministry of Education to share with our parents. I have also attached our Level 2 ‘Play it Safe’ plan from our previous experience at level 2. We will again be setting up our sign in procedure at the gate.
During level 2 parents are asked not to enter the school grounds. If your child has started school this term you may walk them to the door of their classroom. All children may be collected from the red line at the gate by the hall at the end of the day. The office will be closed except for enrolments, payments and urgent messages. Please email the office if possible.
Staff and students are not required to wear masks at school but can if they choose to do so.
Please read the letter from the Ministry of Education below.
Kia ora koutou
It was a big relief to hear we are moving back to Alert Level 2 at the beginning of next week. We look forward to welcoming all our students and staff back onsite at that time!
Thank you once more to our parents and caregivers for the support and resilience you have shown through Alert Level 3.
Strong vigilance, good hygiene practices, coupled with the hard work our health authorities are doing to identify and support any confirmed cases and their close contacts remain important for all of us.
Just a reminder that while everyone is onsite at Alert Level 2 next week, we must adhere to key health measures including:
Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette
Staying away if sick
Keeping the appropriate physical distance from others (in class this means no touching each other and keeping out of breathing distance)
Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily
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 onsite
Keeping a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for other visitors who come onsite for a period of time.
We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible. Because of these measures, your child does not need to wear a face covering while at school. We will of course support them should they choose to do so.
For those of you who might be finding things more difficult than usual, a reminder that there is a large range of support available for businesses and the community. We encourage you to go to covid19.govt.nz for more information, or get in touch and we will help you to find the information and support you need.
Ka kite anō au i a koe.