RETURNING TO SCHOOL
TERM 4 2021
Our Centenary art installation - one baton for each of our 100 years
Welcome back to Term 4 2021
*SEE BELOW FOR SCHOOL ROSTER*
We are delighted to be able to welcome more tamariki back onsite under Alert Level 3 from Wednesday 17 November.
If your child is already attending full time they will continue to do so. For other children returning we are likely to need to manage the numbers of students attending each day to keep everyone safe.
Even with the Delta variant, the risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools is low because of all the public health measures we will have in place.
What this will look like:
we need to limit the number of tamariki and staff onsite each day
we will keep those onsite in separate groups where practical
we will ensure our classrooms are well ventilated
we will continue to practice physical distancing where practical
In addition to this, all staff and children in Years 4 and above are required to wear face coverings indoors (unless they have an exemption), and we’ll ensure all staff (and external contractors) who are on site are fully vaccinated or will have had had at least one dose of the vaccine and return a negative weekly test. Parents are kindly requested to please supply a named face mask.
What you can do to help:
stay at home if you or your child is sick
avoid catching up with other parents, children and whānau at the gates
wear a face covering and maintain a two-metre distance from people not in your household bubble
get advice from your doctor if you or your child has complex medical needs (and please get in touch so that we can support your child to return onsite, wherever possible)
avoid having playdates inside with children from other families at Alert Level 3.
In order to keep within the Health and Safety guidelines and limiting the numbers on site we will have a managed return to school. What this means is that Year levels will be returning on separate and alternating days. See below for the "Returning to School Roster for Term 4 2021"
We would encourage you to talk to your child about what our plans are and why this is happening.
Please note, we’ll continue to support learning from home for those tamariki who will not be attending onsite.
If you have questions or concerns, you can contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or your child’s teacher by phone or email.
We look forward to seeing you back at school next week.