School at Level 1
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Now that we are at Alert Level 1, school is operating almost as it did prior to Covid-19!
We would love to say it will be business as usual but there are a number of health and safety provisions we need to adhere to, to ensure we keep things safe for both students and staff. The key focuses for us are:
hygiene and making sure students understand and follow expectations around this.
we also need to ensure that anyone who is sick stays away from school.
Testing for Covid-19:
There is some variation around what is best practice in regards to whether those who are directly connected to someone who has been tested should be away also until results are confirmed. We are making a clear-cut decision around this situation for our school:
If any of your children have been tested for Covid-19, they must stay home until the results have been confirmed.
If you have been tested please keep your children at home with you until results have been confirmed.
We don't want to add any undue pressure on families but we are also mindful that we need to keep everyone safe. If we could follow this process that would be great. …just don’t forget to let the office know if your children are away from school please.
If your child is sick, please do not send them to school. We understand that this can be challenging but we will not be taking any chances with sickness. If your child presents with any symptoms we will ask you to come and collect your child. If there is a suspected case of Covid-19, we would have to close for a period of time until it is confirmed whether the result is positive or negative. This compromises the entire community, so please make sensible choices around sending your child to school.