11 November 2021
Tēna Koutou e te Whānau
I hope this letter finds you and your whānau safe and well.
We are delighted to be able to welcome ALL our tamariki back onsite under Alert Level 3 from next Wednesday 17 November.
We know learning kanohi ki te kanohi is the best option for children and young people. It’s important for them to connect with their friends and teachers and it helps their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.
As a kura, we will ensure that:
- Each waka remain in their own Bubble and designated play area
- Our classrooms are well ventilated by opening all windows and doors
- Continue to practice physical distancing where possible.
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.
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
- Seek 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
- 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.
Unfortunately, in Alert Level 3 SKiDS will not be providing after school care.
If you have questions or concerns, you can contact me or your child’s teacher by phone or email.
We look forward to seeing you back at school next week.