Monday 8 June – Alert Level 1 Information and At the School Gate Consultation Results

SILVERDALE SCHOOL
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Alert Level 1

In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement today about Alert Level 1.

Key changes for schools at Alert Level 1:

  • there are no specific public health requirements.
  • there are no restrictions on personal movement so all students, children and staff continue to be safe to go to school / early learning, and all students must attend school.
  • you are no longer required to keep a contact tracing register but will continue with the usual practice of having a visitor and an attendance register (and will need to work with local health authorities to identify close contacts, should there be a case connected with the school).
  • physical distancing is not a requirement but is encouraged when you are around people you don’t know.
  • there are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings or on physical activities including cultural and sporting activities, practices and events.

There are key public health measures (Golden Rules) for everyone in New Zealand to follow. For schools and early learning services this means:

  • If people are sick, they should stay home (phone Healthline or their GP and get tested if they have cold or flu symptoms).
  • Continue to regularly wash and dry hands, sneeze and cough into elbows.
  • Soap, water and the ability to dry hands should be provided in bathrooms.
  • Regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  • Support contact tracing efforts by displaying QR Code posters for the NZ COVID Tracer App.
  • Stringent self-isolation of those who display relevant symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, or have been overseas in the last 14 days – Ministry of Health information for self-isolation.

At all levels, upon advice from the local medical officer of health, any educational facilities connected to a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 must close on an individual or group basis for 72 hours to allow contact tracing, and then potentially for a further 14 days.

Level 1 – At the School Gate Consultation Results

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. We had 273 responses. 244 (89.4%) responded in favour of the proposal and 29 (10.6%) against the proposal.

Below is the information about drop offs and pick ups. We will be trialling these procedures and we will ask for feedback from our community in term 3.

These procedures will begin straight away.

BEFORE SCHOOL

—> Entry to school grounds remains at 8.30am for students only. Children will continue to go in straight to class to be ready and build relationships with their peers and teacher.

—> Staff will continue to be at the gates to supervise children coming to school.

—> Students will continue to not play before school.

—> Assembly Days: Entry to school grounds at 8.30am for students and parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers are invited to go into the classroom to celebrate their child’s learning and are welcome to stay on for the whole school or KERI assembly, the assemblies will start at 9.00am in the hall.  

 

AFTER SCHOOL

—> Monday – Friday: Continued collection from one of the gates or stop, drop and go zones.

—> Staff will continue to be at the gates to supervise children leaving the school.

—> Team Tui will stop walking to Metro Park carpark and be collected from one of the gates or stop, drop and go zones. 

—> Older siblings will continue to collect younger siblings and walk with them to the gate or stop, drop and go zone.

—> Children will be allowed to walk to Metro Park carpark by the cricket nets to be collected by parents/caregivers.

 

BENEFITS

—> Children’s independence is high.

—> Children’s organisation and self management will continue to improve.

—> Virtually no separation anxiety.

—> Relationships with teacher and children have strengthened.

—> Less traffic congestion in the school.

—> Less/no noise outside the classrooms during learning time (particularly at the end of the day where it is very distracting).

 

KERI and Whole School Assemblies Dates. All assemblies will be in the hall and start at 9.00am.

 

Term 2

Week 9 – Friday 12 June – Whole School Assembly – 9am in the hall.

Entry to school grounds at 8.30am for students and parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers are invited to go into the classroom to celebrate their child’s learning and are welcome to stay on for the whole school or KERI assembly.

Week 10 – Monday 15 June – KERI Assembly – 9am in the hall.

Entry to school grounds at 8.30am for students and parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers are invited to go into the classroom to celebrate their child’s learning and are welcome to stay on for the whole school or KERI assembly

Week 11 – Friday 19 June – Whole School Assembly – 9am in the hall.

Entry to school grounds at 8.30am for students and parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers are invited to go into the classroom to celebrate their child’s learning and are welcome to stay on for the whole school or KERI assembly

Week 12 – Monday 15 June – KERI Assembly – 9am in the hall.

Entry to school grounds at 8.30am for students and parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers are invited to go into the classroom to celebrate their child’s learning and are welcome to stay on for the whole school or KERI assembly

 

Term 3

Week 1 – Powhiri – Monday 20 July

Week 2 – KERI – Monday 27 July

Week 3 – Whole Sch – Tuesday 4 August

Week 4 – KERI – Tuesday 11 August

Week 5 – Whole Sch – Wednesday 19 August

Week 6 – KERI – Wednesday 26 August

Week 7 – Whole Sch – Thursday 3 September

Week 8 – KERI – Thursday 10 September

Week 9 – Whole Sch – Friday 18 September

Week 10 – KERI – Friday 25 September

 

Open Days of Learning

This is an opportunity for parents/caregivers to come into their child’s/children’s classroom to see what they do at school. Children will be able to show their parents/caregivers their learning and show them around the classroom. Parents/caregivers don’t need to book just turn up and enjoy.

Monday 3 August, Week 3 – 8.55am – 10.55am

Wednesday 26 August, Week 6 – 1.50pm – 2.55pm

Friday 18 September, Week 9 – 8.55am – 10.55am

 

Cameron Lockie

Tumuaki/Principal 

 

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