Kia ora koutou Stanley Avenue families/whānau,
- We are very excited about yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that New Zealand will be moving to Alert Level 2 this Thursday 14th May.
- Over the coming days, we will be sharing more specific information regarding guidelines and procedures as it comes to hand via our School App, Facebook Page and Website.
- Here is what we already know from the Ministry of Education:
- Schools will open next Monday 18th May. All students who can, should come to school from next Monday. Schools are safe environments for children and staff.
- It is important for everyone to understand that all staff will be engaged in planning and preparation this week, therefore no further students will be accepted into our current bubble for the remainder of the week.
- Public health measures are in place to prevent the spread of disease and to support contact tracing. We are required to keep track of everyone entering and leaving our school site.
- Children, as well as the staff who are unwell, must stay home. Anyone becoming sick at school must be collected immediately.
- Unlike Level 3, there are no minimum distance requirements in schools. However, for Alert Level 2 children and staff will be practising physical distancing so that they are not breathing on, or touching each other.
- Staff will be fully engaged with teaching and managing the wellbeing of their own classroom students. There will be a modified version of distance learning developed for those unable to attend school.
- School transport will be operational from Monday 18th May.
- Please keep an eye out for our Urgent 1-minute Survey that is being sent out today. We appreciate your co-operation and promptness with this as it will assist our planning for next week. The Survey responses are due back on Thursday 14th May, at 1 pm.
Thank you for your support
John Byers on behalf of the Stanley Avenue Board of Trustees and School Staff