Covid-19 has reached the Nayland College community.
Dear parents and caregivers
The health and wellbeing of our children, staff and community is a top priority.
We’re sending this letter as there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our community. The student was at school for a short period of time on Monday 14 February. This is a scenario we have been expecting and preparing for.
Through using the Ministry of Education template a small number of close contacts have been identified. These students have been individually contacted. All other students are able to continue to attend school as per usual.
What you need to do
- You and your whānau should watch for symptoms
- If any develop, get tested immediately
- Then, stay at home until you receive the result
- If your whānau hasn’t been vaccinated, please do so as soon as possible. You can book on-line at bookmyvaccine.nz or by calling 0800 28 29 26. It’s free.
What we’re doing
- School will stay open
- We have appropriate public health measures and cleaning procedures in place
Symptoms of COVID-19
- A new or worsening cough
- Sneezing and runny nose
- A fever
- Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.
For more information, please visit https://covid19.govt.nz/health-and-wellbeing/about-covid-19/covid-19-symptoms/
Over the coming days and weeks there may be times when teachers are working from home but students are in school, or when some students are working online from home while others are in class. The hub for each of our online classrooms is the class Team. This often includes a OneNote with pages of lesson activities. If your child is working online either at home or at school, the class Team is the first place they should go.
Teachers will use the ‘General – Posts’ area of the Team to let students know where to find tasks and resources. Please note that teachers will always not be able to directly contact parents or students by email to set work.
Your child will need to take responsibility for going to the Team and finding the instructions for tasks. Should you need to contact a teacher by email the format is firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found in our Learning@Home guide.
By Daniel Wilson