A few reminders as we head back to school under the Orange traffic light setting.
We are looking forward to welcoming all of our students back for term 2.
Under the Orange setting, we ask that students continue to bring a mask to school every day and it is strongly recommended that they be worn indoors. It will be compulsory to wear masks in some large settings, such as assemblies, or if we have a significant outbreak at the school. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we also ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.
At Orange, students aged 12 and above are still required to wear a face mask on school or public transport.
We will continue to keep all other health measures in place at school as we know these significantly slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick.
Please note that you no longer need to contact me directly should there be a positive case in your household. However, could you please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can continue to monitor Covid’s impact on our school community, including if you have been unwell during the holiday period.
We are looking forward to a few less restrictions and returning to school life that is a bit closer to normal.
By Daniel Wilson