Week 7 Term 3 SFDS Newsletter
St Francis de Sales - 7 September 2021
Kia Ora SFDS Whānau
As many of you would have heard Monday afternoon, Wellington is shifting COVID alert levels – from level 3 to delta alert level 2, this is effective from 11:59pm Tuesday 7 September with school re-opening on Thursday 9 September.
School will be closed on Wednesday 8 September to allow for learning preparation, cleaning and other level 2 requirements. That means that there will be no active online learning and instruction. This can be a day for learners to catch up on their assigned tasks!
Please keep in your prayers our Auckland region who remain in COVID alert level 4.
Our Wellington region, from Tuesday 7 September at 11:59pm, is in COVID ALERT LEVEL 2 so please make sure that you make yourself familiar with the information below and what this looks like for our learners, staff and whānau here at St Francis de Sales School when were open on Thursday 9 September.
We are carrying out our COVID alert level 2 procedures, the same as last time, with a few additions - this is that learners and staff are welcome to wear face masks if they would like at delta alert level 2. These are in place until the COVID level changes. These are below:
As advised by the MOE (Ministry of Education) and MOH (Ministry of Heath) we will be aiming to minimise the number of adults who come onto our school site. We ask that you take the time to read and understand the information below so there is no confusion.
COVID delta alert level 2.
We require all whānau who enter our site to use our Government’s tracing app – this is located at our school entrances. We have initiated our extra cleaning practices and procedures at COVID Level 2.
This is how our kura will work during COVID delta alert level 2:
BEFORE SCHOOL CARE
• This will continue to be in our school library.
• See information from the provider if you wish to enrol your tamariki.
LEARNERS COMING TO AND FROM SCHOOL: PICK UP/DROP OFF
• Learners CANNOT come to school before 8.30am UNLESS they are attending before school care.
• Learners MUST enter school through one of the following school gates: Tiber Street, the driveway, or up from the bottom court from 8:30am.
• Learners CANNOT come through the main gate and front door off Mersey Street. This is reserved for whānau who need to visit our school office.
• Learners say ‘goodbye’ at home, in the car, or at our school gate.
WHĀNAU COMING ON SITE
Please note, as advised by the MOE and MOH we will be aiming to minimise the number of adults who come onto our school site – not only does this keep your tamariki but also our staff safe. The following procedure is ONLY if you need to come on site.
• Whānau MUST ONLY enter our school site through the driveway gate – up the driveway and left between the staffroom and library buildings.
• Scan a QR code (this is to supply contact tracing information to MOH, this information is not kept by our school).
• Sanitise your hands using school provided hand sanitiser.
• WHĀNAU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER THE CLOAK BAYS OR CLASSROOMS AS IT IS
TOO DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN THE 2 METER DISTANCING BETWEEN ADULTS WHO DON’T
KNOW EACH OTHER, THIS IS A MOH GUIDELINE.
• While on our school site, whānau must stay 2 meters from all other whānau and learners.
• Whānau must leave the school site within 15 minutes of arriving.
• If whānau need to speak to one of our teachers they can email and that teacher will reply within 48 hours.
• Our office will be open for whānau from 8.30am – 3.30pm if you have urgent business that cannot be conducted over email or phone.
• Access (entry and exit) to the school office is ONLY through the main gate off Mersey Street.
• We will be operating a one in one out system and ask you to remain 2 meters apart at all times.
SIGNING IN AND OUT
• Learners who arrive after 9am or leave before 3pm must sign in/out of the school office.
• Access to our school office for learners will be through the entrance off the school courtyard, NOT the front gate.
• If you need to collect your tamariki before 3pm, please come to our school office and our office staff will go and collect your child/ren.
LEARNERS LEAVING SCHOOL/PICK UP
• Learners must leave school through one of the following school gates: Tiber Street, the driveway, or down to the bottom court.
• The hallway will be reserved for whānau who need to visit the school office.
• Learners will walk home, or meet their whānau at a pre-organised location, for example, the bottom netball court or outside one of the school gates on the footpath. Please do not wait in the staff carpark area or along the driveway, please remain outside of our school grounds.
• Our years 1-3 learners – Tangaroa Team – will be taken by their teacher down to the bottom netball court (see bullet point above).
• We ask that you keep 2 meters between yourself and others, as per MOH guidelines.
If you have organised someone else to collect your tamariki (who normally would not and does not receive these notices from our kura) please ensure that they are also familiar with our COVID delta alert level 2 processes. The processes and procedures have been developed from guidelines set out from the MOH. These may change as more information is made available. We will let you know if they do.
We are expecting all learners to be at our school during COVID level 2. Please email our office: email@example.com if your tamariki will not be attending school level 2 for medical reasons.
We understand that this is a stressful and uncertain situation – but we have all been here before and we know what to do to keep our community safe. Please remember to be kind to each other and let’s make this as stress free for our tamariki as possible.
Take care, stay safe and see you soon.
Nga Mihi Nui
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Thank you to all those who have responded to our email sent out at the end of last week; details have been received and updated.
To those who have yet to respond please do take the time to check through and update any details that may have changed. We would hate for you to miss out on any important information being sent out!
Please note the uniform shop will remain closed until we move to Level 1. If you would like to place an order for uniform please follow this link to fill out an order form, once completed please email it to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the order has been filled the amount owing will be loaded onto your school account which can then be paid via Kindo. Once payment has been received the order will be sent home with your child.
To avoid returns please make sure you have the correct sizing. Only items in their original condition with tags attached will be accepted for exchange. We have limited stock of second hand uniform, please note on your email or contact the office if you would like to discuss these options.