Kawerau Pūtauaki School
Newsletter - Friday 10th of September 2021
Kia ora e te whānau
Alert Level 2: Update
At Alert Level 2 there is a low risk of community transmission and it provides us with a lot more
opportunities to engage and connect with others. However, there are still a number of public health requirements we all need to follow. Please do continue to monitor your health and do not send your children to school if they are not well (and please seek advice about getting a COVID test).
Arriving and departing school - For all students arriving at school, we ask that they are dropped off at one of the gates where one of the staff members will be there to greet students and remind them to sanitize their hands. Students are not to enter the school grounds before 8.30am.
If you have a new entrant student you are welcome to drop them to the classroom and help settle them in. The same will occur at the end of each day students will be farewelled at the gate and reminded to sanitize their hands on the way out.
All visitors are to report to the office when entering the school.
For us, all the required safety precautions for Alert Level 2 will be in place which includes following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cough and sneeze into their elbow.
While physical distancing is not a requirement in schools, we will be doing our best to keep students from congregating in very large numbers and keeping spaces well-ventilated.
Face coverings are not required to be worn in school. The Director-General of Health has
recommended that children 12 years+ wear a face covering at school – just as older children are required to wear face coverings in some other places.
The decision to wear a face-covering is up to you and your whānau, whatever your decision it will be respected.
If you are not sure what all the rules are for alert level 2 when you are out and about, then the following information may be useful to you:
• COVID-19 Alert Levels summary table
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s kaiako or the office if there is something you need