#5 Covid-19 Notice

25 February 2022 - Moving to Phase 3

Kia ora Parents, Whānau and Caregivers

Let me start by saying …. we have no positive cases in our school but it's very likely we will have cases in the coming days and weeks.


You will now be aware that New Zealand has moved to Phase 3 of the Red Setting. Attached is a flow chart provided by the Government which you can follow to understand who is a close contact or not.


The key things to know are:

  • If your child is not a household contact of a positive case and has no Covid symptoms, continue to send them to school. School is open and if you do not have a COVID-19 case in your household, children are expected to attend school.

  • The key change is that it is only confirmed cases and their household contacts who need to self-isolate. Everyone else, including those who may have had close contact with the case but aren’t in the household, must continue to monitor very closely for any symptoms of COVID-19.

  • If someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you should still notify the school - phone 478 6617, or email office@paparangi.school.nz or principal@paparangi.school.nz.

  • If you have a positive case in your household, follow Ministry of Health guidelines in regard to testing and isolation.

  • If your child is unwell, keep them at home.

  • If you are currently isolating due to previously being considered a close contact to someone outside of your household and are not showing any COVID-19 symptoms, you can stop isolating as of today.


What we are doing:

  • We have put plans in place for hybrid learning and are ready for when we have positive cases in our school community and when children are isolating at home. Hybrid learning is a combination of learning in the classroom, while at the same time providing learning at home for students who are required to isolate.

  • Our staff are fully vaccinated, including getting boosters within the recommended time frame.


Transmission of COVID-19 is still most likely to happen in households or the community – so please keep doing all those good things to keep your whānau safe. Wash your hands, get lots of fresh air, cover any coughs and sneezes, clean surfaces regularly, and seek advice if anyone is not feeling well. And please wear a mask when you are out and about, think about who you visit and what health measures you can put in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. There is information online to help your family prepare to isolate if you need to.


If you have any queries about sending your child to school, please do get in touch. We are here to help.

Ma mahi tahi tātou te ōranga o te katoa

We will work together for the well being of everyone

Tracey Arthurs

Principal

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