Welcome to St Joseph's School
Kia ora koutou,
The shift in alert levels announced by the Prime Minister recently was the last thing any of us wanted to hear, but thank you for the calm and sensible way you have responded to this latest news.
It’s good to know we are prepared this time but there is information below to remind you about the important things to do under the different alert levels.
Changes to alert levels - Following the announcements about new Covid-19 cases being confirmed with no known source of transmission,
At Alert Level 2 it is safe for all students, children and staff to attend school. There will be appropriate precautions in place.
Children and staff who are at higher-risk of severe illness are encouraged to take additional precautions when leaving home.
All visitors to the school must sign in at the office. Please refrain from going into the classrooms as a precaution.
We ask anyone who is presenting as unwell to go home, we may ask parents and caregivers to come and pick your child up.
Messaging about good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette is being reinforced.
Soap and water is in every classroom.
Staff should be far enough away from each other so that they are not breathing on or touching each other, coupled with good hygiene practices and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces. There does not need to be a specific measurement but where practicable and reasonable 1 metre can be used as a guide, particularly between adults.
In early learning there does not need to be a measurable physical distance between children/ tamariki or children/tamariki and staff. However adults should where practicable use 1 metre as a guide between themselves and other adults.
Physical distancing of 2 metres is recommended for parents and caregivers, from people they don’t know (to align with public health measures outside the school grounds).
We are supporting our community by displaying the QR code posters for the NZ COVID Tracer App.
For more information please go to our school website and click on the Covid19 link.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.