Dear parents, whanau and caregivers
Tonight at 11.59pm NZ moves into higher Covid alert levels after community transmission of Covid in Auckland.
Wellington will be at Alert Level 2 for the next 3 days.
School is open for all.
As is the case with Level 1, students and staff are asked to remain at home if they:
- are unwell
- have COVID-19 symptoms.
- are self isolating
- are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test.
Distance learning via Google Classroom will be available for those students required to self-isolate or who health authorities have asked to stay away while waiting for test results, or those choosing to remain at home because they are vulnerable to illness.
Schools are not classified as gatherings and a range of activities and events can go ahead. Schools are also exempt from physical distancing requirements when people are there to receive, provide, or support education services. However we will have signage reminding people to distance themselves from others in the main entrances to the school, and we will encourage physical distancing over the rest of the campus where it is possible. We will not have year level assemblies - we will use virtual Google Meets instead.
Year 9 Meet and Greet is postponed for now. We will advise of the alternative date later in the week.
Students can choose to wear a mask but they are not mandatory. This is because the risk of infection within the school environment is low. Face coverings are not required on any dedicated school transport at this stage.
As always we encourage all our community to wash their hands, sneeze into your elbow and sanitise as often as possible. We have arranged for all high touch surfaces (door handles and handrails) to be cleaned daily from tomorrow..
We are all hopeful that this Alert level change will only be for a few days. As with last time, it depends on us all playing our part, and doing the right thing.
We are also very optimistic that the first New Zealand Pfizer vaccinations will happen Monday week, here in Wellington for border facing workers and their families.
He waka eke noa