By Simon Clarke | Posted: Monday August 16, 2021
You will no doubt know that we will enter Level 4 at midnight tonight and that schools are closed in Dunedin until at least the end of the week.
It is really important we do everything we can to keep our community safe. Alert Level 4 means we need to stay home in our bubbles and avoid any travelling as much as possible. Supermarkets, pharmacies, foodbanks and other essential services will be open – but remember to wear a face covering if you are out and about (even a scarf wrapped around your mouth and nose will help). Check in using the NZ COVID Tracer App wherever you go and please also keep a distance from people you don’t know and wash your hands well and often, especially before and after using any public facilities.
The most important thing is your families well being! Hopefully, the lockdown will be only for a few days but one of the hardest parts of dealing with Covid19 is the uncertainty. Our teachers have been preparing mentally for this and you will receive an email tomorrow with more information about our plans and programmes which will start on Thursday.
Our recommendation would be to take the time tomorrow to do some fun activities in your house as a family and talk to your children about any concerns they may have.
If you are looking for more, we can direct you back to the following websites.
At this stage, we don't have the capability to issue Chromebooks due to the lockdown. However, if the decision is to move to Level 3 on Friday. We will be able to issue Chromebooks on Sunday. Once again for our planning purposes, we need some important information in case we move to Level 3 next week.
Firstly we need to if you are an ESSENTIAL WORKER and would need to send your child to school during level 3.
You can come for parts of the week (eg just a Thursday) because your work allows you to look after your children from home for part of the week. But you cannot send your child along if you haven't indicated in this survey that they will be coming. Do not click "Yes" to both questions. If you need only a few days covered please click yes to returning to school and make contact with your class teacher.
Please make sure you complete one for each child using the correct class link.
Secondly, will you require a device to support learning if we move to Level 3.
Kia kaha/Stay Strong