I would just like to keep you updated with how South Makirikiri School is going regarding Covid and the new guidelines that have just been issued.
We now have a number of students along with families having tested positive for COVID this is now both through within school transmission and outside of school contacts. Many families are having to isolate as household contacts and we appreciate your cooperation with making this woirk the best you can.
As of today we now have one staff member isolating. This will start to impact on classes and how we manage students learning. If there are lower class numbers we will merge classes to manage the learnig prohgrammes. School will continue to function as normal as possible with learning accuring in all classes.
As a reminder to all Parents and Caregivers, please watch for symptoms of COVID-19. These include:
o A new or worsening cough
o Sneezing and runny nose
o A fever
o Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
o Sore throat
o Shortness of breath
If any develop, get tested immediately, then, stay at home until you receive the result. If you are unsure about isolation requirements.
Please can we encourage you to call the office if your child is absent so that we know whether it is COVID related. In addition to this if you are at home isolating then please let us know if any students test positive. We are keeping a spreadsheet here at school and so would like to know when peoples Day 0 is in terms of them returning to school.
I would like to say a huge thank you to you all for the wonderful way that you are all dealing with this. We appreciate you keeping your child at home with a cough or a sneeze even when we know it isn’t COVID. We are very fortunate here – many schools seem riddled with it – yet we are not, and that is down to you and the way you are managing your households.