COVID-19 Alert Level Two Guidelines

Kia ora Ōtūmoetai Primary School Community & Whānau

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Guidelines

Ōtūmoetai Primary School

From 12pm 12/08/2020

These guidelines are for the duration of Alert Level 2 and are subject to change dependent on the nationwide lockdown guidelines and/or direction from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health.

Children

  1. Arrive at school between 8.30 - 8.55am where possible.  We prefer not to have large numbers of children gathering at the school hall before 8.30am.
  2. Maintain physical distancing where practicable - this means children are asked to maintain a physical distance so that they are not breathing on or touching each other where possible. (Please note: there is no minimum distance requirement for schools at Alert Level 2)
  3. Using sneeze/cough etiquette - using elbow/hand washing.
  4. Regular hand washing/use of sanitiser - particularly when arriving at school, before eating, when returning to the classroom after play breaks, after using the toilet, after nose blowing /coughing/sneezing etc….
  5. Students are to use personal water bottles - use of drinking fountains will be discouraged.

Parents/Caregivers

  1. We ask that children are dropped off at school between 8.30 - 8.55am where possible.  We prefer that large numbers of children are not gathering at the school hall before 8.30am.
  2. If children are sick, parents MUST keep them at home.  If children arrive at school sick, parents will be called and children will be sent home. 
  3. If children are absent, parents are asked to text the school absentee phone - 027-5842592
  4. Parents are asked not to come onto the school grounds unless absolutely necessary.  We are trying to reduce the numbers of people gathering.  Please just drop your child at the school gate in the morning and arrange to meet them outside the school grounds at 3pm.
  5. It is highly recommended that parents/caregivers/visitors who do need to enter a classroom scan/sign-in with NZ Covid Tracer App where possible. 
  6. Parents/caregivers/visitors - do not come to the school office unless absolutely necessary.  Parents/caregivers/visitors who absolutely need to come to the school office need to record their name on the school Visitors Register - this is for tracing purposes if needed.  Wendy can be contacted via email office@ops.school.nz or by phoning the school office 07 5766751.  

General

  1. Stay home if you are sick.  Get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. Maintain physical distancing where practicable - this means maintaining a physical distance so that you are not breathing on or touching each other (Please note: there is no minimum distance requirement for schools at Alert Level 2)
  3. Staff must encourage and enforce strict and careful hygiene routines - regular hand washing/use of sanitiser - particularly when arriving at school, before eating, after returning to the classroom after play breaks, after using the toilet, after nose blowing/coughing/sneezing etc….
  4. There will be no team or school assemblies. Awards will be given out using technology ie: videos that are shared as a team/schoolwide/Facebook Live etc...

 

Kind regards
Zara McIndoe
z.mcindoe@ops.school.nz
Principal

 

 

Welcome to Ōtūmoetai Primary School!

Tēnā koutou! A very warm welcome to all students, families and visitors to our school website. Ōtūmoetai Primary is a school bursting with enthusiastic children, dedicated and hard working staff, friendly and involved families and a supportive and committed PTA and BOT all working together towards our school vision of ‘Actively Involved Learners’.

We are a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) School and 2019 saw the exciting launch of School Houses.

We are excited about continuing our successful journey with you. Our school vision is 'Actively Involved Learners' - this pertains to children, staff, parents, community and whānau. Please get involved in our school - our success depends on the support and involvement of all stakeholders. We look forward to welcoming you to school events, assemblies, class trips, community/whānau meetings and information evenings. We encourage your involvement as classroom helpers, PTA and BOT members, sports coaches and managers and in contributing to school reviews, surveys and school fundraisers. Most importantly, thank you for your involvement with your child and for having your child/ren prepared for school - spending quality time with them, reading to them, having them at school on time, providing them with healthy lunches, ensuring that their uniforms are named, supporting them with homework, sport and extracurricular activities and for being your child’s number one advocate.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, Engari he toa takitini.
Success is not the work of one but the work of many.

If you are new to our area feel free to email or phone to make an appointment to meet with us if you are interested in learning more about our school. We would be happy to meet with you.

Ngā Mihi Nui
Zara McIndoe
Principal

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Year Term Start Finish
2020 Term 3 Monday 20 July Friday 25 September
Term 4 Monday 12 October Wednesday 16 December
2021 Term 1 Tuesday 02 February Friday 16 April
Term 2 Monday 03 May Friday 09 July
Term 3 Monday 26 July Friday 01 October
Term 4 Monday 18 October Thursday 16 December
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