September 20th 2021 – Alert Level 3
Tēna Koutou Katoa,
Kia ora Whanau, our Prime Minister announced that Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) moves to Alert Level 3 as of Tuesday 21st September at 11:59pm. Whilst this news is encouraging, it is important that we remain vigilant during this time and adhere to the Ministries of Health and Education advice.
Conifer Grove School is still CLOSED but open only for those students who MUST be at school. At Alert Level 3 the key message from the Ministries of Education and Health is clear. SCHOOL IS CLOSED, except for those children who do not have any alternative supervision – Delta is different. If you are unable to provide supervision for your child and want them to attend school from Wednesday 22nd September, you must have registered this information with the School. Please note, we will not accept any students unless you have already made a request, we will be contacting these Caregivers tomorrow.
This means if older siblings (14 years +) are able to supervise – children are to stay home. If parents are working or studying from home – children are to stay home. If you can extend our bubble to include someone who is able to supervise your child, please do so. We are trying to keep our school bubble as small as possible for the safety of teachers, students and their whānau.
It is important for the school that we are able to operate with a skeleton staff to operate safely, as most staff will be working with their google classrooms. Our staff will continue online learning for those students who remain at home in their bubbles.
Vaccination of staff: Although teachers have been given priority for vaccination for the Ministry of Health. We must also respect the confidentiality of our employees and are unable to disclose whether staff are vaccinated or not. We ensure that we will be following the Ministries of Health and Education guidelines under Alert Levels 3 and 2.
The school admin will remain in communication with our community through our emails, Skool Loop app, School website as further advice is received from the Ministries of Health and Education.
If you have any worries about your health or the health of your family, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or visit www.COVID-19.govt.nz.
Stay Safe everyone
Raj Dullabh – Principal