PAPATOETOE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL – Covid processes as of Monday 21st February 2022

by | Feb 21, 2022

Community update on school COVID-19 processes 21.02.2022

Kia Ora

 As many of you are aware, the numbers of those isolating / confirmed cases are increasing daily across New Zealand, and within our community.

The priority for Papatoetoe Intermediate School is to keep students and staff safe.

As case numbers increase, we are likely to need to make changes in order to continue learning while also ensuring the health and wellbeing of our children, staff and community is supported.

What we are currently doing:

  • Working within Step A (noted below).  
  • Preparing ‘distance learning’ packs for all students to take home this week – these are for students to keep at home in case they need to isolate or learn from home
  • Within the ‘Learning at home’ link on our website, you can access tasks for students who are isolating
  • Continuing to personally make contact with any identified CLOSE contacts
  • A survey will be sent to caregivers email addresses to be completed. This will assist us with distance learning activity allocation. 

Possible next step actions for increasing case / isolation numbers: 

Step What it could mean for your child
–  Dependent on case / close contact numbers and supervision available
A CLOSE contacts informed and the school / class remains open for onsite learning
B Class / group of classes are informed to stay home, work from home for __ amount of days until reviewed (due to numbers and supervision available).  Rest of school remains open
C Whole school moves to a  ‘hybrid model’ where a team of classes are onsite for 2 days and distance learning for the other days.
D Whole school working from move to distance learning while school works through contact list

The health and wellbeing of our children, staff and community continues to be our top priority.  We will continue to keep you updated as much as possible.

Noho ora Mai

Donna Young
Acting Principal