Rotokauri School Closed

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With today’s announcement by Government, we are implementing with urgency our plan to support your child’s learning from home. We appreciate this is a sudden and significant change, and will be heavily disruptive to many people in our community.

All schools and early childhood education (ECE) centres will be closed from tomorrow.
The children of essential workers – like doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and police – are still able to go to school or early childhood centres for the next 48 hours. For these families, schools will then be closed from the end of Wednesday. We will continue to keep in place public health measures e.g including physical distancing and contact tracing. For children of essential workers, we look forward to seeing your child here at school tomorrow morning at 9.00 a.m in the MPR. You may wish to check if you are considered an essential worker –https://covid19.govt.nz/government-a…/covid-19-alert-system/ however those roles include doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, prison officers and police.
We continue to ask that children who are not well, do not attend school.

If your child will be attending school over Tuesday and Wednesday this week please notify the school by emailing [email protected]

The upcoming school term break will be brought forward to start on Monday, 30 March. For the remainder of this week and through the term break, schools will establish ways to deliver teaching online and remotely.
For all other children, we will be supporting their learning from your home by online learning. Staff will be working over the coming days to establish these learning programmes and will share with you when completed.

Parents, caregivers, whānau and teachers will have a particularly important part to play in reassuring children at this time. If you haven’t already done so, you may wish to read the information put together by the Ministry of Education to support your conversations with your children – Talking to children about COVID-19

As noted by the Prime Minister these restrictions are our best chance to slow the virus in New Zealand and to save lives. We all have a clear role here to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to communicate with you over the coming days. Thank you for your ongoing support of our school staff and school community.

Please stay safe over the upcoming month, look out for each other and stay connected to loved ones.

I can be contacted by email to answer any questions that you may have.

Ngā mihi
Desiree Smith