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Provision of Schooling Under Alert Level 3

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whanau

We hope that Term 2 and our remote learning programme has been a success for you so far. We know there will have been any number of challenges for you to deal with, but we have been receiving some wonderful feedback about the learning that is happening and thank you for all your support.

Yesterday the Government decided that we will move into Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, 28 April 2020.  They also indicated that this day will be a ‘Teacher Only Day’. This means there will be no remote learning that day. We will be open to receive any students that must be at school from Wednesday, 29 April 2020. To ensure the safety of the staff and children who do come to school, we will be operating with strict enforcement of health and safety measures.

KEY MESSAGE: 
The key message for you is that if you can, you should keep your child/ren at home.
You should only physically send your child to school if you have to. If your child has a health condition that means they are at a greater risk of a severe illness, or is sick, you must keep them at home.

Learning at school will be in small groups with social distancing strictly enforced. There will be no access to sports equipment, playgrounds, or any sharing of learning resources. Any students who are at school will be continuing with their remote learning programme under staff supervision. Students must bring their own device, food and drink each day.

SURVEY: 
Please complete this
very brief survey ONLY if you intend to send your child/ren  (Year 1- 10) back to school FULLTIME during Alert Level 3 (currently ending Monday, 11 May 2020). There is no provision for part-time attendance.  (Y11 -13 students continue remote learning from home)

Alert Level 3 Survey  (Link emailed to school community)

Please complete this survey by 9 am Thursday, 23 April 2020 to assist us with our planning.

If you wish to contact myself or Colleen Steyn, International College Director, please do so via office@middleton.school.nz.

I leave you with these words from 1 Thessalonians 1:3, which remind us of the faith, hope and love we have in Jesus Christ.  “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Blessings

Mike Vannoort

Principal

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