LEVEL 2 UPDATE

Kia Ora Leabank School Community

Tuesday 25th August 2020

Term 3 Leabank Primary School 2020

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whanau,

We look forward to Alert Level 2 when we can open fully as a school. As the Prime Minister stated yesterday when schools do open in Alert Level 2, schools are safe environments for children, young people and staff.

If you do not intend to send your child to school under Alert Level 2 on the 31st of August you will need to advise the school as soon as possible.  Online Learning will cease as our teachers focus will once again be on teaching in the classroom.

When school opens, all Digital Learning materials must be returned to school.  Our playgrounds will be open, students will be able to use and share equipment and all classes will be cleaned daily.  All students will be expected to sanitise regularly throughout the day.  Any child who is unwell will be sent home.

There will be changes in how the start and end of the day will be organised. These will begin as soon as you return to school on Monday 31st August.

 

START OF DAY FROM 8.15 AM – 8.55 AM
All students will be met at the school gate. If parents need to go to the office please make an appointment so that we are able to contact trace as requested by the Ministry of Health. A reminder that students cannot be at school prior to 8.15 am unless they are in Skids. A teacher will be at the gate to welcome them. Classes start at 8.55 am which means students should be at school by 8.50 am at the latest so that they are ready for the 8.55 am start. The gates will be locked and unattended from 9.00 am
END OF THE DAY
Students who walk home from school will be released at the earlier time of 2:45pm. The road patrol will be in place for this. Teachers will deliver students to the school gates at 2:55pm for parents picking children up by car. Students waiting for older siblings will be supervised in the playground and brought to the front gate at 3:05pm for pick up. It is important that caregivers wait at the gate and are on time for these pickups. We must limit adults on the school site to those on official business and can be contact traced if necessary.
NO ASSEMBLIES
There will be no team or school assemblies in Term 3.
SKIDS
Skids are hoping to open when we, as a school open. More information about before and after school care with sKids will be sent out as soon as it is available.

Please join me in thanking our incredible staff for their excellent work in connecting, teaching and dedication to our students during this time. I’m sure there will be many questions you have when we open fully at Alert 2. I ask that you give us a few weeks to re-establish routines and structure as we merge into a post-Lockdown Auckland.

 

Nga Mihi

RW Maddren
Principal