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Wed, 3 Mar 21 : COVID-19 Community Update March 03, 2021

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your continued support while Auckland remains in Alert Level 3. Dr. Bloomfield indicated yesterday that if there were to be any further cases related to the most recent community case, they may become apparent from later today and tomorrow. So, while there have been no new cases to date, we are not out of the woods yet.  

That being said, while we battle through the challenges of Alert Level 3, here are few timely updates for you all.

Changes to Our Calendar

This Lockdown has further compacted an already busy school calendar.  The Leadership Team has met to review the calendar and have made the following changes.  Some events are able to be postponed, while others need to be cancelled. 

 

  • PTA Juicies Box Fundraiser - Orders were planned to be cut off tomorrow however as these cannot be distributed until we are Alert Level 1, orders will remain open on Kindo. 

  • March 12, School Assembly - will likely go ahead, unless Auckland remains in L3 or moves to L2

  • March 12, Pork Bun Friday - will go ahead if Auckland is Alert Level 2

  • March 18, PTA Family Fun Night - no decision has been made regarding FFN, however Auckland will need to be in Alert Level 1 for this event to go ahead.

What If Level 3 Continues Next Week?

The Prime Minister has said that we will remain in Alert Level 3 until 6:00am on Sunday March 7, however an announcement regarding any potential change in Alert Level is likely to be made before this.  Please rest assured that RPS Learning @ Home will continue to be available whilst Auckland remains in Alert Level 3.  As soon as information comes to hand regarding our next steps, I will update families via the RPS App, the RPS Website, RPS WeChat and school email. 

Returning to School in Alert Level 2

The Prime Minister has said that it is highly unlikely that Alert Levels will be skipped.  This means that when school reopens, it will be under Alert Level 2 conditions. While further and more specific information will be sent to families prior to school returning, please remember Level 2 means, Contact Tracing for parents and Staggered Ends to the day for some students. Your cooperation with these implications is appreciated.


Stay Safe and Take Care

In closing, thank you once again for your support, and remember the Prime Minister will make an announcement on Friday regarding any change in Alert Levels.

 

Warm regards

 

Steve

PRINCIPAL

 

 

Sun, 28 Feb 21 : COVID-19 Level 3 Phase 4 Community Update February 28, 2021

 

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support as we batten down the hatches in the knowledge that Auckland schools are once again closed for all students, except the children of Essential Workers.  RPS will remain open from 9:00am to 3:00pm for the families of Essential Workers, from March 01 through until Friday March 05.  Please note - for safety reasons, access to the school will be via the main school office.  All other entry points have been locked.

What Learning Is Available This Week?

For children who are remaining in isolation, RPS Learning @ Home will continue while we remain in Alert Level 3.  Home Learning for ALL students can be accessed via this link.  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18-W3Jn14YzycZXnQaQCWoZpJ1LAZU7vRHX_Wbl_H1xo/edit?usp=sharing

Please note, this work is for Monday only, with usual online learning resuming from Tuesday March 2. Please check in with your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Please Help Us

To assist us with our planning for this week, if you are an Essential Worker, and will be sending your child to school this week, please email me to confirm your place in a Learning Bubble.  Email stevek@rps.school.nz  by 8:00pm this evening.

What If Level 3 Continues Next Week?

The Prime Minister has said that we will remain in Alert Level 3 until 6:00am on Sunday March 7, however an announcement regarding any potential change in Alert Level is likely to be made before this.  Please rest assured that RPS Learning @ Home will continue to be available whilst Auckland remains in Alert Level 3.  As soon as information comes to hand regarding our next steps, I will update families via the RPS App, the RPS Website, RPS WeChat and school email. 

Stay Safe and Take Care

We are acutely aware that some of our students have been unsettled by the year’s events and this set back to Level 3 may have a further impact.  Please know that we are here to support you and your children.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to us, if you require assistance.  Continue to stay safe, and look after yourselves. 

 

Warm regards

Steve

PRINCIPAL

 

 

Mon, 15 Feb 21 : COVID-19 Community Update 2021 #1

Good morning everyone.  Thank you for your support as we swiftly moved back into Alert Level 3. Fortunately we were well prepared for this announcement and RPS Learning @ Home has restarted this morning without a hitch. Please continue to support your children’s learning at home and check in with their teacher(s) if you have any questions at all.  We are here to help. 

The move to this heightened Alert Level has thrown an already busy calendar of events into a bit of a shambles. Please see below for the list of cancelled, postponed or altered events.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

  1. Road Patrol Refresher Course, Tuesday Feb 16

    • Postponed.  Date to be advised.

  2. Meet the Teacher morning, Wednesday Feb 17

    • Postponed to Wednesday Feb 24

  3. PTA Meeting, Thursday Feb 18

    • This meeting will go ahead via Zoom.  Philippa and Zoe will share the link.

  4. School Assembly, Friday Feb 19

    • Postponed until Friday Feb 26

RPS LEARNING @ HOME

For children who are remaining in isolation, RPS Learning @ Home will continue while we remain in Alert Level 3.  Please check in with your child’s teacher if you have any questions at all.

THANK YOU

Thank you, once again, for your continued support. While the move to Alert Level 3 places some inconveniences on us all, I am confident that we will continue to thrive in these challenging times. This is one very special community.  Stay safe everyone.

 

Warm regards

 

Stephen King

PRINCIPAL