Churton Park School will be open to all students on Monday 18 May
Welcoming Students Back
Welcoming students back, assuring them they are safe and checking on their wellbeing is the first and most important job we’ll do. Once this has happened, everyone will be ready to start focusing on learning. This will be similar to starting the year again, setting up routines and expectations.
Staggered Finish Times
To try and minimise the congestion at the end of the day we will have staggered finish times.
2.50 pm- NE and Yr 1
2.55 pm- Yr 2/3
3 pm Yr -6
Older siblings can finish at the same time as their younger siblings and meet them at the classroom door.
ASC students stay in class until 3 pm.
Access to School Site
Parents, caregivers & visitors must always sign in at the office and cannot enter classrooms.
Visitors will be issued with a sticker to show they have signed in. Staff will actively ask parents and visitors without a sticker to sign in.
Physical Distancing Alert Level 2 from MoE
It means children, young people, and staff maintaining a physical distance so that they are not breathing on or touching each other. You literally get some breathing space. As described by Dr Payinda in his NZ Herald article, “Covid's not measles or chickenpox, it doesn't hang in the air for hours waiting to infect passers-by. It travels on invisible drops of spit. You don't have to cross the street to avoid anyone. Just avoid getting in their 'moist breath' zone”.
So in a school setting, if you can smell the person’s breath or feel that you are in that “most breath” zone, move a little further away. Avoid touching others and for adults, it is recommended that where practicable you keep a metre distance between you.
Advice from the Ministry of Health is that PPE is not required in any educational facilities. Experience in New Zealand and overseas with COVID-19 over the last three months shows that it does not infect or affect children and teens in the same way it does adults. Children and teens have low infection rates, they don't become that unwell if they do get infected, and they don't tend to pass the virus on to adults.
Normal hygiene practices are sufficient unless a student develops symptoms of acute respiratory illness or has been in contact with people who are unwell or who are being tested for COVID 19.
If a student becomes unwell while at school, they will be separated from other students and staff in the Reading Recovery room. Parents will be notified to pick them up as soon as possible.
Students with bumps and scrapes will be in the sickbay.
For students who require close personal care or assistance toileting, this will be provided by their normal support staff member, and usual hygiene practices will be observed. Gloves and face masks will be provided.
Students must attend school as normal unless sick or self-isolating. Distance learning will only be provided for students self-isolating due to contact with Covid-19 or are particularly vulnerable to the disease.
Will operate at level 2 with the same health and safety measures as above. Families who use this service will be sent a clear set of guideline from Before and After School Care around dropping off and collecting their children
Open as normal at level 2 including lunchtimes (max 30 students). Students and staff will hand sanitise when entering and leaving. Returns will be put in a box and left for 3 days before being sanitised and put back on shelves.
In an Emergency
Developed and reviewed with guidance from ‘Managing health and safety in schools at Alert Level 2’, Ministry of Education.