Kia ora RVS Community
Thank you again for your quick response to the survey, we are looking forward to seeing most students back on Monday. Please make sure you are aware that parents/caregivers are not permitted in classrooms, more info below.
We are working on readying the school for Monday. This includes setting up systems and procedures for keeping us all safe in Level 2, such as:
- Sanitiser stations in classrooms
- Washing of surfaces and handles at least twice daily
- Robust hand washing routines for all
- Parents will still not be allowed in classrooms or to congregate onsite
- Some distancing measures, particularly inside
- Playground measures
- Drinking fountains are out of bounds, students will need to bring a named drink bottle
- No school lunches available to purchase until further notice
- Students will not be allowed to enter school before 8:30am
- Pickup for Junior School will be staggered:
Rm 1 & 2 - 2:50pm
Rm 3 & 4 , Lib A & Lib B 3:00pm
Middle School 3:10pm
We are also aware that both students and parents may be feeling anxious about returning after such a long time. We will be working carefully to make our students feel safe and at ease as soon as they arrive.
Much of the information we are aligning with can be found on the Ministry of Education website HERE. Please talk with your children about the importance of distancing (as per the website) and hand washing before Monday.
Contact Tracing for All
Unfortunately, under Level 2, parents and caregivers are not to enter the classrooms, or the hallway in A block. Schools, via rolls and classrooms are well set up for contact tracing, which is a requirement under Level 2. Parents & visitors also need to register if they come onsite which is a significant undertaking. We have three options for any non-student who steps onto the property.
1 - Remain in your car at drop off in the morning & in the afternoon, only leave your car to pick up you child from the grassed area. (Easiest and preferred option)
2 - Use the RVS APP to scan a QR code that will be available at one of the 3 entries to the school. You will need to have the app already downloaded and set up on your phone. You will need to sign in and then out again. (There is an instruction page below this blog)
3 - If option 1 and 2 are not viable, sign in and out at the RVS office.
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE RVS SITE UNLESS YOU HAVE DONE EITHER OPTION ONE OR TWO. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CLASSROOMS OR THE A BLOCK HALLWAY. Sorry for the inconvenience.
This will be difficult for us, because we love having you all in our classrooms and for some of you, as you like bringing your children into the classroom in the morning. We pray it is not for too long and that we will be back to normal soon. Please make contact if you have questions.
God bless and I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Proud Principal of Richmond View School.