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COVID-19 update

13th May 2020

Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Malo e Lelei, Talofa Lava, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Greetings,

Thank you for your amazing support during our time in Alert Level 3.

Important Information Regarding Moving to Covid-19 Alert Level 2.

Bairds Mainfreight will reopen at Alert Level 2 for all children, on Monday 18th May.

For the first two weeks in Alert Level 2 the following guidelines will apply at BMPS. We are putting these guidelines in place to keep our children safe from Covid-19 and to avoid the risks of infection. They will also help with contact tracing should that become necessary.

    • All children are expected to return to school on the 18th May and arrive between 8.30am and 8.55am.
    • The gates will open for children at 8.30am and will be closed at 9.15 am.
    • In school the children will be restricted to 3 bubbles (Kiwi, Tui and Kahu).
    • The 3 in-school bubbles will have staggered morning tea and lunch breaks.
    • No parents/caregivers will be allowed onsite unless they are enrolling children or they are collecting a sick/injured child from the office.
    • There will be a staggered home time closure Kahu 2.35, Tui 2.40 and Kiwi at 2.45. Kahu and Tui children can meet their younger siblings under the canopy.
    • Parents/Caregivers can collect their children from outside the school gates.
    • The tuck shop will be closed so all children must bring a healthy lunch from home.
    • Children will take home all wrappers and uneaten food items.
    • Scooters Skateboards or Bikes are not allowed at school.
    • Children should bring their own water bottle because our drinking fountains will be closed.
    • Children must stay at home if they are sick, and will be sent home immediately if they show any Covid- 19 type symptoms.
    • SKiDS will be opening in Alert Level 2 - Collecting children from SKiDS must be done at the Leslie Place alleyway gate.
    • Bairds Kindergarten will be open and the Kindy staff will contact you about dropping off and picking up children.

BMPS is following the key Public Health approach.

    • To minimise the risk that someone gets infected.
    • To ensure we can identify and contact anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person.
    • To continue good hygiene practices and social distancing.

Ngā mihi

Alan Lyth


School Newsletters 2020

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