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Further to the Government announcement yesterday, Auckland continues to remain at Alert Level 3. Therefore, Term 4 will commence on Monday, 18 October with the continuation of our Remote Learning Programme (Day 6), attached for your information.
If your child in Year 9 or 10 is unable to stay home during Covid-19 Alert Level 3, please let us know by emailing [email protected].
The situation is not ideal, but again, we know we can do this.
It is now a legal requirement that we hold a Covid-19 vaccination register for all eligible students and staff.
If we were to have a case of COVID-19 in our school, public health authorities will want to know if we are a school with a high vaccination rate. This information will then be used as part of the local health authority’s risk assessment. The more highly vaccinated we are (staff and eligible students), the less likely it will be that we will have to close down for a long period of time, or we might not need to close at all.
We will therefore need to know if your child has had their first or second vaccine dose or is exempted from being vaccinated. This information will be held by us in accordance with the Privacy Act and will only be shared with public health authorities. We are getting our data collection system in place and will be in touch with you again very soon.
We are proud of how our community has responded to this outbreak, but the work isn’t yet done. Please continue to follow all the alert level requirements including staying at home and getting tested for Covid-19 if you are feeling unwell, and for your own sake and for the health of your whānau, please get vaccinated. These are the very best things we can do to keep our community as safe as possible and get everyone back to school.
While we are very mindful of all our students, the interruption to their learning onsite and the topic of end of year assessments, we are awaiting further clarification from the Ministry. There is no doubt that we are in uncharted waters, but I can assure you all decisions being made are with the best interests of our community at the centre of everything we do.