Dear parents and caregivers
As you may be aware by now it is anticipated that Auckland will be returning to Level 2 on Monday the 31st August
which means schools will be reopening for all students to attend.
Entering into Level 2 is not foreign to us as we successfully managed and navigated our way through it earlier in the year
but I thought it a good idea to remind you of a few procedures that we as a school followed last time and will follow
again. Please remember at this level procedures may differ from school to school but that we have in place what is best
suited to protect our students from any potential transmission of Covid 19 and also procedures that will successfully
re-engage our students with their learning.
So with the above in mind please re-acquaint yourself with KingsGate's Covid Alert Level 2 Procedures
Three items of important note
If you need any further assistance please contact your child’s teacher, Mrs Woodham or myself depending on the
nature of your query or concern.
Go well and God bless you all.
Jared Stein - KingsGate School Principal
Auckland region moved to Alert Level 3 at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August 2020 whilst the rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2. This will remain in place until Wednesday the 26th of August. At Alert Level 3 students are strongly encourage to learn from home. KingsGate can safely open for children who need to attend, and particularly children of parents and caregivers of essential workers but will have limited capacity due to the disease is not contained. Level 3 presents a high risk environment.
If, as a parent or caregiver, you are required to go to work at Alert Level 3 and you cannot place your child in an social bubble of friends or family then please contact our school principal, Jared Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will discuss with you the services the school can provide for your son, daughter or family member. We urge you to look towards your own family or friends bubbles first before sending your child to school as this limits pathways the virus may be able to travel. A child sent to school at Alert Level 3 widens the risks of inadvertently spreading the virus to multiple social bubbles and that is a risk we wish to avoid if at all possible.
As of Monday the 17th of August all KingsGate School students will re-engage in either online learning or will have received hard-copy learning material from school. Online learning is not new to us as a school community and we are prepared and ready to go. Please see below the relevant weekly schedule for your child.
Note: Please keep in mind that on Monday the 17th of August teachers will be contacting all students who are online to make sure their connection is neat and clear. We will do any troubleshooting required if anything presents itself that day.
covid19map.co.nz has had a substantial overhaul over the last few days. It now prioritises Active Cases over Total Cases as this is a more relevant stat as we near the end of the lockdown. MOH has also just released recovery information on a regional level - which means we can now get a really good grasp on how each region is improving.
If people are sick, they should stay home (phone Healthline or their GP if they have COVID-like symptoms and get tested if advised to do so):
A reminder that Healthline continues to be available to support anyone who might be experiencing symptoms or who has been asked to self-isolate - call for free on 0800 358 5453.