Alert Level 3 Stage 1 Procedures and Protocols

Moving to Level 3 – Stage 1

The government has signalled that Auckland will stay at Alert Level 3, Stage 1 for at least another week. Please read this document carefully and familiarise yourself with KingsWay’s Level 3 Stage 1 protocols as we have updated a few items following recent Ministry of Education information. Several urgent action points require your immediate attention. We apologise in advance for the short turnaround. These actions should not take much time and are essential to resume distance learning on Monday, 18 October seamlessly.

Alert Level 3 Stage 1 Protocols, Information and Actions

1. Attendance at 3 Stage 1

The Junior Campus is closed until further notice. We will supervise pre-registered students from Years 1-10 at the Senior Campus. KingsWay’s Senior Campus is open once more on Monday 18 October for only the small number of children who need to attend. All our usual safety precautions for Alert Level 3 are in place, which includes all the recommendations from the public health experts. This measure means we keep students in bubbles of no more than 10.

Please keep your child at home if there is an appropriate carer available and support your child’s learning. For those of you with no other option, we are preparing to support your child at school next week. Please scan in at the gate before entering the school at all times.

A limited amount of Year 13 students completing specialist practical work is onsite at Alert Level 3 Stage 1. They are invite-only, and we permit them to enter the front gate while always maintaining social distancing and adhering to protocols.

Action:To allow the management time to prepare appropriately, please complete this  FORM before 11 am on Friday 15 October if you intend to send your child to school next week because you cannot find appropriate care for your child. Due to logistical and health and safety arrangements, we cannot accommodate unregistered students without at least 12 hours’ notice and do not check emails during weekends. Please wait for a confirmation before dropping your child at school. We will contact and confirm in writing with eligible Senior School students.

2. Communication

A nurse will be onsite daily, but if your child shows any cold or flu symptoms, you will be contacted and must collect them asap. On collection, remain in your car in the Visitors car park outside the Senior Campus Main Reception and call the nurse on 09-427 0903.

  • We have postponed all in-person activities until further notice.
  • The Office will be staffed between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm but will not be open for in-person business. Should you need to contact Reception, please call 09-427 0900 in the first instance.
  • The website will update the community on all Alert Level 3 protocols. The Executive Principal will continue to update the community daily at Alert Level 3 before 6 pm.

3. Vaccination Register

The Ministry of Education now requires schools to hold a COVID-19 vaccination register for all eligible students and all staff. Whist there is no mandate for vaccinations for students, the Ministry of Education requires KingsWay to record if your child over 12 years of age has had their first and second vaccine dose. KingsWay holds this information following the Privacy Act protocols and will only share it with public health authorities.

Action: Please complete this FORM (one for each child) to update KingsWay on your child’s vaccination status if they are 12 years or older before they return to school.

This link remains active and appears on the KingsWay website to allow you to update your child’s vaccination status should this change.

Once your child has had two vaccinations, please send a copy of their completed immunisation card or certificate to KingsWay’s Lead Registered Nurse Anita Wicks  anita.wicks@kingsway.school.nz

4. Face Masks

Please note that it is now a requirement for students 12 years and older to wear face coverings while at school and on school transport. We recommend surgical masks as these are proven to be the most effective. In rare instances, people can apply for a mask exemption. Would you please provide evidence if your child has an approved mask exemption before returning to the physical school site?

Action: If your child has an approved mask exemption, please send a scanned copy to KingsWay’s Lead Registered Nurse Anita Wicks  anita.wicks@kingsway.school.nz

5. Teaching and Learning

KingsWay continues to support all students at home through our distance learning programme. Senior students continue with learning on Teams and Middle School students on Zoom. Primary staff are preparing additional home learning packs for students in Years 1-6. We are also adding another level of teacher feedback using the Seesaw platform to all primary classes. Home Learning packs can be collected on Friday afternoon via contactless pickup at the Senior Campus. Please note that KingsWay cannot guarantee the arrival of couriered packs before learning commencing on Monday.

Action: Parents of Primary students in Years 1-6, please indicate whether you will pick up your child’s learning pack via contactless pickup at the Senior Campus on Friday between 2 and 5 pm or require it couriered to your home address.

6. Health and Safety

Our staff are tested for COVID-19 before they get back to work. Following the recent government requirement, we are also supporting staff vaccinations before 1 January. You can also assist everyone’s safety by keeping your child at home if they are feeling unwell, and please get in touch with your GP or Healthline to seek advice about getting tested.

Action: Please inform the Executive Principal if anyone in your bubble tests positive for Covid-19 by emailing principal@kingsway.school.nz

7. Uniform Shop

The uniform shop remains closed and we continue to encourage parents to purchase online. All online orders received by end of Sunday 17 October will be available for contactless pick-up from the main reception on Tuesday 19 October between 10:00 – 12:00. Should you wish to exchange or return an item, please mark this clearly and hand in at the main reception no later than the end of Wednesday 20 October. All exchanges and other online purchases (received by end of day Wednesday 20 October) will be available for contactless pick-up from the main reception on Friday 22 October between 10:00 – 12:00. Please scan in at the gate before coming onsite.

8. School Services

Skids is closed under Alert Level 3.

9. Student Wellbeing

You can book student counselling by emailing:

Cherie.wallace@kingsway.school.nz

10. Trips, Camps and Excursions

It appears unlikely that there is going to be any trips or camps for the next five weeks. We realise that this news is disappointing to many as many of these events serve as rites of passage. Staff are exploring ways to honour the intent of these events while adhering to alert level protocols. KingsWay’s Finance team will start processing reimbursements from next week.

11. Sport

There are no practices or competitions at Alert Level 3.

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