COVID-19 Updates - March 27 2020
Urgent notice - For all parents, caregivers and students.Kia ora whanau,
What Now? • Children of Essential Workers are able to attend school Tuesday and Wednesday• No school bus service is available unfortunately on Tuesday and Wednesday • Staff are working on on-line resources to support students. These will be available from next Monday. • Term 2 resumes Wednesday 15 April and will be open for distance learning but not physically open for staff to work at the schools.
Please note the instruction to stay at home (Alert Level 4) will continue beyond the new school holiday period but schools will be technically open for distance instruction. Teachers will be working offsite.
Thank you for being so patient and understanding during this very uncertain time. The government have moved swiftly in order to combat the impact of Covid-19, and we all have a part to play in being socially responsible, and doing the right thing. This includes being patient with us here at school as we make the necessary arrangements for your child’s learning. Your child will be looking to you for guidance about this decision. Parents, caregivers, whānau and teachers will have a particularly important part to play in reassuring children at this time. If you haven’t already done so, you may wish to read the information put together by the Ministry of Education to support your conversations with your children – Talking to children about COVID-19.
As noted by the Prime Minister these restrictions are our best chance to slow the virus in New Zealand and to save lives. We all have a clear role to slow the spread of COVID-19. We all face some challenging times ahead, but in the words of our Prime Minister. ‘Be kind and be strong.’ We will update you more fully as the week progresses.
Philip Keenan Principal
We need parents and students to be looking at the official www.facebook.com/shstaranaki, SHS website and EDGE app over the next four weeks to see the latest information on schooling at Stratford High School and in New Zealand. Please ensure that you keep in touch with friends who may not have Facebook or online access. Teachers are currently working on distance learning options. This means that students will need to check their school emails as this will be the primary method of distance learning.
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