Sunday update and communication change

Kia Ora South whānau,

As of 4.10 pm we have one new positive case in Room 7. So far there are no known cases in Te Puawai.

Due to the numbers of positive cases starting to increase, we will change the way we communicate with our families about these.

After this message we will share new cases only with the families of the rooms affected via email and Class Dojo rather than a whole school message.

As the Ministry of Health has stated- we need to act as though cases are all around us and ensure that we follow the mask, sanitise, socially distance, stay home if sick and get tested messages.

Again we ask that you keep anyone home who has symptoms and please get them tested as soon as possible. A reminder that you must isolate at home while awaiting test results. 

Symptoms can include one or more of the following:

  • a new or worsening cough
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • a fever
  • temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath
  • diarrhoea
  • headache

Less common symptoms may include:

  • muscle pain or body aches
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • malaise — a general feeling of discomfort, illness or unease
  • chest pain
  • abdominal pain
  • joint pain
  • confusion or irritability.

If your child or anyone in your family tests positive please contact myself (principal@dannevirkesouth.school.nz or 374 8915) or your child’s teacher. If you or a household contact tests positive you do need to isolate for 10 days. Household contacts also need to have a test on day 3 and 10. 

We understand that many families are choosing to keep their students home and we support you to do what is right for you and your family. If you are keeping children home (and they are not sick)  students do need to engage in At Home Learning- either online or by completing (and returning) home packs. If students are learning from home please ensure that you have informed the school of this.

By working together we can help to keep each other safe.

Thank you for your help with this,

Caroline