Update and Close household contacts

Kia ora whānau,

Just to update you- we have not been informed of any more students testing positive in the last 2 days. We do however have families isolating due to household contacts testing positive. Thank you SO much to those families for letting the school know. This not only helps us understand the spread in our school community but also dictates the date that those family members can return to school. 

Please do let school know if you, your child or household member tests positive either by calling us on 374 8915 or emailing me on principal@dannevirkesouth.school.nz

Support with the costs of isolating

Isolating at home can add extra costs to us all. There are community connectors at both Rangitāne (0800 626 2254) and Kahungunu  (0800 558 672) who support those isolating at home. They can provide help with the extra food, internet and power costs associated with more people being home during the day. Just reach out to them and they will be able to provide you with help. You can also go to https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/covid-19/help-while-self-isolating.html

At home Learning and absences

We support those families staying at home as they are concerned about their children’s safety. Please know that we are doing all that we can to minimise spread at school.

We do ask two things of those families staying home:

  1. You make contact with the school to let us know that you are keeping students home
  2. Your child gets involved in the At Home learning whether through the hard packs (the class teacher will have these ready for collection from the office once you’ve let them know) or that they are involved in the on-line learning teachers have set.

As our focus is always the safety of our students we will keep trying to contact you if you have not let us know that they are home.

We also can not mark a child as Learning from Home if they are not engaged in either the hard pack or online learning. If they are not participating then we will must mark them as truant. 

This is going to be a month or two of very unsettled times and we are working hard to minimise the disruption for our children’s learning but we do need your support with this.

Please let me know if we can help in any way.

Caroline