Kia ora koutou
As mentioned last week our Year 9 and 10 students have the option to return to onsite learning from Monday 22 November (Year 9 students) and Tuesday 23 November (Year 10 students).
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a delay in receiving these resources from the Ministry of Education the DROP AND SWAP days for students to return their school devices and pick up a hard pack are now:
OPTION A - Students continuing with distance learning
Year 9 students – please continue with distance learning from 22 to 26 November. Then please come to the ‘drop and swap’ area at the front of the school from 9.30 am to 10.30 am on Monday 29 November to drop off your school device and charger (if you have one) and swap it for a home learning pack for the remainder of the year. You are still able to pick up a home learning pack even if you are using your own device.
Year 10 students – please continue with distance learning from 22 to 26 November. Then please come to the ‘drop and swap’ area at the front of the school from 9.30 am to 10.30 am on Tuesday 30 November to drop off your school device and charger (if you have one) and swap it for a home learning pack for the remainder of the year. You are still able to pick up a home learning pack even if you are using your own device.
OPTION B - Students combining onsite learning with distance learning
Year 9 students – ONSITE LEARNING: Mondays and Wednesdays 9.30 am to 3.10 pm
Year 10 students – ONSITE LEARNING: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30 am to 3.10 pm
Only senior students completing assessments will be onsite on Fridays.
A new timetable will be issued on Monday 22 November for Year 9 students and Tuesday 23 November for Year 10 students. This will ensure all students have a mix of subjects over the remainder of the year.
Health and Safety information for staff and students onsite
Please ensure that you have thoroughly reviewed the health and safety guidelines below for all staff and students:
- No staff or students who are unwell may be onsite at any time. Students who arrive unwell will be sent home.
- All staff and students onsite must wear a mask at all times indoors.
- Outdoors, masks are required if students are within 2 m buffer / breath zone and strongly recommended at other times.
- If a student has a medical certificate that identifies they cannot wear a mask they can get an exemption from the Deans area.
- We will supply some ziplock bags to students in mentor time on Monday and Tuesday for you to put their name on and use to store your mask when eating / drinking. They must not be placed on desks / chairs / tables etc. You must take any disposable masks home with you for disposal.
- Any students not following health and safety rules will be asked to leave the school site immediately and will not be permitted to return for the remainder of the year.
- Physical distancing of 1 metre indoors and 2 metres outdoors must be observed at all times.
- Use hand sanitiser on entry to any classroom and before using any shared equipment (e.g. during PE).
- Wipe down all hard surfaces with the desk cleaner / sanitiser at the end of each session. Please do not use on devices.
- Lunches will be available from outside the tuck shop. Please observe physical distancing in collecting your lunch.
- Please note: The tuck shop will NOT be open.
- When weather allows please ensure that windows and doors are kept open in all classroom spaces and in the lunch break between sessions if there is a session in your room in the afternoon.
- Please put chairs up after sanitising the desks at the end of the last session in your classroom for the day.
- The front gate will be open in the morning between 8 am and 9.45 am for students to arrive on-site and in the afternoon from 2.15 to 4 pm. The back gate will remain closed at all times.
- The office will be open – one student at a time may enter to speak to the receptionist. Access in and out of the office will be through the main reception doors only.
- Seniors arriving for examinations will be able to collect their examination slips from the office before their first exam - from 9am (for morning exams) and 1.30pm (for afternoon exams).
School bus services will be running. Entry and exit is through the rear door of the bus and we are allowed full capacity on school buses, including standing students if required.
Information about AT public buses in Alert Level 3 is here: https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/service-announcements/timetables-at-alert-level-3/
A face-covering must be worn on-board and while you are waiting for public transport. This includes school buses, bus and train stations, bus stops and ferry terminals. You do not need to wear a face covering if you are under the age of 12 or have medical reasons not to. For more information on exemptions go to: www.COVID19.govt.nz
Student Vaccination information
As mentioned previously, while it is not mandatory we would like as many students as possible who are wanting to come onsite to be vaccinated before returning. We are also required to collect the information about the vaccination status of all Edgewater College students. Thank you to those students and their parents who have provided their vaccination status to us. We do ask that all remaining students please provide this information as soon as possible by clicking on this link and completing the form:
Student vaccination register: https://forms.gle/hsmhsb65BgwkJbGh7
The form will give you the opportunity to upload evidence of your vaccination so please have a photo ready to do this if you have one. Alternatively, you can bring your evidence to school and complete a paper form when you are next onsite. This form will also be available from the school office from 22 November.
Reporting to whānau for the rest of the year:
Year 9 and 10 reports: we will send another engagement report to whānau on Wednesday 08th December (Week 8). Please note that this report is a reflection of student’s engagement during the lockdown only. We are looking forward to all students returning onsite from 2022 so we can continue to support them in their learning and ensuring they are able to gain the qualifications they need in future years.
Year 11 - 13: a final academic transcript will also be sent to whānau during Week 8.