Covid Information for our whānau
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Main Points for Orange:
We strongly encourage mask wearing. However, we recognise that mask wearing is now not mandatory and a whānau decision and so if your child is Year 4 or over, please advise your teacher if your child will not be wearing a mask.
We ask that all Year 4+ children continue to bring a mask to school every day.
We still encourage hug, wave and go at drop off.
We do ask that all visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever on the school grounds. If going into the building, collect a lanyard from the office first.
My child is feeling unwell (e.g. cough, headache, sore throat etc) Can I still send
them to school?
Because these are all symptoms of Covid, please do not send your child to school. While these may be the normal bugs/sniffles that occur, we encourage you to get your child tested.
Is it safe to send my child to school?
If your child is not a close contact of a positive case in your household, then school is still open for them and we encourage you to send them to school as much as you can. As you know, our students have had lots of interruptions over the past 2 years, and we really want to see them at school as much as possible. Our school health and safety plan for Orange does contain a number of protections.
My child is anxious or scared. What advice do you have?
Our onsite team is working hard to make school fun, safe and a place of learning. We encourage you to focus on the things that they can do to help - mask-wearing, washing hands, getting a test (if required) This website has some useful tips - www.kidshealth.org.nz